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    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.


    Obama greets Muslims on Eidul Fitr festival

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Greeting Muslims across the globe on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the festival celebrated common values that united humanity and reinforced obligations people of all faiths had towards each other.

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    Afghans celebrate Eid amid prayers for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid tight security and prayers for peace, the Afghans on Monday offered Eidul Fitr prayers across the country without any major incident of violence taking place.


    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.


    40 students picked as Seerat-un-Nabi stars

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students from schools and seminaries took part in a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) competition in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, organisers said on Thursday.

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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.


    Pajhwok reporter beaten, robbed in Ghazni

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A Pajhwok Afghan News reporter has been beaten and robbed of his official equipment and personal belongings by unknown gunmen in southern Ghazni province.

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    1,000 Balkh residents to perform Haj

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): More than 1,000 people would be taken to Saudi Arabia from northern Balkh province for the performance of Haj this year, an official said on Saturday.