Among the protesters I saw a lot of ethnic groups. Beside the Hazaras, I saw Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Pashai, and Hindus among the crowd. It was encouraging and heartening. It became even more encouraging when, the day after the Kabul protest, the people of Herat, Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Bamyan, and Daikundi protested too.

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The children’s anthem was commissioned by Save the Children, endorsed and published by the Ministry of Education, recorded by TOLO TV, and written by ANIM. The words are by Dr. Sami Hamed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous living poets.

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As a kid, I always wanted to see the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, writes Mohib Shadan

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The Afghan economy has gone through much over the years of war and conflict. The value of the Afghan currency— Afghani—has constantly fluctuated through the years of the internal wars in Afghanistan. End of a long war, development and infrastructure growth has attributed to a much stronger economy and as a result a currency of […]

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There aren’t too many avenues for entertainment for children in Afghanistan. Most kids do not pursue entertainment actives at home or at school. There are some places but these are mostly accessible to the financially richer population, and more often than not, the poorer kids are left out. Instead, these kids play in the dusty […]

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In truth, Laghmani’s hero status always involved some level of disavowal. Taken by his charisma, we overlooked that and allowed Laghmani his possibly tall tale, writes Ali M Latifi

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Bamyan has been declared as SAARC’s cultural capital for 2015. Omid Haqbin shares why he thinks it was the best choice.

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Apart from political favours, there is a list other challenges that Pordili can expect as a police chief in Baghlan

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After having lived in a different country for nine months,I have noticed several differences and similarities between life in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, writes Mateen Yakubi

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Coeducation reduces gab between gender, helps raise confident citizens, writes Marzia Naderi

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Interestingly, over 60% of the population in both countries comprises of young people. The youth on both sides want peace and stability.

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Over the last 22 years, April 23 has been celebrated as the World Books and Copyrights Day by UNESCO to encourage people to read books. In Kabul, however, neither the Minister of Culture and Information, nor the Publishers’ Committee have anything planned for the occasion, but the libraries in the city have organised book exhibition across the capital […]

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Now that we have the cabinet, here’s what we, the people of Afghanistan, can do to support their work

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Mehwar Daily, one of the prominent Pashto newspapers in the country shut down after 4 years of publications. They released their 782th and last issue on April 8, 2015, announcing their departure citing financial problems. Mehwar would publish in both national languages, but started their Pashto content about four years ago, and was considered among […]

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An angry mob in Kabul accused a young girl of burning the Holy Quran, beat her to death, threw her dead body to the Kabul River and set it on fire. Some people took videos of this horrible act, and uploaded them on to social media. In less than 24 hours, a whole nation was […]

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This morning, Facebook and Instagram, two of the most used social networking platforms worldwide went down for around an hour. Although Facebook has been down many times in the past, but this was perhaps the longest duration downtime. Shortly after 9:40 AM Afghanistan time, Facebook and Instagram went inaccessible. With almost 1 million users in […]

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As I write this article, one of the fierce battles of Afghan forces against the so-called Pakistani Taliban in the remote district of Dangam, southeastern Kunar province is under way. It is believed that over two thousand Taliban militias have launched a coordinated attack in the Dangam district of Kunar. Some reports have suggested that […]

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Even before January 1, the year 2014 in Afghanistan had long become a point of discussion in the Western media. For months, analysts, journalists and politicians spoke in ominous tones about what would befall the nation the year international troops were expected to withdraw. The warnings had become so pervasive that Hamid Karzai accused the […]

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On Monday, December 22, 2014 there were reports that some of the government systems of Afghanistan had been hacked.However, this isn’t an isolated incident and has happened in the past years too. We had the same reports in 2012 when some of the government websites were hacked. But before I get to what happened on […]

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