Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 11, 2020 Reconstruction and stabilization activities in Afghanistan have left 5,135 people killed or injured during a period of 17 years following the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, according to a new report by a U.S. government watchdog. The report released late on February 11 by the U.S.
Al Jazeera: The narrow road that leads to the Yu Aw synagogue in the ancient city of Herat in western Afghanistan is lined with traditional mud homes that, despite their rough exterior, are fine examples of centuries-old architectural dexterity. Ghulam Sakhi, the caretaker of some of the heritage sites, leads the way, taking short quick
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 6, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani laid foundation stone Thursday for building a key transmission line linking Central Asia and South Asia under a four-nation electricity generation project, known as CASA-1000. The $1.2 billion plan aims to bring some 300 megawatts (MW) annually of much-needed electricity to Afghanistan
Quartz: Since its inception in 2003, Roshan has grown to become the biggest telecoms operator in Afghanistan, and the superlatives don’t stop there. It is also the only B Corporation in Afghanistan. The B Corp designation means the company has adopted globally recognized business standards that encompass a lot of what it does—the community it’s striving
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani at a ceremony on Wednesday evening inaugurated Darulaman Palace after its renovation which took almost four years. A big number of government officials, activists, politicians and members of the public attended the inauguration ceremony. The renovation of the palace began on May 2016 and was estimated $16.5 million funded by
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani laid the foundation stone for Darulaman Administrative Complex on Sunday morning, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. The complex covers 100 hectares of land and 27 government institutions will be transferred to the complex within the next 20 years. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace has [been] completed 90 percent and will be ready to host the celebration of Afghanistan’s Independence Day in another two months. Darul Aman Palace was built during the era of King Amanullah Khan who ruled Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929. Engineers say they have used materials produced in
1TV: Kandahar airport has been named after Ahmad Shah Durrani [Abdali], the first emperor of the Durrani Empire who reigned 25 years. The airport was named by President Ashraf Ghani soon after he arrived in the southern province on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link).
بزرگترین برج قلعه غزنین چگونه و چرا فروریخت؟ تصاویر ویدیویی اختصاصی بیبیسی از لحظه فروافتادن کلانترین برج “قلعت” غزنی.. غزنه که زمانی “عروس شهرها” به آن میگفتند، امروز آثار تاریخی این شهر در وضعیت تأسفباری قرار دارند.. pic.twitter.com/MPPlTqNH2i — BBC Dari (@bbcafghanistan) June 13, 2019 By Frud Bezhan & Habib Taseer Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Al Jazeera: Upon completion, the building will host a museum containing artefacts from the Presidential Palace’s archive, which goes back to the time of Amanullah’s father, King Habibullah, and a fully-landscaped park. But not everyone is in favour of the restoration project. Some say the cost of what will be lost will be too great compared