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UNESCO committed to support Education in Afghanistan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) has given their commitment to support the education sector of Afghanistan. Director-General at UNESCO Irina Bokova asked the people of Afghanistan, during her visit in Kabul, to promote education especially for

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Security of Afghanistan's major dam ensured

The Italian military of the Transition Support Unit Center (TSU-C) and Afghan National army (ANA) have completed a joint operation aimed at ensuring the safety of Afghanistan’s major dam, the Salma Dam, in western Herat province. In an effort to

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Security of Afghanistan’s major dam ensured

The Italian military of the Transition Support Unit Center (TSU-C) and Afghan National army (ANA) have completed a joint operation aimed at ensuring the safety of Afghanistan’s major dam, the Salma Dam, in western Herat province. In an effort to

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Australia to assist Afghanistan in developing the mining sector

Afghan Mines Minister Waheedullah Shahrani had led a delegation to Sydney, Australia to attend a mining development conference there next week. The Minister is expecting to hold a series of meeting with Australian officials on the sidelines of the conference

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Project on 111 residential blocks inaugurated in Kabul

President Hamid Karzai inaugurated the project on the establishment of 111 residential blocks in Khuaja Rawash area of Kabul. The project is funded by the United Arab Emirates as part of their effort in strengthening bilateral relations with Afghanistan. President

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Negative rumors about 2014 being the reason for capital flight in Afghanistan

Afghan Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal cited the baseless concerns and negative rumors about the deadline 2014 as the reason for the capital flight and increasing corruption in the country. He said the enemies of Afghanistan are spreading speculations that

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Construction of the Marriott Hotel in Kabul stopped

The plan for the construction of the Marriott Hotel in Kabul has been cancelled due to rising concerns about the security situation in the city. “We are not too sure about the improvement of security situation in Afghanistan. We have,

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The growth of the Afghan telecom sector in the past 12 years

About USD 2bn have been invested in the Afghan telecommunication sector since the establishment of the new Afghan government. “More than 150,000 people are employed in the sector,” said Deputy Telecommunication Minister Wahabuddin Sadat on the World Telecommunication and Information

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Commodities' prices stay stable in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,650 afghanis ($30.21), a 49-kg sack of Pakistani

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Commodities’ prices stay stable in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,650 afghanis ($30.21), a 49-kg sack of Pakistani

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DABS installs 2 new electricity transformers in Herat

Afghanistan’s electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), installed two new electricity transformers in western Herat province. Funded by DABS, the project was implemented at a cost of 117mn AFN. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi hoped the transformers would help

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New electricity billing system introduced in Helmand

A new power billing system has been introduced in Helmand province to help with timely payments of bills in the province. This comes as many customers including government departments defaulted on paying bills, resulting in a huge outstanding amount of

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Prices of raw materials in Afghanistan on the rise amid high tariffs

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to bring down the tariffs level on raw materials. The prices of raw materials have increased by 25%, raising concerns among the traders and consumers. “The government levies taxes

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Afghan Labor and Social Affairs Minister blames international community for unemployment

The Afghan Minister of Labor and Social Affairs accused the international community for their inattention towards building of infrastructure in Afghanistan, which as a result has caused a rise in unemployment in the country. This comes as Amina Afzali was

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Afghanistan pushes for CNG in cars and thermal power plants

Officials of Afghanistan Natural Compressed Gas Department emphasized on installing gas system in cars and generators to reduce cost and prevent air pollution. According to the department, using natural compressed gas in thermal power plants will reduce the government’s costs

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Little known facts about Mark Zuckerberg :)

Happy Birthday in arrears to Mark Zuckerberg, whom most of us know him as the CEO of Facebook. He turned 29 years old yesterday! Here are some interesting facts about him that many of you may not know about him:

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Afghanistan levies USD 1bn illicit taxes on US-funded projects-SIGAR

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has said the Afghan Ministry of Finance has imposed nearly USD 1bn in business taxes since 2008. According to the report issued by SIGAR, the ‘illegitimate’ taxes are levied on 43 contractors

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Kardan University holds a national job fair for Afghan mid-level job seekers

Kardan University held their second annual job fair on Thursday with 50 private sector companies and over 2,000 job seekers. The event gave skilled, Afghan jobseekers the opportunity to meet with employers, while giving employers access to highly qualified candidates.

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5 new factories opened in Kandahar’s Industrial Park

Five more factories have been established in the industrial park of Kandahar, where there are 72 factories already operating. According to the officials, 28 more factories are being established. The five new factories include shoe-making, cooking oil and steel melting.

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Afghan banks required to establish links with US banks soon

The Afghan financial institutions are urged to establish links with a US bank to allow for an interrupted dollar transfer. This comes as the German Commerce Bank has announced to close its dollar accounts with Afghanistan within two months, if

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Cyprus receives first installment of its bailout funds

Cyprus has received 2bn Euros, the first installment of a 10bn-Euro bailout package, from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Eurozone finance ministers are also expected to sign off the latest tranche of Greece’s bailout, as

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Unlicensed insurance business gouging revenue away from Afghanistan

Afghan authorities are urged to clamp down unlicensed international insurance groups that are taken up much of the fiscal revenue. The Afghan law requires that any insurance that is bought from outside of Afghanistan must go through a local carrier.

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Afghan marble producers demand abolition of custom duties

Marble producers have called on the government to abolish custom duties on marble, which would result in selling the marbles at competitive prices in the market. According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), marbles are found in various parts

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Aga Khan Foundation donates facilities to vocational school of commerce

The Aga Khan Foundation has donated chairs, desks and other necessary items to the vocational school of commerce in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri. Director of the institute, Pashtana Naremgoi-Arash, thanked the Foundation for its support and called on

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Afghan men and women complete vocational training courses in Helmand

As many as 4,500 Afghans completed vocational training courses on English language, computer science, tailoring and electronic skills in Helmand province. Funded by the UK government, the 16 training centers were offered to both men and women in the provincial

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