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World Telecom Day Celebrated in Kabul

On May 16th, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology celebrated the the World Telecom Day in Kabul. The telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy of Afghanistan, with 86% percent area coverage in the country.

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Iran-China rail track to cross Afghanistan

A 392 kilometer rail track is to be built that goes from China to Iran, crossing through Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban development, Engineer Ali Nikzad confirmed the project in the meeting with Tajik Minister

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EU agrees strict new bank rules

The European Union has agreed strict new rules for banks, intended to make them safer and eliminate the need for future bailouts. All EU banks will have to hold more “top-quality capital”, broadly meeting new international standards, the 27 nations

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Amu River, Afghan Tajik Oil is Sufficient, Mines Minister Says

Oil from Amu River and Afghan Tajik oil zones will not only be sufficient for Afghanistan, but also could export oil to other countries, Afghan Mines Minister Wahidullah Shahrani said today. The oil extraction bidding process will be started in

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Neighbours trying to impede mining projects: Shahrani

by Abdul Qadir Siddiqui Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani on Tuesday alleged some neighbouring countries were threatening mega mine projects in order to impede Afghanistan’s economic revival. “History shows that the enemies of Afghanistan have always tried to block fruitful

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Senate approves multibillion dollars gas pipeline deal

by Abasin Zaheer  The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, on Tuesday approved the agreement on a gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. The Senate okayed the accord on the multibillion-dollar project, also known

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Ranveer-Kareena in Bansali’s next!

Once again it is a passionate romantic film for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is titled ‘Ram Leela’ and will star the very stunning Kareena Kapoor and the dashing Ranveer Singh. The film ‘Ram Leela’ is a very close

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Ainak Copper Mine– Extracting for Wealth while Preserving the Heritage

Dr.Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture while talking at the conference of preservation of cultural heritage of Ainak Copper Mine asked the friendly countries to assist the ministry for delivery of cultural heritages and ancient relics to a

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Helmandis contribute 2.7m afs to repair of palaces

by Pajhwok Report Residents of southern Helmand province contributed 2.7 million afghanis to the repair of historic Dar-ul-Aman and Taj Baik palaces in Kabul, the governor’s house said on Monday. The donation was collected from governmental officials, national traders’ association,

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Asian shares fall on Greece political uncertainty

Shares in Asia have fallen, taking their lead from Europe and the US, as political turmoil in Greece made investors seek less risky assets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 1.2%, while South Korea’s Kospi was down 1.4%. The euro,

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Afghan firm cries foul over US contract

by Muhammad Hassan Khetab & Tanh  An Afghan construction company alleged that a US firm failed to comply with its contract over building project and have been sidelined without proper notice. The Nazir Marya Private Construction Company, responsible for the

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Ghori Cement Plant Faces Bankruptcy

largest cement company is facing bankruptcy at its second cement plant if it cannot secure sufficient bank financing, the company’s officials said Saturday. The wholly Afghan-owned Ghori Cement factory established its second plant last July in the main city of

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AFGHAN ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Recommendations for the US and NATO Strategic Support in Afghanistan Beyond 2014 For consideration of all partnering nations at the Chicago Summit 2012 This Policy Recommendation (PR) is prepared by Afghan Advocates for Peace and Development (AAPD), an independent global

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble eyes EU role

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has indicated interest in becoming chairman of the eurozone finance ministers’ regular meetings. It is a key position that involves coordinating policy among the 17 countries that use the euro. Known as the Eurogroup, it

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China allows banks to lend more in bid to boost economy

China has cut the amount of funds banks have to hold in a reserve, in a bid to boost its economy. It is the third time the central bank has made such a move in six months. It follows recent

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SRK-Ajay to Work Together

If rumors are to be believed, Bollywood’s two biggest stars, SRK and Ajay, will soon be seen together, sharing screen space in Rohit Shetty’s next. The film is a Karan Johar’s banner! Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty have decided to

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Re-shoot of ‘Talaash’ will not happen!!

Putting an end to all rumors that the climax Talaash will be re shot, Aamir Khan says that nothing about the film is going to change and the film will release by end of November, this year. The film was

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British Accounting Company Blamed for Kabul Bank Scandal

The British-bsaed auditing firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), is being blamed for the massive fraud in which 900 million USD went missing from Kabul Bank. The firm is most likely to be sued for the Scanal. Minister of Finance Dr. Omar

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Generational Burdens

The U.S. fiscal debt stands at $15,712,963,917,010, according to the debt clock. Of course, that number is only a gross estimate and it is difficult to even record the amount because the numbers are whirling so fast. With the U.S.

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India factory output dips 3.5% as manufacturing shrinks

India’s industrial production fell unexpectedly in April, led by a drop in manufacturing, raising concerns about a slowdown in its economy. Factory output fell 3.5% in March from a year earlier, down from 4.1% annual growth in February. The data

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German-Sweden Funded Hospital Started in Mazar-i-Sharif

An internationally funded 360-bed hospital started operations in Mazar-i-Sharif city, the capital of northern Balkh province on Saturday, officials said. Jointly funded by Germany and Sweden, the construction of the hospital cost 14 million euros (904.9 million afs) and took

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Spain's 'Indignants' mark protest anniversary

Tens of thousands of people have protested in a number of Spanish cities to mark the first anniversary of the “Indignants” movement. In central Madrid, many protesters occupying Puerta del Sol square ignored a midnight deadline to disperse. However, by

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Spain’s ‘Indignants’ mark protest anniversary

Tens of thousands of people have protested in a number of Spanish cities to mark the first anniversary of the “Indignants” movement. In central Madrid, many protesters occupying Puerta del Sol square ignored a midnight deadline to disperse. However, by

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A Snapshot of the Current Status of Russia's Economy

Despite not seeing double-digit economic growth for over ten years, and been hit hard by the recession in 2009, Russia has had an average annual growth rate since 2000 of over 5%. And according to the OECD, a mostly rich-country

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A Snapshot of the Current Status of Russia’s Economy

Despite not seeing double-digit economic growth for over ten years, and been hit hard by the recession in 2009, Russia has had an average annual growth rate since 2000 of over 5%. And according to the OECD, a mostly rich-country

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