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Twenty development projects completed in Wardak province

Twenty sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Wardak province and handed over to the communities. According to the concerned Provincial Manager of NSP, these development projects

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Disabled Afghans demand facilitation in the polling process

Representatives of persons with disabilities have demanded the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to provide necessary facilities for the people with disabilities in the polling stations and make the polling stations accessible. They also asked the presidential runners to specify their

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Roots of Peace remains committed to support Afghanistan despite the attack

Roots of Peace CEO and Founder, Heidi Kuhn, said her organization would continue to support Afghanistan despite the recent attack on their compound in Karte Chaar, Kabul on Friday. The suicide car bomb followed by at least three armed men

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Donors spent 79mn Euros on reconstruction of Kandahar International Airport

The US, Canada, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)and other donors have spent 79mn Euros in funds for the reconstruction of Kandahar International Airport. Located 16 kilometers south-east of Kandahar City, the Kandahar International Airport serves as the nation’s second main

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Two development projects completed in Faryab province

Two sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Faryab province and handed over to the communities. According to the concerned provincial manager of NSP, these development projects

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Afghanistan's first ever aircraft repair workshop to be built in Kandahar

A major aircraft maintenance workshop would be established at the Kandahar International Airport. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the decision was taken at a meeting attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa, airport chief Ahmadullah Faizi and representatives of Canada-based SkyLink

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Afghanistan’s first ever aircraft repair workshop to be built in Kandahar

A major aircraft maintenance workshop would be established at the Kandahar International Airport. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the decision was taken at a meeting attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa, airport chief Ahmadullah Faizi and representatives of Canada-based SkyLink

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Work on oil refinery in Jawzjan to initiate in May

The design of the oil refinery in Jawzjan province has been finalized and practical work on the mega project is expected to be initiated in May. Funded by the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC), the USD 1.3bn oil refinery is

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World Bank grants USD 526.5 million for CASA project

The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved today US$ 526.5 million in grant and credit financing for the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) for four countries: Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. This transmission infrastructure project

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Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his

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Afghanistan will continue to enhance ties with China: President Hamid Karzai

Cooperation between Afghanistan and China will continue, said President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday. Speaking highly of China, President Karzai said ties between China and Afghanistan had significance to both countries in the areas of war against terrorism, stability in the

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2nd round of nationwide elections survey with SMS completed

Paywast, Afghanistan’s first mobile-based social networking outlet, has conducted its second round of surveys for the 2014 elections through SMS. Users  asked if they know how to register to vote, if they have received a voter’s card, if they feel

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan ink cooperation pacts

Afghanistan and Tajikistan signed memorandum of understandings to encourage cooperation in the areas of customs, arts, culture, media and investment. Addressing the signing ceremony of the agreements, President Hamid Karzai said the pacts signified the growing relations between the two

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Afghanistan, Iran and India to sign pact on Chabahar port soon

Afghanistan, Iran and India are due to sign a trilateral pact on the Chabahar port soon, announced the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. Situated in southeastern Iran,  Chabahar port is about 1000km closer to Afghanistan than the Karachi

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Eight development projects completed in Kunar province

Eight sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Qhazi-Abad, Chapa Dara, and Noorgul districts of Kunar province and handed over to the people. Implemented at a total

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Housing market in Kabul begins to crash as troops exit

Kabul Property Dealers Union said that land and home prices have fallen drastically as concerns over country’s economic future are on the rise. Delay in signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the withdrawal of foreign troops from the

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A development project completed in Jawzjan province

A sub-project of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was recently completed in Sheberghan district of Jawzjan province. Costing over 1,500,000 AFN, the development project involved reconstruction of a Micro Hydro Power

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Russia illuminating its presence in Afghanistan

Russia has begun rising its interest in Afghanistan. This comes as US-led war is coming to a close in Afghanistan and Russia is forming a niche for itself in Ukraine and the Middle East. Spokesperson for the Russian Embassy, Stepan

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Visit of Afghan Women Volleyball team to India

The Indian Embassy in Afghanistan announced that Afghan National Team of Women for Volleyball is going to India on 23 March for a training camp on the invitation of Volleyball Federation of India. The team will also play friendly matches

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Prices of daily commodities stay stable in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of food and other use items stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. A 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour sold for 1,350  AFN and the same

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Badakhshan agriculture district departments learn how to support farmers in the province

A 21-day training workshop in English and computer skills for district agricultural departments came to close in Faizabad, Badakshan. As part of the Afghan-German cooperation initiative, the training is an additional support measure of a large-scale office and IT equipment

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Fifth Afghan Telecom Company issued with 3G license

The Afghan government issued a Third Generation (3G) technology license wroth USD 25mn to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi, the license would increase competition

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New 1 pound coin is believed to be the world's most secure coin

The new 1 pound coin, slated for launch in 2017, is regarded as the most security coin in the world by the Royal Mint. This comes as Royal Mint believes 3% of existing 1 pound coins are fake. “It is

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New 1 pound coin is believed to be the world’s most secure coin

The new 1 pound coin, slated for launch in 2017, is regarded as the most security coin in the world by the Royal Mint. This comes as Royal Mint believes 3% of existing 1 pound coins are fake. “It is

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Afghanistan's mineral sector can generate USD 1bn a year by 2020

By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service A high-tech mineral-mapping effort nearly complete in Afghanistan and the first of its kind in the world already generates $146 million in yearly revenue, and Afghanistan’s minister of mines and petroleum hopes to

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