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Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan – a feat its creators hope will help preserve the country’s centuries-old tradition of calligraphy. Each of the Islamic holy book’s 610 pages was produced by hand in a painstaking process that took a team of 38 calligraphers and artists […]

Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team wins top European award

Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team wins top European award

Back in July, Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team made the headlines when their attempt to participate in the First Global robotics competition in the US was hampered by Trump’s travel restrictions. The team’s visas were rejected twice with the girls’ plight attracting international attention which resulted in an intervention from Trump’s administration to grant them admission to the US. […]