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Kabul celebrates Valentine’s Day

Kabul’s Kocheh Gul Foroshi, “Flower Street”, was packed with a huge crowd of young people who were there to buy flowers, commemorating Valentines Day. Most of them were buying flowers and gifts to their fiancés or spouses. According to them,

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Cristiano Ronaldo donates EUR 100,000 to aid Afghan landmine victims

Shortly before cruising in on a wave of phase to equalise for Real Madrid against Manchester United last night, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is donating €100,000 on behalf of UEFA to help rehabilitate Afghans

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Afghan government dismisses SIGAR’s report on Afghanistan’s corruption

The Afghan Ministry of Finance has denied remarks in SIGAR’s latest quarterly report, stating corruption in the country hampering Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts after influx of billions of dollars of aid. While acknowledging the presence of some degrees of corruption in

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Two provinces deny illegal mining accusations

In a recent inspection by the Ministry of Mines, powerbrokers were claimed to be behind illegal mining that is being carried out all over Afghanistan. Provinces accused of illegal excavation included Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Bamiyan, Kandahar,

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Afghanistan’s northern zone accuses government of failing to resolve investment hurdles

At a seminar held in the capital of northern Balkh province, traders and local officials alleged that the government has failed to find solutions to the trade problems persisting in the northern zone. The seminar was aimed at discussing measures

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