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Poppy harvests season attracts unemployed Afghans

The warm weather offers the most suitable climate for poppy cultivation in the southern Helmand province. Unemployment in the province has caused many Afghan young men to seek job opportunities in harvesting the poppy fields that will later become opium.

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Minister of Mines and Minister of Information and Culture receive the vote of confidence

Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani and Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen received the vote of confidence from Afghanistan’s parliament after being summoned over their ministries’ budget spending on development. Eleven ministers who failed to spend more

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India allows duty-free imports from Afghanistan

India announced Saturday that majority of agricultural imports from Afghanistan would be exempted of customs duty, in an attempt to strengthen trade ties between the two nations. Afghanistan would be required to pay customs duty on 25 products out of

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Inauguration of a new building for a school in Logar province

A new building for the boys’ school, Surkh Abad, was inaugurated Thursday in Mohammad Aghai district of Logar Province. Head of the Ministry of Education’s Education Department Mohammad Shahpor Arab said the project is built at a cost of more

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Work on Kunduz University’s dormitory begins

Work on the construction of Kunduz University’s dormitory has officially begun. Costing more than USD 6.5mn, the project is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education. Kunduz University President Abdul Qudus Zarifi said the two-story building consists of 40 rooms

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H.P. Chairman Steps Down

In another upheaval for the board of Hewlett-Packard, the company said on Thursday that Raymond J. Lane, its embattled chairman, was stepping down from that post, just two weeks after his narrow re-election. Two other directors departed the board entirely.

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Turkey executes 164 development projects in Maidan Wardak

Turkey has funded 164 uplift schemes in the central province of Maidan Wardak, said the visiting Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz. Governor Abdul Majid Khogyani said that Turkey had extended their valuable assistance to Wardak in different areas particularly in

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