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Swine flu fears reach Afghanistan from India

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By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Indian media reported recently that swine flu outbreak has been sweeping India including its capital city New Delhi. This virus has taken hundreds of lives…

Govt urged to pursue specific peace negotiation agenda

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By Edriss Akbary-Since the government has upped the ante in peace talks with the Taliban, many Afghan gurus on regional affairs lay emphasis on specification of the agenda….

Orphans: The real casualties of Afghan war

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By Akhtar M. Nikzad-According to Islam those are blessed and pious who support orphans. Such people are called friends of Allah. The religion of peace encourages people to…

Afghan-Pak ties: Govt urged to proceed with extreme caution

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AT-KABUL: Afghan analysts urged the National Unity Government (NUG) to remain careful and cautious when dealing with Pakistani authorities because Islamabad openly supports the Afghan peace process but…

National Archives deprived of historical documents

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Govt fails to purchase manuscripts from citizens, foreigners By Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: National Archives is located in Deh-e-Afghanan area of Kabul City. Cultural and historical documents of Afghanistan are…

Newbies Afghanistan aim to make a splash

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Unlike Canada and Kenya – Associate supernovas of the 2000s – Afghanistan’s star continues to burn brightly since their meteoric rise through the World Cricket League starting in…

The historical Tapa-e-Tajbeg Palace

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Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: The Tap-e-Tajbeg Palace is one of the historical buildings built in 1795, in the era of Shah Zaman. Now it has been quietly changed in to…

Afghan women seek end to culture of impunity

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By Akhtar M. Nikzad: Three decades of chaos in Afghanistan, poverty, lawlessness, social taboos, sexual prejudice and culture of impunity are the major factors that impede the drive…

Bagh-e-Bala Palace regains its colors

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Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi Historians and nature lovers know how graceful Bagh-e-Bala Palace is because its dazzling dooms could be seen from far away. Vineyard and tall pine trees…

Illiteracy rate in Afghanistan stands at 64pc

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5 million citizens educated since 2002 including 60 percent females; seven million citizens still illiterate; 78 ‘adult literacy schools’ functional across country The Ministry of Education says it…