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USAID Provides $40 Million to Support a New Five-Year Program at American University of Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Support for AUAF comes from USAID’s new higher education program, Strengthening Tertiary Education Program-University Partnerships (STEP-UP),

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Chevrolet interested in expanding its presence in Afghan auto market

US giant automobile company Chevrolet has invested USD 50mn into expanding its presence in the automotive markets of Kabul and Dubai. Officials of Chevrolet’s branch office in Afghanistan said they were confident they would make a place for the company

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Problem with visa issuance for foreign workers in Herat province has been resolved

Factory owners in western Herat province had complained about the exorbitant  visa process for their foreign workers. Officials said on Tuesday that the issue has been resolved by extending visa services for foreign workers to the province. In line with

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Afghan government has spent over USD 90mn on development projects in Badakhshan province

According to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials, more than USD 90mn has been spent on development projects in Badakshan province in the past decade. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Wais Barmak said over 2,800 uplift projects have

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Amazon to buy Washington Post for USD 250mn

The founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, has announced to buy America’s largest and renowned media publications, The Washington Post, for USD 250mn. Founded in 1877, The Post became a journalistic icon for its role in uncovering the Watergate scandal, which

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India pledges USD 100mn in aid to Afghan government

The Indian government has agreed to provide USD 100mn in aid to Afghanistan to fund reconstruction projects across the country. Amar Sinha, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan, said the aid was aimed at implementation of development projects to help boost Afghanistan’s

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Afghanistan Football Federation to host a friendly match between Afghanistan and Pakistan

At a press conference held in Kabul on Monday, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) announced that it will host a friendly match between Afghanistan and Pakistan on August 19, 2013. The AFF announced that the main purpose of the friendly

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Strategic cooperation inked between Iran and Afghanistan

According to a statement from the Afghan presidential office, Iran and Afghanistan have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (SCA). Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, National Security Advisor of Afghanistan and the Secretariat of the Iran National Security Council signed the agreement.

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