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A shaky foundation? Analysing Afghanistan’s draft mining law

Afghanistan is endowed with minerals that could be worth a trillion dollars. Both the Afghan government and their international partners understandably hope these resources will fuel development and reduce dependence on foreign aid, and are working to encourage the growth

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Afghanistan calls for closer economic ties with Iran

President Hamid Karzai in his meeting with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister in Kabul called for further strengthening of economic relations between Iran and Afghanistan. He said improved links in diverse fields were in the interest of both neighbors. President Karzai

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India to slash investment in Afghan iron ore amid security concerns

The consortium of six Indian companies led by the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) may cut investment in Afghanistan’s Hajigak iron ore to almost an eighth of its original plan, as the security concerns are on the rise. According

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Paktia in need of market for their apples

Paktia apple orchard owners have called on the government to establish a proper market for their apples. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), 7 kilograms of apples from Paktia are sold at 100 AFN. The price does not meet the

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