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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان
Jamhuri-ye Islami-ye Afghanistan

National Anthem: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/anthems/AF.mp3

Capital: Kabul
1 US Dollar = 57.43 Afghani

KABUL

National Flag Carrier: Ariana Afghan Airlines

Landing at Kabul International Airport:

Afghanistan

Does Mullah Omar matter?

Abu Bakr Al-Bhagdadi the self styled caliph of the ISIS has indulged in some trash talk recently. “Mullah Omar is a food and an illeterate warlord who has no understanding of anything,” was a message conveyed by Bhagdadi to the Taliban Chief Mullah Omar. 50 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Davenport city leaders awarded for helping soldier

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – It’s a happy ending to a homeowner’s nightmare and a reward for those who made it happen. Last summer, a local soldier serving in Afghanistan learned his Davenport home had flooded after severe storms. 358 more words

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The Formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a Milestone for China

In October 2014, China’s government formally established the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Its stated purpose was to provide infrastructure financing for Asia.  The Bank was immediately seen by many as a rival global financial institution to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and its formation was immediately attacked by the U.S. 1.513 more words

China

Germany to buy more tanks to meet NATO requirements

At the height of the Cold War the German Army had more 3,500 tanks.

Then it sold off many of its Leopard tanks or sent others for scrap. 345 more words

Defence Watch

Shamsia Hassani: Iranian born/Kabul, Afghanistan-based. Graffiti Artist

Shamsia Hassani was born in Iran to Afghan parents. Ms Hassni “returned to Afghanistan to pursue her education in fine art at Kabul University. (www. 180 more words

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