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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.

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    Afghan airlines allowed to fly Hajj pilgrims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's airlines have been allowed to transport pilgrims to Saudi Arabia (SA) for performing the Hajj ritual, an official said on Monday.


    Cricket event for the disabled kicks off

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A cricket tournament for the special people from across the country began in the capital on Tuesday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said.


    Jawzjan female journalists form union

    SHIBERGHAAN (Pajhwok): The first-ever union of female journalists, pledging to fight for women’s rights in the region, was formed in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday.

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    Hajj cost cut, flights to begin in 20 days

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs announced Saturday the first flight pilgrims would leave for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 20 days time.


    Violence against journalists on the rise: NAI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan have increased by 50 percent during the current year, a watchdog said on Tuesday.


    Seasoned publication Meena closes down

    JALAABAD (Pajhwok): The editor-in-chief of Meena (love) magazine in the eastern Nangarhar province announced the closure of this 12 year old publication on Sunday following death threats.


    Ghani, Abdullah attend Hashmat’s memorial service

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Both presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday attended a memorial service for President Hamid Karzai’s slain cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in southern Kandahar province.