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Afghan Air Force Pilot wins International Women of Courage Award (March 8, 2015)

March 8, 2015 In honor of International Women’s Day, Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom hosted the ninth annual International Women of Courage Awards ceremony on March 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for ...
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Remarks at the International Women of Courage Ceremony (March 6, 2015)

March 6, 2015 Catherine M. Russell – Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Heather Higginbottom – Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Ms. Nadia Sharmeen Washington, DC Staff: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 2015 International Women of Courage award recipients, the Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom, and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

March 2, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City, Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, the airport, civilian institutes, and educational centers. The potential also exists for protests to occur ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 28, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season.  This IRS guidance is also posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on  travel.state.gov . Who Must File? All U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even ...
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U.S. Embassy Offers Condolences to the Victims of the Avalanches in Afghanistan (February 28, 2015)

February 28, 2015 The United States Embassy is deeply saddened by the loss of life in Afghanistan as a result of the recent avalanches. We extend our sincere condolences to the people of Afghanistan, especially those who have lost family members, friends, homes and livelihoods in this disaster. The United States continues to work with ...
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