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Foundation stone of railways station in Nangarhar laid

The foundation stone of railway station and customs house were laid in Hesar Shahi industrial zone, Nangarhar province. The railway track would be built from Jalalabad to bordering Torkham. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal,

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Carson unit opens vet clinic in Afghanistan

A Fort Carson detachment has opened a veterinary clinic in Afghanistan for military working dogs. The Army said Thursday the 438th Medical Detachment, a veterinary unit from Fort Carson, opened the clinic at Kandahar Airfield last month. The clinic will

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Power sub-station opened in Kunduz province

An electricity sub-station, constructed at a cost of USD 18mn, was inaugurated in Imam shahib district of northern Kunduz province. Funded by the Asian Bank, the sub-station would control and distribute 16 megawatt electricity imported from Tajikistan. The project was

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Inauguration of a newly reconstructed mosque

A mosque in Lashkargah, Helmand, was inaugurated by the Helmand Governor Muhammad Naeem Baloch on Friday. The mosque, with an accommodation capacity of 400 people, was destroyed a few years ago in an attack by the foreign forces on Taliban

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Unemployment rate drops in Spain in December

Hope glimmers as the Spanish Labor Ministry announced a drop in the country’s unemployment. The number of unemployed in Spain, adjusted for seasonal swings, fell by 41,023, or 0.8%, in December from the previous month, the first drop since July.

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A Gigantic Sigh of Relief as Tax Uncertainty Ends

By Catherine Rampell- the New York Times Even though Congress’s last-minute deal means higher taxes for almost all Americans, businesses and consumers are relieved that some of the uncertainty about what they will owe the government this year is gone.

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The new building for the Afghan Jamhoriat hospital still not being used

President Hamid Karzai inaugurated the new building for the Afghan Jamhoriat hospital three years ago, but it has not been yet used since then. Patients are still being treated in the old building where facilities are limited, although the new

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Exports of Afghan dried fruits have declined

According to the Afghan Raisins, Fruits and Vegetables Export Promotion Agency, exports of Afghan dried fruits have decreased by 200 tons since last year. The Agency links the decline to the optional membership of the Agency. “Optional membership has a

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5 tips for women to build executive presence

Throughout 2012, whether I was “speaking” with women online or in person at an event, the topic that consistently dominated the conversation was that of executive presence – and, in particular, what were the “right” signals to demonstrate executive readiness.

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Afghan economy post Nato forces

“A debate is heating up between Kabul and Washington over Afghanistan’s economic situation following the withdrawal of US-led forces in 2014. United States has warned Afghans about an impending economic slump after its pull-out by 2014. Aid money would also

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Cubic Tracking Solutions to use asset tracking technology

San Diego- Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset management and visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), has been awarded three U.S. Army and GSA Schedule orders totaling approximately $4.8 million to expand its wireless mesh asset tracking technology to

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UNHCR assists Afghans facing harsh winter

Pakobserver- Afghan Minister for Refugees and Repatriation Dr. Jamaher Anwary and Mr. Abdul Jabar Taqwa, Governor of Kabul joined the UN Refugee Agency Wednesday at the Kabul Women’s Garden, to distribute emergency assistance to some 440 vulnerable families threatened by

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Afghan government increases import tariff on fruit juices

The Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has announced that import tariffs on fruit juices have been increased from 20% to 30%, in a bit to protect local fruit juice productions. Wafiullah Iftekhar, Head of AISA, said that the tariff is

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Health care law may mean less hiring in 2013

Paul Davidson, USA TODAY Many businesses plan to bring on more part-time workers next year, trim the hours of full-time employees or curtail hiring because of the new health care law, human resource firms say. Their actions could further dampen

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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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