KARACHI (SW): Renowned Pashto poet and literary critic Riaz Tasneem passed away in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday at the age of 49.
KABUL (SW): A number of media practitioners on Wednesday lamented the indifference of certain officials who do not cooperate in regard to the Right of Access to Information Law (RAIL).
KABUL (SW): Kazuo Ishiguro, the British writer has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday in Sweden.
SAN SEBASTIAN-KABUL (SW): James Franco scored his first big outright win as a director, his “The Disaster Artist” scooping Saturday night the 65th San Sebastian Festival’s Golden Shell, the top plaudit at the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.
KABUL (SW): Saaduddin Shpoon, the famous author, and poet of Afghanistan died at the age of 84 in Virginia, the United States on Sunday night.
KABUL (SW): Nancy Hatch Dupree, a historian, and archaeologist on Afghanistan died at the age of 90 due illness here in Kabul on Saturday night.
BAMYAN CITY (SW): Bamyan on Tuesday hosted the 9th Silk Road Festival in a bid to attract more and more tourists to the historic and natural attractions in this province.
KABUL (SW): Mark Wahlberg, the former rapper-turned-actor is Hollywood's highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax, reported Forbes.
KABUL (SW): Legendary slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser Jerry Lewis, has died after a brief illness, said his publicist, Candi Cazau.
KABUL (SW): The winners of the national photography competition, "My country, From My View," were announced here in Kabul on Wednesday.
MAIMANA (SW): According to officials from the Faryab’s Information and Culture Directorate, the province’s antiquities are in danger of being destroyed.
SAMANGAN (SW): A number of festivals and concerts have been canceled after clergymen opposed the programs in Samangan province.
KHOST CITY (SW): Literary activities by women in Khost province are at standstill, local female writers and artists told Salam Watandar.
KABUL (SW): “I noticed; no one lift my corpse, so I myself took it on my shoulder and wept”, goes one of the poems of Afif Bakhtari.
PUL-I-KHMRI (SW): Film makers in Baghlan province have been irked by the government’s inaction towards rebuilding the only cinema hall here that was demolished years ago.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): More and more women in Balkh province are testing and polishing their skills with the art of painting and sketching.
KABUL (SW): Jalal Noorani, a contemporary Afghan writer well known for his satirical writings passed away on Monday in Kabul at the age of 69.
HERAT CITY (SW): 13-year-old Shayista is a special child with a disability, but she has a passion for sketching as one can see in her work put on display in Herat on Saturday.
GHAZNI CITY (SW): The remnants of Ghaznavid era historical monuments and sites are on the verge of destruction due to war and natural disasters in Ghazni province
KABUL (SW): More than 58 historic sites are under reconstruction in all over the country, the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) informed on Sunday.
TALOQAN (SW): The building of an old and ruined cinema in Takhar province will be re-constructed 16 years after its destruction.
KABUL (SW): Members of the ethnic Baloch community urged the government on Wednesday to help preserve and promote their language in the country.
KABUL (SW): The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has handed over an 18th century historic book on Sufism written in Pashto to the Afghan officials.
HERAT CITY (SW): Reluctance on the part of the local authorities towards the historic sites in Herat province has turned many iconic sites into drug dens.
CHAGHCHIRAN (SW): The Taliban militants as well as the government forces have inflicted serious damage upon a number of historical monuments in Ghor province which was once the seat of the Ghurid dynasty.
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.