British forces invade, install King Shah Shujah. He is assassinated in 1842. British and Indian troops are massacred during retreat from Kabul
General Daud is overthrown and killed in a pro-Soviet coup. The People's Democratic Party comes to power but is paralysed by violent infighting and faces opposition by US-backed mujahideen groups.
Taliban seize control of Kabul and introduce hard-line version of Islam, banning women from work, and introducing Islamic punishments, which include stoning to death and amputations.
April - Former king Zahir Shah returns, but makes no claim to the throne and dies in 2007.
September - US President George Bush sends an extra 4,500 US troops to Afghanistan, in a move he described as a "quiet surge".
March - US President Barack Obama unveils new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. An extra 4,000 US personnel will train and bolster the Afghan army and police and there will be support for civilian development.
U.S. forces overtake a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
hassan gets his lip repaired
hassan is raped by assef and his friends. Amir witnesses it and doesnt do anything.
Hassan and Ali after amir tries to black mail hassan for stealing.
Russia invades afghanistan. baba and amir leave.