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News Afghanistan » Panjshir: In Afghanistan, New Schools Provide Better Learning Opportunities

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Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Students across Panjshir Province can now learn better in new schools equipped with improved study materials and facilities. The new and improved schools were supported through the Education Quality Improvement Program, which aimed to increase access to ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Afghanistan: Close Ties between Health Centers and Community Promote Health in Panjshir Province

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

"We come here any time there is an illness or an emergency." Public awareness health campaigns are proving effective in Panjshir Province as villagers are seeking treatment in health centers. This is the result of the close collaboration between health ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Can The U.S. End Pakistan’s Double Game?

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

QuickTake Afghanistan's War Coll’s new book ... I was sitting with some Panjshiri friends [ethnic Tajiks from the Panjshir Valley], and they were all on their phones, all day long, rallying [their followers] over this incident. And when I asked ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Afghanistan's beautiful 'Green Zone' offers emeralds, peace

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Publication date: onday 22 May 2017

PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan -- It has been dubbed Afghanistan's Green Zone: A pocket of paradise amid the bloody, conflict-ravaged country -- both a hidden gem and full of gems. Specifically, they are world-class emeralds seemingly just waiting to be mined.

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Traditional 'goat pulling' sport outlasts Afghan wars, politics

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Publication date: Friday 07 April 2017

PANJSHIR, Afghanistan: A crash of horses and men deep in a mountain pass signals the start of another game of buzkashi, Afghanistan’s national sport. Buzkashi, which translates roughly as “goat pulling,” has been played for centuries across Central ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: We're Not the Soviets in Afghanistan

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Publication date: hursday 20 August 2009

Comparisons between our current efforts in Afghanistan and the Soviet intervention that led ... The Soviets tried repeatedly to clear the Panjshir Valley but could never do so. They fought ferociously to maintain freedom of movement through the Salang ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts

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Publication date: Wednesday 25 February 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A senior Afghan military officer says ... Kadam Shah Shahim, commander of the Afghan army's Kabul Corps, says 1,000 troops had been deployed to Panjshir province, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Kabul, to assist rescue ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: This startup is protecting Afghanistan's prized rare emeralds

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Publication date: Sunday 28 August 2016

In Afghanistan, where decades of warfare have ravaged the country, there's a beautiful green oasis tucked between the mountains that's home to something rare and precious. The Panjshir Valley, located north of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, is an area rich ...

News Afghanistan » Panjshir: Afghanistan's Panjshir valley hit by fresh avalanches

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Publication date: Sunday 01 March 2015

Huge new avalanches have hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, closing off areas that were already difficult to reach, the provincial governor says. Abdul Rahman Kabiri told the BBC that new avalanches 40m (130ft) high have inundated new areas n the north ...