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Winners of the 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture announced

His Excellency AníbalCavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon on September 6. The five winning projects are: Salam Centre

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Diplomatic Courier and YPFP Recognize Kabul Entrepreneur Eileen Guo “99 Under 33”

The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are pleased to announce that Eileen Guo, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Impassion Afghanistan,has been recognized on the 2013 “99 Under 33,” an international list noting the most influential foreign policy leaders under the

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Carpet weaving courses to be offered to deprived Afghan women in Sar-e-Pul

A charity organization, affiliated with the United Nations, will establish workshops offering carpet weaving classes to deprived and destitute women of northern Sar-e-Pul province. Director Women Affairs in Sar-e-Pul, Nasima Aarzo, said 45 women from 15 villages of the province

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Hyundai offers wage raise to South Korean workers

After a series of strikes from workers at the South Korean Hyundai Motor firm, workers at Hyundai Motor have voted in favor of a wage deal. The firm had offered to raise basic wage by 5%, pay a one-time bonus

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New Cashmere Processing Facility in Herat Will Boost Underdeveloped Sector

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, is bolstering foreign direct investment into Afghanistan by insuring a cashmere scouring and disinfection facility in Herat. The MIGA-supported project will boost a nascent

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