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#Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi’ite mosque in Kabul

#Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi’ite mosque in Kabul

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an explosion at a crowded Shi’ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said. The attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement. Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation […]

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Brussels Conference on #Afghanistan: EU announces financial assistance to support reforms

Brussels Conference on #Afghanistan: EU announces financial assistance to support reforms

The European Commission has announced new financial assistance to the Afghan Government in the form of a state-building contract. Through state-building contracts, the European Union provides direct budget support to countries in fragile and transitional situations. The signing ceremony of the state-building contract took place on 4 October at the margins of the Brussels Conference […]

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Joint project on #Afghanistan highlights #Kazakhstan efforts on international development assistance

Joint project on #Afghanistan highlights #Kazakhstan efforts on international development assistance

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 1 January 2017, Kazakhstan will take its place on the United Nations Security Council. It is a symbol of how far this country has come since independence and of our status within the international community. But it is also a big responsibility. The country has been trusted by our international partners with helping make […]

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#China ratifies UN TIR Convention with new trade prospects in view

#China ratifies UN TIR Convention with new trade prospects in view

The People’s Republic of China has become the 70th country to ratify the United Nation’s TIR Convention, the global standard for international freight customs transit.  China’s ratification is an important step in improving land and multimodal transport between Asia and Europe, and a sign of the country’s steady integration into global transport and trade norms. […]

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#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

#Terrorism: Minute’s silence for terror bomb victims in Brussels and elsewhere

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The session began with a minute’s silence for the 32 people killed and 340 injured by the 22 March bomb attacks in Brussels. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz condemned the attacks as a cruel, inhuman and cynical attempt to infect Europeans with fear and hatred. These attacks made Tuesday 22 March a black day for Belgium […]

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TTIPing Europe into the abyss?

TTIPing Europe into the abyss?

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Colin Moors With the balance of power shifting from the US in the latest round of development talks within the World Trade Organization (WTO) – the so-called Doha Development Round – there has been a significant shift towards bilateral trade agreements being made between countries wishing to have the advantages that WTO membership […]

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US Secretary of State John Kerry at London conference on Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry at London conference on Afghanistan

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lancaster House London, United Kingdom SECRETARY KERRY:  “Thank you very much, all of you, for being here.  And thank you for the privilege of being part of this very important conference.  And I want to thank Prime Minister Cameron for hosting and, you, President Ghani for cohosting this effort.  We saw each other in Brussels.  […]

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