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Pakistan begins fencing on Durand Line

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Jun 21, 2017 - 09:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has started fencing of the Durand Line the separate the two countries to stop cross boarder terrorism and infiltration, a media report said on Wednesday. The process of fencing would be completed in phases, Radio Pakistan...
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Open consultation launched for the revision of the EU Country Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society (2015 – 2017)

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Jun 18, 2017 - 15:08
Kabul, 18 June 2017: The European Union values a dynamic, pluralistic and competent civil society - a crucial component of any democratic system - and recognises the importance of constructive relations between states and civil society. Civil...
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Press Statement on UNDP Interim Administrator’s Visit to Afghanistan

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Jun 06, 2017 - 14:06
Kabul, 6 June 2017— The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and theGovernment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan are working to re-establish morepositive relations, with a visit on 6-8 June 2017 by the interim Administrator of UNDP Under-Secretary-General Tegegnework Gettu. The visit centres on a meeting with H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. UNDP has supported the people and Government of Afghanistan since 1966, and the two parties now plan to meet in order to address recent challenges and to set a course for the future.
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Stop fighting in Ramadan, UN asks warring parties

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May 25, 2017 - 15:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations top diplomat in Afghanistan on Thursday urged all parties to the conflict to stop fighting in deference to the holy month of Ramadan. The UN remained committed to stand with the people of Afghanistan in their...
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NATO renews support for Afghanistan’s security

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May 20, 2017 - 11:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO allies and partners have underscored the importance to continue backing the Afghan forces through training, advising and assistance as part of the Resolute Support mission. At their meeting in Brussels on Friday, the alliance...
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The impossibility of holding elections in current year and its factors

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May 18, 2017 - 19:45
Kabul – Afghanistan, May 18, 2017 - Nearly six months has passed since Independent Election Commission (IEC) has officially launched, and yet meaningful silence and confusions are dominating electoral processes. It’s quite obvious that elections is...
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Kabul process meeting to be held on June 6 in Kabul

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May 18, 2017 - 16:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has chaired the preparation and coordination meeting of Kabul Process Huddle, a statement from the foreign ministry said on Thursday. The meeting was aimed at exploring the objectives and...
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OIC condemn terrorist attack on national broadcaster in Jalalabad

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May 18, 2017 - 13:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General, Dr Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, strongly condemned Daesh gunmen attack on a television and radio station in Jalalabad, a statement from the organization said on Thursday...
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USAID Provides $20 Million to Support the Acute Food Assistance Needs of Vulnerable Afghans

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May 17, 2017 - 19:47
Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s most vulnerable populations will receive much needed relief concerning food security thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

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May 17, 2017 - 17:02
Delhi, India, 17th May 2017 – Today, a three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) ends in Delhi, India. 13 Members of the Afghan parliament’s Natural...
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UNAMA concerned at rising number of child fatalities

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May 16, 2017 - 13:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday voiced deep concern at the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017, calling for parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm. “I...
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President confers award on NATO commander

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May 15, 2017 - 11:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has conferred the Mir Masjidi Khan medal on NATO’s special operations commander in Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Scott Howell received the award at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace late on Sunday, according to a...
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AFGHAN WOMEN HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN ACHIEVING PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

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May 15, 2017 - 00:00
KABUL, 15 May 2017 - Afghan women from the across the country gathered today to discuss their experiences, vision and contribution to peace in the country at the Fourth Kabul Symposium “Afghan Women; Messengers of Peace” hosted by Afghanistan’s...
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UN URGES PARTIES TO TAKE ACTION AS CHILD DEATHS FROM CONFLICT HIT NEW HIGH

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May 15, 2017 - 00:00
KABUL, 15 May 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017 and urges parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm. For reading the...
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Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI): Pre-Assessment in Kabul

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May 13, 2017 - 14:01
Kabul, 13th May 2017 – During the past week, the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) concluded an assessment of the country’s progress in implementing the EITI Standard. EITI is the global standard for transparency and...
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US, China can help stabilise Afghanistan: Mosazai

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May 13, 2017 - 13:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Both China and the United States can play a key role in promoting Afghan-led efforts for peace and reconciliation, believes the Afghan ambassador in Beijing. “We look to both countries for strong support and we are grateful for the...
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Renewable Energy for Afghanistan – Sustainable Energy Week Right Now

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May 10, 2017 - 09:09
Kabul, 9th May 2017 – From 8th to 11th of May, the Afghanistan Sustainable Energy Week (ASEW 2017) takes place in Kabul. The campaign aims at raising awareness on “energy efficiency” and “renewable energy”. The Ministry of Energy and Water organises...
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Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee

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May 09, 2017 - 11:55
Kabul, Saturday, May 6, 2017—Today MEC releases three reports. For reading the full story, please click here
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UNAMA hails strategic review of its work

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May 07, 2017 - 17:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday welcomed the visit this week of a team of experts to conduct a Security Council-requested strategic review of the mission and its work. “This is an excellent opportunity for...
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New Engineering College for 720 students in Balkh

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May 07, 2017 - 17:09
Mazar-e Sharif, 7th May 2017 – A new engineering college has officially been opened in Balkh province. The college can accommodate up to 720 students. It is located at the TVET campus in Takhta-Pul in the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. The Afghan-...
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