KOSOVO-SERBIA border, Merdare, March 2001 Gen. Cabigiosu ans Yugoslav deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Cosic brief international press about the just-signed traty which will allow Serb Military to re-enter the 5x40 kms GSZ (Ground Safety Zone) along the Kosovo-Serbia border Movie length : 60 seconds (1.2 MB)
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]