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Fuel to Afghan forces may have violated Iran sanctions

Amid speculations that the US funds could have been used for fuel purchases from Iran, US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction urged the Pentagon to enhance oversight of how US money is being spent. According to General John Sopko,

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ADB allocates USD 300mn to infrastructure projects in Afghanistan

The Asian Development Bank announced Thursday that it will grant USD 300mn to fund infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The projects include supply of electricity to three southern provinces from Turkmenistan, construction of dams on rivers in Bamiyan and Badakhshan, reconstruction

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President Karzai orders the distribution of electronic IDs to begin in February

President Hamid Karzai sent a decree ordering the relevant ministries to begin the distribution of electronic identification cards as scheduled in early February. The new IDs include biometric data such as finger prints and eye scans, mainly aimed at ensuring

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Inauguration of a cold storage room in Baghlan Province

Officials of the High Peace Council in Baghlan announced the establishment of a cold storage room with a capacity of 100 tons of agricultural products. Chief of the provincial Council Samadi Stanekzai said the cold storage room is built in

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Afghan Orchestra to perform in the US

Students of the Afghan orchestra from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) are invited to perform in venues of three US states including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. “The performing students are

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Denmark to continue their assistance to Afghanistan

Danish government has pledged to stand by the Afghan government post-2014 and assist the country with developing its economy. According to the Copenhagen post, Denmark will provide USD 96mn (530mn kroner)  per year between 2013 and 2017. Based on Denmark’s

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Afghan government must work to reopen schools-Afghan Women Coalition

With the approach of the new academic year, Afghan Women Coalition urged the government to make efforts towards reopening of schools that have been shut down due to security issues. Many children have been deprived of education in several provinces,

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USD 30mn Afghan de-mining contract awarded to Sterling Global Operations

Headquartered in Lenoir City of Tennessee, Sterling Global Operations won USD 30mn contract for demining work in Afghanistan. The contract will focus on removing landmines and unexploded ordnance at Bagram Air Field and other bases and areas throughout the country,

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Tajikistan to export one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan

Head of Barki Tochik state energy Abdullo Yeroz announced Wednesday at a press conference in Dushanbe that Tajikistan is planning to export more than one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan in 2013. Tajikistan experiences electricity shortages of about

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