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Sweden increases aid to Afghanistan by 500mn Euros

Sweden has pledged to increase development aid to Afghanistan by 40% in the period 2015-2019, post the withdrawal of the US-led Nato combat troops. The USD 500mn Euros would be aimed at boosting employment and strengthening the private sector in

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ALP provide much-needed supplies to Nangarhar village

Bamo Khel village Afghan Local Police (ALP) provided humanitarian assistance Aug. 9, to more than 120 residents in the province’s Pachir Agam district. “Enemies have destroyed our schools and killed so many of our innocent scholars, government officials and children,”

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Chennai Express sets boxoffice records

Records are meant to be broken, and director Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’ is proving exactly the same. The Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer has set the box-office on fire and is likely to achieve new milestones at the ticket window.

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Afghan contractor steals $77m in US government funds: SIGAR

By Ahmad Shah Ghanizada The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) following a statement revealed that an Afghan trucking contractor working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan has stolen $77 million in U.S. government funds. The investigation by

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Irrigation Projects Bring Hope to Shah Wali Kot Villages, Support for Afghan government Increases

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) answered the locals’ request for new development projects by completing a karez, an underground water-supply system, and a well project in Sha Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Aug. 7. The karez

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Australia resents Afghan government’s exit tax on their military equipment

The Australian government has strongly objected the tax imposed on their withdrawal of military equipment from Afghanistan. This comes as the Afghan government announced a USD 3,545 exit tax on every container leaving Afghanistan soil by road, which will be

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