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Taliban demands “protection tax” from Afghan telecom companies

The Taliban has issued an edict whereby a hefty sum of “protection tax” is demanded from Afghan telecom companies. According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the demand was made by the Taliban central leadership from representatives of four cellular companies

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Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan rebuilt with light

The spectacular Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan were animated with 3D light projection technology on Sunday. The empty cavities were animated using a USD 120,000 projector, which was donated by a Chinese couple, Janson Yu and Liyan Yu. Hundreds of locals

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Afghans not too optimistic about economic situation

Afghans have cited deteriorating economy as their top concern, according to a new Gallup poll. Two in three Afghans see local economic conditions getting worse, as per the poll. The new poll illustrates that the Taliban are not the only

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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12 Events That Shaped Afghanistan in 2012

Source- Tolo News It has been an eventful year in Afghanistan, a year of triumphs and tribulations. From the country’s first premier league soccer tournament to progress towards peace, our editors picked 12 events for their potential to shape the

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Two schools reopen in Kandahar

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, two schools reopened in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province. The schools were shut down due to security threats from the Taliban. Eight more schools are yet to reopen. Education Director Sher Agha

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South Korea’s USD 500mn aid to Afghanistan

South Korea’s ambassador announced on Saturday that his country has pledged USD 500mn in aid to Afghanistan, of which USD 100mn will be spent in the country by next year. He further added that USD 130mn from the aid money

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Afghanistan’s future is not that bleak

Let’s go back a decade and remind ourselves of what Afghanistan was like then. It was the regime of Taliban- a period when human rights had no existence, darkness had replaced education, misery had taken over hope and extremism had

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Taliban contributing to the reconstruction of Afghanistan for the first time ever

Taliban announced the completion of the construction of a 5km road in the Shikh region of the district of Alingar in eastern Laghman province. Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesperson of the Taliban group in Laghman, said the road was destroyed due to

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