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Corruption in Afghanistan is mostly caused by foreigners-Afghan journalists

Afghanistan is ranked one of the most corrupt nations yet again by the monitoring organization called Transparency International in its annual report of Corruption Perception Index. The ranking of the countries is based on data collected from the World Bank,

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Optimism about future increases among Afghans

According to the Asia Foundation’s 9th annual public opinion survey,  Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, more than half of Afghans (57%) say the country is moving in the right direction, the highest number in more than

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Russia offers oil to Afghanistan at a discounted rate

Russia has agreed to sell oil to Afghanistan at a discounted price of USD 95 on each ton of oil and USD 55 on each ton of diesel fuel. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries approached Russia for an oil

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Afghanistan to play Pakistan in a friendly cricket match in UAE

The Afghan National Cricket Team will play Pakistan on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. The match will be part of a preparation program for the World Cup next year. According to Afghan Cricket Board officials, such matches outside of

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ADB pledges USD 1 billion to support Afghanistan's energy sector

Addressing the international academic seminar on Energy Security of Afghanistan and Region held in Kabul, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Joji Tokeshi said ADB had pledged USD 1 billion to finance Afghanistan’s energy sector. “In the power subsector, generation

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ADB pledges USD 1 billion to support Afghanistan’s energy sector

Addressing the international academic seminar on Energy Security of Afghanistan and Region held in Kabul, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Joji Tokeshi said ADB had pledged USD 1 billion to finance Afghanistan’s energy sector. “In the power subsector, generation

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ADB grants USD 100 million to improve Afghanistan’s irrigation system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a grant of $100 million to help Afghanistan improve its aging irrigation systems as part of a government plan to promote economic growth and reduce poverty. The grant fund is being provided through

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