Tolo News: The Nawroz festival, which is held every year in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif on the solar new year and usually draws thousands of people, was canceled this year over the coronavirus outbreak in the country. A customary ceremony was held at the mosque, but the event took place on Thursday night and was
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 21, 2019 Multiple explosions on March 21 killed at least six people and wounded 23 near a Shi’ite shrine in Kabul, Afghan officials said. The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Two children were among the wounded in the blasts, Kabul’s Emergency Services director Muhammad
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Press TV March 20, 2018 Nowruz (New Day), the name of the Iranian New Year, is a traditional festival that marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. A 3,000-year-old Iranian tradition for people of all faiths, Nowruz is celebrated by the world’s Persian-speaking community and other ethno-linguistic groups across Western Asia, Central Asia,
Xinhua: “The endemic war has destroyed our life, you see, it is more than three decades that the flames of war have been devouring the Afghans and this country. Today my greatest wish is to see ending of the war and restoring lasting peace in Afghanistan,” said a jubilant Kabul resident Mohammad Musa. Click here to
Tolo News: Poverty and unemployment have prevented scores of children from celebrating Nawroz this year as many were forced to work on the streets and sell their goods for money. Click here for the Video.
Tolo News: Kurdish and Afghan refugees stranded at Idomeni, on the closed border between Greece and Macedonia, still celebrated the Nawroz festival on Sunday. Nawroz, is an ancient festival celebrated around the first day of spring and officially ushers in Afghanistan’s first day of the new solar year – or Persian calendar. “In this day, we want peace
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense and Kabul police department said on Sunday that the Afghan security forces had been put on red alert to secure Nawroz celebrations that were held across the country to mark the start of the new solar year – 1395 in the Persian calendar. Click here to read more (external link).