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Germany to continue its assistance to Afghanistan post 2014

Germany’s Special Representative for Afghanistan assured President Hamid Karzai n Kabul that his country would continue to help Afghanistan beyond 2014, under a strategic cooperation agreement. The two leaders also conferred on Pakistan’s role in the ongoing reconciliation process, the

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Work on institution for ANA officers launched

As promised by British Foreign Minister David Cameron during his visit to Kabul in July, the UK has funded the construction of an academy for Afghan National Army (ANA) officers. The foundation stone-laying ceremony of the academy was held on

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Afghanistan’s shortage of funds for the upcoming election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan has said its facing shortage of funds to prepare the voter’s list for the upcoming elections. This time both presidential and provincial elections would be held at the same time said the IEC

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Pakistan-Afghanistan trade balance reaches USD 1.5bn

Afghanistan and Pakistan’ balance of trade has hit USD 1.5 billion with Afghanistan’s exports to Pakistan forming USD 200 million, while Pakistan forms  the majority portion of the balance. The figures were revealed by the Khanjan Alokozay, deputy chairman of

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Bamyan Airport to expand

Work on Bamyan’s expansion project, including the construction of a 2km runway and a boundary wall, was launched in Bamyan on Wednesday. Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project’s cost is USD 15mn. The airport is currently

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Etisalat launches 3G services in 11 provinces

Etisalat, Afghanistan’s fastest growing Telecommunication Company and the first to offer 3G services, has launched 3.75G services in 11 provinces of the country including Kabul, Jalalabad, Mazar, Herat, Kunduz, Parwan, Ghazni, Pul-e-Khumri, Juzjan, Kandahar and Faryab. The customers are now

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Bamyan road asphalted

Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili and Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan attended the inaugural ceremony for the new asphalted road between the provincial capital and Yakawland district. The asphalted road has reduced the four-hour distance between the two regions to

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ISAF ensures Afghan women economic empowerment

At a gathering regarding women’s social and economic lives at Camp Marmal in Balkh on Wednesday, Deputy Commander of Regional Comman North Brig. Gen. John Bullard held out assurance on behalf of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help

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Uzbek oil tanker docked in Hairatan port after 16 years

An oil tanker from Uzbekistan docked at Hairatan border in Langar province after 16 years. Mohammad Sabir Zaheer, chief of oil at Hairatan border, said the tanker, capable of holding 250 ton of fuel, has arrived in the region bordering

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Afghanistan to become a member of the International Road & Transport Union- Daud Ali Najfi

Afghanistan’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Daud Ali Najfi, said Afghanistan may soon gain a membership to the International Road & Transport Union (IRU). With the membership, Afghanistan will then be able to use airlines transport facilities, railroads and international

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Afghanistan to become a member of the International Road & Transport Union- Daud Ali Najfi

Afghanistan’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Daud Ali Najfi, said Afghanistan may soon gain a membership to the International Road & Transport Union (IRU). With the membership, Afghanistan will then be able to use airlines transport facilities, railroads and international

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IMF warns of instability in the global financial system

In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, published every six months, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the global financial risks have increased in the past six months despite the measures taken by the policymakers to make the financial system

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Plan for water supply project in Kabul is completed

According to officials of New Kabul project, implementation of a water supply project will be initiated in the coming year. The project’s executive director Eng. Ghulam Hassan Hassanzada informed about the completion of the plan for the project at a

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ACCI blames the government for its failure to standardize transit system

Speaking at a conference in Kabul on Tuesday, ACCI chief Mohamad Qurban Haqjo criticized the government for its failure to improve the transit and ground transport system. The conference highlighted the issues plaguing Afghanistan’s transport industry, including a lack of

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Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman was the twentieth century’s most prominent advocate of free markets. Born in 1912 to Jewish immigrants in New York City, he attended Rutgers University, where he earned his B.A. at the age of twenty. He went on to

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Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s municipality department

A new building for Baghlan’s municipality department was inaugurated on Monday. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Baghlan’s governor Sultan Mohammad Abadi, Baghlan’s Mayor Nazir Sangeen and a number of tribal elders. Mr. Sangin said the new building consists of

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Asha Bhosle’s daughter shoots herself out of depression

Indian legendary singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter, Varsha, committed suicide by shooting herself in the head twice with a pistol at her mother’s Peddar Road home on Monday morning. The 56 years old was reportedly suffering from depressions and had tried

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World Bank lowers China’s growth projection

The World Bank’s forecast of China’s economic growth went down from 8.2% to 7.7% amid the dwindling economy of the nation caused by economic problems in two of its key markets, the Eurozone and the US. The weak demand for

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PAJCCI delegation in Afghanistan for a business visit

A high-level 31- member trade delegation of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The purpose of the visit is to explore trade and provide opportunities for the business community across the border. The

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Shahrukh Khan to romance four beauties in ‘Chennai Express’.

(Bollywood Celebeden)The Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, is all set to romance not one, not two but three three actresses in his upcoming flick Chennai Express. Buzz has it that, the superstar will be romancing Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Anushka

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Iran restricts Nimroz-bound transit vehicles

A number of Afghan truck drivers protested at the Bandar Abbas border as the Iranian government has banned the entry of transit trucks bound for southwestern Nimroz province. One thousand trucks are waiting to enter Afghanistan, causing a daily loss

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Chinese telecom giants posing a threat to the US

The US warned security threat posed by Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE, after an investigation into the two companies. Earlier this year, the two firms faced allegations by a US court that some of their equipment had been installed

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EU should have two different budgets- David Cameron

David Cameron seems to most likely veto the current proposed budget of the EU “if necessary”. “The EU budget is a classic example of where should probably start to draw new line,” said Mr. Cameron. He further added that there

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Power project installed in Parwan province

Breshna Sherkat installed a power project, involving the installation of five transformers, in the central province of parwan. The project, funded by the US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), benefits 3,000 families in five villages of Chikal valley on the outskirts

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German delegation exploring investment opportunities in Afghanistan

A 15-member German delegation, including representatives of manufactures of military equipment, water research, information technology, engineering goods, construction materials, aviation and environment-friendly energy, visited Kabul on Sunday. The members attended a conference on Afghan-German trade links and are expected to

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