Anonymous asked: I'm a woman considering applying for a faculty position at AUAF. Is it safe? Have you heard about salaries at the university and interacted with anyone who has worked there?
Karzai bans US special forces working in Wardak...
President Karzai took a surprise turn this week, by issuing a ban which gave US special forces operating in Wardak province two weeks to leave. He accused the SF units of partnering with Afghan forces, who locals claimed were harassing, abusing and, in one case, murdering villagers. As with all issues in Afghanistan, it’s more complicated than it may seem. And it already seems pretty...
Anonymous asked: Hey Ruth, I am just dropping a quick hello from Canada. You interviewed me in Kandahar and your Cpl Tuck piece on Christmas Sweaters is a cult classic in our unit. I just checked out your site. It is awesome. Hope all is well. Major Steve MacBeth
Anonymous asked: Is Kabul safe for female foreigners?
listengirlfriends asked: Hey there! I absolutely love your blog! There are too few blogs that look at the Middle East through a cultural lens, and yours is amazing! I'm following it now! I just posted an interview with a development worker in Afghanistan and I touched on the media misrepresentation of Kabul as well, though you might appreciate it! It's Listen Girlfriends! on wordpress, and I just tweeted you :)
That’s the phrase I’ve been hearing a lot this week, along with “game changer”. Having lived in Afghanistan for four years, I have a healthy cynicism when it comes to sweeping proclamations such as these, but even I must admit the events of the last few weeks are too significant to be ignored. Only this morning, a (yet to be confirmed) female suicide bomber drove a car...
Anonymous asked: Can a US military retiree catch a "Space A" flight out of KAIA to anywhere in Europe or the USA?
White City frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Questions? Here are a list of commonly asked White City queries. Are you Afghan? No, White City consist of Ru (UK), Travka (Australia) and Andronik (Sweden). They have lived in Kabul for a combined sixteen years. But, aren’t you claiming to be Afghan rock/from Afghanistan? Absolutely not. In all our press releases and media (as far as we can control it), we always make clear...
Sound Central 2012 - Your chance to help!
White City’s Travka is behind Afghanistan’s first rock festival. Last year Sound Central was a runaway success, this year it’s bigger, better and longer - at 3 days. Click on the link below to watch the indiegogo campaign video and get involved. You can directly help the Afghan rock scene flourish. http://www.indiegogo.com/scf12
Space Cadet EP - official release date July 19th
We’re very excited to announce that the official release date for the Space Cadet EP will be Thursday 19th July. You’ll be able to download it from iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon. Those who like our Facebook page will be offered a chance to be part of a select few who can download the EP for free. So, stay tuned for download links to the EP and video.
I’m currently writing a feature on theatre and film in Uzbekistan and came across the late Mark Weil’s documentary - “End of an Era: Tashkent”. I’ve been spellbound by it for the last few hours.