As summer weather brings intense heat to some parts of Afghanistan, enterprising merchants have found a great way to help people cool off: They sell snow.

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Thousands of Afghans who have sought refuge in Iran are being sent to Syria to fight for the regime of Bashar al Assad. Human Rights Watch reports that the Iranian government often offers cash incentives and a promise of asylum to those who will take up arms in the long and brutal war.

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Ahmad was a student in the philosophy department of Kabul University. He was living with his family in Kabul, but, as his mother tells it, he always wanted to leave. He thought he could make a better life outside the country.

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For several months now Khas Uruzgan has been the site of battles between the Taliban and the government. Caught between the warring factions, civilians are bearing the brunt of it. With no medical facilities available to them, they are dying of ordinary sickness.

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Two Afghan children were killed last week and another 62 migrants were injured, victims of their desperate attempt to flee their homeland for Europe.

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Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars that international donors have poured into Afghanistan’s agricultural sector, farmers still face difficulties. Many are unaware of even the basics of modern, professional farming, and are using old techniques for irrigation, harvesting, etc.

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Increasing numbers of Afghans are fleeing the deteriorating economy, lack of security and political turmoil in their country, paying people smugglers to get them to Europe. The path is a long and dangerous one, involving arduous treks through border regions, where they are often caught and sent back to Afghanistan.

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With unemployment posing a major challenge to Afghanistan’s youth, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development is trying to help. MRRD has created more than 1600 jobs in Baghlan province, in northern Afghanistan, with a project designed to clean up the Bala Dori canal.

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Fed up with the lack of response to their sit-in in front of Parliament, unemployed graduates staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs Martyrs and Disabled on November 1.

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The image has haunted millions: a toddler in blue shorts and a red T-shirt, face down on the shore, tiny hands curled at his side. Little Aylan Kurdi has become a powerful symbol for those fleeing war, poverty, oppression. Now he is here, in Kabul, on a wall facing busy Darulaman Road. Faiqa Sultani, a […]

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Over the past few days customers of all of Afghanistan’s telecommunications companies have been receiving mysterious messages on their cellphones.

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It’s been nearly two weeks since a group of more than 40 recent university graduates began a protest in front of the Afghan Parliament. Their demand is simple: “We want jobs.”

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Like many a young man, Zabiullah,20, dreamed of getting married. He has been engaged for a year already. But his job as a rickshaw drive in Samangan province barely pays enough to live — just 200 afghani (around $3.50) per day. With the astronomical costs of Afghan weddings, which average $15,000 or more, Zabiullah was […]

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“You can’t expect to get a job without having paid a bribe, or if you don’t know someone influential and powerful to recommend you there.”

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The Afghan economy has gone through much over the years of war and conflict. The value of the Afghan currency— Afghani—has constantly fluctuated through the years of the internal wars in Afghanistan. End of a long war, development and infrastructure growth has attributed to a much stronger economy and as a result a currency of […]

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One the country’s first digital cold storage facility was recently build and launched in Balkh earlier this month, reports Paiwandgāh Citizen Journalist Abdul Bashir Sarwary. Work on this new agricultural and animal produce storage facility was initiated and executed with the help of German based GIZ and cost around 2.5 million dollars. This storage facility comes […]

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Afghans have raised concerns about the decrease in the value of the Afghani, reports Paiwandgāh Citizen Journalist Ahmad Seyar Ghafoori

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The six irrigation project in Turkmanha, Qunduz Tapa, Ba Dilwari, Akhta Chi, Gohargan and Pol-e-Khumre regions will cost nearly 5.6 million dollars

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The Kandahar Industrial Park, located in Shorandam area of Kandahar was forced to shut shops due to lack of electricity few days ago.

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The construction work of 4.47 km long road with a width of 6 meters has been started in Mulla Zadkhil area of Kapisa province. The project will cost 36 million Afs and will be funded by World Bank.

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