Gap- e Jawan - The Youth media festival in Kabul

“Afghan youth are looking for opportunities to express their talents. The Youth media festival is an opportunity”. Mustafa Kiya Afghan Youth Voices Festival Multimedia Trainer KABUL, May 4th 2010

Kandahar Airport has a new air traffic control

The new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) is significantly improving efficiency and safety for both military and commercial aircraft operating from the country’s busiest airp

David Petraeus: 2010 would be a tough year for U.S. military in Afghanistan

David Petraeus, commander of U. S. Central Command, told Congress Tuesday the military faces a tough year ahead in Afghanistan, but violence level there is unlikely to rise as high as the 2006 peak in

Emrooz tv to launch model casting show for afghan girls in Kabul

Arash Shenasa wants to change the image of Afghanistan and plans to launch a model casting to show "the hidden beauties" of Kabul. The show would be aired by Emrooz-TV in Kabul, about 2000 men and wo

Parvez Kambakhsh: Prison for Twenty Years

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the overturning of a death sentence of young journalist Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh at his appeal hearing in Kabul on October 21 as an encouraging

Rohullah Nikpai beat his Spanish opponent and takes first afghan Olympic medal

Afghan Taekwondo expert hammers Spanish rival to take bronze in Beijing AFGHANISTAN has won its first ever Olympic medal after the country’s Taekwondo star Rohullah Nikpai beat his Spanish opponent

FAO seed project releases two new wheat varieties for Afghan farmers

With the changing climatic conditions and emergence of new plant diseases, Afghan farmers are in dire need of new high yielding and disease tolerant varieties to replace many older varieties that are

Japan Allocates Over 4 Million Dollars to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups

The Japanese Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Mr Katsuhide Ariyoshi and the Deputy Country Director and Officer in Charge of UNDP, Mr Ian Holland, held a Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes this m

Threats to Afghan Woman Journalist Jameela Rishteen Qadiry

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed to learn that a woman journalist, Jameela Rishteen Qadiry, reportedly received telephone calls threatening her with the same fate as that o

Abdul Samad Rohani: Second BBC Reporter Killed

The International Federation of Journalists says that the abduction and murder of a local journalist working for the BBC in Afghanistan' s southern Helmand province is the latest in a series of media

Farhad Darya is UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador

Celebrated musician, artist and human rights activist Farhad Darya has been appointed the UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Afghanistan. This was announced by the UNDP Resident Representative in A

AFPA Calls For Intervention In The Case of Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh

The Afghanistan Foreign Press Association expresses its condemnation, deep concern, and continuing interest in the case of the death sentence passed against Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh, a journalist for th

IFJ Calls On Afghanistan’s President To Overturn Death Sentence

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns a decision by the primary court of Afghanistan’s Balkh province to sentence Sayed Parvez Kambakhsh to death for blasphemy. Parve

Weak rule of law hinders human development in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the justice system must be rebuilt to bridge modern and traditional justice institutions, protect citizens’ rights and strengthen rule of law, a pivotal step in the war-ravaged country

UNICEF releases Child Alert on Afghanistan

Progress in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban has been significant. However, a report launched by UNICEF today, Child Alert Afghanistan, cautions that efforts to build on that significant pro

Afghan, Coalition forces kill 20 militants in Helmand Province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Approximately 20 anti-Coalition militants were killed early this morning in Helmand Province during an Afghan and Coalition forces operation to deter hostile activitie

Afghan national television to televise an Egyptian historical drama

The Minister of Culture and Information Abdul Karim Khorum received a historic television Drama from the Egyptian Ambassador in Kabul Mr. K. Sharaf. The Ambassador presented the Minister with a do

ANA, Coalition kill scores of extremist Taliban near Deh Rawod

Elements of the 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, advised by Coalition forces, defeated an attempted ambush while conducting a combat patrol near Kakrak village, western Uruzgan province

One ISAF soldier killed, six afghan civilians injured in a suicide attack

One ISAF soldier was killed and six civilians injured in a suicide attack on Friday morning. The bomber exploded his explosive-packed car with ISAF convoy near the Company Bridge in Kabul, the off


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a US$1.1 million purchase of 4,000 metric tons of locally grown wheat in Hirat, Afghanistan, as a way of overcoming continuing security pr

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