Tourism

  Will the opening of a stunning national park attract foreign tourists to Kabul?

Better known as a war zone than an area of natural beauty, Afghanistan might not be the first place tourists consider when going seeing some of the planet's most stunning scenery. But in 2009, ambitious plans were announced to establish the country...

  Afghanistan's archaeological treasures face a new threat

Kabul - Few thought they would do it until they did, firing fusillade after fusillade into two giant statues of the Buddha that had weathered 1,500 turbulent years of conquest and chaos, but could not withstand the Taliban's tanks. As shells and anti...

  AFC: Shurtan ties Syria’s Al-Ittihad 1-1

GUZAR, Uzbekistan – FC Shurtan of Guzar tied Syria’s Al-Ittihad 1-1 in Asian Football Confederation Cup play April 13. Team captain Igor Taran scored for Shurtan in the 44th minute. Shurtan and Al-Ittihad are tied for second place in Group B with f...

  Obama to appear on Oprah

Chicago: United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michal Obama would appear in the world’s famous reality show “The Operah Winfrey Show”. The US TV chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is near to her last episode of the show, according to media re...

  Tourist dollars to boost forex reserves, employment

PEW urges to use tourism for national development.Pakistan should benefit from Chinese tourism spending.Tourist dollars to boost forex reserves, employment Islamabad: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said government needs to turn touris...

  NASA may use space station to prepare flights to Mars

Work on the International Space Station (ISS) will be the focus of the US space program for the next decade and will be the first step in preparing for manned flights to Mars, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) has said.“ISS is...

  Afghan Reforestation Requires Millions

Afghanistan needs millions of dollars to begin reforestation program, Ministry of Agriculture said on Saturday. The Ministry urges international support, as the current development budget it says can hardly cover reforestation programs. A three-m...

  Afghans hope to make dusty Kabul bloom

The Afghan capital used to be shady and green, but war and a need for fuel decimated the city's trees. Now the city government is trying to bring them back. Kabul, Afghanistan - A local, slice-of-life story from a Monitor correspondent. As spring...

  Bangkok talks make little progress on closing emissions gap

BANGKOK – As climate negotiators talk this week in Bangkok, there are no signs the gap between the amount of emissions countries have pledged to cut and what is needed to avoid temperatures rising to dangerous levels has been bridged, climate experts...

  The Rich Are Different: They Can Buy More Sand

An economist, an oceanographer and an expert in complex systems have just published a study posing a question: What happens if physical predictions about the erosive force of future storms are entwined with economic predictions of how coastal towns d...

  Pakistani squad announced for West Indies tour

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies.According to a statement issued here 16-member squad include Ahmed Shahzad, Tanveer Ahmed, Muhammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Taufeeq Umer, Umer Akm...

  Umar Gul determined to destroy Indian top order

Mohali: Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul has said that he was determined to target Indian top order batting.Addressing a press conference here on Monday Gul said that both the team played against each other under immense pressure as both the nations di...

  Final episode of ‘Opera Show’ announced

Chicago: Final episode of famous “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will be aired on May 25.Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Productions confirmed the date on Friday. Winfrey announced live on the show in November 2009 that she would end its run after 25 years. S...


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