Donor Countries Should Continue Assisting Afghanistan, UNFPA

Donor Countries Should Continue Assisting Afghanistan, UNFPA

In a report released recently, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said , ‘7.4 million people in Afghanistan who have sustained injuries in different natural and war incidents are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, out of which 2.2 million of them don’t have food security’.      ...

Cultural Decline

Cultural Decline

Our cultural values are left at the mercy of swift changes as the younger generations, including male and female, show great tendency towards modern styles. The moral standards and social norms are on the verge of decadence. The past virtue remains nostalgia of the present and the former spirituality...

Cities with the Most Weeks off Work

Cities with the Most Weeks off Work

People who move abroad for work often trade one cubicle for another, no matter how exotic the new locale. But according to a recent study by financial services company UBS, a number of cities across the world average at least 30 days of paid vacation time – more than six weeks...

How to Save Afghanistan's Democracy

How to Save Afghanistan's Democracy

  How to save Afghanistan democracy? Afghanistan’s last election almost tore the country apart. The next one has to be different.   On September 21, 2014, after months of gridlock following a holty contested election, Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to form a National Unity...

Afghan Film ‘Utopia’ Nominated for Oscar Award

Afghan Film ‘Utopia’ Nominated for Oscar Award

An Afghan film has been nominated for Oscar Award and is among 81 countries ranging from Vietnam to first time participating Paraguay for the foreign-language Oscar. According to the Academy Award organizers the deadline for submissions – one per country – was October 1 and the number of films...

UNESCO Criticizes Construction Near Bamiyan Cultural Heritage Site

UNESCO Criticizes Construction Near Bamiyan Cultural Heritage Site

The UNESCO has said that construction near Bamiyan's cultural and historical sites can undermine the future of the province's ancient legacy and cultural feature. In a letter to the Afghan government, UNESCO has called for the stoppage of the construction process near Bamiyan cultural sites. Meanwhile, the ministry of...

Helmand's Historic Bost Fort Left to Deteriorate

Helmand's Historic Bost Fort Left to Deteriorate

An 11th century arch located in southern Helmand province marks the principal approach to the ancient fortress citadel of Bost, now known as Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. Over the centuries, the city survived multiple invasions by the Ghorids, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, but, today, its historic...