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Bribes to customs officials cause prices of sacrificial animals to skyrocket-Afghan merchants

Afghan livestock merchants in eastern Nangarhar province have accused border officials for demanding backhander from traders, as a result of which the prices of sacrificial animals have shot up. According to one buyer, the price of an ox was around

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Afghan traders to receive land plots in Chahbahar port

Iranian government has announced its agreement to distribute lands to Afghan businessmen at the Chahbahar port in Iran, where they would store their imports before transporting them into the landlocked country. Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi said

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Afghan Cabinet approves the new industrial policy

The Cabinet has approved the new industrial policy which has been prepared to meet the needs of the country’s industrialists. Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi announced the government’s acceptance of the industrialists’ request for extending loans. Minister

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Inauguration of the obstetrics facility on FMIC premises in Kabul by Aga Khan

The stone-laying foundation ceremony of the new wing on the premises French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) for obstetrics and gynecology services was held today in Kabul. Present at the occasion were His Highness Prince Karim Agha Khan IV, the

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Afghanistan’s future is not that bleak

Let’s go back a decade and remind ourselves of what Afghanistan was like then. It was the regime of Taliban- a period when human rights had no existence, darkness had replaced education, misery had taken over hope and extremism had

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Analysts on the effects of sanctions imposed against Iran

According to a western diplomat in Iran, western experts have estimated that Iranian state would run out of foreign currency within  six months to a year period of time. And, Iran’s import and exports of goods would become close to

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Analysts on the effects of sanctions imposed against Iran

According to a western diplomat in Iran, western experts have estimated that Iranian state would run out of foreign currency within  six months to a year period of time. And, Iran’s import and exports of goods would become close to

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Analysts on the effects of sanctions imposed against Iran

According to a western diplomat in Iran, western experts have estimated that Iranian state would run out of foreign currency within  six months to a year period of time. And, Iran’s import and exports of goods would become close to

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Analysts on the effects of sanctions imposed against Iran

According to a western diplomat in Iran, western experts have estimated that Iranian state would run out of foreign currency within  six months to a year period of time. And, Iran’s import and exports of goods would become close to

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USAID spends more than USD 2bn annually in Afghanistan

United States Agency for International Development has spent billions of dollars in various sectors of Afghanistan since the past decade. The agency is currently financing hundreds of major infra projects in the country. Alex Thier, USAID assistant administrator to Pakistan

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“Afghan traders’ goods are emptied and filled with sand in Pakistan”- ACCI

According to the officials of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, transit issues between Pakistan and Afghanistan are intensifying even further as time passes by. The officials say that Pakistan has caused troubles to the Afghan traders in various

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Aamir Khan embark on Haj (Pilgrimage) with his mother

Aamir Khan is accompanying her mother, Zeenat Hussain, on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The dutiful son wants to keep his promise to his mother and left for the 14-day holy trip to Mecca on Friday evening. According to the Times

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Aamir Khan embark on Haj (Pilgrimage) with his mother

Aamir Khan is accompanying her mother, Zeenat Hussain, on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The dutiful son wants to keep his promise to his mother and left for the 14-day holy trip to Mecca on Friday evening. According to the Times

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Aamir Khan embark on Haj (Pilgrimage) with his mother

Aamir Khan is accompanying her mother, Zeenat Hussain, on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The dutiful son wants to keep his promise to his mother and left for the 14-day holy trip to Mecca on Friday evening. According to the Times

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Google’s early publication of shares spooked investors

Google’s disappointing third-quarter earnings were accidentally published several hours earlier than planned yesterday, sparking a panic sell-off of the internet company’ shares until trading was halted. The figures showed Google’s consolidated revenues grew 45 per cent to $14.1 billion for

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Timur Shah Mausoleum officially opened in Kabul

President Hamid Karzai and His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened the restored mausoleum of Timur Shah on Friday. Timur Shah was the first to make Kabul the capital of a unified kingdom. He died in 1793, but it was

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McDonald’s profit hit by the strength of the dollar

McDonald’s net income fell to USD 1.46bn in the third quarter, down from USD 1.51bn last year, after being by the strength of the dollar and increasing competition. The stronger dollar means international sales are worth less when profits are

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Tofan Harirod takes on Simorgrh Alborz, winning the Final Cup of the Roshan Afghan Premier League

It was a tense match from the outset, as the final match of the Roshan Afghan Premier League brought out  over 4,000 fans to the AFF Stadium in Kabul. Tofan Harirod came against Simorgh Alborz on October 18, 2012 at

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Saffron touted as the best alternative to poppy

Given the high sales price of the spice and its compatibility with the arid Afghan environment, saffron industry is supported by the Afghan government. Earlier this year, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock distributed 65,000 kg of saffron

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Afghans' need for political violence insurance

Security is an important aspect here in Afghanistan. It cannot have escaped even the most casual observers notice that violent incidents directed at Military, NGO’s and Civilian targets have shown a dramatic increase on 2011 levels, some reports indicate this

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Afghans’ need for political violence insurance

Security is an important aspect here in Afghanistan. It cannot have escaped even the most casual observers notice that violent incidents directed at Military, NGO’s and Civilian targets have shown a dramatic increase on 2011 levels, some reports indicate this

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LEGALIZE BRIBE GIVING

Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Index (CPI) ranks Afghanistan the third most corrupt country after North Korea and Somalia. Last week when President Hamid Karzai was in the United State for the NATO Summit in Chicago, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked him

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De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan

Roshan Afghan Premier League featured De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan at the AFF Stadium, Kabul on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm. The two teams were vying for the overall APL 3rd place prize, but in an exciting match only

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Afghanistan warned for human disaster in the coming winter

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ADNMA) urged timely assistance from the international community to the vulnerable population during the harsh winter. ANDMA Director-General Mohammad Dayem Kakar said on International Day for Disaster Reduction on Wednesday that 52 of Afghanistan’s

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Building for girls’ school inaugurated in Kunar, eastern Afghanistan

Funded by Indian government, a newly-constructed building for girls’ high school was inaugurated in the eastern Province of Kunar. Costing 8mn AFN, the building has a capacity of 900 students, with 10 classrooms and four administrative rooms, said Education Director

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