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ACCI calls for control of substandard fuel entering Afghanistan

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) called for the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to carryout enhanced observations of the fuel. The request comes as the Ministry of Commerce Oil and Gas Enterprise Department reduced prices on the fuel

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Afghan film wins 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Award

Afghan film Wajma, directed and produced by Barmak Akram, won the 2013 Sundance Award for screenwriting in the World Cinema, Dramatic category. Wajma is the story of two lovers whose love contradicts the Afghan culture. A young man in Kabul

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An 'Afghan redneck' creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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An ‘Afghan redneck’ creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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More than USD 114bn withdrawn from US banks this month

Business Week-More than $114 billion exited the biggest U.S. banks this month, and nobody’s quite sure why. The Federal Reserve releases data on the assets and liabilities of commercial banks every Friday. The most current figures, covering the first full week of

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The Republic of Korea donates aid to flood victims of Faryab

At a ceremony at the Korean Embassy in Kabul, Afghan authorities received food and blanket from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to be donated to the victims of flood in Faryab in 2012. Speaking on the occasion, Kim Chan-mo

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Shahrukh Khan’s agony of ‘being a Khan’ wins him support from Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, Chief of the Jama-ud-Da’wah (JuD) and the mastermind behind Mumbai attacks, recently extended out his support to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and welcomed him to live in Pakistan. He has said that Shahrukh Khan can move to Pakistan

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Music making comeback in Afghanistan

Arab News-Music that Afghans were made to stay away from or risk being targeted by the Taliban militants are once again ringing loud. That trepidation no longer exists as strongly as it once was. This privilege, which was very much

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Installation of two power generators in Kabul

Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan and his Iranian counterpart Majid Namjoo inaugurated the installation of two power generators in Kabul on Sunday. The generators were purchased from Germany at a cost of USD 10mn by the Iranian government

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Mobile Money Transfer services expanding in Afghanistan

Central bank officials said that two telecommunication companies have so far received licenses for running the service, while two more companies are in the process of obtaining licenses.  “Paying money via mobile phone offers great convenience. We are making efforts

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Iran, Afghanistan willing to boost trade ties

Afghanistan Commerce Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Ghazi Khail announced Monday that Kabul is interested in fostering trade ties with Tehran. According to Mr. Ghazi Khail, Kabul has been determined to implement its agreements inked with Tehran, adding that Afghanistan is a

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49 Afghan medical officials to be trained in Turkey

Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil announced Sunday that 49 medical officials would be sent to Turkey for training. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Sunday, Suraya Dalil said increasing and expanding professional skills in health sector were among the

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