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.
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.