Tolo News: Today, Sunday, August 19, thousands of Afghans around the country will celebrate the 99th anniversary of Independence Day. This national holiday honors Shah Amanullah Khan’s defeat of the British Empire in 1919 and the founding of the nation. Click here to read more (external link).
IWPR: The ruins of Kabul’s once grand Darulaman Palace, devastated by decades of war, have long been an iconic sight in the capital. An ambitious Afghan-led 16 million US dollar reconstruction project agreed in May 2016 aims to both restore the palace built by King Amanullah Khan in the 1920s and turn it into a symbol
KABUL, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — The war-torn Afghanistan on Thursday marked the 97th anniversary of its independence from the British occupation by holding meetings and celebrations across the country amid tight security. “On this historic day, I call on all Afghans to work for peace, prosperity and stability. And I urge Afghan people to stand