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“We cannot afford to be divided” Exclusive interviews with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s 2014 presidential election, which ushered in new leadership for the first time since 2001, resulted in a three-month political deadlock. The stalemate was eventually solved by a political agreement in which both rivals joined hands to form a national-unity ...

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EU’s 1.4b Euro grant to Afghanistan

The European Union (EU) on Friday announced 1.4 billion euros in grant for Afghanistan to help the war-torn country boost development Piebalgs and Afghanistan National Economic Advisor, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, in Washington, DC, on the sidelines of World Bank/IFM annual ...

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US general sees only ‘good news’ in Afghanistan as senators voice concerns

Afghanistan’s presidential election may be taking the country to the brink, but the US army general nominated to helm the terminal phase of America’s longest war sees nothing but “good news”. “Everything I see, sir, is good news, and that we’re on ...

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President Obama Called Afghan Presidential Candidates Dr. Ghani and Dr. Abdullah

The President spoke with Afghan presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani this afternoon and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah last night as part of our ongoing efforts to call for calm and emphasize the need for political dialogue as last month’s election results ...

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Remarks of Chinese Embassy in Kabul on the Dollar Transactions between Banks of China and Afghanistan

Remarks of Counsellor Chen Shijie, Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan Spokesman on the Dollar Transactions between Banks of China and Afghanistan The media report which claimed that the Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks recently, is ...

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Delivering on Afghanistan’s Vote against Terrorism

A worth reading article by M. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief Mission of Afghanistan in India. More than 7 million Afghans waited in long lines for hours, in rainy weather, to vote at over 6,200 polling centers across the country. They did so ...

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Afghan Artisans win a prestigious commission in Mecca

A group of Afghan Artisans have recently secured one of the Afghan Crafts Industry’s biggest commercial commissions to date – providing Afghan miniature painting, ceramics and woodwork to the brand new 5 Star Anjum hotel in Makkah. This commission marks ...

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Foreign Secretary welcomes elections in Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary welcomes large number of Afghan men and women exercising right to vote despite intimidation and threats. Millions of Afghans today took part in elections to choose only their second president since 2001, and to elect Provincial Council representatives. ...

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Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban

Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban Afghanistan A Comparison Fact Sheet The people of Afghanistan will go to the polls on 5 April to vote for their first new president since Hamid Karzai took over after the fall of the ...

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Restoring Its Legacy, Moscow Invests In Future In Afghanistan

By Frud Bezhan, March 31, 2014, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. For most of the past 25 years, the Soviet House of Science and Culture in western Kabul — once a symbol of Moscow’s political and cultural clout in Afghanistan — has ...

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