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Domestic flight to Badakhshan launches after 3 years

East Horizon’ first plane, carrying 44 passengers, landed at Badakhshan airport. Three years ago, Ariana airlines, Kam Air and Pamir cancelled their flights to Badakshan. The province received flights only from the UN and military forces. This was the first

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New bill designed to encourage investment in Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Finance has drafted a bill incorporating financial incentives aimed at increasing investment in Afghanistan in the next two years. Investors are concerned about the security situation and the country’s future post 2014. Experts believe that concerns over

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Afghan businessmen at Kabul’s Mandawi are exempted of tax for the next four years- Minister Ahadi

Minister of Commerce and Industries Anwarul Haq Ahadi announced on Monday that shopkeepers who were inflicted with losses caused by fire at Kabul’s Mandawi are exempted of taxes for the next four years. “In addition to tax exemption, the government

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12 Events That Shaped Afghanistan in 2012

Source- Tolo News It has been an eventful year in Afghanistan, a year of triumphs and tribulations. From the country’s first premier league soccer tournament to progress towards peace, our editors picked 12 events for their potential to shape the

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Wisconsin National Guard agriculture team heading to Afghanistan to teach farming techniques

Madison, Wisconsin- About a dozen members of a Wisconsin National Guard agriculture team are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. The Guard’s 97th Agribusiness Development Team will be sent off in style Thursday morning. Gov. Scott Walker and other Wisconsin National Guard

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Iran offers scholarships to Afghan students

Iranian government has offered 500 scholarships to Afghan students including master’s degree, 120 PhD’s and 80 bachelor degrees. Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technolog, Kamran Daneshjoo, announced on Friday that his country is willing to share its experience in

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Tentative Deal Is Reached to Raise Taxes on the Wealthy

The New York Times-Furious last-minute negotiations between the White House and the Senate Republican leadership on Monday secured a tentative agreement to allow tax rates to rise on affluent Americans, but not in time for Congress to meet its Dec.

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Parliament to impeach 7 instead of 11 Ministers

The Parliament has revised its earlier decision on the impeachment of 11 ministers and has decided to impeach 7 ministers. “Four ministers who took up duties in the ministries in 2011 won’t be impeached. But others will be impeached after

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