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Work on Kajaki dam not getting off the ground

A number of workers claimed that the rehabilitation work on Kajaki dam in southern Helmand province is not showing any signs of progress, as a major portion of the funds provided goes toward foreign experts’ salaries. With the withdrawal date

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Afghanistan-Turkey 92nd anniversary of Friendship Treaty

The 92nd anniversary of the signing of the Afghanistan-Turkey Treaty of Friendship is celebrated at a time when relations between the two countries enjoy unprecedented strength and stability. The close friendship between the nations of the two countries has a

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Afghanistan holds a workshop on CBR program

Key ministers, deputy ministers and heads of government departments attended a workshop on Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR) on Sunday. Addressing the workshop, Dr. Najibullah Wardak, in charge of CBR program at the Ministry of Finance, said the program

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Afghan company wins tender to renovate the Salang Tunnel

The tender for the renovation of Afghanistan’s major south-north route, the Salang Tunnel, is awarded to an Afghan company. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of the tunnel.

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Shahzad, bowlers lead Afghanistan to win

Afghanistan began their series against Scotland with a comfortable win in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Sharjah. Mohammad Shahzad hit a fifty to lead Afghanistan to 132 and their bowlers tied Scotland down in the chase. Afghanistan were

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USAID suspends work on the rehabilitation of Darunta Dam

The United States Agency for International Development said Sunday that it had suspended the rehabilitation project of the Darunta Hydroelectric Power Plant in eastern Nangarhar province. According to the USAID official Mike Dempsey, the project is suspended due to the

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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EU-US trade deal to boost economic growth

In their recent trade deal talks, the US and the EU recently agreed on a free-trade agreement that is expected to boost their economics and generate hundreds of thousands of jobs. Suffering from an economic slowdown, the trade agreement is

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Villagers Host First Midwife Training in Zengabad Region, Panjwai District

Another Afghan child dies. “On a night the roads were really dangerous, one of our women experiencing a difficult pregnancy couldn’t leave her house and her husband didn’t know what to do,” said an Afghan female at the training. “That woman lost her baby.”

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Update on Afghanistan’s dams and their power generation capacity

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan will need 3,000 MW of electricity by 2020 (less than 7 years). There are dams that can produce over 18,000 MW of electricity that you can read about here. How much electricity

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Afghanistan to establish a stock exchange market

The Afghanistan central bank, Da Bank of Afghanistan (DAB), plans to create the first ever stock exchange market in Afghanistan. Head of DAB Noorullah Delawari said the plan is proposed to the president and hoped to gain his approval. Mr.

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ISAF to renovate Afghanistan’s Salang Tunnel

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of Salang Tunnel, Afghanistan’s only major south-north route. Crossing the Hindu Kush mountain range under the treacherous Salang Pass, the 2.6km (1.6

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President Karzai urges Turkey to enhance economic ties

During a meeting with Turkish Energy Minister Yildiz in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai urged him to expand economic ties with Afghanistan by bringing in Turkish investors into the fuel and gas resources of Afghanistan. Also present at the meeting, Mines

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Spending cut debate casts pall over Obama's second-term agenda

Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens the economy and his broader domestic policy agenda. The failure

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Spending cut debate casts pall over Obama’s second-term agenda

Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens the economy and his broader domestic policy agenda. The failure

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Afghanistan Beats Sri Lanka in AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan’s national football team beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first match at the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in Laos on Saturday. Afghan striker Belal Arezou scored the goal in the 45th minute of the first half of

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Afghan private sector warns to halt import of basic goods

In retaliation to the collection of toll from traders at the entrance of various provinces by the Municipality, representatives of the private sector have warned the government about halting imports of basic goods, if the government continues to collect such

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The Best-Paying Jobs For Women In 2013

Forbes-Despite the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act this year, women continue to earn less than men across most job functions. In fact, according to new numbers released in February, the gender wage gap widened by slightly more than

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Fans of 7D cinema growing in Afghanistan

Kabul’s Gulbahar Center has attracted a good number of Afghan youths, children and adults towards its “7D cinema”. Located at the heart of Kabul, Gulbahar Center has become the exciting shopping and leisure destination choice for discerning individuals in the

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Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol are the role models of Buzkashi Boys

Two Afghan teenagers – Fawad Mohammadi and Jawanmard Paiz — whose film ‘Buzkashi Boys’ was recently nominated at the Oscars, capturing the attention of Hollywood for their impressive acting, look up to Indian superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol

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Japan’s deflation on the rise

Japan has reported a fall in consumer prices for a third consecutive month, falling 0.2% in January from a year earlier. The figures do not include food items. Japan has been battling deflation, which has posed challenges to policymakers who

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Afghanistan’s accession to WTO possible this year- Commerce Minister

Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahady said Afghanistan is likely to complete the accession process to the World Trade Organization this year. “Afghanistan’s WTO accession process has gone well. We hope we would be able to complete the

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