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Needy families in Paktika receive wheat

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, the agriculture department of Paktika has received the lists of needy families from local councils and the process of distributing wheat to deserving families has launched. Each family will receive 100kg of wheat. Up

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Dilawari rejects the report by New York Times on the shipments of Afghan gold to Dubai

The governor of the central bank (Da Afghanistan Bank-DAB), Noorullah Delwari, denied large shipments of gold from the country to Dubai. The New York Times had published a report earlier this week about the large shipments of gold being flown

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How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up

By JESSICA BENNETT- The New York Times “How many of you know about the wage gap?” she asks a roomful of undergraduates, almost all of them women, at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx. A few hands

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Nuristan most likely to face food shortages

Several roads in eastern Nuristan province have been closed, some as a result of heavy snowfall and some due to insecurity. Residents are concerned that they would face severe food shortages if the main roads remained closed. Humanitarian groups have

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An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG- The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear

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Sayed Saadat Mansoor Naderi, winner of the peace through commerce award

The Afghan entrepreneur, Sayed Saadat Mansoor Naderi, was officially awarded the Peace through Commerce award for 2012 by the United States Department of Commerce in Dubai. The International Trade Administration’s Peace through Commerce medal has recognized eight individuals and organizations

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Delays at Chinese-Run Afghan Mines Raise Security Fears

Source: Wall Street Journal By Maria Abi-Habib, Yaroslav Trofimov and Ziaulhaq Sultani BAMIYAN, Afghanistan—Foreign investment in Afghanistan’s mining sector was meant to bring peace and prosperity. But here in Bamiyan province, it has so far put locals out of jobs

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New Baghlan Sugar Company handed over to the Afghan government

Set up in 1940, the New Baghlan Sugar Company (NBSC) is making a transition to the Afghan government’s control. The shares of two German stakeholders in the company and the monitoring responsibility for the factory are now handed in to

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