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Arms market shrinks as a result of economic crisis

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), sales of the 100 biggest arms dealers declined by 5%–the first drop registered since 1994. The figures exclude China due to lack of reliable data. Several factors have contributed to the

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Thailand economic growth surprises analysts

Thailand’s economy recovery exceeded expectations in the last three months of 2012, growing at 18.9% in the October-December period, while analysts had expected a figure close to 15%. The economy is continuing to recover from the previous year’s devastating floods

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Etisalat to launch the first ever 4G service in Afghanistan

United Arab Emirates based Etisalat Telecommunication Company is awarded Afghanistan’s first trial 4G network. The 4G service works five times faster, according to the Head of Etisalat Afghanistan, Ahmad Hussaini. Etisalat was the first firm to introduce 3.75G internet service

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David Cameron urges India to open up to British business

David Cameron has urged the Indian government to cut “regulation and red tape” in a bid to encourage more trade and investment involving UK businesses. The prime minister said India “can be a difficult country to do business in” but

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Five Dollars Per Person: Luxembourg Is Highest Per Capita Donor To WFP Afghanistan

With a donation of more than US$660,000 (€500,000), Luxembourg is the first country to contribute to the regular operations of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan in 2013. This donation makes Luxembourg, a landlocked country located in

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Handicrafts by Afghan women gain international recognition

Kunduz businesswomen association said women’s handicrafts have gained popularity overseas. The handicrafts include traditional clothes, carpet weaving, embroidery, bead weaving and leather braiding. According to the  association in Kunduz, their products have been sold both in local markets and foreign

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Kandahar residents demand bus service

A number of residents of the Kandahar city have demanded the government to reintroduce the public transport bus service that was shut down by the government years ago. This comes as the commuters are faced with high taxi airfares. The

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For the Children: Afghanistan's Future Generation

Deep in the heart of Farah City, there is a place where children can be heard laughing and playing. Their hopes are high for a better, brighter future. Coalition forces visited the Farah Orphanage, Feb. 17, in Farah City to

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For the Children: Afghanistan’s Future Generation

Deep in the heart of Farah City, there is a place where children can be heard laughing and playing. Their hopes are high for a better, brighter future. Coalition forces visited the Farah Orphanage, Feb. 17, in Farah City to

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