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Afghanistan's Saffron Export Increases 14%

By Shahla Murtazaei-Tolo News Saffron exports in the first nine months of 2012 increased by around 14% compared to the year before, said the Afghanistan Raisin, Fruits and Vegetable Promotion Agency on Saturday. Around 1,600 kilograms of saffron were exported

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Afghanistan’s Saffron Export Increases 14%

By Shahla Murtazaei-Tolo News Saffron exports in the first nine months of 2012 increased by around 14% compared to the year before, said the Afghanistan Raisin, Fruits and Vegetable Promotion Agency on Saturday. Around 1,600 kilograms of saffron were exported

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Pakistan to Release 3,000 Afghan Trucks Stranded at Borders

By Shahla Murtazaie- Tolo News Pakistani officials will release 3,000 Afghan trucks on Monday after a bilateral meeting with Afghan traders and officials, officials said. A delegation from the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries travelled to Pakistan to attend

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America wants the construction of Kajaki dam to be completed by 2015

With the withdrawal date of foreign forces drawing closer, the United States of America is considering to initiate the construction of one of the major infrastructure projects in Helmand province. The project is the Kajaki dam project which was envisaged

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20,000 individuals receive education annually in Balkh province

Officials of the Education Department in Balkh said people’s interest in reading and writing in Balkh province has increased drastically, with 35% of the population being literate. Yearly, twenty thousand individuals turn to reading and writing. Qais Mehr Ayein, Head

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Snowfall causing problems to the livestock in Baghlan

The livestock in Baghlan are faced with serious problems caused by the constant snowfall and the cold weather. Livestock owners mainly the nomads said that snow has covered all the pastures. Many of the herds of those who live on

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The fiscal budget must be in line with people’s needs – Afghan civil societies

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) and the Afghan Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA) urged the Afghan government to incorporate the views of the general public on the allocations of the budget. The two most active civil society organizations in

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Government should have a greater role in the management of foreign aid-Minister Zakhilwal

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal is seeking a greater role for the Afghan government in using international aid. He said the annual aid to Afghanistan is channeled through various mechanisms, which makes it difficult to monitor. Graft is a serious

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70 MPs agree to summon ministers

Seventy members of the Lower House of the Parliament or the Wlesi Jirga signed papers on Saturday for summoning nearly a dozen ministers for under-spending development funds for 2011. The annual accounts of the ministries were discussed by 18 parliamentary

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