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Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan launches travel insurance package

Afghanistan’s first private insurance company, Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan (ICA), launches its travel insurance package which offers a wide range of benefits.  The package includes Personal Accident Insurance, Emergency Medical Expenses (up to a limit of USD 1m) Travel Inconvenience,

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Balkh customs revenue drops amid declining fuel imports

Balkh Customs Department officials have reported that revenues generated from import fees have declined by 20% from last year. The officials have attributed the drop in revenue to the dwindling imports of fuel materials. Hairatan port, located to the border

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Afghan government plans to import fuel from Russia to tackle soaring prices

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries plans to sign an agreement with Russia, in a bid to tackle soaring prices of fuel in Afghan market. Commerce and Industries Deputy Minister Muzamil Shinwari hoped the deal would help bring down prices

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India to stay with Afghanistan as long as needed

Addressing a conference entitled “Doing Business with Afghanistan”, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid assured Afghanistan that India would stay with Afghanistan as long as needed. The conference, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries

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High school, resource centers and a staff quarter constructed in Samangan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) completed construction of a high school building, two resource centers and a staff quarter in a health clinic in the northern Samangan province. These four projects will benefit hundreds of students and a vast number

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Afghan woman activist wins the 2013 Opus prize

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-An Afghan woman was awarded the 2013 Opus Prize of USD 1,000,000 at a ceremony held in Georgetown University for her humanitarian efforts in education sector. Dr. Sakina Yaqoobi is a trained public health specialist and the president

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"Doing Business with Afghanistan" conference to be held in India

Coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries of India and Afghanistan, a two-day conference is going to be convened in New Delhi , India on Monday. Entitled “Trade with Afghanistan, the conference will focus on

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“Doing Business with Afghanistan” conference to be held in India

Coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries of India and Afghanistan, a two-day conference is going to be convened in New Delhi , India on Monday. Entitled “Trade with Afghanistan, the conference will focus on

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Uplift projects executed in Gardez

Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP), ten development projects have been inaugurated in Gardez , capital city of Paktia province. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the projects included five guesthouses, streets’ pavement, bridges, culverts and irrigation canals.

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High commodity prices hit Herat's residents

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reports that residents of Herat have complained about the drastic increase in the prices of  daily-use commodities. The residents have accused the municipality of failing to control the soaring prices, adds the source. “The common man

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High commodity prices hit Herat’s residents

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reports that residents of Herat have complained about the drastic increase in the prices of  daily-use commodities. The residents have accused the municipality of failing to control the soaring prices, adds the source. “The common man

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Afghanistan's postal services via Turkey to take 2 days

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Turkey’s Postal Services Directorate, Afghanistan’s parcels to US and Europe are now being carried out via Turkey. According to Communications and Information

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Afghanistan’s postal services via Turkey to take 2 days

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Turkey’s Postal Services Directorate, Afghanistan’s parcels to US and Europe are now being carried out via Turkey. According to Communications and Information

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Gas rates remain high in Kabul city

Despite the claims made by the Ministry of Trade and Industries that gas rates will not shoot up during the winter season, price of liquid is currently at its record high. Afghan government has link the high gas prices to

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Safi Airlines launches flight from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kabul

Afghanistan’s private international airline, Safi Airways, launched its flight from Kabul to Mazar-e-Sharif on 16 November 2013. The flight operates Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. Safi Airways regional manager for Afghanistan and India said the flights will depart from Kabul 8am

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Young Afghan artists to compete for Afghan Contemporary Art Prize

Young Afghan artists are prepping themselves for the Afghan Contemporary Art Prize competition that is held every year to encourage local artists to bring in creativity in their work and go beyond the traditional marketplaces and landscapes’ sketches. These artists

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Herat Airport launches its first international flight

Herat International Airport witnessed its first international flight from Kabul to New Delhi, India on 16 November 2013. “We launched our first international flight today, and soon we will have our next international flight to Dubai,” said Herat Governor Sayed

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President Karzai calls attention to child labor problems in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai called on human rights institutions and children rights institution to address the issue of child labor in Afghanistan. Poverty-struck families send their children out  to carry out harsh manual labor to bring in food to the families.

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US will not abandon Afghan women

Twelve years ago this week, the Taliban regime retreated from Kabul. Children were finally free to fly kites, women emerged from behind their burqas and girls could again dream of going to school. Women and girls have made hard-won advancements.

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Construction work on Kunar's Managi power dam launched

Construction work on Managi power dam in Watapur district of Kunar province has officially begun. The dam is expected to cost about USD 10mn provided by the government and will take four years to complete. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor

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Construction work on Kunar’s Managi power dam launched

Construction work on Managi power dam in Watapur district of Kunar province has officially begun. The dam is expected to cost about USD 10mn provided by the government and will take four years to complete. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor

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84 Afghan students sent to Turkey to seek higher education

Afghan Ministry of Higher Education sent 84 students to Turkey for higher education. The students will be seeking a degree in the field of engineering. Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid urged Afghan youth to study hard to be able to

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Barbara Bergmann

Barbara Bergmann (b. 1927) laid the foundations for much of contemporary feminist economics, especially regarding discrimination in the workplace. Born in the Bronx, New York, Barabara started formulating ideas about feminism at the age of five.  She receives her bachelor’s

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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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