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Karzai condemns killing of comedian by Taliban

AT News KABUL: Former president Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the killing of a famous comedian, Nazar Mohammad Khasha, by the Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province earlier this week. The former president said his killing was against Islamic teachings, calling on warring parties to stop the war, which he said …

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Dilip Kumar will be remembered in Afghanistan as legend and unparalleled star

By Hafiz AhmadiKABUL: Dilip Kumar, the legendary and veteran Indian actor who has a great number of fans in Afghanistan passed away on Wednesday, July 07 due to illness at a Mumbai hospital.Kumar was born in a Muslim family of Pashtoon origin on December 11, 1922 in the Qissa Khwani …

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Ghani again mistaken Rudaki poem in Tajikistan

When President Ghani was the chairman of Kabul University back in 2006 – he read the same poem incorrectly. AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani during his speech at the national university of Tajikistan committed a verbal mistake once again by reading a poem by a famous Persian Poet Rudaki …

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Angelina Jolie gives shout-out to Afghan Film ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Angelina Jolie has given her support to female-led Afghan film “Hava, Maryam, Ayesha,” made by first-time director Sahraa Karimi. The pic, which has its world premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival, chronicles the lives of, and the difficult choices facing, three Afghan women from different …

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Afghan movie wins best screenplay award at SAARC film festival

The award was received by Afghan ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mohammad Ashraf Haidari.  AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat’s “A Letter To The President” won the Best Screenplay award at SAARC Film Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, July 7. A Letter to the President, the 90-minute, …

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Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7

Smartphone maker calls on consumers to stop using faulty Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as reports of fires continue. Samsung Electronics has renewed calls to consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of phones catching fire …

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Treasures from Afghanistan unveiled in Korea

Timeworn relics from Afghanistan have been unveiled in Korea for the first time, through joint collaboration between the two countries’ national museums. Displaying artefacts of ancient civilizations between the 20th century B.C. and the seventh century, the exhibition titled “Treasures from Afghanistan” ran at the National Museum of Korea in …

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Domestic footwear industry needs government support

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-Leather industry in Afghanistan is prominent among the people. Since immemorial times, people from all corners of the country remained associated with this industry. The first footwear making company was established by King Ameer Habibullah Khan. A British citizen expert at the field of producing military boots was …

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Photo exhibition in Herat displays Afghans’ miserable life

AT-KABUL: A photo exhibition titled ‘Black and White’ was held in western Herat province on Monday, displaying different aspects of vulnerable Afghans’ life including their miserable living condition, particularly in remote provinces. Organizers of the exhibition said it was aimed at delivering the message of vulnerable Afghans to leaders of …

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