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First Veterinary Clinic in a Nangarhar District

Built under the National Area-Based Development Program, a veterinary clinic opened in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar. The clinic, funded by Japan, cost USD 47,461. The residents of the district needed such a facility for their livestock-goats, sheep, cows,

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The Unresolved Transit Issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistan does not cooperate with the Afghan government to resolve the transit issues at the border by signing the memorandum of understanding, said Afghan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rasool. Despite constant efforts from the Afghan government side, Pakistan repeatedly refuses

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Standard Chartered shares dropped post allegations

Shares of UK’s Standard Chartered Bank plunged after the bank was alleged for laundering Iran’s money. Shares in London fell 16.7% about as much as its Hong Kong stock dropped. According to New York’s financial regulator, Standard Chartered Bank schemed

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Rwanda: A painful dilemma

  The Rwandan government’s human-rights record is so bad that donors should start withdrawing aid PAUL KAGAME, Rwanda’s president, is a clever and persuasive man with well-intentioned and influential foreign friends. In the past few weeks America’s Bill Clinton and

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India’s New Finance Minister to Clarify Tax System

Palaniappan Chidambaram, who recently took charge of India’s finance ministry amid the economic slowdown, has pledged to take steps to revive confidence in the Indian economy by clarifying tax laws and boosting investment. “Clarity in tax laws, a stable tax

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UK bank accused of Iran money laundering

According to New York’s financial regulator, Standard Chartered Bank schemed with the Iranian government to launder $US250 billion from 2001 to 2007, leaving the United States’ financial system “vulnerable to terrorists”. The  State Department of Financial Services has labelled UK-based Standard

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