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South Korea’s USD 500mn aid to Afghanistan

South Korea’s ambassador announced on Saturday that his country has pledged USD 500mn in aid to Afghanistan, of which USD 100mn will be spent in the country by next year. He further added that USD 130mn from the aid money

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Poland and Afghanistan signs cooperation agreement

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul signed a cooperation agreement with his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski in the areas of politics, security, culture, science and the economy. Mr. Sikorski gave his assurance that his country would stand by Afghanistan after the

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New building for statistics department inaugurated in Jawzjan

A new building for the statistics department in the first district of Sherberghan city in Jawzjan has been inaugurated. According to Eng. Qiyamudin Qiyam, the building is completed in 6 months at a cost of 4mn AFN. Situated in the

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Dozens of liquid gas stores shut down in Herat

A number of liquid gas stores have been shut down by government authorizes for selling liquid gas at high prices. According to the Head of Herat’s Fuel and Liquid Gas, Khesraw Abdullah, a survey of the liquid gas stores was

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Helmand farmers in search of foreign markets for their products

Cotton, saffron, raisin and almond are the common agricultural products in southern Helmand. Director of agriculture in Helmand, Eng. Abdullah Ahmadzai, said his department is making efforts to look for foreign markets for the agricultural products of Helmand. Mr. Ahmadzai

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UN agencies distribute winter aid to Ghazni families

The Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the UN World Food Program and the UNHCR have distributed winter assistance to 1,500 deserving families in the southern province of Ghazni. The aid items included food, warm clothing and blankets. However, deputy governor

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US citizen arrested on corruption charges in Afghanistan

Elton Maurice McCabe, a resident of Louisiana, was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges related to sub-contracting works in Afghanistan. Court documents claim that McCabe used the bribe he receives from subcontractors to pay for personal family expenses. According to

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