KABUL (Pajhwok): With a month remaining in the current solar year, tight security arrangements have been put in place as part of preparations to celebrate the Nawroz festival in Kabul, officials said on Monday.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A three-member delegation from Kabul on Tuesday said if the central government had released funds in time, all projects would have been completed ahead of the 2013 Islamic Civilisation Festival in southern Ghazni province.
KABUL/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): With the completion of construction work, two mosques were formally handed over to the authorities in southeastern Khost and central Maidan Wardak provinces on Saturday, officials said.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Pajhwok): An official of Nai, an organisation that supports free media in Afghanistan, on Monday warned that 30 percent of news outlets were about to be closed because of financial constraints.
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Despite facing a wave of threats and pressures from militants, armed groups and government functionaries, journalists would continue to discharge their duty with a sense of commitment, their representative said on Monday.