Debating the News

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I like to read the news online during the day while I am at work, and then at night I watch Tola TV news at home.

Feeling Better after Diplomatic Visit

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Imagining a divided Afghanistan was a nightmare.

Waiting for the Recount

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Nowadays, no one even asks me how am I doing with life or my job. The first question they ask is about the two candidates.

Ramadan Mubarak

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Ramadan, month of light
Ramadan, month of patience
Ramadan, month of testing

The Voice of Rain

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The voice of Rain
Gives me courage to work hard
Gives me power to climb mountains

Will Disillusioned Afghans Vote a Second Time?

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In the first round, people were scared, but wanted to vote. This time is different.

Badakhshan

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The land of tall mountains
the land of natural beauty, rain and snow
Badakhshan—
in despair

Inside Burqa

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It hid my pouts and smiles
It made me fear what I want to see

Every Election Brings New Hurdles in Afghanistan

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That election brought new hurdles because the Taliban was threatening to cut the fingers of any women who voted.

The Nowruz Holiday Is a Family Day

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Nowruz, which comes on Friday this year, is the first day of the new year in Afghanistan and Afghan people have many special activities for this holiday.