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Uzbekistan offers deal in exchange for Nato trucks

The New York Times-With planning for the Western military withdrawal from Afghanistan in full swing, officials in Uzbekistan want to make a deal: we will provide the roads out if you leave some of those extra vehicles and supplies behind for us. Uzbek officials

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18 irrigation networks to be reconstructed in various provinces of Afghanistan

The reconstruction projects of 18 irrigation networks will be implemented in Kabul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Balkh provinces, announced Saturday the Ministry of Irrigation and Livestock. Minister Asif Rahimi signed a contract worth more than 50mn AFN with the irrigation agencies.

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SK Group chairman imprisoned on charges of embezzlement

Embezzling USD 46mn of the SK Group’s fund for personal investments, the group’s Chairman is sentenced to four years in prison. Mr Chey Tae-won was previously imprisoned in 2003 on charges of accounting fraud. The ruling comes amid increasing calls

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Afghan artist plays his debut in the Indian cinema as a villain in Krrish 3

Afghan actor, Sameer Ali Khan, is going to be seen in Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3, which is expected to hit the screens on 03 November 2013. Mr. Khan plays the role of the movie’s villain called Antman. “I am very

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China reports a slowdown in manufacturing growth

One of the biggest drivers of Chinese economic growth, the manufacturing sector shows signs of contraction yet again. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a key indicator of activity in the manufacturing sector, fell to 50.04 in January from 50.6 in

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Fashion in Kabul comes at a high cost

Kabul is now home for large shopping centers offering a variety of clothes ranging from traditional outfits to the newest fashion available out there. The prices, however, have increased two-fold compared with the prices two years ago. A traditional Afghan

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India willing to develop Afghanistan’s stone and marble industry

India is interested in playing a part in the untapped marble and stone industry sector of Afghanistan’s economy. The Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Development of Stones, RK Gupta, announced Friday that India would provide technical support to

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Failed Afghan dam project 'offered British military redemption' after Iraq debacl

The Telegraph-The British military took on one of the biggest operations of the war in Afghanistan to redeem itself after failures in Iraq, transporting a huge dam turbine through hostile territory in a largely symbolic act, according to a new

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Failed Afghan dam project ‘offered British military redemption’ after Iraq debacl

The Telegraph-The British military took on one of the biggest operations of the war in Afghanistan to redeem itself after failures in Iraq, transporting a huge dam turbine through hostile territory in a largely symbolic act, according to a new

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