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Cabinet endorses oil deal with China

Endorsing a deal with China on developing a small oil and gas field in northern Afghanistan, the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the creation of a joint working committee to explore energy deposits at the Amu River basin. Last year,

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Afghan Superstitions

A magpie is sitting on the wall, some message might come to us. Cover your bald head or else it may start raining. Don’t beat against the Sandali, it might rain. (Sandali is a popular means of keeping families warm

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UN Sacks LOTFA Officials over Mismanagement of Funds

The United Nations fired three officials running its $1.4 billion Afghanistan police trust fund as the first step in what is expected to be a broader shake-up at the programme currently facing an internal investigation of mismanagement, according to UN

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Deadly combination of Ranbir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor IIFA Awards.

At the International Indian Film Academy ( IIFA) awards in Singapore on Saturday, the father-son duo, Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor literally stole the show with their scintillating dance performance. Ranbir Kapoor made his entry with a guitar in his

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Iata almost doubles loss forecast for European airlines

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has almost doubled its forecast for losses at European airlines to $1.1bn (£706m) for 2012. It said that the rapidly deteriorating business environment in the region was hurting growth. The association had previously forecast

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Adequate women’s participation in Tokyo meet sought

The Afghan Women Network (AWN) approached the government on Monday to ensure the inclusion of an adequate number of women in the Tokyo conference which is due to take place in Japan in July. The Tokyo Conference will revolve around

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