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S. Korea Decides to Temporarily Close Afghan Embassy, Evacuates Most Diplomatic Staff

S. Korea Decides to Temporarily Close Afghan Embassy, Evacuates Most Diplomatic Staff

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has decided to temporarily close its embassy in Afghanistan and evacuated most of its diplomatic staff to a third country in the Middle East, the foreign ministry said Sunday. The decision came as the Taliban militant group reportedly entered the Afghan capital of Kabul and sought a [...]

Open Society Announces a $10 Million Emergency Fund for Afghan Civilians in Peril

Open Society Announces a $10 Million Emergency Fund for Afghan Civilians in Peril

New York, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Open Society Foundations announced today the creation of a $10 million Afghanistan emergency fund to support Afghans in grave danger—including champions of human rights, women’s rights, and journalists—by expanding immediate protection opportunities. The Afghanistan Emergency Humanitarian Fund will help support sponsorship for humanitarian parole programs in the United [...]

S. Korea Donates COVID-19 Test Kits Worth 930 mln Won to Afghanistan

S. Korea Donates COVID-19 Test Kits Worth 930 mln Won to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has donated new coronavirus test kits worth 930 million won (US$800,000) to Afghanistan, according to diplomatic officials Sunday. The some 40,000 test kits of the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) type were delivered on Saturday at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, according to the South [...]

Korea Introduces Afghan Gold Culture

Korea Introduces Afghan Gold Culture

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Museum of Korea is presenting some 1,400 artifacts of ancient Afghanistan, including a gold crown from Tillya Tepe, an archaeological site in the northern part of the country.  “Ancient Afghanistan was an abridged edition of the world,” said a museum official. “The artifacts and their material groups show [...]