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Maternal Mortality Decreases in Afghanistan

Maternal Mortality Decreases in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Spoken in celebration of International Day of Midwives, Afghan Minister of Public Health (MoPH) Suraya Dalil said the maternal and infant mortality rate has decreased in comparison with past years.
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A faraway goal

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After 35 years of continuous war, Afghanistan is enjoying a soccer revival. In the midst of that revival is Nick Pugliese, a 23-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., who is the only American to play professional soccer in Afghanistan.
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An Afghan Success Story: Fewer Child Deaths

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Life expectancy in Afghanistan has increased from 45 to 62 years over the past decade.
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AfghanMade Carpet Design Competition winners announced at Domotex Hannover

AfghanMade Carpet Design Competition winners announced at Domotex Hannover | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Winners of the 2014 Carpet Design Awards (CDA) were announced on Sunday at the Domotex Hannover ceremony.

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Increase in transit flights generate higher revenues for Afghan government

Increase in transit flights generate higher revenues for Afghan government | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

According to the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, foreign aircraft transit revenues have increased by about 30% compared to last year.

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Inauguration of Technical Teacher Training Academy in Kabul

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The new Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA) was inaugurated in Kabul on 4 December 2013 by Asif Nang, Deputy Minister for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of Afghanistan, and Martin Jäger, Ambassador of Germany in Kabul.

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4th Annual Winter Music Academy | Afghanistan National Institute of Music

From December 21, 2013, to February 6, 2014, ANIM will hold the Fourth Annual Afghanistan Winter Music Academy.

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200 women beggars provided job in Kandahar

200 women beggars provided job in Kandahar | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented move by the women’s affairs department of southern Kandahar, around two hundred women beggars have been provided with employment.
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Beach Volleyball in the Afghan Capital

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A Beach Volleyball Tournament began in Kabul on Saturday, and by the end of it the top performing players are expected to fill four open slots on the Afghan National Beach Volleyball Team.
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Afghanistan Expedites the Process to Start a Business, World Bank Group Report Finds

Afghanistan Expedites the Process to Start a Business, World Bank Group Report Finds | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Among economies in South Asia, a new World Bank Group report finds, Afghanistan made starting a business easier by reducing the time and cost to obtain a business license and by eliminating the inspection of the premises of newly registered companies. In addition, it strengthened its secured transactions system by implementing a unified collateral registry.

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A new peace education course for teacher education in Afghanistan

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The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) of the Ministry of Education invited teacher trainers from all over Afghanistan to finalize a brand new course on peace education and human rights. This compulsory subject in the education of all teachers in the Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) of Afghanistan has so far been taught with out of date non standardized materials. For the first time in decades a standardized curriculum has been developed and now completed in a final review workshop from October 28 to 30 with the support of Afghan-German Cooperation and UNESCO.

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Exhibition of Student-Made Products Opens in Kabul

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An exhibition of products made by students from the Ministry of Education's (MoE) technical and vocational institutes around the country opened in Kabul on Wednesday to a massive crowd for the second time.
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Viral Justice and Frozen Yougurt: Redefining Social Media at a Summit in Afghanistan

Viral Justice and Frozen Yougurt: Redefining Social Media at a Summit in Afghanistan - The Huffington Post
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Afghanistan Defeats Bangladesh in Historic Asia Cup Win

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In the country's first victory against a Test-playing nation since national team's formation in 2001, the Afghan Cricket Team defeated host Bangladesh by 32 runs in their 2014 Asia World Cup match on Saturday night.
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Handicap Handicrafts On Show

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An exhibition called Mashq-e-Tawanaee displaying handicrafts made by handicapped Afghan women opened in Kabul on Saturday. The organizers of the exhibition said the event aimed to open up the market for the handicrafts to be sold.
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Afghanistan wins 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

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Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland.

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ADB grants $110m to build Kabul-Jalalabad highway

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KABUL (PAN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted $110 million to Afghanistan on Tuesday for the construction of second Kabul-Jalalabad carriage highway, officials said.
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Afghan media revolution follows Taliban overthrow - Central Asia Online

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After years of militants blocking information and entertainment outlets, Afghanistan is building an independent media that is crucial for democracy and transparency, analysts say.
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Emirates Airline starts flights to capital Kabul

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The Emirates Airline started daily flights between Dubai and Kabul with the commencement of its first flight which touched down in Kabul International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
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Afghanistan’s Future is Brighter Than You Think

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In less than six months Afghanistan will face one of the most crucial crossroads in its history: the chance for a peaceful transfer of power from one elected le
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Commentary: Bicycling a sign of resilience, strength for Afghan women - The Lantern

Commentary: Bicycling a sign of resilience, strength for Afghan women - The Lantern | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
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AWCC employees complete training on management sciences

AWCC employees complete training on management sciences | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Nearly two dozen employees of Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) have completed a training course on management sciences.
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Regional singers perform in Kabul to convey messages of peace and brotherhood

Regional singers perform in Kabul to convey messages of peace and brotherhood | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Amid cheerful applause and motivational clapping, the musicians and singers from Afghanistan and some regional countries mesmerized a considerably big audience of mostly young Afghans in Kabul during a two-day “Afghanistan’s Peace Musical Festival” 2013.

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Herat farmers to receive improved seeds and fertilizers

Herat farmers to receive improved seeds and fertilizers | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
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AFGHANISTAN TIMES

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Kabul hosted the first ever Information and Communications Technology (ICT) conference and exhibition aimed to give IT companies the exposure that they need to establish a good market for their services and products. 
Second Vice President, Karim Khalili, said that such conferences and exhibitions are important for growth of IT sector. 

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