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India grants USD 5mn to Afghan Red Crescent Society

The Government of India has decided to grant financial assistance of US$ 5 million over a period of five years beginning 2015 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to treat Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Financial

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Roshan makes it to the list of Fortune Magazine’s Top 51 companies

Afghanistan’s giant telecommunications company, Roshan, has been listed in Fortune Magazine’s Top 51 Companies Changing the World. Ranking 21st in the list, Roshan joins the ranks of renowned companies such as Google, Facebook, Nike, IBM and others. Roshan is recognized

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Afghan Mines Ministry to focus on small mineral deposits

Mines Minister Daud Shah Saba in his address to a press conference in Kabul on Sunday said that his ministry was shifting focus towards small mineral deposits over the next five years. He said that Afghanistan currently lacks the capacity

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Big companies donate millions to help refugees in Europe

World’s biggest corporations are reaching out to assist Europe in coping with the large number of asylum seekers from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Google, Goldman Sachs and Volkswagen’s Audi subsidiary have all announced to hand over millions of dollars to

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27 infra projects completed in Khost Province

As many as 27 infrastructure projects have been completed in Ismailkhail, Zazi Maidan, Tanai and Mandozzi districts of Khost province. Costing 30,962,000 AFN, the projects were funded by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

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Development projects in Farah province benefit over 800 families

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) have completed uplift projects in Lash wa Jowin and Sheb Koh districts of Farah province. The uplift projects are implemented at a total cost of 2,910,000

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Unprecedented rise in honey production in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has produced more than 1.5mn kilograms of honey during the past two quarters, which is the highest production ever. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) linked this unprecedented rise in honey production to the improvement in the

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Afghans part of the massive exodus to Europe

More and more Afghan youths are becoming part of the massive exodus to Europe, making them the third largest asylum seekers after conflict-ridden Syria and Iraq. Majority of the Afghans have chosen Germany as their final destination after German Chancellor

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Severe food insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan – “extremely alarming trend”

The number of people in Aghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by several UN and other

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Afghanistan Still at the Heart of the Silk Road

Although devastated by war and contrary to what might appear from its political situation, Afghanistan is still at the heart of the Silk Road and a major player in regional connectivity, which will be immensely influential in shaping the future

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Afghanistan third largest importer of Pakistani products

A Pakistani newspaper has recently reported that Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan stood at USD 1.69 in 2014-2015, making the land-locked nation the third largest importer of Pakistani products. According to Dawn newspaper, Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan increases sharply over the

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Emergence of solar power in Afghanistan

Three hundred sunny days with abundant free solar irradiation to generate solar power and strong support of the Government of Afghanistan make the country an attractive destination for setting up photovoltaic solar power projects. The country currently uses large quantities

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Iran to become part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pakistan has invited Iran to become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a bid to expand border markets with regional countries. According to the Express Tribune, Iran has agreed to consider joining the CEPC, which is an ongoing

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Afghan Cricket Board receives USD 21,000 from Australia

Australia assisted the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) with USD 21,000 cash on Tuesday. The check was handed over to ACB deputy chief executive officer Dost Mohammad Nazari by Australian Ambassador in Kabul Matt Anderson at a ceremony in Australian Embassy.

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Kabul all set to host RECCA VI tomorrow

Kabul is all set to host the Sixth Regional Economic Corporation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) on September 3rd and 4th. Commenting on the upcoming summit, President Ashraf Ghani had once said, “We want to revitalize the Silk Road and turn

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Iran to discuss bilateral cooperation with Afghanistan on the sidelines of RECCA VI

Iran’s Interior Minister Rahman Fazli, who is also the head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation, is expected to attend the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) which is slated for September 3-4 in Kabul city. According

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New library with 5,000 books opens its doors in Kunduz to the general public

A new library consisting of 5,000 books was inaugurated on Sunday in Khan Abad district of Kunduz province. Built at a cost of more than 4.5mn Afghanis, the facility was funded by the German government. At the opening by the

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National Procurement Committee saves 167mn AFN in contracts

The National Procurement Committee (NPC) claims to have saved 167mn Afghanis in contracts. According to a statement from the presidential palace, 105mn Afghanis were saved in four contracts of the Interior Ministry and 62mn Afghanis were saved in seven Defense

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Afghanistan hoping for fruitful results from RECCA VI

The Afghan government is hoping to see fruitful results from the upcoming Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conferences for Afghanistan (RECCA VI) which is slated for September 3-4 in Kabul city. High-ranking officials from 70 countries are expected to attend this

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