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Religion & Culture

Farah youth donate blood to commemorate 10th Muharram

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Oct 01, 2017 - 10:47
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in western Farah province launched blood donation drive on the occasion of 10th Muharram-ul-Haram to pay homage to the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RD) and his companions in Karbala.
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Rabbani paid rich tribute on 6th death anniversary

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Sep 28, 2017 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The sixth death anniversary of former president and High Peace Council (HPC) chief Burhanuddin Rabbani was observed in Kabul on Thursday, with participants demanding security, peace and unity in Afghanistan. The ceremony was...
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Pakistani ulema urged to stop issuing Afghan jihad fitwas

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Sep 28, 2017 - 18:20
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar hajj and religious affairs director on Thursday asked Pakistani clerics to stop issuing fitawas for jihad in Afghanistan. The Pakistani ulema have recently again issued a fitwa declaring jihad (holy war) in...
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National Archives our historic, cultural treasure: CEO

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Sep 27, 2017 - 10:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Visiting the National Archives, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday promised to submit some historic papers and linear works available with him to the archives, asking people to cooperate with the cultural...
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Afghanistan’s first ‘election museum’ opens in Bamyan

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Sep 26, 2017 - 23:05
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A fist-of-its-kind ‘Election Museum’ that chronicles Afghanistan’s electoral journey with photographs, documents and technical items was inaugurated in central Bamyan province on Tuesday. The museum was officially inaugurated...
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Media outlets warned over delay in tax payments

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Sep 13, 2017 - 19:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) official on Wednesday warned media outlets of legal action and closure over failing to pay taxes in-time.
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Dupree paid respect for preserving Afghan heritage

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Sep 12, 2017 - 18:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan officials, lecturers, students and culturists on Tuesday held a gathering in Kabul to mourn the death of Nancy Dupree, an American historian who spent decades preserving Afghanistan’s heritage. Dupree passed away peacefully...
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Offensive leaflets: Protestors close Kabul road

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Sep 12, 2017 - 15:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 protestors on Tuesday condemned the killing of Muslims in Myanmar and airdropping of offensive leaflets by US forces in Parwan and Kapisa provinces, saying they were ready to lay down their lives for Islam. On September...
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Saudi backs Afghan government peace efforts: Envoy

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Sep 05, 2017 - 16:06
JEDDAH (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports Afghan government efforts for peace and stability, says Afghan envoy to Saudi Arabia Syed Jalal Karim on Tuesday. He said relation between Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan has improved recently,...
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Media should focus on combating extremism: Saudi minister

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Sep 05, 2017 - 10:18
JEDDAH (Pajhwok): Media should be a tool to combat extremism and terrorism and to combat hate speech and that our media should convey the message of peace and spread love and coexistence with peoples and cultures. It was stated by the the Ministry...
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Sunni, Shiite scholars urge unity among Afghans

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Sep 04, 2017 - 20:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars on Monday attended a conference in capital Kabul, stressing unity among the Afghans against elements out to separate them in the name of Sunni and Shia.
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1st post-hajj flight to land in Kabul on Wednesday

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Sep 04, 2017 - 12:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first flight bringing back home Afghan pilgrims from Saudi Arabia would land at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs said on Monday. On September 6, the...
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Saudi Announces the Success of This Year's Hajj Season

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Sep 04, 2017 - 00:48
MINA, SAUDI (Pajhwok):Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca and head of the Saudi pilgrimage committee, said that the Kingdom has logged record numbers in the transport of pilgrims by buses and trains this year, reaching more than two million...
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More than 200,000 tourists visit Bamyan this year

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Sep 03, 2017 - 11:38
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The number of local and foreign tourists visiting historic sites and natural beauty in central Bamyan province has increased as so far more than 200,000 people toured the province this solar year.
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Eid-ul-Adha prayer offered nation-wide peacefully

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Sep 01, 2017 - 12:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of annual religious festival Eidul Adha was celebrated across Afghanistan on Friday by offering Eid prayers in all provinces, including Kabul, without any untoward incident taking place.
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Eid Mubarak

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Sep 01, 2017 - 11:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News congratulates Eid-ul-Adha to the people of Afghanistan and Muslims around the world .
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Eid makes no difference to us: Kids at Ashiana

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Sep 01, 2017 - 09:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Poverty-stricken children being kept at Ashiana, an Afghan aid group, centre in Kabul say Eidul Adha would be no different from normal days for them.
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US, UK embassies wish happy Eid-ul-Adha to Afghans

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Aug 31, 2017 - 17:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and United Kingdom (UK) embassies in Kabul wished happy Eid-ul-Adha to the people of Afghanistan on Thursday. “US Embassy in Kabul and I extend our best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha,”...
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More than 300,000 civil and military personnel serving pilgrims: Saudi

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Aug 31, 2017 - 05:16
MINA, SAUDI ARABIA (Pajhwok): Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Chairman of Hajj Central Committee announces that Saudi Arabia recruited more than 300,000 civil and military personnel to serve pilgrims this year 2 Mina, outskirts of Makkah. Prince Khalid Al-...
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Ghani exempts some media outlets from tax penalties

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Aug 29, 2017 - 20:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani through a decree has exempted media outlets, except TV channels, from paying tax fines, an official said on Tuesday.
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