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Food items dispatched to Paroon after months of road blockade

A highway has temporarily reopened that allowed for food items to be delivered to residents in Paroon, capital of eastern Nuristan province. Fifty pick-up vehicles laden with food items reached Paroon from Chapa Dara district of Kunar, western part of

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Safi Airways transports 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul

Safi Airways operated 48 flights to transport 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul to Mecca as part of its first phase of the Hajj operation. “Phase one went off well without a hitch. The operations were executed with Boeing 757 aircraft

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Afghanistan's economy to grow at 3.1% in 2013 amidst security uncertainty

In a recent report by the World Bank (WB), Afghanistan’s economic growth in 2013 is projected at 3.1%, down from 14.4% in 2012. The increasing uncertainty stemming from political and security transition is cited as the main reason for the

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Afghanistan’s economy to grow at 3.1% in 2013 amidst security uncertainty

In a recent report by the World Bank (WB), Afghanistan’s economic growth in 2013 is projected at 3.1%, down from 14.4% in 2012. The increasing uncertainty stemming from political and security transition is cited as the main reason for the

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A new 100 dollar bill circulating in the market

Buzz is that the U.S. Treasury has launched a new 100 dollar bill that began circulating in the market on Tuesday. The Series 2009 $100 note is more expensive to print than the last version—12.7¢ per bill vs. 7.8¢ for

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India to establish Science and Agro-tech University in Kandahar

According to a statement from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), India will launch work on a major Science and Agro-tech University in southern Kandahar province in a month. This comes after President Hamid Karzai proposed establishment of a university

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Kabul Polytechnic University graduates its first class of Master’s Degree students

Kabul Polytechnic University graduated its first class of Master’s Degree students. According to a statement from the Ministry of Higher Education, the University has graduated eight students who completed their Master’s Degree in Water Resources from the Hydraulic and Construction

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Presidential election important for Afghanistan- UN official

Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Political Affairs in Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom emphasized on the importance of elections in Afghanistan at the International conference on “Afghanistan- 2014: Prospects of Development of Situation, Security Challenges and Threats for

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4th Afghan-Pak Economic Committee meeting held in Kabul

Kabul hosted the fourth Afghanistan-Pakistan Economic Committee meeting to confer on bilateral trade cooperation between the two nations. Afghanistan and Pakistan signed an economic cooperation pact in 2010 whereby the two nations agreed to resolve transit issues between the two

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