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IWMF Releases REPORTA, A Free Mobile Security App Designed Specifically for Journalists Worldwide

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has released Reporta, a free and comprehensive personal safety app for iPhone and Android devices that journalists working in potentially dangerous environments can utilize to quickly implement their security protocols. The app is designed

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Ernst & Young removes university degree requirements from its recruitment policy

One of the world’s largest accountancy firm, Ernst & Young, will remove its policy of requiring a university degree from job applicants. The reason they have cited is that there is “no evidence” that success at university correlates with future

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Afghanistan focusing on implementation of Vienna PoA

Directorate General of Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wahidullah Waisi, spoke to the high-level forum on Linking Landlocked Developing Countries into Global Opportunities at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly hosted in New York. Regarding

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South Asia Economic Conclave kicked off in Delhi

The three-day South Asia Economic Conclave (SAEC) has begun in New Delhi and it focuses on developing a roadmap of inclusive growth through economic integration. The conference is an effort by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and multilateral development

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Afghanistan’s Social Good Summit focuses on Sustainable Development Goals

Afghanistan’s Social Good Summit opens today in Kabul to raise awareness of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which is being organized by UNDP Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) and Saba TV, will be attended

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Participants at the 70th UN General Assembly reaffirmed support to Afghan government

The United States of America, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan convened a high-level meeting on Afghanistan’s peaceful development and regional cooperation on the margins of the 70th UN General Assembly. Chief Executive of Afghanistan

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Iran, India in talks to lower gas rate supply at Chabahar port

India is currently negotiating the rate of natural gas supply at Chabahar port with Iran. Iran has offered a rate of USD 2.95 per mmBtu for a urea plant being set up by India at Chabahar port, while India wants

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Paktika pine nuts trade in shambles

Pine nut traders in southeastern Paktika province have complained about lack of access to suitable markets for their products. The traders have to suffer losses worth millions of Afghanis every year as they sell their annual stock to Pakistani traders

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Recent changes in Afghan regulations

Introduction. There have been a number of changes in Afghan regulations over the past month. The BSA (for DOD) and SOFA (for NATO) entered into force on 1 Jan 2015 requiring all military contractors to abide by Afghan law, including

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Afghanistan, Germany and the Netherlands complete development programs for Uruzgan province

On Monday, Afghanistan, Germany and the Netherlands announced the successful completion of a wide range of development projects in Uruzgan province. Over the past eight years, the Netherlands and Germany have invested a total of AFN 4.8 billion in development

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Afghan government calls on private sector to invest in TAPI

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum called on the Afghan private sector to invest in the long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. Mahaiuddin Noori, spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, said this move was to encourage investment and create job

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President Ghani vows economic boost to stop migrant exodus

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed to tackle unemployment in the nation in an effort to retain some of the tens of thousands of Afghans migrating to Europe in search of a better life. In an exclusive interview with Tolo

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Promote’s Women’s Leadership Development Program sends Female Athletes to Japan

Twenty female football players left Afghanistan on Sept. 14 for a nine-day trip to Hiroshima, Japan. The women are members of the Afghanistan Women’s Football team and will participate in the Hiroshima Leadership and Communication Training Program. The United Nations

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Afghanistan is biggest recipient of aid from USA

Afghanistan remains to be the highest recipient of aid money from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) despite the withdrawal of foreign forces and decline in American aid assistance. Afghanistan received USD 85mn from the United Stares in

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Alokozay to invest in Afghanistan’s housing sector

The Alokozay Group of Companies has pledged to investment in the housing sector of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect is soon going to be signed between the Afghan government and Alokozay group of This followed after a meeting between

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India funds construction of polyclinic in Kabul

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah inaugurated a polyclinic at the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul on Thursday. The construction of the polyclinic is funded by the Indian Government. Costing USD 5mn, the polyclinic has facilities like CT scan machine,

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Two facilities inaugurated in Badakhshan University

Two new facilities were officially opened today in Badakhshan University in Faizabad. The university now has a new agriculture faculty and dining hall. Both of these facilities have long been priorities for the institution and the Ministry of Higher Education.

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SMEs can be a catalyst for Afghanistan’s economic growth

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said on Wednesday that promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be a catalyst for economic growth of Afghanistan. Addressing a conference on SMEs at Karwan University in Kabul on

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Saudi to grant USD 5mn to Afghan health sector

The Saudi government has pledged USD 5mn in aid to Afghan health sector under an agreement signed between Afghan Public Health Minister Dr. Fairozuddin Fairoz and Saudi Ambassador in Kabul Mesfer bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghaseb. The aid money will go

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Minister Naderi urges Russia to invest in Afghanistan’s housing sector

Urban Development Affairs Minister Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi is currently in Moscow, Russia leading a government delegation. The purpose of his trip is to convince Russia to invest in Afghanistan and to discuss practical steps of the agreements already signed

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Interesting business facts

In Japan it is acceptable to fall asleep on the job; it shows you’re working hard! Marvel created a superhero to get a young boy to wear his hearing aid! Apple stopped using the word ‘laptop’ because of the potential

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Kazakhstan to continue to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Kazakh President Nur Sultan Nazarbayev has pledged to stand for a stable, secure Afghanistan and to assist the war-ravaged nation in its sustainable economic development. “We continue to provide technical, humanitarian assistance to Kabul, annually delivering food, fuel, medicine to

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Work on the much awaited TAPI gas pipeline to begin in December

Turkmenistan will begin work on the much awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline in early December. Holding the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan is keen to diversify its natural gas exports and the TAPI project has been touted by

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Afghanistan Central Bank extends credit system to rural areas

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s Central Bank, has extended banks loans issuance to medium and small entrepreneurs in rural areas. An agreement to that effect was signed between DAB and thirteen non-governmental organizations in Kabul. Addressing the press conference, DAB

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Afghan-Pak trade dropped by over 40%

The trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has dropped by over 40% in the past quarter, reported the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI). The officials have linked this decline in trade volume between the two neighboring nations to

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