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China’s manufacturing activity growing at its fastest rate in two years

China reported a Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of 51.9 in January compared with 51.5 in December. The country’s manufacturing activity is at its two-year high since January 2011 and above 50. A PMI of above 50 indicates expansion and signals

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Indoor swimming pools and saunas for Afghan youths

To provide entertainment opportunities for the Afghan youths, local investors have constructed public saunas and swimming pools in Kaarteh Seh and Kaarteh Chaar of capital Kabul. Hundreds of young Afghan boys come to these places daily to enjoy their time.

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Afghan government seeks USD 471mn from the international community for humanitarian aid

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and the emergency commission appealed to the international community for USD 471mn in humanitarian aid during the current year. The officials announced this at a conference in Kabul on Saturday. Mark Boden, UN humanitarian

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Afghanistan out of the Beach Football World Cup

Afghanistan’s beach football cup hopes dashed after losing its fourth and final match in Doha against Bahrain by 2-5. Afghanistan won its very first match against Qatar last week but lost the three following matches to Oman, Australia and Bahrain

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Afghan refugee becomes Young Australian of the year

The Telegraph-He fled Afghanistan with his mother and brother at the height of a bloody civil war, arriving in Australia a child refugee. Now, 25-year-old Akram Azimi is the 2013 Young Australian of the Year. “This country has been incredibly

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IEC support for using old registration system receives criticism

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) recently supported the decision of the Afghan government to use the old registration system, citing insufficient budget of the government as the main reason. Afghan political parties have expressed outrage about this stance, warning of

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Water- a new security concern in Asia

Brahma Chellaney in his book, Water: Asia’s New Battleground, has warned of the security concerns arising from water scarcity in Asia. Today, security concerns in Asia focus on maritime and territorial disputes in Northeast Asia. Mr. Chellaney in his award

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Budget cuts could prove detrimental to Afghan war effort-Pentagon

AP-The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Friday. “There will be second-order effects on

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Kandahar residents frustrated over power blackouts

Despite the improvements brought to the electricity distribution system in Kandahar, residents of the city still have complaints about power shortages and accuse the authorities for failing to provide them enough electricity. According to the Deputy Director of Water and

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North Korea warn South over UN sanctions

BBC-North Korea has issued another warning, a day after announcing plans for a third nuclear test. In a statement, Pyongyang pledged “physical counter-measures” against South Korea if it participated in the UN sanctions regime. The threat came 24 hours after

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Apple loses to Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company

Following a drastic decline in its shares, Apple is taken over by Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company. The disappointed iPhone sales figures on Wednesday dropped Apple’s shares to 37% since their record high last September. At the close

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“Kabul residents must assist the municipality with cleaning the city”

A number of Kabul residents said people must participate in keeping the city clean by assisting the municipality. “Cleanliness is the duty of all our citizens. Our city is our home. In order to protect ourselves from various diseases, we

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Celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday in Kabul

The celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birth anniversary has been a controversial subject among Islam scholars. Afghan religious scholars gathered on Thursday, which marked Hazrat Mohammad’s birth anniversary, at the Aala Haji Dar-ul-Uloom in Kabul to discuss the celebration of Prophet’s

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Aviation Ministry to provide public transport buses to Nangarhar

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Daud Ali Najafi said that his ministry would provide some public transport buses to the provincial authorities. In addition, the Nangarhar airport would transition from foreign troops to the Afghan government in near future. Minister

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Pakistan yet to build the Jalalabad-Torkham road

Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan said work on the second lane of the Jalalabd-Torkham would be launched soon upon the completion of the survey next week. The project was initially launched with financial support from Pakistan, but the project has

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Farah DAIL Completes Greenhouse Build

By Mathew Stroup- Afghan Review FARAH CITY, Afghanistan – The head of the Farah Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Abdul Manan Matin, announced the completion of a demonstration greenhouse project at a ceremony at his facilities in Farah City

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Development projects soon to be undertaken for Qalandar District

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), a delegation of elders from the Qalandar District in Khost met with the governor on Thursday, seeking reconstruction and development projects for the district. Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Murad Khan Mangal

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Herat shoemakers protest in support for domestic products

Hundreds of Herat shoemakers protested in front of the governor’s office, asking the authorities to support domestic products and increase import taxes on shoes. The domestic footwear is currently facing a tough competition from Chinese and Pakistani products that have

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America to spend millions of dollars in various sectors in Balkh

Spending more than USD 300mn in Balkh in the past decade, the United States of America have committed to provide financial assistance to various other sectors in the province in the present year. Masha Hamilton, Head of Communications and Diplomacy

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WB provides USD 25mn to Afghanistan for uplift projects

The World Bank (WB) extended USD 250mn assistance to the Ministry of Rural Development and Rehabilitation for the completion of uplift schemes under the 3rd phase of National Solidarity Program (NSP). Minister Wais Barmak signed the agreement on Wednesday and

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Completion of two embankment projects in Laghman

Pajhwok Afghan News reports the execution of two river embankment projects on the outskirts of Mehtarlam in eastern Laghman province. The project was funded by a joint venture of the World Food Program (WFP) and the Japanese Embassy in Kabul

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Transforming 'Aid to Africa' into 'Made in Africa'

David Sengeh-Graduate Student- MIT Media Lab As a Sierra Leonean living in the country during and after the decade-long civil war, I know the positive impact of humanitarian aid on the economic growth of a country. In fact, the Bill and Melinda

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Transforming ‘Aid to Africa’ into ‘Made in Africa’

David Sengeh-Graduate Student- MIT Media Lab As a Sierra Leonean living in the country during and after the decade-long civil war, I know the positive impact of humanitarian aid on the economic growth of a country. In fact, the Bill and Melinda

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Afghan students qualified for the Global Law Competition

Five Afghan students from Herat province has been selected among students from eight university from across Afghanistan in a qualifying exam that was held in Kabul as part of the International Philip C. Jessup Law Moot Court Competition. The qualified

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LG opens a representative in Kabul

The South Korean electronics giant, LG, which had been selling products over the past six years in Afghanistan without any official announcement has finally launched the sales of its products in capital Kabul. The move has been warmly welcomed by

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