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Air India resumes flights between Kabul and Delhi

  India’s state owned airline, Air India, resumed its flights between Kabul and Delhi after a two-day suspension. The airline had suspended its flights to Kabul following the attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday. Another Indian airline, SpiceJet, recently

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Saffron production on the rise in Afghanistan

In a bid to boost saffron production in the country, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has established around 100 exhibitive pieces in various provinces to help farmers receive technical support in saffron cultivation. Saffron is witnessing an unprecedented

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President Karzai discusses Afghanistan’s economy with presidential runners

President Hamid Karzai chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to confer on Afghanistan’s current economic situation. The meeting was attended by two presidential runners—Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani—first Vice President, Ministers of Finance, Commerce and Industry, Economy and

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Operational accord signed on TAPI gas pipeline

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India signed an operational agreement on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project. The 700km pipeline will deliver up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas annually with Afghanistan receiving 16% of the gas and Pakistan and India

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SpiceJet suspends flights to Kabul after spate of attacks at Kabul Airport

Indian airline SpiceJet has temporarily suspended its flights to Kabul following the recent attacks at Kabul airport. The suspension of the flights will take place with effect from Friday and SpiceJet has offered refunds to passengers. “In view of the

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Afghani goes up against US dollar

The value of the Afghani currency has picked up pace after months of considerable decline. The uncertain political situation and the prolonged elections process had hit Afghani hard as investors were hesitant to bring in capital in the country. Other

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Afghanistan donates USD 500,000 to Gaza

The Afghan government has pledged USD 500,000 in aid to Gaza following a meeting that took place in the presidential place. The meeting was attended by President Hamid Karzai and other senior government officials who strongly condemned the appalling attacks

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Signing Ceremony for 57 Small Development Projects

Since 2002, the Government of India has committed USD 2 billion dollars to the socio-economic rebuilding of the Afghan state and society in accordance with the development priorities of the Government and the people of Afghanistan. As part of India’s

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Afghanistan and Germany agree to support establishment of model schools for top students

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education and Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Strengthening German-Supported Schools in Kabul”. The project goal is to jointly develop a model school system aimed at highly-performing students. At the signing

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First skateboards ever made in Afghanistan

Young students at Skateistan have created the first skateboards ever made in Afghanistan. The creation of the 10 skateboards was part of Skatiestan’s cultural exchange program known as Connecting Dots—a project linked with the young Lakota (Native American) skateboarders from

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Cornerstone of Women Training Centre and Women Market laid in Faizabad with German aid

Women in Badakhshan will soon benefit from better facilities for training and better job opportunities through construction of a new women’s training centre and women’s market in Faizabad. With AFN 24 million in funding from Afghan-German Cooperation, the new facilities

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Afghanistan’s population statistics

By Najib Manalai: Lately the demographic figures of Afghanistan have come to the focus of news in relation with the electoral turnout dispute. This situation is a good opportunity to have a look at the various sources of demographic information

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Afghanistan’s unemployment rate hits 56%

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers, Employees said about 60% of eligible workers in Afghanistan are suffering from unemployment. Impasse in signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Washington and Kabul and elections deadlock are cited by the Union as

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Last minute goal wins Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup

Tied after 105 minutes, Germany used a late goal from substitute Mario Gotze in the second half of extra time and lift the trophy. Neither Germany nor Argentina could break the deadlock and the game seemed to be going to

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Airlines increase Kabul-UAE airfare

Passengers are witnessing a considerable increase in airfare from Kabul to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to sources, the Kabul-UAE airfare has increased by as much as 60%. The hike in the airfare is linked to a surge in

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Parliament concerned about price hike in Afghanistan

Relevant government officials were summoned by the House of Representatives to state the reasons behind the high prices of food items across the country. The ministers, including Minister of Commerce and Industries, Minister of Economy, Minister of Finance, Minister of

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SCA annual report: millions were provided services

“We intend to remain in Afghanistan and continue to believe that solidarity between people can contribute to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. When others slow down, we shift into a higher gear.” Outgoing chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA),

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4 irrigation projects to be launched in Ghor

Work on four irrigation projects in Ghor province has officially begun with financial collaboration from the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). Costing 7.4mn AFN, the projects will be implemented in different villages of Dawlatyar, Lal and Sar

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Work on construction of two school buildings begins in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan

Two school buildings at a cost of 11mn AFN are to be built in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan, said officials of the provincial education department. Mohammad Bashir Salahi, deputy head of the education department, said the schools would consist of

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Unprecedented Yield in Badakhshan

Supporting production of High Value Crops (HVC) such as potato and onion is an important area of work for CARD-F. Over the past year, CARD-F supported 1400 farmers boost their yield of potato and onion by providing them with agricultural

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Government must compensate Afghan drivers for the truck damages: ACCI

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) held the government responsible for the destruction of over 400 vehicles that were parked in Chawk-e-Arghandi area of Kabul. Deputy Head of the Chamber, Khan Jan Alokozay, suggested that the Ministry of

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Afghan coppersmith industry unable to compete in the open market

Coppersmiths in northern Takhar province have expressed concerns about the collapse of coppersmith industry in the city. With the influx of imported products in the open market, Afghan coppersmiths are unable to compete. Foreign products are available in the market

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Herat's economy stagnated by the election process

Officials of industrialists’ union in Herat said the city was facing economic crisis due to the election process. According to the officials, traders have transferred their assets outside of Afghanistan and as many as thousand workers of Herat’s industrial city

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"Saving Mes Aynak" documentary to be premiered by the end of the year

A documentary on saving Afghanistan’s 2,000 year old Buddhist archaeological site is expected to be finished and premiered by the end of the year. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the Saving Mes Aynak documentary is directed by Brent Huffman, who

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