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ACCI wants to end trade relations with Pakistan

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have decided to end trade relations with Pakistan after Pakistan failed to fulfill its promise to release the Afghan containers stalled in Karachi Port. Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had ordered

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Ministry of Public Works signs MoU with DFID on road maintenance

A MoU of worth USD 6mn was signed Tuesday between the Ministry of Public Works and the Department for International Development (DFID). Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said the aid money would be spent towards maintenance of the roads through

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Marriage won`t affect my work: Vidya Balan

Zee News-Mumbai: Newly wed Vidya Balan, who stars opposite Emraan Hashmi in upcoming comedy `Ghanchakkar`, says that her marriage won`t have a bearing on her career in Bollywood. `Ishqiya` and `The Dirty Picture` showed Vidya at her boldest and helped

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U.N. Agency Warns of Rising Unemployment

By David Jolly- New York Times More than 197 million people worldwide are jobless, and an additional 39 million have simply given up looking for work, a United Nations agency said on Monday, warning that government budget-balancing was hurting employment

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Girls and women 'hit the hardest' by global recession

BBC-Women and girls were hit the hardest by the global recession, according to child rights and development organizations. “The world is failing girls and women,” a report by Plan International and the Overseas Development Institute said. A shrinking economy sent

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Girls and women ‘hit the hardest’ by global recession

BBC-Women and girls were hit the hardest by the global recession, according to child rights and development organizations. “The world is failing girls and women,” a report by Plan International and the Overseas Development Institute said. A shrinking economy sent

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Illegal mining blamed on insecurity of investors

PAN-With insecurity scaring away investors, government efforts have failed so far to estimate mineral deposits or prevent their illegal extraction in southern Kandahar province, officials admit. Insecurity has led to unlimited illegal mining operations in the cement and copper-rich region

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Afghan Beach Football Team Heads to Qatar for FIFA Qualifier

Tolo News- Afghanistan’s national beach football team will play Qatar in the first qualifying match for the 2013 FIFA Beach Football World Cup on Tuesday evening in Qatar. “Our team has a high morale, and the players are well prepared

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Afghanistan joins Better Than Cash Alliance

Today the government of Afghanistan announced that it has joined the Better Than Cash Alliance by committing to transition significant volumes of cash payments to electronic. The Better Than Cash Alliance works with governments, the development community and the private

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Afghan commerce ministry fixes the rate for liquefied gas at 55 AFN per kg

Amid complaints about the sales of liquefied gas at high rates ranging between 65 and 70 AFN,  the Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced on Monday that the rate for liquefied gas is fixed at 55 AFN per kilogram in

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India committed to the execution of TAPI project by 2017

India renewed its commitment to the execution of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project by 2017. President Pranab Mukherjee said India is fully committed to implementing the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Project by August 2017. During his interaction with Deputy Prime Minister

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Afghan government to return Tajik helicopters

According to Dushanbe agencies, Afghanistan has agreed to return two Tajik helicopters impounded by Kabul last summer over a tax dispute. Firuz Hamroev, the general director of the company Tajik Air, told journalists on January 21 that one helicopter was

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Afghan Archaeologist discusses Bamiyan site

Zemaryalai Tarzi, internationally recognized as the senior Afghan archaeologist, will speak and answer questions on recent finds at Bamiyan and the crisis of looting and vandalism for archaeology in Afghanistan in “A Stop on the Silk Route”. The event is

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