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Preparation for International Women’s Day in Zabul

Locals planned activities to support the celebration of International Women’s Day in the Shah Joy district, Zabul province, March 8. “Dee-Jay Rana,” a Shah Joy disc jockey who broadcasts on Radio Rana, the local radio station, invited all of the

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Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol are the role models of Buzkashi Boys

Two Afghan teenagers – Fawad Mohammadi and Jawanmard Paiz — whose film ‘Buzkashi Boys’ was recently nominated at the Oscars, capturing the attention of Hollywood for their impressive acting, look up to Indian superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol

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Pashtun stage play brings Pakistan, Afghanistan closer

PESHAWAR – A play about 17th-century warrior and poet Khushal Khan Khattak, which played to a full house every night in Peshawar February 4-6, has drawn the attention of the Afghan government. Kabul asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to

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Ghazni speeding up its development schemes

Ghazni is preparing itself for next year’s ceremony when the province will be officially receiving its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization, which was awarded to them in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

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Kabul celebrates Valentine’s Day

Kabul’s Kocheh Gul Foroshi, “Flower Street”, was packed with a huge crowd of young people who were there to buy flowers, commemorating Valentines Day. Most of them were buying flowers and gifts to their fiancés or spouses. According to them,

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Afghan’s ‘Buzkashi boys’ to walk down red carpet at Oscars

By the Associated Press- Fawad Mohammadi has spent half his life peddling maps and dictionaries to foreigners on a street of trinket shops in Kabul. Now the 14-year-old Afghan boy with bright green eyes is getting ready for a trip

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‘Young Women For Change’ Nonprofit Uses Rare Fashion Show To Empower Afghan Women

Huffing Post-Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul. The rare fashion show in this war-weary capital was a small production but a

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'Young Women For Change' Nonprofit Uses Rare Fashion Show To Empower Afghan Women

Huffing Post-Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul. The rare fashion show in this war-weary capital was a small production but a

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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960’s

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960's

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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Afghan Orchestra to perform in the US

Students of the Afghan orchestra from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) are invited to perform in venues of three US states including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. “The performing students are

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Afghan female artist beats the odds to create art

Reuters-Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. For Afghanistan, the only unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the blood is red paint – and part of an art installation. It’s a work by

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Afghan film wins 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Award

Afghan film Wajma, directed and produced by Barmak Akram, won the 2013 Sundance Award for screenwriting in the World Cinema, Dramatic category. Wajma is the story of two lovers whose love contradicts the Afghan culture. A young man in Kabul

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An 'Afghan redneck' creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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An ‘Afghan redneck’ creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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Music making comeback in Afghanistan

Arab News-Music that Afghans were made to stay away from or risk being targeted by the Taliban militants are once again ringing loud. That trepidation no longer exists as strongly as it once was. This privilege, which was very much

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Celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday in Kabul

The celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birth anniversary has been a controversial subject among Islam scholars. Afghan religious scholars gathered on Thursday, which marked Hazrat Mohammad’s birth anniversary, at the Aala Haji Dar-ul-Uloom in Kabul to discuss the celebration of Prophet’s

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Afghan Archaeologist discusses Bamiyan site

Zemaryalai Tarzi, internationally recognized as the senior Afghan archaeologist, will speak and answer questions on recent finds at Bamiyan and the crisis of looting and vandalism for archaeology in Afghanistan in “A Stop on the Silk Route”. The event is

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Afghanistan better for theatre folk than Iran: Director

IANS-Eleven years after curbs on theater imposed by the Taliban were lifted, theater is making a comeback in Afghanistan. The Taliban had curbed all performing arts during its rule, between 1996-2001. These days, Afghanistan might be a better place for theater people than some other Islamic

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The expensive live bands add to the high cost of weddings in Afghanistan

In addition to other fees and expenses of the crippling wedding ceremonies in Afghanistan, the high cost of live bands is another problem that many Afghans are worried about. According to some residents in Kabul, some band singers charge as

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Coins from 1st century AD returned to Kabul Museum

As many as 215 coins of the Kushan-era in the 1st century AD were returned to Afghanistan National Museum at a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, Information and Culture Minister Syed Makhdoom Rahin, Afghan Ambassador to Britain Mohammad

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Projects in Ghazni are 90% in progress

Ministry of Information and Culture has confirmed that reconstruction projects in Ghazni province would be completed by 2013. This comes amid concerns about the lack of preparations for Ghazni as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Deputy Minister of

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80% of marriages in Afghanistan are not legally registered

In the absence of legal registration of marriages, many Afghan families are faced with various problems. Early age marriages and lack of official registration of marriages are the main causes of problems in the lives of many Afghan couples. People

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Millions are single in Afghanistan due to high wedding expenses

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs have launched a campaign aimed at the elimination of violence against women in Afghanistan. Presently, due to the high expenses of weddings, more than one million young people in Afghanistan are not married, said the

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Russia eyes rebirth in classrooms of former foe Afghanistan

By Amie Ferris-Rotman of Reuters What was once a battleground for Russia is now a place where two cultures can better co-exist. A new Russian cultural center will be built in Kabul where it will teach Russian language, singing, dancing

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