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    Obama greets Muslims on Hajj, Eidul Adha

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Muslims over the performance of this year’s sacred Hajj pilgrimage and sent them best wishes for celebrating Eidul Adha.


    2.4m Muslims mark peak of Hajj

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than two million Muslims, including about 24,000 Afghans, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain in Saudi Arabia on Friday for the high point of the Haj pilgrimage.


    Mass marriage: A smart cost-cutting initiative

    NEILI (Pajhwok): As many as 52 couples tied the knot at a mass marriage ceremony in Neili, the capital of central Daikundi province, on Sunday.


    Atal wins 2014 UN Youth Courage Award

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Fulbright student from Afghanistan has received the 2014 United Nations Youth Courage Award for comprehensive efforts to facilitate girls’ access to education.


    Hajj flight operation to end on Thursday

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): Around 23,000 people have been transported to Saudi Arabia and more than 1,000 others would be shifted by the weekend for performing Hajj, the deputy minister said on Monday.


    After Taliban attack, Ghazni picking up pieces

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The recent Taliban truck bomb attack has destroyed thousands of historic books and a number of artifacts at the Information and Culture Department housing a public library and a museum in southern Ghazni province.


    New radio station goes on air in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-established radio station on Thursday launched broadcasts from a seminary in central Kapisa province.

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    Hajj flights operation begins in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hajj flights transporting pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia were started from Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province, an official said Saturday.


    18th century Kandahar mosque being repaired

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar Municipality announced on Thursday repairing the historic Mullah Shal Mosque of the 18th century that was damaged by the construction of commercial centre in the southern province.


    Rebuilding of Amanullah Khan mausoleum urged

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Culturists from eastern Nangarhar province asked the government on Tuesday, when the nation celebrated its 95th Independence day, to reconstruct the mausoleum of ex-king Ghazni Amanullah Khan.