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America donates USD 249mn despite the recent rift between Kabul and Washington

The US has pledged USD 249mn to the Afghan government for enhancing counter-narcotics effort, strengthening good governance and facilitating crime investigation. An agreement to the effect was signed on Wednesday between Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Jawid Ludin and Coordinator Director

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Afghanistan to gain accession to WTO by 2014

Afghanistan might complete its accession process and gain membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by 2014, said officials. The country obtained the status of a representative in the Organization in 2004, when it first applied for membership. The membership

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“Afghan government was negligent about the TAPI project”

A number of political and economic pundits believe that the agreement over the gas pipeline between Iran and Pakistan will prove to be detrimental to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project. Iran and Pakistan recently launched work on the construction of a

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Increases in security lead to development programs in Baraki Barak District

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Baraki Barak District Governor, Eng. Mohammad Rahim Amin, and the Director of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (DAIL), Mohammad Shah, provided an agriculture vocational seminar for the local farmers of Baraki Barak district, Logar province, March 7.

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EU unveils new air passenger rights

New rights for airline passengers have been unveiled by the European Commission. They include rerouting travelers with rival carriers if a flight is delayed for more than 12 hours. The rules also clarify what are considered exceptional circumstances for compensation.

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