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Afghan and Tanzanian boxers facing each other in Kabul

Afghan World Boxing Union champion Hamid Rahimi is all set to face his rival from Tanzania, Syed Melyoub, in Kabul next Tuesday. Rahimi has participated in 21 boxing championships and has lost only one match. The legendary boxer was initially

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Government development packages dedicated to districts in Afghanistan

Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Counter Narcotics and Minister of Rural Development are jointly releasing development packages to a number of districts in Afghanistan. District of Bahsood in Nangarhar, Kaama, Kashm, and a number of regions in Balkh and Parwan

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Electrical substation to be built in Balkh

Officials of the Ministry of Energy and Water have informed of the construction of a new power substation in in the Khulm District of Balkh. Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan said the substation will be built at

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Are all Muslims able to purchase sacrificial animals?

With the Eid-ul-Adha approaching, thousands of goats, cows and sheep are brought into the markets in Peshawar to sell. Hundreds of people go to the markets daily to purchase sacrificial animals, but most of them return empty-handed after hearing the

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Are all Muslims able to purchase sacrificial animals?

With the Eid-ul-Adha approaching, thousands of goats, cows and sheep are brought into the markets in Peshawar to sell. Hundreds of people go to the markets daily to purchase sacrificial animals, but most of them return empty-handed after hearing the

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Are all Muslims able to purchase sacrificial animals?

With the Eid-ul-Adha approaching, thousands of goats, cows and sheep are brought into the markets in Peshawar to sell. Hundreds of people go to the markets daily to purchase sacrificial animals, but most of them return empty-handed after hearing the

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Are all Muslims able to purchase sacrificial animals?

With the Eid-ul-Adha approaching, thousands of goats, cows and sheep are brought into the markets in Peshawar to sell. Hundreds of people go to the markets daily to purchase sacrificial animals, but most of them return empty-handed after hearing the

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Afghanistan feeling the squeeze of sanctions against Iran

Iran has recently restricted exports to Afghanistan, causing manufacturers in western Herat province to suffer. This comes amid the international sanctions imposed against Iran by the West, in a bid to force Iran to halt its nuclear program. Commodities’ prices

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Bank of America alleged for mortgage fraud

Bank of America is sued for USD 1bn for selling thousands of toxic home loans to government agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that support the US mortgage market. Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America bought in 2008, is accused

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan

Kazakhstan announced their preparedness to invest in the infrastructure and extraction of natural resources in Herat province. Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Agybai Smagulov, during his visit to Herat, said Herat offers the most  suitable conditions in terms of security for

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International community does not want construction of major hydroelectric dams in Afghanistan- Energy Minister Ismail Khan

Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Water say that the world community has not contributed to the construction of major hydroelectric dams in Afghanistan. The officials claim that donor countries are not interested in continuing their financial aid for

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50% increase in the budget for construction of Salma Dam in Herat

India is considering increasing the budget allocated for the construction of Salma Dam in Herat. Salma Dam is one of the major construction projects in Afghanistan that was initiated in 2006 with financial collaboration from India. Residents have complained about

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Kabul residents complain about the poor conditions of the roads

Residents from various regions of Kabul city have complained about the poor conditions of the roads in the city. The residents said that Kabul Municipality has not paid much attention to the conditions of the roads since the past few

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Citizen Information Center Brings More Transparency and Accountability to Kabul Municipality

USAID Press Release-The Kabul Municipality inaugurated today the first Citizen Information Center (CIC) in Afghanistan.  The CIC is located within the Kabul municipal offices in downtown Kabul.  The CIC was created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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UN reiterates its commitment to assisting Afghanistan

On the occasion of United Nations Day, the secretary-genera’s special representative Jan Kubis acknowledged the United Nation’s commitment to working together with the Afghan people to achieve peace, stability, prosperity and economic development. “The UN family is here to support

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Foreign currency transferred from Herat to Iran

Officials of the Money Exchangers Union in Herat said that foreign currencies are transferred to Iran from Herat in various vehicles. Following sanctions against Iran and drastic decline of Iranian currency against foreign currencies, Herat province is facing a shortage

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President Karzai meets with APL

About 122 people from the Roshan Afghan Premier League (including staff of APL, the Afghan Football Federation and 4 teams who made it to the semi-finals of the APL) were invited to the Arg Palace to meet with the President

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Afghanistan Ministry of Education to improve Bamyan University facilities

Ministry of Education has allocated USD 1.5mn to expand the University of Bamyan, after the students called on the government for assistance. Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid said the university would soon have a library in addition to other plans that

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Disease resistant seeds distributed to Afghan farmers

A new variety of modified seed that is resistance to diseases and has good yield has been distributed to famrers in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces. Agriculture Director Sultan Hussain Abbasyar said the seed is being sold to farmers

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Afghan-French delegation’s annual meeting on enforcing French deal

President Hamid Karzai and his former French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy signed a pact in Paris last year, where the French government has promised to stand by Afghanistan in improving security, agriculture and health sectors beyond 2014. In order to ensure

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US shutting down PRT’s in Afghanistan

As part of their withdrawal of forces over the next year, the US has begun shutting down teams that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure developments in the provinces. The U.S. along with his allies had set

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Gas Reserves Discovered in Faryab Province of Afghanistan

Major natural gas reserves have been discovered in the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province as a result of a 75-day survey carried out by the government at a cost of USD 7mn. The survey was conducted by a Canadian

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Afghanistan begins extracting raw petroleum from Amu River

The extraction of raw petroleum from the Amu River has officially begun. The contract for extraction of petroleum from the zone was awarded to the China National Petroleum Coroporation (CNPC) last year. The project would reward the government with USD

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Japanese exports to China tumble

Amid recent territorial disputes between China and Japan, Japanese exports to China fell 14.1% in September compared to the previous year. Relations between the two nations soured in recent weeks as a result of dispute over the ownership of the

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Yash Chopra passed away before the release of his last directorial movie, Jab Tak Hai Jan

Veteran Hindi filmmaker Yash Chopra, with a career spanning over five decades, passed away at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai on Sunday. He celebrated his 80th birthday last month and said on his birthday that his upcoming film Jab Tak Hai

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