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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Reopen Main Road in Arghistan District

ARGHISTAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to reopen a road in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Feb 6. Three roadside bombs damaged the district’s only paved road, limiting access to Kandahar city. “We are not happy that the Taliban

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Afghanistan’s negative balance of trade, a threat to its economy

Ministry of Commerce and Industries has warned of the potential problems that the widening gap between Afghanistan’s exports and imports can cause to the economy after the international community winds down its aid. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Exporters

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Spring tree-plantation drive inaugurated in Helmand

Helmand’s governor Mohammad Naeem planted an ornamental tree in Helmand province to kick off the spring tree-plantation drive. Various non-government organizations (NGOs), including Roots of Peace, provided 135,000 ornamental and fruit-bearing saplings to the agriculture department of Helmand this year.

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Graduation of disabled people from vocational training

Upon completion of nearly a year-long vocational training, more than 500 people with disabilities (PwDs) including 211 females graduated from Swedish Committee for Afghanistan vocational training program, providing them an opportunity of self-employment to feed their families with honor and

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Afghanistan to face Sri Lanka in Asian qualifier

Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka in the opening game of the 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifier scheduled to be held in Laos from March 2 to 6. The twenty teams involved in the qualification draw were drawn

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Afghanistan’s corruption cost up to USD 3.9 billion in 2012

According to a report by the UN office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan’s anti-corruption unit, the total cost of corruption in Afghanistan is increased to USD 3.9bn in 2012- 40% up on 2009. “The bribes that Afghan citizens

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Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan discuss bilateral cooperation in Cairo

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and his Kyrgyzstani counterpart Erlan Abdyldaev discussed issues of bilateral and regional cooperation in Cairo, Egypt. A meeting of foreign ministers of the two countries was held within the meeting of foreign ministers of the

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Millions Of Pounds Worth Of Military Equipment May Not Return From Afghanistan

Huffing Post-More than 40% of Britain’s Afghan military equipment may not return to the UK, according to Government exit strategy plans. Millions of pounds worth of resources are expected to be scrapped, sold or given away following the withdrawal of

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A Father Gave His Daughter a $200 Contract to Stay Off Facebook

Casey Chan- Daily Dot If your kid is spending too much time on Facebook, what should you do? Cut the Internet? Annoying for you. Restrict their access? Not realistic. Ground them? Haha. What about give them a signed contract that

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Pakistan releases some of the Afghan containers held at the Karachi Port

After 3 months of stoppage at the Karachi Port, the Pakistani government has announced the release of only 100 containers of the Afghan goods. The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) are not optimistic about this move and expects

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Roshan achieves certified B-Corp status

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, announced that the company has been officially recognized as a certified B-Corp. Roshan is the first company in Afghanistan to achieve this prestigious B-Corp status and leads the way for other Afghan businesses to

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Disparity between Afghan high officials’ income and assets

The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOO) have begun investigating the land-holdings of about 70 top Afghan officials, after discovering the disparity between income and assets. The Anti-Corruption department recently announced that a number of high-officials refuse to register

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