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Abdul Rashid Dostum Alleged for Preventing Amu River oil Extraction

The Afghan National Security Council (NSC) had accused General Dostum, the former powerful Jihai commander, for intervening in the extraction process of an oil basin in northern Sar-ePul province, one of Dostum’s strongholds in northern Afghanistan. The accusation is based

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Greek PM Samaras to miss EU summit

Greece’s new Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will miss this week’s EU summit while he recovers from eye surgery, according to a government spokesman. He underwent routine surgery on Saturday for a damaged retina, with the operation said to have been

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Reduction in Europe-wide aid budgets

The Eurozone debt crisis had led to cuts in government development aid to poor countries. It is the first significant reduction for a decade led by two of the states worst affected by the crisis-Spain and Greece. “As austerity bites

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Uruzgan’s 15-km Water Canal

The project of the construction of a 15-km long water canal was launched in Tirinkot city, capital of central Uruzgan province on Monday. The World Bank-funded project would benefit thousands of people and cost USD 379,110.  The water canal starts

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Exploration on oil and gas field in Sar-e-Pul Launched

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) begins oil and gas +exploration work at the Amu River basin in northern Sar-e-Pul province. The ceremony was attended by high-ranking Afghan officials including First-Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, ministers of interior, finance and

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Locusts Invading Samangan Fields

Locusts from the mountains of Kunduz province are causing threats to the farmers in northern Samangan province. It is believed that locusts are migrating from the Gabar desert of Baghlan Province, Chuchal Mountains of Kunduz province and Khairabad desert of

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