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Afghan Premier League players and coach to receive training from FIFA certified coaches

For the first time since its inception three years ago, the RAPL has invited professional FIFA-certified coaches to train RAPL players and RAPL coaches.  Several coaches from Tajikistan and one from Uzbekistan will be participating in the upcoming season: Boir

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Afghanistan to request for more aid in the next NATO summit

Afghan government officials conferred on finalizing the agenda for the upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit that is due to be held in Wales, United Kingdom on September 4-5. The main part of the agenda would be proposing a

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EU allocates 95mn Euro for Afghan National Police

The European Union (EU) has earmarked 95mn Euro for salary payments to the Afghan National Police (ANP), a core part of the Afghan security forces that have taken up many operational duties as the foreign troops are schedule to withdraw.

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The role of the media in exposing and curbing corruption in Afghanistan

At today’s Media Meeting, Afghan-German Cooperation and Mediothek in Kabul brought together experts from government, civil society, the media and international bodies to discuss what the media has achieved so far in Afghanistan and the challenges the press face in

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Turkmenistan to increase electricity supply to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan is poised to consider proposals to increase the supply of electricity to Afghanistan. According to a statement from the Turkmen Ministry of Energy and Industry, the construction of appropriate infrastructure would enhance job opportunities in Afghan market and contribute

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Standard Chartered to pay penalty for failing to improve money laundering controls

The British Bank Standard Chartered has to pay a fresh penalty of USD 300mn to New York’s banking regulator for failing to improve its money laundering controls. The bank has also been banned from accepting new dollar clearing accounts without

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Construction of three development projects starts in Bangi with German support

Three new development projects, including a new school in Jaloer, road rehabilitation in the villages of Merha and Afghan Qishlaq and a flood protection wall in the village of Shingrab, are implemented at a total cost of 6.3AFN with financial

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Why Aditya Roy Kapur needs to fire his stylist, if at all he has one!

Ritesh Sidhwani’s party saw stars galore putting their best stylish foot forward but the Daawat-e-Ishq actor single-handedly brought down the glamor quotient of the soiree… We are all for casual, understated and cool fashion statements. No seriously, we don’t want

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Ranking of the 10 biggest banks in 2014

With United States put behind the race, this Top Ten gathers the most powerful and influential banks in the world for this year 2014. Discover which bank is ranked at top of the biggest bank in the world. Malaysian Bank

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Jacqueline Fernandez looks best in tropical prints, say fans!

Out of Sonam Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia and Jacqueline Fernandez who were recently spotted wearing tropical prints in their own stylish ways while promoting their films, Jacky rocked the palm leaves print best! The fashion conscious fans have spoken, its Jacqueline

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan discuss economic cooperation

On a working visit to Turkmenistan, Afghan Commerce and Industries Minister Mohammad Shaker Kargar met with Turkmen Foreign Affairs Minister to confer on cooperation ties in various spheres. The sides discussed prospects of bilateral relations in energy, transport and communications

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Mines Minister calls on investors to invest in Afghanistan

Afghan Mines Minister Mohammad Akbar Barekzai called on foreign and local investors to invest in Afghanistan. Barekzai said the new mining law offered numerous facilities for investors. The Law on Mines faced a political impasse for the longest time until

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Korean constructed model farm handed over to local authorities in Parwan

Constructed by the Korean Bagram Office and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a model farm was handed over to local authorities in Parwan on Thursday. Addressing the submitting ceremony of the farm, KOICA representative Lee Kyung hoped the facility would

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Afghan farmers report a higher wheat harvest

Farmers in Afghanistan have reported higher production of wheat than last year, with grain harvest being above-average for third consecutive year. Winter and spring precipitation provided enough irrigation water for winter crops, and the spring rains supported the growth of

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First Taekwondo Center established in Kabul

With financial collaboration from the Korean government, the Afghan-Korea Vocational Training Center (AKVTC) established the first ever Taekwondo center in capital Kabul. Addressing the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, South Korean Ambassador Cha Yongcheol regarded the new Taekwondo center as an

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Afghanistan’s internal revenue drops by 27%

Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has again warned about the prolonged elections process lowering down the country’s internal revenue. According to MoF, the internal revenue of Afghanistan has dropped by over 27% in the first six months of this year.

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Telstra acquires Ooyala: seeks to gain strong hold in global cloud market

By Subriena Persaud Australia’s major telecommunications company, Telstra Corporation Limited, has announced its forthcoming acquisition of the Silicon Valley-based Internet video company, Ooyala. Telstra has an international presence in 15 countries and has provided 15.8 million mobile services and 2.8

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Factories facing stagnation in Balkh

More than 70% of factories in Balkh are facing recession, with businesses remaining stagnant. Industrialist Union officials in Balkh have cited lack of security, support from the government and investment as the main factors behind stagnation of the factories. Activities

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Saudi’s recent air traffic regulation could pose problems to Afghan airlines

Saudi Arabia has passed new regulations that disallow aircrafts over 25 years old from flying to any location in the country. This could pose a problem to Afghan carriers that transport thousands of Afghans for pilgrimage to Mecca annually. Most

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Agriculture projects shut down due to budget deficit problems

Several major development projects in the agriculture sector have been shut down due to the current revenue deficit at the Ministry of Finance (MoF). Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said major saffron development projects, irrigation and forest

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More security and privacy for Ghullam Sarwari Shahid Girls’ High School in Takhar

Construction work officially began for a new boundary wall at Ghullam Sarwari Shahid Girls’ High School in Baharak district in the province of Takhar on Wednesday. Currently, 800 young females attend the high school. The wall will make learning conditions

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Business climate deteriorated in Afghanistan: ACCI Business Tendency Survey Report

The Business Tendency survey report by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) indicated a negative business climate for major cities of Afghanistan during the last three months. The business climate is an indicator for Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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Glimmers of hope about revival of Afghan economy emerge

The long-drawn-out election process left many businesses to shut down and caused a major blow to the investment sector. Political instability and uncertainty about the security situation has resulted in an economic crisis, with Afghanistan’s exports declining by over 20%

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Ronaldo surpasses Messi in European competitions

Scoring a double against Sevilla in UEFA super cup, Cristiano Ronaldo now has a total of 70 goals in European competitions. He is currently standing in the second position in the list of top European scorers along with Filippo Inzaghi,

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Iran, Afghanistan trade value reaches USD 5bn

Afghanistan’s value of trade transaction with Iran has hit USD 5bn per year in a time span of 5 years. According to Fars News Agency (FNA), the figure indicates a 10-fold rise as compared with five years ago and is

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