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Samsung loses Japan iPhone battle but gains help of ex-judge

BBC News-Samsung has failed to secure a iPhone ban in Japan in its latest patent fight with Apple. The Galaxy smartphone maker had claimed Apple had infringed the rights to one of its 3G technologies. The South Korean firm has

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Laghman cultivates more vegetables today than before

Many Laghman farmers are switching to cultivating a variety of vegetables as an alternative to poppy cultivation. “We produce more vegetables today than before,” said Laghman’s director of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Mohammad Ismail Daulatzai. Farmers are also experiencing with

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India’s role crucial for economic future of Afghanistan-US official

While in one hand President Barack Obama’s Defense Secretary Nominee Chuck Hagel has alleged India for financing problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, another America’s top official has termed New Delhi crucial for economic growth of Afghanistan post the withdrawal of

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Afghan traders no longer use Karachi Port

Following the troubles caused to Afghan traders at the Karachi port, Afghan traders have decided to transit their goods through Iranian ports of  Bandarabbas and Chabahar instead of the Karachi Port. Afghan traders were inflicted millions of dollars of losses

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“Afghan government alone cannot strengthen the agriculture sector”

Agriculture department of Herat called on the international community to assist with the development of Afghanistan’s agricultural sector, as the Afghan government alone is unable to strengthen the sector. At a press conference attended by United Nations Assistance Missions in

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Vocational training courses to militants who joined peace

Vocational training courses are initiated to a number of militants who have recently dropped their weapons and have joined the nation’s peace process in Herat province. Head of the High Peace Council Secretariat in the West zone Ahmad Yama Amini

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Multi-story flats to be built in Kabul

Two Turkish construction companies are awarded the contract for building several 15-story buildings in Khwaja Rawash area of central Kabul. Costing USD 80mn, the project will be jointly funded by the Turkish firms and the Urban Development Ministry. Urban Development

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Finance Ministry’s new efforts towards enhancing investment in Afghanistan

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal discussed the policy draft on how to encourage investment with the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. Attracting investment, preventing capital flight, creating more jobs and lessening people’s concerns about the economic slowdown are the main

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