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Ministry of Mines Bans Illegal Extraction Of Mines in Bamyan

A source of Ministry of Mines declared that eighty three coal mines in Bamyan where illegal and non-technical extraction was taking place were closed in a special operation.  Deputy Minister of Mines Nasir Ahmad Durrani headed a team of delegation

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Spanish savings banks mull merger as debt crisis bites

Three Spanish savings banks, Ibercaja, Liberbank and Caja3, are considering a merger to strengthen their balance sheets as the country’s debt crisis continues to bite. The banks said their boards would meet on Tuesday to vote on the merger. The

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China and Japan to start direct yen-yuan trade in June

China will allow direct trading of the yuan and the Japanese yen, in a move aimed at promoting trade between Asia’s two biggest economies. This means the two countries will not be using the US dollar as an intermediary. China,

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South Africa's economic growth rate slows

The rate of growth in the South African economy slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, hit by a big fall in output from its key mining sector. In the January to March period, South Africa’s economy –

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South Africa’s economic growth rate slows

The rate of growth in the South African economy slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, hit by a big fall in output from its key mining sector. In the January to March period, South Africa’s economy –

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Japan retail sales and household spending continues in April

Japan’s retail sales and household spending continued to rise in April, albeit at a slower pace than in earlier months and after the government took steps to boost demand. Retail sales climbed by 5.8% from a year earlier, while household

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Khalilullah Khalili- the last of the classical Persian poets

Khalilullah Khalili , born in 1907 in Kabul province, was Afghanistan’s foremost 20th century poet as well as noted historian and university professor. He was one of the pioneers in introducing modern Persian poetry and Nimai style to Afghanistan. He

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Onyx Construction Company fails of promises

Some customers of the Onyx Construction Company have reported complaints against the company for its delayed construction projects.  They say that the construction of residential buildings that belongs to Onyx Construction Company have either stopped or the work is going

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How to feed a planet

Why the world needs an agricultural revolution in Africa THIS chart is the nearest thing to a snapshot of everything you need to know about feeding the world. It comes from Cargill, a grain trading company, and shows which regions

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Nangarhar Protestors Demanding Kick-Start of Infra Projects

Youth and civil society members protested on Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province demanding the government to get mega infrastructure projects going. The protestors threatened they would close all roads leading to central Kabul unless the government launches  the Naghlo power station,

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Tokyo Conference Must Make Clear the World Community Commitment to Afghanistan post 2014

A number of active civil society members in a gathering on Monday called for the specification of commitment from the world community at the Tokyo conference, which is due to be held on July 8. The purpose of the conference

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Spain funding situation 'very difficult', PM Rajoy says

Spain’s prime minister has said it is “very difficult” for the country to get funds. He was speaking amid growing fears about the Spanish banking sector, after Bankia asked the government for 19bn euros ($24bn, £15bn). The premium investors demanded

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Spain funding situation ‘very difficult’, PM Rajoy says

Spain’s prime minister has said it is “very difficult” for the country to get funds. He was speaking amid growing fears about the Spanish banking sector, after Bankia asked the government for 19bn euros ($24bn, £15bn). The premium investors demanded

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