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Reliance on aid seen as challenge to media

A lack of financial resources and subsequent reliance on foreign assistance have a negative impact on activities of media outlets and civil society groups in the country, participants of a discussion said on Thursday. This week’s radio and TV programme,

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Eurozone jobless rate hits record high

Unemployment in the eurozone reached a record high again in March as spending cuts continued to hit the working population. For all 17 nations in the Eurozone, the jobless rate rose again to 10.9%, the highest since the euro was

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Etisalat launches online SIM card registration facility

The Etisalat private telecommunication company on Wednesday launched an online SIM card registration programme to prevent fraud and forgery. Previously, SIM cards were registered on papers — a time-consuming process that involved the risk of forgery and fraud. But from

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Workers around the world mark May Day

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets across the globe, protesting against job cuts and austerity measures. Tens of thousands of people have descended on streets across the world to mark International Workers’ Day. Colourful protests organised by

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Eftikhar takes over as new AISA chief

The newly-appointed Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief said he would introduce tax exemptions to help strengthen the industrial sector. Wafiullah Eftikhar, who was appointed by President Hamid Karzai on the advice of AISA’s High Commission of Investment, pledged to

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Geithner: U.S. can withstand any Europe stresses

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Friday that if Europe mismanages its crisis it could slow U.S. growth but said the U.S. financial system could handle any resulting pressures. “The U.S. financial system is in a very strong position

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U.S. small business hiring takes step back in April

U.S. small business hiring slowed considerably in the April and employees saw a reduction in their hours, an independent survey showed on Monday, adding to signs of weakening in labor market conditions. Businesses added 40,000 new jobs, a step back from the

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Copper extraction from Ainak mine to start next year

The process of digging historic relics at eight sites around the world’s largest copper mine in central Logar province is nearing completion and extraction work would be launched next year, a minister said on Monday. Discovered in 1974, the Ainak

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