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    Abdullah says committed to freedom of speech

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Urging media outlets to keep national interest supreme, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said he was committed to protecting the freedom of expression.

    Security and Crime,Culture

    Afghan media boycotts Taliban coverage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan media professionals announced a blackout on Sunday on Taliban-related reports until the group stopped targetting civilians and journalists.

    Security and Crime,Culture

    Calls for investigation as journalist laid to rest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A journalist, who was seriously wounded during a Taliban suicide attack on a French-run school in Kabul, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Sunday.


    Coordination among ethnic groups stressed

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Civil Society Networks in northern Balkh province on Saturday alleged no efforts had been made in the past 13 years to improve coordination among different ethnic communities.


    Journalists attend first-aid training

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Journalists on Thursday completed a two-day training course in battlefield first aid in southeastern Khost province.


    Pajhwok correspondent’s role commended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The contribution of Zabihullah Ehsas, the Pajhwok Afghan News correspondent in the north, was praised by a number of culturists in Kabul on Friday.

    Accidents & Disasters,Culture

    Legendary poet Ikramullah Gran dies

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Legendary Pashto poet, Ikramullah Gran, known for his purpose-oriented, innovated and progressive poems, died on Thursday in his home town of Charsadda, northwestern Pakistan.


    Malala receives Nobel Peace Prize

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s teenaged education activist Malala Yousafzai of received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Wednesday, when she became the youngest-ever recipient of the award.


    Cultural centre being built in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A centre for preserving cultural heritage and historical monuments would be built in Bamyan province, officials said on Monday.


    Saudi role crucial to Afghan peace: clerics

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Saturday urged Saudi Arabia to play a proactive role in ensuring lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.