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Six infrastructure projects completed in Khost Province

Six development projects have been completed in Khost province with financially collaboration from the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP). Costing AFN 3,073,000, the projects include the construction of retaining walls, irrigation canals, social

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Safi Airways renews its IATA Operation Safety Audit registration

Safi Airways, Afghanistan’s first private international airline, announced completion of the renewal of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. The renewal audit would see Safi Airways remaining on the IOSA register until February 2016. “I am proud that all the

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Kyrgyzstan Embassy opens in Kabul

The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday in the framework of the official visit of Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev. The official also met with the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan, Head of the UN

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Afghanistan Cricket Continues to Achieve

The Asian Cricket Council recently announced the winners of the Asia Region winners of the Pepsi ICC Development Program Annual Awards. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has taken out two of the regional awards: the Best Overall Cricket Development Program and

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National Agriculture Science and Technology University inaugurated in Kandahar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid inaugurated the National Agriculture Science and Technology University in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. “This is a national center and this center is for all of Afghanistan, with the center

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Kyrgyzstan to train 150 Afghan customs officers

Kyrgyzstan plans to train 150 Afghan customs officers in the areas of detection of drugs, methods of risk assessment, inspection of cargo containers and trailers and methodology checks. The two-week course began on 14 February at the training center under

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Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan sign bilateral documents in Kabul

In a bid to strengthen relations between the two nations, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan signed several bilateral pacts on Sunday. The two parties conferred on bilateral cooperation and prospects of relations development. Afghanistan expressed its interest in development of trade and

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Three Development Projects Completed in Badakhshan Province

Three sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NRRD) was recently completed in Badakhshan province. According to the concerned Provincial Manager of NSP, the projects included graveling of rural roads, construction culverts,

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In Afghan Presidential Elections, Social Media Empowers Citizen Voices

Paiwandgāh, a social media and mobile technology platform, launches to encourage citizen journalism around Afghanistan On 16 February 2014, Impassion Afghanistan announced the public launch of “Paiwandgāh,” a new citizen journalism platform that evolved out of the success of “Paiwand”,

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Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan Chambers meet in Istanbul

The heads of the national chambers of Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan met in Istanbul to discuss further enhancement of economic cooperation among the three countries and integration of their economies. A joint declaration issued at the end of the forum

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The Ultimate Goal: Developing the Islamic World

By Harun Yahya One of the Islamic world’s most serious problems is its general underdevelopment. Therefore, one of the Islamic Union’s priorities must be to develop the Islamic world by supporting the poorer countries and resolving their economic problems. This

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Badakhshan officials receive training on how to manage public health clinic and school building projects

Representatives from various line departments in Badakhshan came together to attend a training in construction project management. Project engineers learnt how to plan, implement, manage and monitor construction projects on district and provincial level.  As part of an Afghan-German cooperation

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Minister of Energy & Water sees huge potential for green energy in Afghanistan

Afghan Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Aref Noorzai said his ministry was working to improve sustainable energy services for the country. A workshop was held from 11 to 13 February in Kabul to promote decentralization of the Ministry’s renewable energy

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Minister of Energy & Water sees huge potential for green energy in Afghanistan

Afghan Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Aref Noorzai said his ministry was working to improve sustainable energy services for the country. A workshop was held from 11 to 13 February in Kabul to promote decentralization of the Ministry’s renewable energy

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US Senator wants aid to Afghanistan to stop if Karzai frees prisoners

South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham called for cutting off all US developmental aid to Afghanistan, if President Hamid Karzai releases 65 prisoners of the 88 prisoners from a detention center in Parwan province. Addressing a Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator

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Swedish Committee for Afghanistan pledges $180m in aid over 4 years

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would provide Kabul $180 million in aid as part of a four-year plan for health, education, rural rehabilitation and local governance, an official said on Tuesday. SCA General Secretary Anna-Karin Johansson told a press

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UN appeals for USD 406mn in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

The United Nations (UN) has asked for USD 406mn in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help meet the most acute needs of Afghans this year. Head of the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan, Mark

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Italy pledges aid to transform Herat Airport

The Italian government has pledged USD 200mn in aid money to Afghanistan, most of which is earmarked for revamping and expanding Herat Airport. The aid money will be used to build a new terminal and runways, fund new equipment for

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11 development projects implemented in Kabul

Eleven development projects have been completed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Kabul province. According to the concerned Provincial Manager of NSP, the projects included graveling the rural roads and

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Construction of the first housing units of New Kabul City project to begin in April

Work on the construction of the first 57,000 housing units of New Kabul City is scheduled to begin in April of this year. Elham Omar Hotaki, project development in-charge, said contracts worth USD 6.5 billion were signed in March last

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New standards to be applied to ensure oil quality at Afghan refineries

In an bid to ensure quality at oil refineries, the Afghan National Standard Authority (ANSA) has taken the responsibility to apply standards approved by the High Council of Standards. Recently, 101 new standards have been approved and will soon be

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France pledges USD 21mn for reconstruction projects in Kapisa

An agreement was signed between Afghanistan and France whereby USD 21mn is pledged for implementation of reconstruction projects in central Kapisa province. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the aid would go towards implementation

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EU signs WTO accession deal with Afghanistan

Afghanistan and the European Union (EU) signed an agreement concluding their bilateral negotiations on Afghanistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The bilateral deal – signed by EU Ambassador Angelos Pangratis and Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade

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US to donate USD 300mn in aid to Afghanistan over the next five years

As Afghanistan is going into a political and economic transition, the US government considers providing almost USD 300mn in new aid programs to the war-torn country. According to Bloomberg, USD 92mn of the aid would be earmarked for education programs

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What Kind of an Islamic Union?

By Harun Yahya The First World War and the Second World War taught humanity a lesson in the form of wanton slaughter on a global scale, major European cities reduced to rubble, flattened housing estates, and genocidal concentration camps. The

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