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Why the Government Is Suing Standard & Poor's

By Rick Newman-As a legal drama, it has gone on way longer than most people’s attention span can tolerate. But the plot continues to thicken in the quest for villains responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown. The Obama administration and

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Why the Government Is Suing Standard & Poor’s

By Rick Newman-As a legal drama, it has gone on way longer than most people’s attention span can tolerate. But the plot continues to thicken in the quest for villains responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown. The Obama administration and

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Resource Center for Afghan women in Balkh

A Women’s Resource Center was inaugurated in Balkh on Tuesday to help Afghan women seek education in English language and internet usage. Many girls and women in the city had remained deprived of seeking such education, as their family would

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India loses its tag as the second fastest-growing economy

The International Monetary Fund-IMF has forecasted the economic growth of India at 4.5% in 2012, much less than the big guns of ASEAN such as Indonesia and the Philippines and even Bangladesh. India, who has always been a tough competitor

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Some Afghan government officials refuse to register their assets

According to the officials of the Office of Anti-Corruption and Oversight, more than 7000 Afghan government officials have registered their assets. Head of the asset registration department at the Office of Anti-Corruption and Oversight, Nadir Mohseni, said some government officials

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Kabul residents complain about high food prices

Following the hindering of about 4000 Afghan containers at the Karachi Port, prices of food items have soared in Kabul’s markets. The residents urge the government to take measures to solve the issue. “The government must talk with the Pakistani

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Central Bank sells US dollars to Afghan money exchangers

According to the money exchangers at Sarai Shehzada, the Afghanistan Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) sold USD 2,400,000 to the money exchangers at an exchange rate of between 51.921- 51.94 today, Tuesday, 5th of February. This comes after the Central

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Ministry of Higher Education to solve financial problems of Afghan students in Malaysia

The Afghan government finally has good news to the Afghan students studying in Malaysia. Ministry of Higher Education said they would send the stipends of the Afghan students in Malaysia within a week. More than 150 Afghan students studying in

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IMF, Afghanistan agree path to fresh aid

The IMF said Monday it had reached agreement with Afghanistan on the reform path needed to unlock the next aid installment for the war-ravaged country. The International Monetary Fund granted Afghanistan a $133.6 million line of credit in November 2011

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Kabul Bank defendants’ final trial to begin soon

Kabul Bank’s special tribunal has completed the investigation on Kabul Bank’s defendants after two years. Head of the tribunal Shams-ul-Rahman Shams said Monday that trial of the defendants will begin soon. “Our investigation is completed.  We are working on the

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Kam Air’s blacklisting suspended

The United States of America have suspended the blacklisting of Afghanistan’s first and major private airline company, Kam Air, who has been alleged for involvement in opium trafficking. “It is an appropriate, logical course of action at this time for

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“Provided standards must be implemented to prevent air pollution in Kabul”-ANSA

Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) requested government agencies to implement the standards prepared by the ANSA for pollution reduction. Amid concerns about the rising air pollution in the major cities of Afghanistan, ANSA has put forward a set of standards

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ANA delivers aid to flood-hit families in Herat

Afghan National Army troops delivered winter aid to flood-hit families in Nawabad area on the outskirts of Herat City. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, nearly 150 families received blankets, winter clothing, shoes and food. Military corps spokesman Najibullah Najibi

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