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Lack of access to information threatens journalists

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Nov 12, 2020 - 19:02
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Journalists based in southern Kandahar province say their access to information has been restricted and as a result, they are threatened, intimidated and even killed. Journalists associated with local and foreign news...
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Azerbaijan summit declares Afghan war as illegal

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Nov 11, 2020 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan 's Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Wednesday said a joint conference of 21 Islamic countries and four international Islamic organizations in Azerbaijan has declared the ongoing war in Afghanistan as illegal. A...
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Media given no importance in peace talks: Tawhidi

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Nov 05, 2020 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSF) on Thursday said the ongoing peace talks could hurt women ’s presence in media, media activities and freedom of expression.
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Ulema seek end to war, killing of innocents

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Nov 05, 2020 - 15:25
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars of the eastern zone on Thursday said killing innocent people was against Islamic principles and urged the Taliban to bring the ongoing conflict to an end. Around a thousand of religious scholars gathered in...
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Attack on Kabul University was against Islam: Ulema

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Nov 04, 2020 - 19:03
KABU (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs (MHIA) on Wednesday said the attack on Kabul University was an attack on knowledge and it had no Islamic legitimacy. Mohammad Qasim Halimi, acting hajj and Islamic affairs minister, told a...
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‘Rohani Baba to become tourist site if peace returns’

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Nov 03, 2020 - 13:23
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Thousands of people from across the country visit Rohani Baba Shrine in southeastern Paktia province for spiritual blessing and the site is increasingly becoming attractive for tourists, residents say. The residents say if peace is...
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Exploiting Islam for political gains gravest crime: Al-Sheikh

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Nov 02, 2020 - 14:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdull Atif Al-Sheikh said that the gravest crime committed against Islam is its exploitation to gain political ends, according to a media report on Monday. “In our life, we face a...
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Saudi opens Umrah to Muslims from abroad

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Nov 01, 2020 - 15:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia on Sunday opened the Umrah pilgrimage to Muslims from other countries after relaxing measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. “The Umrah pilgrimage is allowed for Muslims from across the world ,” Saudi state TV...
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Parwan gathering condemns French president blasphemous remarks

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Oct 30, 2020 - 17:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of Eid Melad-un-Nabi gathering in central Parwan on Friday condemned the recent insulting remarks of the French President and termed the silence of the majority of the Islamic world in the face of these remarks...
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War, bloodshed for power not legitimate, say ulema

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Oct 25, 2020 - 20:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Sunday said bloodshed and imposing war for reaching power was not legitimate and that decisions at the Doha negotiations should be taken in light of the holy Quran and Sunnah.
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Baghlan gathering asks govt, Taliban to embrace truce

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Oct 08, 2020 - 17:47
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and civil society activists in northern Baghlan province on Thursday urged the government and the Taliban to declare ceasefire for reaching lasting peace in the country.
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Faryab poet: War shattered all of my dreams

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Oct 07, 2020 - 21:29
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A poet from northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday said he wrote poetic verses day and night in the hope to see peace and stability in the country. Abdul Jalil Binesh, also known as Maulana among his friends and followers, is a...
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Media urged to use peace supporting terminology

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Oct 07, 2020 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) and Women Journalists Support Centre (WJSC) during a debate on Wednesday asked media outlets to use peaceful terminology instead of war mongering terms. WJSC Head Farida Naikzad said...
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Umrah pilgrimage resumes after 6-month break

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Oct 04, 2020 - 15:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia on Sunday allowed citizens and residents to start performing Umrah pilgrimage after a six-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The kingdom reopened the holiest site for the small hajj at 30 percent capacity or 6,...
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First pilgrims arrive at Grand Mosque after six-month curb

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Oct 04, 2020 - 12:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): After more than six months, with the exception of Hajj , Makkah’s Grand Mosque has opened its doors to the first group of pilgrims performing Umrah in a welcome sign of a new beginning. More than 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide will...
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Media outlets financially suffered due to Covid-19

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Oct 01, 2020 - 19:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Representatives of media outlets on Thursday demanded financial support from the government and the international community after suffering financial losses due to the outbreak of coronavirus In a meeting held at the Ministry of...
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Opponents assemble to prevent Najib’s anniversary

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Oct 01, 2020 - 18:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporters of jihadi and Islamic political parties and some civil society activist on Thursday assembled in front of the Loya Jirga hall to prevent the commemorating event of former President Najibullah. The previous planned event...
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Violence as Najib’s commemoration event canceled

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Sep 26, 2020 - 18:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former President Dr. Najibullah’s supporters were not allowed entry into the Loy Jirga hall on Saturday to commemorate his death anniversary after a commission tasked to organize the event announced cancelation of the event...
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Efforts on to send journalists for talks’ coverage

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Sep 23, 2020 - 15:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists and the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) want inclusion of media representatives in the peace negotiating team and allowing reporters to travel to Qatar to cover the peace talks. The State Ministry for Peace...
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Centuries-old statue found in Kunduz

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Sep 22, 2020 - 18:17
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): An ancient statue has been found in northern Kunduz province, sources said on Tuesday. A security source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News that drug addicts found the statue in Bala-Hisar area...
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