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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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Saif-Kareena wedding talks on!

Time and again, we have been hearing rumours about Saif and Kareena’s wedding news. And then, BAM, the couple confirms a sweet denial. Now, once again, rumors have it that this October, Saif and Kareena are set to tie the

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Healthy economy will bring stability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan may be back in the American consciousness, but this is hardly good news. If anything, US President Barack Obama’s much-needed focus on the campaign against the Taliban has outlined just how difficult the fight has become. Frustrated with what

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Ghazni villages devastated by heavy rainfalls

20 villages in the district of Andar and Deh Yak in southern Ghazni province were hit by heavy rains and hailstorm on Saturday. Farmers from the districts claimed that the rainfall lashed their farms. “I had grown onions in 20

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Lloyd's 'has plans for euro collapse'

The insurance market Lloyd’s of London is preparing contingency plans for the possibility of the euro collapsing, its chief executive has said. With Greece facing new elections in June and anti-bailout feelings high, there are fears Athens may be forced

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Lloyd’s ‘has plans for euro collapse’

The insurance market Lloyd’s of London is preparing contingency plans for the possibility of the euro collapsing, its chief executive has said. With Greece facing new elections in June and anti-bailout feelings high, there are fears Athens may be forced

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Greeks riled by Lagarde's 'tax-dodging' comments

Political parties in Greece have criticised IMF head Christine Lagarde for suggesting that Greeks were avoiding paying taxes. Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos accused Ms Lagarde of “insulting the Greek people”. Left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras insisted: “Greek workers pay their taxes,

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Greeks riled by Lagarde’s ‘tax-dodging’ comments

Political parties in Greece have criticised IMF head Christine Lagarde for suggesting that Greeks were avoiding paying taxes. Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos accused Ms Lagarde of “insulting the Greek people”. Left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras insisted: “Greek workers pay their taxes,

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Bollywood last alternative to Hollywood: Director Dibakar Banerjee

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hollywood may have wiped out the “whole world’s indigenous film industry” but Bollywood has held up, giving room to talent from all over the globe, says Dibakar Banerjee, the maker of acclaimed films such as

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Corruption and Insecurity Cause Factories to Shutdown in Herat

130 factories are shut down in the industrial city of Herat due to bureaucratic processing through the government , lack of electricity, water and security. According to Hamidullah Khadim, Head of Industries Union, 180 factories are actively working in Herat

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Japan consumer prices rise spurred by higher fuel costs

Japan’s consumer prices rose in April, spurred by rising fuel costs, but growth remained below the central bank’s target, official data has shown. Prices rose by 0.2% from a year earlier, as fuel and energy costs jumped 4.7%. Energy costs

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Program to Facilitate Government Service Delivery to Afghans

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) launched a $350 million Capacity Building for Results (CBR) program on 22nd May 2012 in Marmarin palace, financed by the multi-donor Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund

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Facebook's IPO Is Great for Start-ups

The biggest tech public offering in history is big news to the start-up world. Here’s why its a win for innovation, user-experience, and the little guys. While everyone is talking about Facebook’s IPO and the future of the company as

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Facebook’s IPO Is Great for Start-ups

The biggest tech public offering in history is big news to the start-up world. Here’s why its a win for innovation, user-experience, and the little guys. While everyone is talking about Facebook’s IPO and the future of the company as

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The Only Way to Become a Business Rock Star

Natural talent only takes you so far. This is what carries you the rest of the way. Some business people are like rock stars: Richard, Warren, Bill, the late Steve—all rock stars. Why are they like rock stars? Even without

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Low-Value Notes are Valid- Confirms the Central Bank

Da Afghanistan Bank, the Central Bank of Afghanistan, rejected rumors of low-denomination banknotes declared as invalid by the Bank. Rumors had it that the Central Bank has declared small-valued notes as invalid due to which phone card vendors and some

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Reconstruction projects start in Nuristan

Various reconstruction projects including the construction of a road, started in eastern Nuristan province during the visit of ministers of finance and public welfare on Saturday, an official said. Spokesman of Ministry of Finance, Wahidullah Tawhidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News

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Literacy Change Lives for Afghan Women

WFP food rations can be an incentive for families to send women on training courses, where they learn how to read and write as well as basic marketable crafts. Enjila Hashimi spoke to women on a course in Kabul to

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“KABUL, I LOVE YOU” Film Project Premieres in Afghanistan

The United Nations-supported film project “Kabul, I love you” premiered today at the French Institute in Kabul at an event that included the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Michael Keating; the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Timur

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai's brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai’s brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks 'must help themselves'

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks ‘must help themselves’

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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