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ACCI calls for the establishment of a steel plant

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries urged the government to allow for the steel plant to grow by making the iron ore extracted from Afghan mines available to national manufacturers. According to the Head of international relations at ACCI,

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Real Madrid offer support as Barcelona announce Tito Vilanova will undergo chemotherapy

(The Independent)- Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova plans to continue in his role after it was announced he will undergo surgery followed by six weeks of chemotherapy. Earlier today, Barcelona suspended their scheduled media activities for the day amid reports concerning

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UCA and Kyrgyz Government host national roundtable on “Local Self-Government in Kyrgyzstan” for Village District heads

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 19 December 2012 – The University of Central Asia, in collaboration with Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (GoKR), hosted a national roundtable on “Local Self-Government in Kyrgyzstan: State and Opportunities for Development”for 60 heads of Aiyl Okmotu

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The Republic of Korea’s USD 50mn aid to LOTFA

Korean Ambassador to Afghanistan Seong-doo Ahn committed USD 50mn worth of aid on his country’s behalf for the improvement of Afghan police to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-supported Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan. Mr. Ahn signed the

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World Bank sees China growing 8.4 percent in 2013

(Reuters) – The World Bank raised its 2013 economic growth forecasts for China and developing East Asia on Wednesday, and said the region remained resilient despite the lackluster performance of the global economy. “For 2013, we expect the region to

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The World Bank’s optimism and concerns about Afghanistan

The World Bank in its latest report has reflected on the achievements that Afghanistan has witnessed in the areas of public health, education and rural development. The report also warns of the challenges that Afghanistan might face in regards to

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Internet services to be extended to all universities in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education will extend internet services to the universities across the country by next academic year. The Ministry held its 8th conference on the extension of the Information Technology (IT) in Kabul. The three-day conference was attended

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What is impeding the development projects in Kabul?

Officials of Security Transition Commission have cited security issues and lack of good governance as the main hindrances to the implementation of development projects. Speaking at a conference attended by officials from the capital and its districts, the Head of

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Afghan official rejects WSJ report on China-run project

Xinhua — An Afghan government official has described a report of U.S. influential newspaper the Wall Street Journal on sacking coal miners in Bamiyan province and joining them to anti-government militants as biased and utterly rejected. “The report about sacking

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