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Iran agrees to allow Afghan truckers entry

At a meeting on transit trade, Iran agreed to simplify visa regime and allow Afghan trucks entry into the neighboring country. This comes as the two nations are strengthening their economic ties, indicating that the international sanctions have no impact

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ABADE Program Launched to Support Afghan Businesses

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to be a key economic driver of Afghanistan’s development. However, Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice, equipment, and technologies needed to grow their businesses. Women and youth can

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State of the Union: Obama pledges to reignite economy

President Barack Obama has urged Congress to back government action to revive the sluggish US economy, in his annual State of the Union speech. The Democratic president promised “smarter” rather than bigger government for “the many, and not just the

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Afghan Farmers Attend Agriculture-Business Seminar

PAKTIKA PROVINCE – Afghanistan – The first agricultural-business seminar was held in Orgun district, Feb. 10-11. The United States Department of Agriculture designed the seminar to teach fifty-one Afghan farmers how to maximize uses for their crops and contribute to

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Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day

  More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year. About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and

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JCMB approves funds for Four National Priority Programs

The 19th Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) acknowledged the progress made on the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework (TMAF) and endorsed four National Priority Programs as well as an Aid Management Policy. The session was attended by key government officials,

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Uruzgan finds market for its almond production

The Australian government with collaboration from the United States Agency for International Development has pledged airlifting the almond produced in the central Uruzgan province to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The farmers were previously faced with lack of market for

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New school opened in Herat

A primary school was inaugurated in Rabat-e-Sangi district of Herat province on Tuesday. Built at a cost of EU 151,000, the eight-room building was funded by the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team-PRT. According to Herat Education Director Basir Ahmad Arwin, about

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Completion of 59 development projects in Herat

Funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and 10% by the National Solidarity Program, 59 uplift projects have been executed in Pashtun Zarghoon district of Herat. The Herat rural development department chairman Aaqa  Mohammad Siddiqui said the projects

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