Archive for the ‘Cultural Heritage’ Category

First Flight For Hajj Leaves From Kabul

Tolo News 7/14/18 Afghan Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs Faiz Mohammad Osmani said on Saturday that this year about 30,000 Afghans will attend Hajj and of those 500, who are family members of martyrs, will be sponsored by government. The first flight left Hamid Karzai International Airport for Medina in Saudi Arabia on Saturday […]

July 14, 2018 · admin · No Comments
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25 Students of Maimanagi Training Center Receive Certificates

Students Earn Cultural Certificates via Bakhtar News Saturday, June 30, 2018 In a ceremony held on Wednesday, 25 students of Maimanagi Gallery received certificates, a Kabul Times correspondent reported. At the outset, deputy minister of information and culture on cultural and art affairs said, “I am happy that Maimanagi Gallery has gifted 10 tableaus to […]

July 1, 2018 · admin · No Comments
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Bamyian Hosts Famous Music Festival

Afghan Music Festival Tolo News: June 30, 2018 Thousands of music fans cheered their favorite musicians and singers at a music festival in Bamiyan province on Friday. The festival will continue for two days. Organizers of the event said the festival is aimed at strengthening tourism and supporting Afghanistan’s ancient culture. Click here to read more (external […]

June 30, 2018 · admin · No Comments
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British Group Works to Preserve Afghanistan’s Arts & Crafts Heritage

Afghanistan’s arts and architecture were once the pride of Asia. However, more than four decades of war have left many of the country’s traditional crafts on the verge of extinction. Now a Britain-based organization, Turquoise Mountain, is working to preserve Afghan heritage in the capital’s still surviving commercial district, Murad Khani. VOA Deewa service’s Munaza […]

January 21, 2018 · admin · No Comments
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Nowroz Mubarak – Happy New Year!

March 21, 2017 · admin · No Comments
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9 Things to Love About Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a source of great inspiration and resolve for its long-suffering citizens, for a number of reasons. 1.It is one of the youngest countries in the world, and children are its pride 2. A diversity of…everything 3. A hospitality like nowhere else 4. Tremendous patriotism, despite divisions 5. Women gain more visibility 6. Simplicity […]

September 25, 2016 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Education, The Arts, Women's Rights

Eid Mubarak – We wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid!

July 6, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Over 100 cultural artifacts to be returned to Afghanistan

Over 100 artifacts previously stolen from Afghanistan and taken to Japan through the black market will be returned to Afghanistan sometime next year, according to a report today from asiaone.com. The items, which include the famous “Left Foot of Zeus” and a piece of a mural removed from the Bamiyan Caves were being held in […]

August 23, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Image of Buddha statue projected successfully in Afghanistan

A Chinese couple, Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong, successfully projected the image of the tallest Buddha in Bamyan Valley on June 6 and 7, using the latest cultural relics-friendly technology, eliciting cheers from the local people. For more photos, please check out: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2015-06/12/c_134321952.htm

June 17, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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May 15, 2015 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the European Union (EU) is expected to lift a long-held ban on Afghan aviation services by the end of 2015. Once the ban is lifted, various Afghan airlines will be able to fly to European destinations. – Tolo News A cultural center will be built […]

May 15, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Health News, Human Rights, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Afghan carpets shine at international exhibition

At the annual Tibetan Carpets International Exhibition, two Afghan carpet companies (Qadir Rauf Ltd &  Kazimi Allahdad Ltd) were awarded for achieving excellence in design and quality. A third company (Baig Brothers) was declared the best participant in the exhibition. The event was held from August 6th to 11th in Tibet City, China. According to […]

September 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Museum and cultural center to be built in Bamiyan

A museum and cultural center will be built in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamiyan, officials announced today in Kabul. The museum will be built on land that will be provided by the Afghan government, and the $5.4 million funding for the construction project will come from the South Korean government. A funding agreement was signed today […]

December 17, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Education, Reconstruction and Development