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60% of Afghanistan's medicines are imported from Pakistan

Afghanistan imports over 96% of its medicines from other countries, 60% of which comes from Pakistan. Medicine importers have blamed the government for failing to increase production of medicine in the country over the past decade. There are concerns that

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60% of Afghanistan’s medicines are imported from Pakistan

Afghanistan imports over 96% of its medicines from other countries, 60% of which comes from Pakistan. Medicine importers have blamed the government for failing to increase production of medicine in the country over the past decade. There are concerns that

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What are the factors behind the declining value of Afghani currency?

Afghani currency has witnessed a considerable decline lately in its value against several foreign currencies including US dollars. While this topic is not new, some of the factors attributed to today’s fall of Afghani currency are worth highlighting. Chief of

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Grand Masti crosses 100 Crore Mark Worldwide

The Vivek Oberior, Aftab Shivadasani and Ritish Deishmukh, Grand Masti, crossed the 100 crores mark worldwide in its 3rd week. The euphoric news was confirmed when the film’s scriptwriter Milap Zaveri wrote a celebratory tweet, “And #GrandMasti does HUNDRED Crores

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UAE to operate flights soon in Afghanistan

Afghan Foreign Minister has reported that the United Arab Emirates will launch flights in Afghanistan with effect from December of this year. Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul signed an agreement on air services with his UAE counterpart His Highness Sheikh

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Iraq's 3-0 victory against Afghanistan in Asian Volleyball Championship

On Saturday, Iraq’s National Volleyball Team defeated Afghanistan 3-0 in the Asian Volleyball Championship held in Dubai. Afghanistan will face South Korea from Group A on Monday. Afghanistan lost the first set by 17-25 and the second set by 17-25.

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Iraq’s 3-0 victory against Afghanistan in Asian Volleyball Championship

On Saturday, Iraq’s National Volleyball Team defeated Afghanistan 3-0 in the Asian Volleyball Championship held in Dubai. Afghanistan will face South Korea from Group A on Monday. Afghanistan lost the first set by 17-25 and the second set by 17-25.

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Three cooperation agreements signed between China and Afghanistan

Three cooperation agreements were signed between China and Afghanistan on Sunday. The signing ceremony took place in presence of President Hamid Karzai and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Afghan advisor of national security affairs, and Chinese

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A new school to open in Helmand

The foundation stone of a classroom school was laid in Naadali district of Helmand province, reported local officials. “The school is built Nawrozia area of Naadali and consists of 10 classrooms,” said director of Education in Helmand province. Costing USD

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First spinning factory opened in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s first spinning factory has been inaugurated with an initial capital of USD 1.5mn. The opening ceremony was attended by officials from the government and the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). “We were based in Peshawar, Pakistan before, but now

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‘Donkey Ambulances’ developed to carry Afghan women in labor

A donkey saddle has been invented by the British charity HealthProm to carry women in labor across Afghanistan’s difficult terrain so that they can get the medical care they require. Afghanistan has a high concentration of donkeys. Up until today

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Yet another report on Afghanistan's corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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Yet another report on Afghanistan’s corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power within Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoR&R). Confirmed by the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, the report lists sale

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A public library to open in Kunduz

The foundation stone of Kunduz’s public library was laid on Friday by Governor Mohammad Anwar Jagdalak and a number of high governmental and non-governmental officials. The project is part of the Counter Narcotics Ministry’s appreciation program that is implemented in

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Infrastructure projects to launch soon in Baghlan

Two major infrastructure projects including establishment of two transmission lines and asphalting of Doshi-Sheebar road will be launched soon in Pul-e-Khumri, capital city of Baghlan province. Funded by the German government, the two transmission lines are estimated to cost USD

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UN calls on Afghan media outlets to help empower women

In a workshop on empowerment of women through media, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) called upon all the Afghan media outlets to help empower women and increase their participation in every sphere of the country. The workshop was held

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China pledges to provide USD 32mn to Afghanistan for 2013

Chinese government pledged to extend USD 32.5 million in foreign aid grants to Afghanistan for economic development. This comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held talks with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and reassured that China would continue

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Lionel Messi faces tax fraud allegations

Argentinean footballer, currently playing for Barcelona and four times winner of FIFA World Player of the Year, arrived at a Spanish court along with his father to face tax fraud allegations. They accused of defrauding the authorities of more than

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Sino-Afghan trade volume sees a steady rise during 2002-2009

According to China Customs, economic cooperation between China and Afghanistan between 2002 and 2009 has expanded ten-fold. The trade volume between the two nations grew from USD 20 million to 214 million in the past decade. In order to spur

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Jan Tinbergen

In 1969 Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen and Norwegian economist Ragnar Frisch shared the first Nobel Prize in economics “for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.” Tinbergen, who held a Ph.D. in physics, had become interested in

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JICA donates USD 3.3 million for development of Afghanistan's agriculture

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a USD 3,310,000 contract agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide technical support to the Irrigation Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL).

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JICA donates USD 3.3 million for development of Afghanistan’s agriculture

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a USD 3,310,000 contract agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide technical support to the Irrigation Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL).

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Food prices up in Kabul, Afghani and gold down

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report (By Zarghona Salehi) The gold price declined, other daily-use commodity rates increased and the value of the local currency slipped against the dollar during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

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Air services agreement signed between UAE and Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul signed an agreement on air services with his UAE counterpart His Highness Sheikh Abdullah on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The two foreign ministers signed the agreement “acknowledging

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Afghanistan can contribute to the formation of a new Euro-Asia economic architecture: Karzai

President Hamid Karzai attended the 5th Euro-Asia Economic Forum, which is held in China’s Shaanxi Province under the theme of “Forum concrete Collaboration to Mutual Boom”. Sharing the investment opportunities and potentials of Afghanistan, Karzai emphasized on the strategic location

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