Tolo News: Minaret of Jam in Ghor province has been listed among cultural heritage sites of the Islamic world by the The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, referred to as (ICESCO). The Minaret of Jam’s isolated location may have prevented the monument from intentional destruction for nearly 900 years. The minaret is believed
Ariana: Habibullah Rafi, a well-known Afghan writer and member of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan, said he has discovered a 400-year-old book on the history of Pashtuns. He said the 600-page book was found in Germany with the cooperation of Afghans in that country. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghans this week marked the 41st anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, calling it a “dark day” in the modern history of the country that led to devastating wars in Afghanistan. Afghan politicians said that a lack of national consensus and the unending interference of outsiders prolonged the war in the country
Ariana: Afghan Miniature artists have urged the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to include Afghanistan in its Persian Miniature cultural heritage listings alongside other countries in the region. This comes after UNESCO’s Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee last week listed Persian Miniature as intangible heritage of Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan
Tolo News: Archeologists have made new discoveries in fourteen sites on the Tapa-e-Narenj hill in Kabul over the past eight years, Afghan archeologists said on Wednesday. All new discoveries belong to the Buddhist era . The new discoveries include several stupas, one fireplace, 24 broken statues, two complete statues, one statue of a princess and
Tolo News: Suhaila Siddiq, the first female lieutenant general in Afghanistan and a well-known surgeon, who served for 36 years in Daud Khan Military Hospital, passed away at a hospital in Kabul today, her relatives confirmed. According to doctors, Siddiq had Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read more (external link).
By Nilly Kohzad December 1, 2020 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Ending America’s “endless war” has been a top goal of successive U.S. administrations since more than 100,000 troops were deployed to the country a decade ago. Today, the U.S. troop presence in the country is markedly smaller, and there are expected to be around 2,500 after
Khaama Press: Agha Khan Development Network, in a letter to president Ghani vowed to support the afghan government in restoration of an Ancient minaret in Herat province. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman to the President, tweeted on Wednesday, that earlier President Ghani have instructed relevant government institutions to restore the minaret. The minaret is reported to have
Tolo News: Kabul Municipality, implementing an order by the first [vice] president [Amrullah Saleh], on Monday evening destroyed the Park Cinema in downtown Kabul despite opposition by artists and activists to stop the destruction of the decades-old building. Afghan Film chairperson Sahara Karimi who held a sit-in protest near the building said she was “forcibly”
Tolo News: An ancient minaret in the city of Herat is on the verge of destruction as less attention has been paid to its maintenance, local officials and residents said on Friday. The minaret is one of the five remaining minarets of former Musallah complex, each of them 55 meters tall. The complex initially had