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The first cultural exhibition held in Kabul city

The first cultural exhibition held in Kabul city | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

An exhibition of Afghan arts, paintings, calligraphy  books and handicrafts was held in Bagh-e-Babur of Kabul city on Tuesday.

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The Wilson Quarterly: Afghanistan in Three Voices by Norwan, Mariam, and Nasima

Three Afghan women write about violence and shelter, the Taliban, and getting to vote.
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Opinion: Kandahar and hope - Michèle Flournoy and Michael O'Hanlon

Opinion: Kandahar and hope - Michèle Flournoy  and Michael O'Hanlon | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Now, Kandahar gives hope to the war effort. The struggle is far from won. But it is much closer to a success than a failure at present, as we saw on a recent trip sponsored by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.
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Disabled swimmers make a splash in Kabul

Disabled swimmers make a splash in Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's largest indoor swimming pool is helping youths, including those with no arms, learn to enjoy the water.
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Domestic airport to be built in Nuristan

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The ministry of transport and civil aviation has launched the construction of a domestic airport in eastern Nuristan, considering it an important need of the people.
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Afghan and Indian investors attend a joint conference in Kabul

Afghan and Indian investors attend a joint conference in Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The conference was attended by 18 Indian companies from various sectors, including cement production, agriculture, car manufacturing, water consulting services, energy and infrastructure, electronics and transportation.

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Saad Mohseni: The Untold Story of Afghan Progress

Saad Mohseni: The Untold Story of Afghan Progress | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Saad Mohseni writes that there are over eight million schoolchildren, 2.6 million of them girls. In 2001: 900,000 boys and practically no girls.
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Gap Bezan Hero Susan Sadeed - Full Documentary

This is the full documentary for our third Gap Bezan hero, Ms. Susan Sadeed of Farah. Susan is doing amazing work for the province of Farah by ensuring education opportunities are given to young women.

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Artist to Hand Out 10,000 Balloons in Kabul

Thousands of hot pink balloons will envelop the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, sometime this spring, as a New York-based artist attempts to bring hope and celebration in the form of balloons to the war-torn city.
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Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city – and its economy | McClatchy

Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city – and its economy | McClatchy | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
It had the potential to be another Afghanistan Buddha disaster, recalling the Taliban’s destruction of two ancient statues that had stood for centuries in the country’s west: A buried Buddhist city lost to time was about to be obliterated by what...
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AWCC, Ariana television celebrate the dignity of women

AWCC, Ariana television celebrate the dignity of women | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghan Wireless Communication Company and the Ariana Television honored their female employees in conjunction with the globally-observed World Women’s Day with a special recognition program.
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Handicraft exhibition opens in Asadabad

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ASADABAD (PAN): A three-day exhibition of handicrafts made by women opened in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Monday.
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USAID to put $300 million into women's rights in Afghanistan

USAID to put $300 million into women's rights in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)announced in 2012 that it plans to spend $313 million to support the development of Afghan women over the next five years.

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Afghan Women Help Drive Resurgent Economy

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There are more than 1,600 registered female-owned business in country where GDP has nearly quintupled in last decade
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District Chief of Police Hosts Veterinary Outreach in Mya Neshin

District Chief of Police Hosts Veterinary Outreach in Mya Neshin | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
District Chief of Police, Abdul Satar, hosted a four-day veterinary course and clinic in Mya Neshin district, Kandahar province, March 17-20.
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Saffron Exports Almost Doubled Last Year: Officials

Saffron Exports Almost Doubled Last Year: Officials | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Saffron exports ballooned to more than 2.8 tonnes in the past year – a 95 percent increase on the previous corresponding period, government officials said.
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Afghan woman fights to educate young girls; speaks at ASU Wednesday

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She attended a secret school in Afghanistan while under the Taliban rule. Now, she's fighting to educate other young Afghan girls. Shabana Basij- Rasikh, SOLA co-founder stopped by GMAZ this morning to share her story.
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Afghan cultural heritage on show

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The richness of Afghan cultural heritage is on show at ‘Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art,’ a unique exhibition which opens today ...
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Afghan women as a measure of progress - M. Ashraf Haidari | The AfPak Channel

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Afghanistan progresses but still needs support | Other voices | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northe...

Afghanistan progresses but still needs support | Other voices | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northe... | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
A U.S. civilian officer sees hope and drive in country's younger generation.
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A New Deal for Afghanistan?

A New Deal for Afghanistan? | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
What are the real threats facing the Afghan people as we approach 2014, when international military troops withdraw to their bases or leave the country -- and responsibility for security rests wholly with Afghanistan?
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Top Architects Inspire Afghan Women’s Rug-Making Venture

Top Architects Inspire Afghan Women’s Rug-Making Venture | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
American not-for-profit Arzu Studio Hope has launched a ‘Masters Collection’ of 10 woolen rugs designed by legendary architects. Afghan women are weaving the designs of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Michael Graves rugs, giving the women meaningf ...
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On top of providing jobs and making rugs, Chicago-based Arzu – which means ‘hope’ in Dari – bases its business on a model of social entrepreneurship. The organisation strives to improve access to clean water, health care, education, shelter and other basic necessities for those in Afghanistan

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5 newly-constructed government buildings opened in Khost

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The construction works of five government buildings has been completed and were formally opened Monday in the eastern province of Khost.
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The Afghan Silk Road is opening for business | The Times

Troop withdrawal will not trigger anarchy but investment worth billions of dollars
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