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Afghan government to block routes for Pakistani trucks

The Afghan government has warned to block the trade routes to Pakistani trucks if Pakistan does not allow Afghan traders’ truck to pass through the Waga port in the next three days. As many as 2,000 containers loaded with food

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8 welfare projects completed in Sar-e-Pul Province

Eight development projects were completed in Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul province by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD). The projects were implemented at a cost of 14,332,378 AFN, with 10% contribution from the

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Ministry of Commerce to fix price of gas in Kabul

The Ministry of Commerce has promised to hold a meeting with private sector representatives to fix the price of liquefied gas in Kabul. This comes as the price of gas remains high in some areas of Kabul, while it has

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Euro at its lowest against US dollar in 11 years

The Euro has hit its fresh 11-year low against the US dollar, standing at USD 1.156. This comes as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) scrapped its three-year-old pledge to limit the value of the franc to 1.20 per euro, which

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Newborn Care Training Center inaugurated in Kabul

With the help of the United States Aid Agency for Development (USAID), the Newborn Care Training Center is inaugurated in Kabul’ Indira Gandhi Hospital to train doctors and midwives from across Afghanistan. The training facility will train doctors and midwives

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Development projects worth over 3mn AFN implemented in Madian Wardak province

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) completed fourteen development projects in Behsood district of Maidan Wardak province. The projects were implemented at a cost of more than 3,191,556 AFN with 10% contribution

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First Business Legal Service Center inaugurated in Herat

The first Business Legal Service Center, called Qaed Legal Services, was inaugurated on Thursday in Herat city in presence of judicial officials and representatives from the business community. This comes as Heart’s business community had identified lack of legal services

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Afghan traders accuse Pakistan of increasing cargo traffic rates

Afghan traders in the southern zone are enraged by the sudden increase in cargo traffic rates at Pakistan’s Karachi Port. As many as 2,000 containers loaded with food and non-food items are stuck at the Karachi port over the past

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Afghanistan, UAE ink strategic partnership charter

Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates signed the strategic partnership charter on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Makhtoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Mohammed Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai,

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Afghani currency picks up after NUG announces cabinet nominees

The value of Afghani currency increased immediately against the US dollar after the National Unity Government (NUG) announced its cabinet nominees. Even after the end of the elections the Afghani currency failed to gain momentum. The delay in formation of

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Projects worth over 26mn AFN completed in Ghor province

With a cost of 26,880,000 AFN, 20 projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Dolatyar, Dolina, Saghar and Tolak districts of Ghor province. According to the Provincial Manager

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Business Center inDelhi helps find trading partners for Afghan traders

A Business Center established in New Delhi, capital city of India, works to connect Afghan traders with traders in India. The purpose of the Center is to help find market for Afghanistan products. Founded in 2013, the Center has Afghan

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Development projects in Paktya province benefit over 900 families

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development completed implementation of 17 development projects in Zurmat district of Paktya province. Costing 8,593,985 AFN, these projects benefit 952 families in various communities. According to the Provincial Manager

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Afghanistan set to emerge as leading marble producer

Afghanistan is home for a vast variety of marbles, and a wide range of them is currently being extracted from quarries in Kabul, Logar, Wardak, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Helmand, Heart, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Faryab, Paktia, Parwan, Ghazni and Samangan provinces. As many

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Shahid Kapoor beats Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan

Both Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan lost the ‘Best Actor’ Award at Star Guild Awards 2015 to Shahid Kapoor. Shahid Kapoor stunned the audience with his mind-blowing performance in ‘Haider’. While the movie did not rule in the box office,

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for the third time

Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with the Ballon d’Or , football player of the year, for the third time. The Portuguese was running against Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manul Neuer. Winning 37.66% of all

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32 welfare projects completed in Baghlan province

Over 5000 families will benefit from recent completion of welfare projects in various districts of Baghlan province. With a cost of 22,908,276 AFN, the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) implemented 32 development projects

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Global Partnership for Education agrees on USD 100mn for Afghanistan

Note: This article has been revised for accuracy. The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) at its meeting in December agreed on an indicative allocation of USD 100mn to which Afghanistan can apply. The Afghanistan Ministry

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Panjshir province witnesses completion of 10 development projects

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) completed implementation of 10 development projects in Anaba, Rukha and Paryan districts of Panjshir province. According to Eng. Haseeb Sayiedkhali the provincial manager of NSP Panjshir

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Orphanages in Aybak get hygiene coaching, winter clothing and heaters with German help

Orphans completed six days of coaching in hygiene and health with a two-day excursion to nearby sites, all arranged by the Department of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (DoLSAMD) in Samangan province with financial collaboration from the German government.

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India funds 5 new projects under Small Development Program

Afghan Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Embassy of India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on five new projects under Small Development

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USAID and WFP joint winter food assistance to Kabul Informal Settlements

Each year, USAID humanitarian assistance implementing partner, WFP/Afghanistan distributes monthly mixed food rations to vulnerable families living in Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS). Winter mixed food assistance is provided to ensure that humanitarian needs are met throughout the harsh winter in

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Development projects implemented in Kandahar

National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development recently completed 33 development projects in Arghandab, Boldak, Panjwayee, Zhari, Maruf, Shah Walikot, and Shorabak districts of Kandahar province and handed over to the people. According to the provincial

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Greenhouses built for women in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Agriculture Ministry has built 74 small greenhouses in three eastern province for women to help them eke out a livelihood. The greenhouses will enable women in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar to grow vegetables in winter. The structures were established

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India and Afghanistan sign MoU on textile cooperation

On 07 January, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Ministry of Textiles of the Republic of India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand business and cooperation in the field of textiles

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