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Swine flu fears reach Afghanistan from India

By Akhtar M.Nikzad-KABUL: Indian media reported recently that swine flu outbreak has been sweeping India including its capital city New Delhi. This virus has taken hundreds of lives and affected hundreds others. If media reports are any guide then the total number of deaths due to swine flu has reached …

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Orphans: The real casualties of Afghan war

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-According to Islam those are blessed and pious who support orphans. Such people are called friends of Allah. The religion of peace encourages people to build a society where orphans would not indulge in crimes for earning bread. Being depriving of parents’ hug is intolerable loss for …

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Afghan-Pak ties: Govt urged to proceed with extreme caution

AT-KABUL: Afghan analysts urged the National Unity Government (NUG) to remain careful and cautious when dealing with Pakistani authorities because Islamabad openly supports the Afghan peace process but behind the scene facilitates the insurgent groups as part of the new strategic game, devised by the powerful Pakistani military establishment. In …

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National Archives deprived of historical documents

Govt fails to purchase manuscripts from citizens, foreigners By Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: National Archives is located in Deh-e-Afghanan area of Kabul City. Cultural and historical documents of Afghanistan are kept for public access. The internal conflicts brought destruction to many parts of the country and turned important structures into ruins but …

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Newbies Afghanistan aim to make a splash

Unlike Canada and Kenya – Associate supernovas of the 2000s – Afghanistan’s star continues to burn brightly since their meteoric rise through the World Cricket League starting in 2008 and shows no signs of being reduced to a flicker anytime soon. After finishing one spot out of the qualifying positions …

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The historical Tapa-e-Tajbeg Palace

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: The Tap-e-Tajbeg Palace is one of the historical buildings built in 1795, in the era of Shah Zaman. Now it has been quietly changed in to a ruin due to civil wars in the capital in 1992. According to some historians Tajbeg is a Turkish word which means …

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Afghan women seek end to culture of impunity

By Akhtar M. Nikzad: Three decades of chaos in Afghanistan, poverty, lawlessness, social taboos, sexual prejudice and culture of impunity are the major factors that impede the drive to end violence against women. Violence against women is one of the important issues that had earned bad image for the Afghan …

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