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Experts agree to rebuild one of the Buddha statues of Afghanistan

Afghan, German, Japanese and French specialists met in German city of Munich to discuss whether two ancient statues of Buddha in Bamyan, Afghanistan should be restored. The Afghan government has agreed with international experts to repair one of the Buddha

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Kunduz’s main bridge destroyed by Taliban soon to be reconstructed

Afghan Ministry of Defense has informed that reconstruction work of Alchin bridge, the main bridge connecting the northern provinces with the Sher Khan port in northern Afghanistan, has kicked off. The bridge was completely destroyed by the Taliban militants in

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Afghanistan suffers USD 9bn in losses due to conflict and insurgency

According to a new research report by the Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD) organization, Afghanistan has suffered USD 24mn in losses daily due to conflict and insurgency in 2014. The total amount of loss that Afghanistan suffered during the

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Breshna Company collects only 50% of electricity bills in Helmand

Afghanistan’s national power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), manages to collect only 50% of electricity bills in southern Helmand province. DABS official Mirwais Alemi said half of the company’s income from electricity bills in Helmand was lost, as there

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Government must compensate Afghan drivers for the truck damages: ACCI

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held the government responsible for the destruction of over 400 vehicles that were parked in Chawk-e-Arghandi area of Kabul. Deputy Head of the Chamber, Khan Jan Alokozay, suggested that the Ministry of

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Médicins Sans Frontières reports on the health sector in Afghanistan

Médicins Sans Frontières  (MSF) or ” Doctors Without Borders”, an international health non-governmental organization, in its recent report has reflected on the achievements and deficiencies in the health sector of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s health sector has improved considerably since the fall

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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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Road closure causes price hikes in Daikundi

Daikundi’s connecting road leading to Kandahar has been blocked for the past three weeks due to insecurity, causing prices of food and fuel to spike. According to the officials, the Taliban have concealed land mines in the road connecting Daikundi

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Afghanistan’s economy to dwindle post 2014- Senior US Official

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R Clapper said the Afghan economy is likely to shrink after the withdrawal of foreign forces, which is scheduled for the year 2014. According to Mr. Clapper, the Taliban remain to be a

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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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British MPs question the aid budget to Afghanistan

The committee of MPs scrutinizing the budget of the Department for International Development (Dfid) said that the annual 178 million Euros is being wasted. Dfid has been allocating the above mentioned sum for bolstering the Afghan government. The committee, however,

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New buildings for Bamyan University

Three new buildings for agriculture and education faculties as well as the administrative affairs department of Bamyan University were inaugurated on Thursday. Funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, the buildings cost USD 580,000. Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili, who

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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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Taliban generated USD 400mn in revenue last year

According to a report by UN Sanctions experts, Taliban raised about USD 400mn in the year that ended in March 2012. The main sources of the revenue were donations, taxes on Afghanistan’s poppy cultivation and extortion from narcotics dealers and

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AFGHAN ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Recommendations for the US and NATO Strategic Support in Afghanistan Beyond 2014 For consideration of all partnering nations at the Chicago Summit 2012 This Policy Recommendation (PR) is prepared by Afghan Advocates for Peace and Development (AAPD), an independent global

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National Museum of Afghanistan

The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Kabul Museum, is situated in the center of Kabul City. It was built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan in 1922. The collections dated back to several millennia and were

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