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Khalilullah Khalili- the last of the classical Persian poets

Khalilullah Khalili , born in 1907 in Kabul province, was Afghanistan’s foremost 20th century poet as well as noted historian and university professor. He was one of the pioneers in introducing modern Persian poetry and Nimai style to Afghanistan. He

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UNESCO calls for the preservation of the historic sites in Logar

UNESCO expressed its deep concern with regard to the destruction of historic sites in Afghanistan. UNISCO officials declared that the historic sites discovered in Mis Ainak of Logar have been destroyed and continue to be destroyed, as the extraction of

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Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion

Afghan author Nasrat Esmaty has just released a novel called “Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion”, which is based on a true story and revolves around the life of Faryal Sitam, a returning Afghan, and her

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Rabia Balkhi-The female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry

Known for her beauty and for being the female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry, Rabia Balkhi was born in a royal family and was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (which is now in Afghanistan). Her father, Ka’b al-Quzdari,

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Ainak Copper Mine– Extracting for Wealth while Preserving the Heritage

Dr.Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture while talking at the conference of preservation of cultural heritage of Ainak Copper Mine asked the friendly countries to assist the ministry for delivery of cultural heritages and ancient relics to a

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Helmandis contribute 2.7m afs to repair of palaces

by Pajhwok Report Residents of southern Helmand province contributed 2.7 million afghanis to the repair of historic Dar-ul-Aman and Taj Baik palaces in Kabul, the governor’s house said on Monday. The donation was collected from governmental officials, national traders’ association,

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Ghazni far from ready to serve as Islamic civilization capital

The Meshrano Jirgaon Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilization by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next week.

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Reliance on aid seen as challenge to media

A lack of financial resources and subsequent reliance on foreign assistance have a negative impact on activities of media outlets and civil society groups in the country, participants of a discussion said on Thursday. This week’s radio and TV programme,

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Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is nearing completion and extraction work would be launched next year, a minister said on Monday. Discovered in 1974, the Ainak

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Some Afghan Proverbs

Afghans and Proverbs—quite a combo! Proverbs express the vibrant culture of the people. Afghans are extreme fond of proverbs that deal with friendships, hospitality and the homespun wisdom of family life. Below are some proverbs that Wad Sam would like

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National Museum of Afghanistan

The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Kabul Museum, is situated in the center of Kabul City. It was built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan in 1922. The collections dated back to several millennia and were

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When Afghanistan was in Vogue

How one American woman brought about social change in Kabul with a little help from Vogue   Pattie Boyd on the cover of Vogue’s December 1969 issue; A Vogue Pattern from the 1960’s. Given the amount of images and headlines

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Jalaludin Mohammad Rumi Balkhi Inspirational Quotes

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

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Hakim Naser Khusraw Balkhi

The great and well-known lsmaili Dai (Missionary) Hakim Nasir Khusraw was the celebrated medieval erudite poet, philosopher, traveler and Hujjat of Khurasan. Nasir Khusraw was one of the most important figures of eleventh century Iran, an era which has produced

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Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Qur’an

Afghanistan is the home for the world’s largest hand written Holy Quran. We have all the right to boast about such a major achievement for the Afghan nation and all Muslims across the globe. The completion of this magnificent art

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Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Qur'an

Afghanistan is the home for the world’s largest hand written Holy Quran. We have all the right to boast about such a major achievement for the Afghan nation and all Muslims across the globe. The completion of this magnificent art

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