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Religion & Culture

Female journalists’ presence in media on decline: Survey

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Nov 20, 2017 - 19:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new survey released on Monday said the presence of women journalists in Afghanistan has decreased due to insecurity. Conducted by the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalist (CPAWJ), the survey was presented at an...
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World has wrongly recognized Afghans: Robert Sampson

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Nov 20, 2017 - 14:43
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): British teacher Robert Sampson says if the world reads Pashtu poetry they will understand the Afghans hate war and love peace.
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37 pairs enter wedlock in Bamyan mass marriage

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:10
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A mass marriage ceremony involving 37 pairs was held in central Bamyan province on Sunday, thanks to the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC)’s financial help. The ceremony was attended by Bamyan governor Mohammad Tahir...
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Prominent historian ‘Kohzad’ paid homage at Presidential Palace

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called Ahmad Ali Kohzad as one of key figures and representative of the Afghan history, emphasizing that all his books should either be printed or digitized. President Ghani was addressing...
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35 couples tie the knot at Nimroz mass wedding

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Nov 12, 2017 - 15:06
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thirty-five couples tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony arranged by a welfare organization in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday. Haji Ibrahim Habibyar, head of the welfare organization, said the purpose of mass marriage...
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Women’s painting works on display in Kabul

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Nov 11, 2017 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Painting arts of women, depicting the bad situation of women in Afghanistan, were put on display in capital Kabul on Saturday. Shakila Shaqaiq Payez, head of Change for Afghan Women organization, who organized the exhibition, told...
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Ghani attends Louvre Abu Dhabi opening ceremony

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Nov 09, 2017 - 10:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has participated at the inauguration ceremony of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Thursday. Art and historical monuments from all over the world, including from...
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Zarif visits Afghan visual art exhibition in Tehran

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Nov 08, 2017 - 14:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Iranian foreign minister has visited the Nimroz Global Visual Art Exhibition of Afghanistan in Tehran, hoping for Afghanistan’s return to prosperity. “The exhibition showcases some sad experiences, but I hope with the help of...
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Afghan, Iranian musicians to perform at Paris festival

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Nov 06, 2017 - 08:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Paris would host the first-ever international festival of Persian-speaking communities in Europe in January, an Iranian newspaper reported on Monday. Music, literature, photography, visual arts and stand-up comedy will be part of...
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Radio Sistan in charge beaten by sweet making factory owners

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Nov 03, 2017 - 16:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two suspects in southwestern Nimroz province in connection to torment of Radio Sistan Head Ghlam Sakhi Ahmadi, the Journalists Safety Committee (JSC) said in a statement on Friday.
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Afghan journos sign petition seeking end to impunity

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Nov 02, 2017 - 20:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 150 Afghan journalists on Thursday signed a petition paper demanding an end to the culture of impunity for crimes against journalists.
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Khost journalists say insulted, expelled from events

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Nov 02, 2017 - 18:54
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Journalist Safety Committee (JSC) and media groups in southeastern Khost province on Thursday expressed concern over growing threats to the community. A gathering on “Ending Crimes against Journalists” in Khost City, the...
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Free speech under increasing threat in Kandahar

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Nov 02, 2017 - 17:02
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Expressing concern about increasing threats to the freedom of expression, journalists in southern Kandahar province on Thursday held a gathering to condemn the arrest of two journalists by security forces. National Directorate of...
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No group can declare jihad, says Imam-i-Kaabah

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Oct 30, 2017 - 17:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Imam of Kaabah, Dr Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, has said no militant group or organization can declare jihad, which he says is the state’s job. In an interview with a private Pakistani news channel, the prayer leader of...
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Rehabilitation work launched on historical sites in Khost

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Oct 29, 2017 - 12:55
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Officials of Information and Culture Department of southeastern Khost province say reconstruction of historic monuments has begun in different parts of the province. Based on information from the department, there are around 20...
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Recovered antique book handed over to museum

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Oct 19, 2017 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): An antique book was handed over to the National Museum on Thursday after it was confiscated by police in central Maidan Wardak province, the Presidential Palace said.
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Slain Paktia police chief laid to rest in Kabul

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Oct 18, 2017 - 21:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani shouldered the coffin of slain Paktia police chief to lay him to rest in Kabul on Wednesday.
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Afghan movie on migration released in Kabul

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Oct 18, 2017 - 20:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new Afghan feature film highlighting the plight of Afghan migrants was released in Kabul on Wednesday.
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Afghan youth explain problems, gains in Russia festival

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Oct 15, 2017 - 17:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 40-member delegation from Afghanistan has shared problems the youth face in their country with the international community at the just-started World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia, an official said Sunday. Dr. Kamal...
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Bamyan Film Festival to help promote tourism: Governor

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Oct 12, 2017 - 14:16
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The first Bamyan Film Festival has been put on display in central Bamyan province in which three films out of many considered top one. Historical and selective films had been displayed in the festival which was held on...
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