In 1993, it allocated only US$70 million for mine clearance in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia and Mozambique. In the same year, however, a further 2 million mines were laid—leaving a 'de-mining deficit' of 1.9 million mines, and adding some US$1.4 billion to the future cost of clearance.
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Coal Afghanistan has moderate to potentially abundant coal resources. However, most deposits are relatively deep or currently inaccessible, and reserves are largely undeveloped. Historically, coal has been used in the country for powering small industries (notably cement production, textile manufacturing, and food processing) and as a primary source of fuel.
The Afghan citizens began to grow restless under their leadership, and in 1709 a successful revolt headed by Mirwais Hotak (widely recognized as Afghanistan's George Washington) overthrew the Persians. In 1722, Mirwais Hotak's son Mahmud took an army with him to Persia, eradicated the capital of Isfahan, and he declared to be King of Persia.
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Jun 03, 2014Throughout the course of the long war in Afghanistan, Coalition troops have relied on thousands of military working dogs to help keep them safe,
Further note that many Afghanis will still use the name Nuristan in a traditional sense, to mean all of northeastern Afghanistan. This traditional meaning of the place name Nuristan is not to be confused with the current Nuristan Province, which covers only a portion of Nuristan in the traditional sense.
Feb 16, 2018KABUL, Afghanistan-- Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a
Mar 15, 2019According to the "Landmine Monitor", in Afghanistan in 1973, approximately 20-40 people a day were killed or injured by mines or UXOs. This amounts to 7,300 14,600 people in a year. Since ICBL started to collect data in 2000, the impact of mine action, such as clearance activities and risk education, has slowly started to become apparent.
In 2017, Afghanistan made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The President signed a new Penal Code, which explicitly prohibits and sets penalties for bacha bazi a practice involving exploiting boys, often through threats
It's worth remembering that the city in northern Afghanistan named Baktra (present-day Balkh) is recorded in the Avesta as the birthplace of Zarathustra Spitama (Zoroaster), the founder of Zoroastianism, one of the first great world religions that is continually practiced to this day.
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Insecurity in eastern Nangarhar Province and elsewhere prompted Saba to warn Afghan lawmakers in 2015 that monitoring the thousands of mines around the country was impossible and that the complete
The great enigma Afghanistan's ruby/spinel mines . Afghanistan's ruby/spinel mines are one of the great mysteries of gemology. Historically, rubies and red spinels have been produced from four areas Burma, Sri Lanka, the Thai/Cambodian border (ruby only; no red spinel) and Afghanistan.
Jun 05, 2016War in the Treasury of the People Afghanistan, lapis lazuli and the battle for mineral wealth. Brother to Zulmai Mujadidi, Asadullah was appointed in 2007 as the head of the paramilitary security force for the lapis mines, the Mining Protection Force (MPF), reportedly through the
The Chief Executive Meets with Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Mr. Rajendra Aryal,
Child labour is rife in the more than 500 coalmines spread across the Dara-e Suf district of Samangan province, one of Afghanistan's largest seams. According to Khair Mohammad Akhtarzada, the deputy governor of Samangan, more than 1,000 of some 5,000 people working in these mines are underage.
Aug 19, 2017In a partial survey conducted by the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, the country's mineral wealth is estimated at $3 trillion, more than enough to compensate for the war's cost.
Despite what you may read this morning, the U.S. military did not just "discover" a trillion dollars' worth of precious minerals in Afghanistan. The New York Times today proclaimed that
My name is Samir I come Afghanistan now I live in London with my family. I am born in Afghanistan in 1997 I love Afghanistan because Afghanistan very beautiful and not too big. Afghanistan languages is Pashto and Dari. 84. samir. Dec 5, 2013 @ 505 am. The type of food served in Afghan cuisine is quite unique. It has been well documented that
Bayat Energy Portal. Welcome to Bayat Energy. Bayat Energy is a newly established oil and gas exploration, development and production company focused on investing primarily in frontier markets with large exploration upside that have historically been under explored.
Over the course of 1979, the Soviets watched carefully as their client government in Kabul lost control of more and more of Afghanistan. In March, the Afghan Army battalion in Herat defected to the insurgents, and killed 20 Soviet advisers in the city; there would be four more major military uprisings against the government by the end of the year.
Though Elbaite occurs in all color forms, the term Elbaite in the gemstone trade is sometimes used to describe the green form of Tourmaline. The other color forms of Elbaite have their own variety names on the gem market. Traditional Tourmaline gemstone variety names include Rubellite, the red or pink variety, Indicolite, the blue variety, and Watermelon Tourmaline, a multicolored Tourmaline
L'Afghanistan est un pays montagneux avec des plaines au Nord et au Sud-Ouest. Le point le plus haut du pays, 7 485 m au-dessus de la mer, est le Nowshak.De grandes parties du pays sont arides, et l'eau potable est limite. L'Afghanistan a un climat continental, avec des ts chauds et des hivers froids.
Jun 25, 2010We know you don't want to see any movies about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. At least, that's what the box office numbers are telling us. In recent years, high-profile war films like the Matt Damon-starring Green Zone ($35 million), Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah (under $7 million), and the Tom Cruise-starring Lions for Lambs ($15 million) were, for lack of a better word, bombs.
Sep 28, 2018Afghanistan's gross domestic product is only about $12 billion. "This will become the backbone of the Afghan economy," said Jalil Jumriany, an adviser to the Afghan minister of mines. (New York Times, op. cit.) Afghanistan could become, according to The New York Times "the Saudi Arabia of lithium". "Lithium is an increasingly vital
Jul 20, 2014KABUL (Pajhwok) Ghazni is one of Afghanistan's ancient, populous 2 nd-grade provinces, located 145 kilometers west of the central capital Kabul.It has a rich history, ancient sites and enormous mineral wealth. . The province, which lies on the KabulKandahar highway, has historically served as a commercial hub.
Children of Afghanistan Realizing Children's Rights in Afghanistan A report published by Unicef identifies Afghanistan as the "worst place to be born in the world" Indeed, Afghan children are subjected to extreme poverty and violence on a daily basis.
Nov 27, 2018Three U.S. troops were killed and three more were wounded by an IED in Afghanistan. (Spc. Markus Bowling/Army) Three U.S. service members were
There is no immediate end in sight to the Afghanistan conflict, and its complex issues and lack of stable governance mean that new conflicts will continue to rise. However, there is a small but steady increase in the number of groups working towards building civil society on a local level and mediating conflicts.