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Price of gold goes up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The price of one gram of gold jumped by 50 afghanis in Kabul during the outgoing week, with the rates of daily-use commodities staying stable, retailers said on Thursday. The price of one gram of

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Safi Airways to offer new catering services to its economy and business classes

Safi Airways is ready to set itself apart from its competitors by launching new catering services to its business and economy class passengers in mid-June of this year. According to Marketing Manager Naeem Mahamoor, business class passengers will be welcomed

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Afghan footballer wins Fans Player of the Year Award

By Meena Haseeb (Khaama.com)-Afghan footballer and member of the Afghan National Football Team Islam Amiri received Fans player of the year award in the 5th edition of the Indian Football Awards 2013. Islam Amiri, who was playing for Mumbai FC

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Expert on Judicial Transparency and Former German Constitutional Court Judge visits Afghanistan

Professor Dr. Rudolf Mellinghoff, president of the Federal Finance Court and former judge of the German Constitutional Court, visited Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif last week. From 19th to 25th May Dr. Mellinghoff visited Afghanistan to meet and exchange ideas with

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Report on Ghazni's Economy

The official in southern Ghazni province said that 80% residents depend on the agriculture and livestock, but due to lack of water resources, market and the storage facilities the farmers and landlords face problems. The trade also has its importance,

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Report on Ghazni’s Economy

The official in southern Ghazni province said that 80% residents depend on the agriculture and livestock, but due to lack of water resources, market and the storage facilities the farmers and landlords face problems. The trade also has its importance,

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Afghan Finance Ministry allocates USD 1mn for designing Bakhshabad dam

Farah Governor Mohammad Akram Khpelwak said the Finance Minister has allocated USD 1mn for a detailed design of the Bakhshabad dam in Farah province. According to the Governor, the contract for designing the dam was signed last month with a

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Afghanistan, Australia create a trade council

In a bid to strengthen bilateral ties, Australia and Afghanistan set up a trade council in Kabul. Addressing the ceremony at the Office of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Australian Ambassador John Philp hoped the establishment of

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US army to fund 20 fighter jets for the Afghan Air Force

According to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the US army has pledged to purchase 20 fighter planes for the Afghan Air Force, as part of their commitment to strengthen the Afghan forces. This comes as concerns about the incapability

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan's main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan’s main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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70,000 projects planned so far under the Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP)

According to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, more than one billion dollar has been invested in the Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP). The Program has been able to plan 70,000 projects so far, of which 56,000 have been

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Afghan officials confer on the country's four-year economic plan

Afghan officials, including 2nd Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili, Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, deputy ministers and governors from all provinces attended a conference on Tuesday to discuss the four year economic plan of the country. Economy Minister Arghandiwal said

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Afghan officials confer on the country’s four-year economic plan

Afghan officials, including 2nd Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili, Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, deputy ministers and governors from all provinces attended a conference on Tuesday to discuss the four year economic plan of the country. Economy Minister Arghandiwal said

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Skate Park opens in Mazar-e-Sharif

Another skate park was opened in northern Mazar-e-Sharif city of Afghanistan by the Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich. This was the second skate park opened in Afghanistan after a similar park was created in capital Kabul by Skateistan, an Afghan NGO

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Australia is once again ranked as the happiest nation in the world

The Better Life Index compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has ranked Australia as the world’s happiest nation among developed economies for the third year in a row. The index measures criteria such as income levels,

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Afghan cricket team to provide technical assistance to Tajik cricket team

According to officials, Tajikistan’s cricket board officials have approached Afghanistan’s cricket board director Noor Ahmad Murad for technical assistance. Despite being an emerging team in cricket, Afghanistan has witnessed international success. Afghanistan’s U-19 cricket team won the Asia Elite cup

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan to begin technical research on the railway project

Afghan Ministry of Public Affairs said technical research on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan railway project would begin soon. Deputy Public Affairs Minister Eng. Ahmadshah Waheed said the 231km railway would be built within Afghanistan’s soil. President Hamid Karzai conferred on this project

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Afghan athlete wins bronze medal in Europe bodybuilding championship

The Committee for Afghan Athletes in Europe said that Osman Anwari, an Afghan athlete won a bronze medal in the Europe Bodybuilding Championship on Sunday. The two-day event was organised in Kive, capital of Ukraine. Osman Anwari is an Afghan

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Afghan government problems to be addressed through IT solutions

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology MCIT) has launched DEWAE-Innovation Support Program that awards participants for innovation solutions in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The winners receive cash prizes ranging from USD 2000 to USD 80,000.

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Afghan government extends electricity connections to 3000 families in Uruzgan

The government has undertaken a power expansion project aimed at extending electricity to 3,000 families in Tirinkot, the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province. Worth 70mn AFN, the project would take 8 months to complete. The area has been deprived

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10,000 pink balloons distributed in Kabul as a message of love

Organized by Colombian-American artist Yazmany Arboleda, 10,000 pink balloons were handed out to a number of residents of Kabul city, bringing smiles to the faces of the people who witnessed a brutal attack from the Taliban on an international compound

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Afghan imports decline at Hairatan Harbor while exports go up

According to Hairatan Harbor officials, imports have decreased by 46% as at March of this year compared to last year, while exports show an increase of 67%. Head of Hairatan Harbor Services Office, Mohammad Yaqub Zazai, cited disappearance of goods at

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3 more insurance companies to open in Afghanistan

Insurance Department of the Ministry of Finance announced Sunday that three more insurance companies are going to start operating in Afghanistan. This comes amid concerns about the underdeveloped situation of the insurance sector. Addressing a training workshop in Kabul on

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Afghan Air Force shows glimmers of hope for Afghanistan's security

US defense officials expressing optimisms towards the impressive progress of the Afghan Air Force said Pentagon is primarily focusing to take further steps in a bid to enable Afghan Air Force protect the country in the future. While speaking during

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