GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Some journalists on Saturday said they were barred from covering a just-started historic festival of celebrating the selection of Ghanzi city as the Asian capital of Islamic Civilization.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A much-awaited ceremony to declare Ghazni City as the Asian Capital of Islamic Culture and Civilisation began on Saturday in the southern province, amid tight security measures, officials said.
KABUL (PAN): Renowned photographer Mariana Cook, in her new book, has included a former member of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission among the world’s top 10 figures in the human rights revolution.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon has strongly refuted Taliban allegations of THE desecration of the Holy Quran at the Guantanamo detention centre, an incident that allegedly provoked prisoners to go on hunger strike.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Ahmad Sarmast, director and founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, has been named "Person of the Year" by Radio Azadi in recognition of the opportunity he has given to the nation’s children to flourish through music.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Amid tight security, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday inaugurated a flag-hoisting ceremony, marking the new solar year in Mazar-i-Sharif, the centre of Nawroz festivities.