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G8 leaders end summit

G8 leaders and President Obama ended the summit with discussion on the European crisis at Camp David on Saturday with a new declaration to keep Greece in the eurozone and to promote improvement. The declaration , which had the improvement promise at

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UNESCO calls for the preservation of the historic sites in Logar

UNESCO expressed its deep concern with regard to the destruction of historic sites in Afghanistan. UNISCO officials declared that the historic sites discovered in Mis Ainak of Logar have been destroyed and continue to be destroyed, as the extraction of

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Facebook’s CEO Gets Married!

While Facebook’s IPO dominated the news, its CEO’s marriage new will keep Mark Zuckerberg in the spotlight a while longer. Mr. Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan yesterday in Zuckerberg’s backyard. The marriage became known after the couple updated

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IRU membership not benefiting Afghanistran's trade

Despite being a member of the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) since the past 37 years, Afghanistan yet has to benefit from the organization due to the decades of conflict the country has been going through. In 2010, IRU

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IRU membership not benefiting Afghanistran’s trade

Despite being a member of the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) since the past 37 years, Afghanistan yet has to benefit from the organization due to the decades of conflict the country has been going through. In 2010, IRU

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Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion

Afghan author Nasrat Esmaty has just released a novel called “Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion”, which is based on a true story and revolves around the life of Faryal Sitam, a returning Afghan, and her

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Chaos over the ownership of Lapis Minerals in Badakhshan finally ends

Two armed groups were fighting for three weeks in Keran Munjan district of Badakhshan over the control of Lapis-Lazuli in the district.  The war finally came to an end after the local security forces and members of Badakhshan High Peace

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Rabia Balkhi-The female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry

Known for her beauty and for being the female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry, Rabia Balkhi was born in a royal family and was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (which is now in Afghanistan). Her father, Ka’b al-Quzdari,

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Bollywood star ‘King Khan’s’ global appeal

Taufeeq, the owner of a DVD shop in Marrakesh’s Djemaa el-Fna square, still relishes the time when he saw his idol – Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan – in the flesh. He could not shake his hand or speak to

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People Ghoriyan district of Herat Province benefits from 14 welfare projects

Rural Rehabilitation Directorate of Ghoriyan district of Herat has announced the implementation of 14 welfare projects. These projects costing more than 27 million AFS are implemented through the National Solidarity Program budget with 10% contribution from the people of the

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US to convince NATO member countries to support Afghanistan after 2014

The US Government is trying to convince the NATO member countries to continue their aid to Afghanistan after 2014. President Obama’s team plans to complete this step prior to NATO summit in Chicago. “Nato is clearly committed to supporting Afghanistan

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Shah Rukh Khan banned from Mumbai stadium after row

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been banned from entering Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium for five years after a row with staff at an IPL cricket match. Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vilasrao Deshmukh said the actor’s behaviour had been “improper”.

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UK in landmark £50m pork deal with China

The UK has agreed a £50m trade deal to sell British pork to China, the world’s biggest market for pig meat. Much of the pork will be in the form of parts that are popular in China but not with

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Yahoo shares climb 5% on Alibaba stake sale report

Shares in internet giant Yahoo have risen over 5% after reports that it is close to selling its stake in Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company. Yahoo is preparing to sell half its 40% stake back to Alibaba, according to

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Eurozone dispute brews as G8 summit leaders gather

Claims that German leader Angela Merkel suggested Greece votes on whether to leave the eurozone have sparked a row. The Greek allegation, which Berlin denies, comes as President Barack Obama welcomed G8 leaders to a dinner at Camp David, opening

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China trade ministry increases rare earth export quota

China has allowed more companies to export rare earths, increasing the quotas set by the government, after they met environment standards. It has increased rare earth export quotas by 10,680 tonnes, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday. The announcement brings

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India boosts presence in West Africa with trade, cooperation

India’s footprint is growing in West Africa, especially in two main players in the region, Nigeria and Ghana, with increased trade across sectors and cooperation in various other fields. India is helping Nigeria revitalise its Defence Industries Corporation through a

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Yet again new punishment for Chinese exporters!

The US has said it will impose tariffs of about 30% on imports of solar panels from China. This ruling came after Chinese solar panel manufacturers flooded America’s market with cheap solar panels. China has been successful in attracting customers

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New Agri Schemes to be implemented in Kabul

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock announced in a press conference that several projects costing USD 14.2 million would be implemented to help improve the agricultural sector of Afghanistan. These projects include protection of forests, construction of

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German-Afghan Long-Term Cooperation

The German Government has announced an annual aid worth 150 million Euros to Afghanistan. According to the Government Media and Information Center, GMIC,  Hamid Karazai conveyed his appreciation for support of Germany during the meeting with German Foreign Minister, Guido

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Australian Government to help Afghanistan hundred million dollars after 2014

Julia Glared Prime Minister and Stephen Smith Defense Minister of Australia announced a support of 300 Australian Dollars in joint declaration. It is declared the aim of this support will be the developing and training of Afghan security force after

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The first pharmaceutical factory opens in Herat

Doctor Daud Shah Saba, governor of Herat, said on the day of inauguration that the pharmaceutical factory will prove to be highly beneficial for the production of quality medicines for the country and will result in the development of Herat.

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HTC shares slide as patent dispute delays US shipments

Shares of Taiwan’s HTC have fallen after US customs officials held up shipments of its new smartphones. In December, HTC was found guilty of infringing a patent held by Apple and there is a ban on the sale of any

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Greek Syriza leader Tsipras attacks EU and Merkel

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras has accused the EU and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “playing poker with European people’s lives” by insisting on austerity measures. Mr Tsipras’ Syriza bloc is predicted to come first in new elections called for

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Facebook boosts number of shares on offer by 25%

Facebook says it will sell 25% more shares than first planned in its flotation in response to strong demand. The move comes one day after the social networking giant said it would raise the price of the shares by 21%

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