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EU’s fresh aid to Afghanistan’s health and agriculture sectors

The EU announced the agreement for new EU aid to Afghanistan aimed at supporting the health and agriculture programs worth 185mn Euros. “The Afghan people have suffered tremendously in recent years due to war, instability and overwhelming poverty. With EU

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Afghan female artist beats the odds to create art

Reuters-Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. For Afghanistan, the only unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the blood is red paint – and part of an art installation. It’s a work by

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BP’s USD 4bn plea resolved

P oPleaded guilty for 14 criminal charges, British oil giant BP said it would pay USD 4bn in settlement for 14 criminal charges related to the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. A U.S. court accepted BP’s federal plea agreement, making

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Apple’s demand for higher damages from rival Samsung is denied

A US judge in California court rejected Apple’s demand for higher damages from South Korea’s Samsung. The court called on the firm to abide by the USD 1.05bn ruling. It further denied requests from both firms for a retrial of

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Afghan women engaged in saffron business

Negin Saffron is the brand name and registered trademark of The Afghan Women’s Saffron Association (AWSA), which is an umbrella organization of several women, that led saffron growers and processers in the Herat province. AWSA consist of over 1000 of

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New building for Quotanmast School in Sar-e-Pul

Students of the Quotanmast School, who used to study under tents, now have a new building, which was inaugurated on Tuesday in Gosfandi district of Sar-e-Pul province. Funded by the Turkish government, the school is built on a four-acre land,

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U.S. officials failed to verify that fuel for Afghan forces did not come from Iran, report says

The Washington Post-American officials in Afghanistan have failed to verify that fuel purchased for Afghan security forces in recent years did not come from Iran, which would constitute a violation of U.S. sanctions, according to an inspector general report issued

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Afghan government’s efforts to manage water resources

President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that only Afghans can resolve the issue of water management in the country. Attended by President Karzai, country’s ministers and international experts, the Third National Conference on Water Resources Development and Management in Afghanistan was

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Youth Detention Center inaugurated in Helmand

Constructed at a cost of USD 917,000 provided by the British forces, a youth detention center was inaugurated in southern Helmand province on Tuesday. According to the Justice Director Mohammad Tayeb Atal, there are currently 5 boys and 45 girls

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Shahrukh Khan and the Indian government hit back at Pakistan over Shahrukh Khan’s security

India on Tuesday dismissed Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s suggestion that New Delhi provide security to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. Home Secretary RK Singh said India is quite capable of taking care of the security of its people. Singh

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