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Nearly 40 feared dead as torrential rains hit Japan            US soldier killed in road accident in southwestern Afghanistan             Drug couriers disguised as key workers during COVID-19 lockdown in UK            Belgium: Thousands denounce university headscarf ban ruling in Brussels            Armed Israeli settlers raid Palestinian farm in West Bank, injure two            Venezuelaís Maduro censures Ďcriminalí US sanctions during military parade            Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels            Brazil reports over 26,000 new cases of coronavirus, 600 deaths            Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texasí Rio Grande Valley are now full            Spain re-imposes lockdown on Galicia amid second wave of COVID-19            Pandemic Ďstretchesí Saudi healthcare, Americans denied treatment: Report            Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report             Trump coronavirus claims undercut by FDA official             Russia accuses US intelligence officers of trafficking drug from Afghanistan             Kabul-Hosted Intl Conference on Peace Process Begins            


Afghan Treasures Displayed At China Exhibition

An exhibition of Afghan treasures and relics was held in Beijing on May 17 as part of efforts to expand cultural engagement between China and Asia Pacific. image1 "A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive" was...



US film distributor buys Iranian drama íYalda, a Night for Forgivenessí

A US-based film distribution company has acquired the rights to Iranian film "Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness" for release in the United States. Film Movement, a film distribution firm based in New York City, has purchased the right to the Iranian motion picture from Paris-based Pyramide International. According...




Iran cinema actively present at Cannes virtual film market

A woman checks her phone at the entrance of the Film Market held during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, Southern France, on May 17,2019. (Photo by AFP) Iranís cinema is actively taking part in the 2020 special edition of the Cannes Film Festivalís market, which is being held...




American company acquires screening rights to Iranian drama íWhen the moon was fullí

File photo shows Elnaz Shakerdoost (L) and Hutan Shakiba act in a scene from "When The Moon Was Full" An American film distribution company has acquired the rights to screen the Iranian award-winning film "When the moon was full" across North America. Los Angeles-based Synergetic Distribution has purchased...




Oakland artists use boarded-up windows for murals to show support

The plywood sheets lining Broadway in downtown Oakland were initially installed to cover the windows of businesses damaged during recent unrest. They are now covered in murals. Activists put out a call online on Tuesday for local artists to come beautify the boarded-up businesses. By Wednesday, several...




Saudi TVís lionizing of Jewish woman in Ramadan angers Arabs

A poster for a new series produced by the Saudi-owned Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) A new series aired on the Saudi-owned MBC channel about the life of Jews in the Persian Gulf during the 1940s has generated controversy in the Arab world, with critics regarding the drama as an invitation to...




Afghan-French Directorís Film Wins Award at Berlin Film Festival

Notre-Dame du Nil (Our Lady of the Nile), a film directed by Afghan-French filmmaker Atiq Rahimi, won the Crystal Bear award for best film at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin on Feb. 29. Rahimi also wrote the screenplay, which is based on a novel of the same name. The film, set...




Movie on Skateboarding in Afghanistan Wins Oscar

An Afghan movie, "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If Youíre a Girl)," has won the Oscar for best documentary short subject at the 92nd annual Academy Awards. On February 3, the movie has also won the British Short Film award at this yearís Bafta Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The...




Movie Legend Jackie Chan Promises to Pay $140,000 for Coronavirus Vaccine

Since its outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the virus has spread to more than 25 countries, with over 780 confirmed deaths in Hubei Province alone and over 37,000 infected worldwide. Famous movie star Jackie Chan has vowed to pay 1 million yuan (almost $140,000) for developing a vaccine against...




Afghan Girls Skateboarding Film Wins Bafta Award

The short film "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If Youíre a Girl)" won the British Short Film award at this yearís Bafta Film Awards on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In her acceptance speech, Carol Dysinger gave thanks to Skateistan, a nonprofit organization founded in Kabul in 2007...




íYalda, a Night for Forgivenessí well-received by international film critics

"Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness," a film by Iranian film critic, scriptwriter and producer, Massoud Bakhshi, has been well-received by critics. The story is about a woman - Maryam - who accidentally kills her own husband - Nasser - in a fight. Sentenced to death, Maryam is faced with the challenging...




Stolen íDivan of Hafezí heading to Germany after discovery in UK

A stolen 15th-century book by the famed Persian poet Hafez has been recovered by a Dutch art detective after an international "race against time," Agence France-Presse reports. The gold-leafed volume worth around one million euros ($1.1 million) was found to be missing from the collection of an Iranian...




Afghan Director Begins Filming New Movie In Iran

Afghan filmmaker Ramin Rasuli has started filming his new movie "Dogs Did Not Sleep Last Night" in Iran, Tehran Times said in a report on Tuesday. The film which is a joint production between Afghanistan and Iran, narrates the story of a remote Afghan village captured by the Taliban, and the exploits...




Afghan Treasures Displayed At China Exhibition

An exhibition of Afghan treasures and relics was held in Beijing on May 17 as part of efforts to expand cultural engagement between China and Asia Pacific. "A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive" was the words shown at the entrance of the exhibition at Tsinghua University Art Museum in...




Sahraa Karimi To Lead Afghan Film As First Female Chairperson

Sahraa Karimi, filmmaker and director, was appointed as the first female General Director of Afghan Film, the countryís state-run film production company, through a merit-based process conducted at the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission. "Sahraa Karimi received the required...




Afghanistanian complete rare silk Quran

One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help preserve the countryís centuries-old tradition of calligraphy. Each of the Islamic holy bookís 610 pages was produced by hand in a painstaking process that took a team of 38 calligraphers...




ípoorly preservedí mummy may offer cues into ancient Egypt

Australian academics could help unlock mysteries around ancient Egypt after discovering that a 2,500-year old coffin might contain the remains of a prestigious mummy. The University of Sydney acquired the coffin 150 years ago and a series of academics incorrectly classified it as empty. Their error...




Turkey sentences actress to prison for insulting Erdogan

A famous Turkish singer and actress has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a performance in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Thursday. Singer Zuhal Olcay was accused of changing the lyrics of one of her songs by substituting Erdoganís name...




Drowning caused Bollywood superstar Srideviís death: Dubai police

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who died in Dubai at the weekend aged 54, drowned in her hotel bathtub after passing out, Dubai police said Monday. "The death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartmentís bathtub following loss of consciousness," the Dubai police...




Afghan film "A letter to the President" nominated for Oscar Award

An Afghan film "A letter to the President" depicting the life of a woman has been nominated for the Oscar Award. The Roya Film House President Roya Sadat said "We are happy to announce that "A Letter to the President" has been nominated as representative movie from Afghanistan to Oscar Academy Awards...




Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old tomb

Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty. The tomb is located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery where noblemen and top government officials...




Charlie Hebdo stirs controversy with new Islamophobic cartoon

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has stirred outrage with yet another offensive cartoon, this time linking Islam to the recent terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain. In its newest attempt at ill-intended humor, the notorious magazine published a cartoon on Wednesday that showed people lying in a pool...




Afghan Movie Nominated For Opera Prima Award

An Afghan movie "A Letter To The President" has been nominated for the Opera Prima Award at the 70th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. A Letter To The President, directed by Roya Sadat, is the only eligible film from Afghanistan. And it will be amongst 22 other films from all over the world which...




Indonesian Muslim fashion wants the worldís attention

Loose-fitting “modest wear” combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta’s Muslim-influenced collection. Eschewing the hijab, her female models cover their hair with a baseball-like cap worn over a tight hood and stylish big turtle-neck collar. The...




Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming Ďhalalí pizza was a lie

A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million after he says he was served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law. The complaint says Mohamad Bazzi of Dearborn ordered halal pizza twice from the shop on Schaefer in Dearborn. The boxes were labeled...




Facebook wages war on Ďfake newsí ahead of UK general elections

Social network company Facebook has taken a series of new measures to crack down on what it calls “fake news” in the UK, as the country prepares for crucial general elections next month. Facebook said in a statement Tuesday that it had designed new algorithms to detect and remove news...




250,000 activists sign petition to back jailed Turkish journalists: Amnesty

Amnesty International says tens of thousands of activists worldwide have signed an online petition calling for the release of around 120 journalists detained in Turkey following the abortive July 2016 military coup. In a Wednesday report, the UK-based rights group said top journalists, cartoonists...




Journalists bravely face Taliban, other terrorist networks threats: Llorens

A top US diplomat in Afghanistan has said the journalists in Afghanistan bravely face threats posed by the Taliban and other terrorist networks to do their jobs. In a statement released on the occasion of World press Freedom Day, Ambassador Hugo Llorens said "Today we commemorate World Press Freedom...




+ UNAMA Chief Commends Local Media For Its Courage

Referring to recent remarks made by Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar against the local media, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) Secretary General Tadamichi Yamamoto said on Tuwday that politicians should refrain from speaking out against the press. "I don't...




India To Fund Documentary On Nabi And Rashidís Rise To Fame

India's Foreign Ministry is set to fund a documentary on Afghanistan's two Indian Premier League (IPL) exports - Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. Rashid and Nabi are the first two Afghans to ever play in the IPL after being snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). According to Voice of America...




MoIC Strikes Back at Hekmatyar Over Anti-Media Remarks

In his first public appearance in about 20 years, Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday addressed a crowd of supporters in Laghman in eastern Afghanistan where he described some media outlets as "cursed" and said they must stop promoting sedition and ethnic division. But, the Ministry...




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