KABUL (SW): Afghan historian Dr. Hassan Kakar has passed away in California due to a chronic illness at the age of 88.
MUMBAI (SW): The sudden death of legendary actor Om Puri has shocked the Bollywood, and has left his fans around the globe in grief.
KABUL (SW): Abdul Rasheed Sarwari; widely known as Ustabd Mashini was once at the heart of traditional Afghan music, but is now living a life of poverty and miseries.
The 7th Winter Music Festival has kicked-off at the Afghanistan National Music Institute (ANMI) here on Wednesday.
LONDON (SW): Pop superstar George Michael's death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as "unexplained but not suspicious".
KABUL (SW): A number of artists in the capital Kabul on Saturday deplored the demise of Afghan cinema.
Op-Ed: At the joint invitation of the the French President and His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, an international Summit was held in coordination with UNESCO, for the protection of cultural heritage at risk in conflict areas.
ABU DHABI (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani joins a number of world leaders for a conference in Abu Dhabi to ratify a global declaration on protecting endangered cultural heritage.
KUNDUZ (SW): According to the provincial directorate of Information and Culture in Kunduz province, 13 out of 19 heritage sites in the province are faced with ultimate destruction.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): At least six historic sites in Kandahar province are faced with destruction yet the concerned government office remains idle.
KABUL (SW): The 4th Afghanistan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) happily concluded here on Sunday leaving lasting memories behind
KABUL (SW): Kabul’s Babur Gardens is host to this year’s Herat-International Women’s Film Festival that features over 70 films.
KABUL (SW): Parting; an Afghan-Iranian drama film directed by Navid Mahmoudi, which was selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, has been dropped from the list.
KABUL (SW): On the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, speakers here on Tuesday highlighted the chronic issues faced by women and girls in Afghanistan.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Afghanistan has managed to constitute a charter for its operations in the country.
Two smugglers linked to relic smuggling network have been arrested in central Bamyan province by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The Bamyan City is a crossing point for a number of lush green villages in this central province. With beautiful landscape, the villages that surround Bamyan City are fabulous tourist attractions. The two masterpiece Buddha’s statues attract tourists from all over the world.
BAMYAN CITY (SW): Impressed by the efforts of a local book lover in Bamyan, legendary Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho has vowed to gift his books for the mobile library in this central province in Afghanistan.
Khodadad Amiri has a bookstore in Kabul where he rents books to readers as it was common back in the 1970s in Kabul.
The Kandahar Information and Culture Department has expressed resolve to develop a state of the art museum and library in the provincial capital Kandahar City.
The foundation stone for spectacular Bamiyan Cultural Centre was laid here on Sunday.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his meeting with journalists from across the country on Wednesday said that he would pay serious attention to the security of the journalists.
Taliban insurgents have smashed ancient Buddhist temple in Surkh Kotal area in Pul-e-Khomri.
A number of literary figures gathered at Chawk-e-Alekain (Lantern Roundabout) in Bamiyan City to celebrate the Pen Day.
Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, has noted rising trend in violence against journalists in the country.
An international symposium was held in ARG (Presidential Palace) to mark Amir Ali Shir Navai’s 575th birth anniversary here in Kabul.
Among other sectors, the relative peace of the past decade or so has also strengthened media in Afghanistan hence creating opportunity for women as well to play their part in it.
Internet giant Google has finally incorporated Pashto to its instant translating site translate.google.com, a move that has led to celebrations on the social media.
Afghanistan Turkish Civil Society Institutions (ATCSI) commemorated the first anniversary of SalamWatandar’s Uzbeki language broadcasting yesterday (Friday).
When music is produced enormously, it loses the characteristics of its artistic nature and changes into something cheap.
KABUL (SW): The Msharano Jirga (upper house) urged the government on Tuesday to take full advantage of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) including Bamiyan City to the Creative Cities Network.
Abdulbari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, who visited western Herat province, said in a meeting that the ministry compared to other ministries in the country has had insufficient budget which can’t help them to prevent erosion of the artefacts in the province.
The Ministry of Information and Culture is planning to equip the central Maidan Wardak province with a state of the art public library within a year that would cost some $ 2.7 million.
A number of civil society activists and singers conducted a street concert in the capital Kabul and named a road as “Tolerance for Peace” to spread the message of love on Thursday.
Artists in northern Balkh province has showcased a graffiti show “Colors of Trust” in the capital city Mazar-e-Sharif.
Authorities in Logar’s Information and Culture Department has said some 1400 historic artefacts from Mes Aynak area have been safely shifted to the National Musuem in Kabul during the past five years.
Afghan women face great challenges at the social level and women photographers are not exception as they regularly deal with insecurity and violence.
Momen Khan Beltun, a well-known folklore singer, passed away around 11:00 in the morning on Monday.
A young artist girl gifted several of her art works to the security forces in southern Ghazni province.
Officials at the Khost Information and Culture Department fear lack of proper place to preserve the historical monuments here could lead to devastating consequences.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Daud Saba, Minister of Mines and petroleum has promised to establish a dedicated museum for Mes Aynak archaeological artifacts dating back around 5000 years.
QUETTA (SW): Writers, poets, intellectuals, authors and literary figures have demanded the government of Pakistan to make Pashto an official and educational language.
MAIMANA (SW): Uzbeki, the native language of over 20 million speakers in the world is on the brink of extinction in Afghanistan, local intellectuals fear.
MAIMANA (SW): Faryab youth has put-up an impressive show of art that depicts a variety of creative ideas on social subjects at the provincial capital Maimana.
AYBAK (SW): The state-owned regional Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) station in northern Samangan opened its new studios built with both technical assistance and funding from the German government.
HERAT CITY (SW): Business community in the western Herat province has joined hands with officials to renovate and preserve the historic blue mosque that was facing serious threat of collapse.
HERAT CITY (SW): An historical site’s wall collapsed in the western Herat city on Saturday claiming the lives of six people, this however is not the first incident of the sort.
PARUN (SW): Lying on the country’s north eastern edge, Nuristan is one of Afghanistan’s most gifted provinces in terms of natural beauty, the ragging conflict however, has tarnished not just its forests but its cultural heritage as well.
BAMIYAN CITY (SW): After over a decade, the 6th Century monumental statues of standing Buddha revisited Bamiyan as the city celebrates being the Cultural Capital of the region.
KABUL (SW): As Afghanistan gradually enters the digital age of telecommunication, various private television channels continuo to air foreign soap operas despite repeated calls from various segments of the society to close down or at least regulate them.