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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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60% increase in Afghanistan's agricultural products exports

Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industries have reported a 60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports. Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi cited suitable climate and improvement in Afghan products’ packing quality as the factors behind the boost in the exports of agri

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60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports

Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industries have reported a 60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports. Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi cited suitable climate and improvement in Afghan products’ packing quality as the factors behind the boost in the exports of agri

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Internet access to be available in Afghan hospitals

Afghan ministries of Communications and Information Technology and Public Health have signed an agreement on the provision of internet access to Afghan hospitals. In the initial stages, 15 hospitals will be connected together through optic fiber network that would enable

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Dried fruit prices jump up in the build-up to Eid

As the religious festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is drawing closer, the prices of dried fruits have surged. Shopkeepers say prices of dried fruits always increase during Eid days, given the high demand. The prices decline after the festival. Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that

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Turkey to receive electricity from Turkmenistan via Iran

As part of its efforts to become the region’s largest supplier of electricity by 2020, Turkmenistan intends to supply electric power to Turkey by transiting through Iran. An agreement to that effect has been signed with a Turkish private company. Iran,

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Afghanistan to send its first-ever satellite into space

Afghan Telecommunication Minister Amirzai Sangin announced on Saturday that talks on sending Afghanistan’s first-ever satellite into space were underway with two international space corporations. The Afghan satellite “Afsat”was previously discussed with three international space corporations to be sent into the

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Kabul laborers suffer during this year's scorching heat

According to Afghanistan’s Meteorological Department, Kabul city has been witnessing unprecedented summer heat over the past few days. Scaling a high of 39 degree Celsius, the temperature in Kabul is at its record high in five decades. Workers and unskilled

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Kabul laborers suffer during this year’s scorching heat

According to Afghanistan’s Meteorological Department, Kabul city has been witnessing unprecedented summer heat over the past few days. Scaling a high of 39 degree Celsius, the temperature in Kabul is at its record high in five decades. Workers and unskilled

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"Shaheen Asmayee" to represent Kabul city in RAPL

The newly formed football team, “Shaheen Asmayee” , will be presenting Kabul city in the coming Roshan-Afghan Premier League (RAPL). The team has already won support from Kabul’s Mayor, Younas Nawandesh. “I support the team of Kabul City and will

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“Shaheen Asmayee” to represent Kabul city in RAPL

The newly formed football team, “Shaheen Asmayee” , will be presenting Kabul city in the coming Roshan-Afghan Premier League (RAPL). The team has already won support from Kabul’s Mayor, Younas Nawandesh. “I support the team of Kabul City and will

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Delays in implementation of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan transmission line project

Work on the high capacity electricity transmission line between Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan has not begun despite strong support from the Afghan government, said the Afghan Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE). Meanwhile, Tajikistan has criticized that Afghanistan has not shown interest in

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Afghanistan's Movable Collateral Registry ranks first

Afghanistan’s new, fully electronic Collateral Registry has been ranked first by the World Bank among other Middle Eastern and North African nations for fulfilling all the requirements and meeting international standards. A secured transaction is a credit transaction in which

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Afghanistan’s Movable Collateral Registry ranks first

Afghanistan’s new, fully electronic Collateral Registry has been ranked first by the World Bank among other Middle Eastern and North African nations for fulfilling all the requirements and meeting international standards. A secured transaction is a credit transaction in which

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Afghanistan central bank to have a new building in Nuristan

A new two-story building with 10 rooms would be constructed for the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s central bank, in the capital city of Paron in eastern Nuristan Province. The building would be completed in 10 months at a cost

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Factories on the verge of collapse in Herat province

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have expressed concerns over the fate of Afghan factories in Herat industrial park. ACCI Deputy Chairman Khan Jan Alokozai alleged that neighboring countries were behind undermining some Afghan factories by selling poor

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Afghani picks up against US dollar

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: Reversing an earlier dip, the Afghani edged up against the US dollar in Kabul during the outgoing week, when gold prices fell and fuel rates jumped, dealers said on Thursday. Rates of other daily-use

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2 key infra projects launched in Surkhrod, Nangarhar

Work on the Bagrami-Sabzabad road with a protective wall along it in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province has officially begun. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Rural Development Minister Wais Barmak said the 3-km road would help address the long-standing

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Afghanistan waives off fines on US military customs

Afghanistan and the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have agreed to waive fines on the transport of military equipment. “The Cabinet of Ministers for the Government of Afghanistan has approved the Ministry of Finance’s recommendation to waive penalties and

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