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 (kä′bo͝ol, kə-bo͞ol′)
The capital and largest city of Afghanistan, in the eastern part of the country near the border with Pakistan on the Kabul River, about 700 km (435 mi) long. Strategically located and more than 3,000 years old, the city became the capital of Afghanistan in the 1700s.


(kəˈbʊl; ˈkɑːbəl) or


1. (Placename) the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River: over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)


(ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul)

1. the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 913,164.
2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 mi. (580 km) long.
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Noun1.Kabul - the capital and largest city of AfghanistanKabul - the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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WATFORD defender Younes Kaboul felt under-fire referee Roger East gave in to the pressure of the Boro crowd after deciding against sending off Antonio Barragan.
Trois attentats successifs, dont un assaut de plusieurs heures contre une ONG internationale, ont secoue la capitale afghane, Kaboul, lundi et mardi derniers, tuant au moins 41 personnes et en blessant pres d'une centaine.
WATFORD have completed the signing of defender Younes Kaboul from Sunderland.
YOUNES Kaboul and Lamine Kone were heroes of Sunderland's survival campaign last season - but the PS8m arrival of new boy Papy Djilobodji means they cannot take their places for granted this term.
L'Afghanistan devrait se procurer quatre helicopteres d'attaque aupres de l'Inde afin de contenir une insurrection taliban qui prend de l'ampleur, un accord modeste en taille mais symptomatique de la volonte de Kaboul d'elargir le cercle de ses allies au risque de froisser le Pakistan.
CALLUM WILSON is being tipped for England after he gave red-carded Younes Kaboul therun-around of his life - and helped Bournemouth send sorry Sunderland to the bottom of the Premier League.
HOW THEY RATED AFC BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc 6; Francis 7, Cook 7, Distin 7, Daniels 7; Ritchie 8 (Smith 90, 5), Surman 8, Gosling 7, Pugh 7; Tomlin 6 (O'Kane 65, 6), Wilson 9 (Murray 76, 7) Subs not used: Federici, Kermorgant, Stanislas, Bennett SUNDERLAND: Pantilimon 6; Jones 6, Coates 5, Kaboul 3, Van Aanholt 6; M'Vila 6, Gomez 5 (Rodwell 46, 6), Toivonen 6, Lens 7; Defoe 6 (Fletcher 68, 6), Borini 5 (Johnson 72, 6) Subs not used: Mannone, Cattermole, Larsson, Yedlin REFEREE: Kevin Friend, very dodgy decision to disallow Lens' 'goal' for Sunderland
TEAM NEWS vvAdam Johnson is out and John O'Shea could replace one of struggling duo Sebastian Coates or Younes Kaboul in defence.
TOTTENHAM captain Younes Kaboul is a target for Stuttgart.
14 ( ANI ): Defender Younes Kaboul believes Tottenham Hotspurs still has a very a good chance of achieving a top four finish in the English Premier League (EPL) after coming back from a three-nil deficit to draw level with West Brom over the weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul brushed off rumours linking him to an end of season free transfer to Arsenal.
Kaboul was adjudged to have tripped Blues striker Samuel Eto'o for a penalty which Eden Hazard converted to make it 2-0.