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3 men arrested for involvement in Libor probe

BBC-Three men have been arrested in connection with continuing investigations into the manipulation of the Libor inter-bank lending rate. The three men – aged 33, 41 and 47 – have been taken to a London police station for interview. The

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Asia to wield more global power than the US and Europe combined by 2030

According to a report released by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC), Asia will take over the economic power of the US and the Europe combined by 2030. China alone will most likely have the largest economy, surpassing that of

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Women’s welfare NGOs accused of corruption

Women’s Affair Director Anisa Imrani alleged that a number of women’s welfare NGOs operating in eastern Nangarhar province are misappropriating donor funds. She said the NGOs are operating without coordination with the Women’s Affair Department, allowing them a leeway to

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EU to grant 1.5bn Euros to Afghanistan until 2017

Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal announced on Monday that the European Union has vowed 1.5bn Euros in aid to Afghanistan until 2017. The EU also promised to continue economic cooperation with the Afghan government. EU Ambassador Vygaudas Ušackas said the European

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No political will to stem corruption- IWA

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has launched a public campaign for the eradication of corruption. “During the past three years, our organization’s anti-corruption campaign launched in seven provinces and the people have been able to closely monitor about three hundred

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Work on canal launched

Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL),  work on the construction of a canal dug from the Taloqan River has been launched. The canal has the capacity to irrigate up to 1,250 acres of land in the

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Success of the first Soybean Processing Program in Afghanistan

By Dawood Essa- Since 2001, there have been many ongoing projects across Afghanistan, which have been funded by various international aid groups. One of the fundamental keystones to Afghanistan’s infrastructure is the growth of the agricultural sector; however, there has

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