15 October 2019

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:59

Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Qalat (BNA) The visual arts, and in particular photography, are increasingly being used by today’s youth as a powerful tool for communication and self-expression. As such, they have the potential to play a significant role in raising awareness of the key issues facing our contemporary globalizing world. The annual Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo Contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera.
Organized within the framework of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), the 2019 edition of the contest is open for entries from 19 September 2019 to 6 January 2020.
The Silk Roads are an expansive region composed of a network of maritime and land routes. Originating in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia the Silk Roads cross the Central Asian sub-continent, the Russian steppe, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus, and the Arabian Peninsula. They also stretch through North Africa and Northeast Africa, from Tanzania to Morocco. Additionally, they pass through Eastern and Southern Europe, before reaching France and Spain. Please see the map here
The Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest is an opportunity for young people living or travelling within these regions to share their perceptions and further their understanding of the common cultural heritage and pluralistic identities emerging from the interactions and exchanges taking place along the Silk Roads. The contest encourages the use of photography to extend these cultural interactions and encounters in the contemporary world, to foster mutual understanding and promote peace amongst the diverse populations encompassed by the Silk Roads.
The contest is divided into two age categories: 14-17 year olds, and 18-25 year olds. Participants are invited to submit photographs that best encapsulate the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through one or more of the three themes of Gastronomy and Food Production, Traditional Sports and Games, and Music and Dance. The Selection Committee members will then examine these submissions and select the winners from each of the age categories. Examples of some of the very best photographs from the 2018 contest can be found here.
The contest will culminate with an award ceremony, with three winners selected from each age category. First place winners will receive a professional camera.  Second place winners will receive a semi-professional camera, and the prize for third place will be a standard-model digital camera. In addition, winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony. Those under 17 years of age may be accompanied by one family member, courtesy of UNESCO.
A travelling exhibition of around fifty photos that best represent the spirit of the contest will be exhibited in various places around the world. To commemorate the occasion, these exceptional photographs will ultimately appear in a professionally bound photo album.

Tuesday October 15, 2019
HERAT CITY (BNA) About 60 different type of weapons have delivered by National Directorate Security (NDS) office to Disarmament of Illegal Armed Group (DIAG) program in western Herat province.
According to BNA report, the weapons have been collected within the last three months by National Directorate Security personnel in various parts of Herat province.
The weapons have submitted to DIAG program, while Ghulam Daoud Hashimi acting governor of Herat and military officials of the province were present.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Qalat (BNA) Thirteen Taliban including their two leaders were killed in an air strike of security forces in Zabul province last night.
The insurgents were targeted on their hideouts in Shahjou District.
Medias office of Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, thirteen Taliban including two leaders of this group were killed.
The Taliban were suppressed while wanted to storm on a police checkpoint, he added.
It is said that no harm and losses sustained to civilians in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday October 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) As many as 11 armed oppositions lost their lives following clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Kangarhar and Urozgan province.
The conflicts took place last night and this morning in vicinities of Maiwand district, Kandahar and Tarinkot city the provincial capital of Urozgan province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, 11 anti-government militias were killed and four others were wounded during the clashes.
The militants have been targeted by Afghan security forces, while they were busy on organizing a series of terrorists and destructive activities in the mentioned areas, the source added.
Some heavy and light weapons belonged to the terrorists have been seized at the end of the struggles.
Military officials claimed that there were no casualties on parts of civilians and Afghan security forces following the battles.

Tuesday October 15, 2019
QALA-E-NAW CITY (BNA) About five rebels were killed and three others were wounded during air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in western Badghis province.
The insurgents have been targeted inside their hideouts in relevant areas of Jawand district of the province last night.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the west of the country told BNA reporter, five militants were killed and three others were wounded following the air assaults.
The attacks carried out, when a group of Taliban fighters wanted to storm on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Jawand district.
Civilians didn’t harmed during the attacks.

Tuesday October 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating 17 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incident in different parts of eastern provinces.
The mines have been discovered and neutralized by Afghan security personnel in crowded areas of Kunar, Nooristan, Laghman and Nangarhar provinces.
Top commander of Afghan national army in Sylab army corps in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, no one was arrested accused of the foiled mine plantings so far, but efforts ongoing to identify and capture the perpetrators of the mine plantings.
Taliban fighters are responsible of mine plantings across Afghanistan; the action that mostly caused casualties on innocent civilians, particularly women and children.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) Two civilians lost their lives in explosion of a mine planted by Taliban in Ghazni province this morning.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, the explosion of mine occurred in Nayzi Kali village, Dehyak District, Ghazni province, which took the lives of two civilians.
The victims were commuters of a vehicle which were moving toward Dehyak District.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                         78/25        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            98       Afs
One Euro                                                            86/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/30       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                       498       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                           1120       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                           06/90       Afs

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 09:15

Taliban Key Associate Arrested in Herat

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Herat (BNA) A key associate of Taliban terrorist group was arrested in Herat province.
Abdullah known Talha has been identified and arrested by security troops in Herat province today.
Security source of Herat told BNA, Mullah Abdullah known Talha was under pursued by police forces for a long time which was arrested by police today.
The security source called Mullah Abdullah as an important member of Taliban group said, he had confessed in the first investigation to supplying weapons and financial means to Taliban, as well as participating in several deadly terrorist attacks.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) As a result of Afghan Security Forces raid on Taliban strongholds in Helmand province, 14 armed oppositions were killed last night.
According to reports, four strongholds of Taliban were targeted by air and ground raid of Afghan Security Forces in Lashkarga and Sangeen Districts.
ANA top commander in Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, fourteen Taliban rebels including two Pakistani fighters were killed in the raid.
The Taliban were suppressed in their strongholds while terrorist activities.
It is said that four Taliban strongholds with all war equipment have been demolished.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Helmand province.
Police of Helmand discovered and confiscated 11 mines from crowded ways of the province.
Security officials of the province blamed Taliban for mine plantings.
T. Yarzada

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