When I did the exact same thing as you (Iraq, not Afghanistan), I went to the homebrew shop, and bought their deluxe set, which came with everything I needed. I don't think there is much of a difference between a "beginner set" and an "advanced set" unless you are talking about all-grain. I also would recommend a turkey fryer if you want to try to get to full boil volume.
I use all glass carboys, but that's because I got them for free from people in the area. As I start to move forward and need more carboys, I am going to go to the better bottle. Cheaper, and the biggest advantage is lighter.