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US releases $100 Million for Afghanistan through the New Development Partnership

The United States Government and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a letter for the disbursement of $100 million to the National Unity Government (GNU) for reaching milestones under the New Development Partnership (NDP). As part of the ongoing

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3 factories inaugurated in Herat industrial park

Three factories worth about USD 2mn were officially inaugurated in Herat’s industrial park on Tuesday by Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi. Funded by the private sector and Herat’s businessmen, the factories include two marble processing factories and one carton production factory.

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Raising legal awareness in schools in Balkh and Samangan

The project Promotion of the Rule of Law of the Afghan-German Cooperation launched a three-day training for 50 school teachers in Aybak, Samangan. The workshop focusses on citizens’ and women’s rights as well as judicial organizations in Afghanistan. The training

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Afghan government and USAID team up to enhance workplace skills of women

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) initiatied a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through three USAID/Promote programs. The programs, Women

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World Bank pledges continued support for Afghanistan

World Bank Senior Vice President for Operations Kyle Peters pledged continued support for Afghanistan on a two-day visit to Kabul that discussed government preparations for the Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Brussels in October and reviewed development progress in the

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Afghan businesses showcase jewelry at a fair in New Delhi

Nine leading Afghan businesses, including five women-owned companies, are showcasing their jewelry and gems at the 5th Delhi Jewelry and Gem Fair, northern India’s largest jewelry tradeshow. Expected to draw more than 1,500 traders and buyers, the event will help

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Development of Afghanistan’s first privately financed power plant

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is welcoming the signing of a Heads of Terms agreement that will create a framework for the development and construction of the Mazar Independent Power Plant, a landmark project expected

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Fire incident in Kabul inflicts millions of dollars of losses on Afghan traders

A fire incident ripped through a major fuel market in Kabul city has resulted in millions of dollars of losses to the traders. The incident took place in Qala-e-Haidar Khan of the city and no casualties are reported yet. According

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Afghanistan welcomes foreign investors to invest in energy sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water, organized a two-day Energy Business Opportunities Conference in Dubai, on September 18 – 19, 2016. More than 200 participants representing Middle Eastern ,

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Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai

Afghanistan is hosting a 2-day international summit in Dubai city with an aim to attract investors in the energy sector of Afghanistan. Organized by the US Embassy in Kabul and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the

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Development projects completed in Jawzjan, Nangarhar provinces

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) have completed dozens of development projects in Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces. According to NSP Provincial Manager in Jawzjan province, the 26 projects include the construction of

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US supports Afghanistan’s decision to include India in transit trade

The United States government has supported Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to include India in the transit trade agreement with Pakistan in order to improve strengthen trade relations within the region. Addressing a daily news conference in Washington on

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Media plays a key role in promoting good governance in Afghanistan

Three experts and 90 journalists, civil society activists, representative of the government and academics discussed media’s role in promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh. The participants agreed that media plays an important role in pushing the government to

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Afghanistan to receive $1bn in fresh aid from India

India pledges to offer USD 1 billion in fresh economic aid to Afghanistan in a bid to further strengthen ties between the two nations. The announcement came during Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi where he held

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1000 Scholarships from India for Afghan students for the academic year 2017-18

The Government of India continues to offer 1000 student scholarships (ICCR) to the Afghan nationals under the Special Scholarship Scheme for pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate and M.Phil/Ph.D courses. The Scheme is jointly implemented by Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Islamic

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Wagah border open for Afghans: Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has said Wagar border is open for Afghan traders as part of the Afghan-Pak bilateral agreement. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan had not stopped Afghan traders from

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Ghani’s tit-for-tat action on transit routes with Pakistan

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has warned to close transit route for Pakistan to Central Asian countries. Ghani made these remarks in a meeting with UK’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins on Thursday and said the tit-for-tat

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Afghanistan expects a 3-fold increase in saffron in next 5 years

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MAIL) plans to increase saffron production in the country from the current amount of 5.3 tons to 14 tons in the next five years. The ministry has managed to establish laboratories, training

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Bollywood’s forgotten divas

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Apple releases the much awaited iPhone 7

Apple’ CEO Tim Cook revealed the brand new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in San Francisco at an event on Wednesday night. iPhone 7 comes with a rounded aluminum body in a darker black color scheme and features including water

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Afghanistan’s first ‘Silk Road’ train to arrive on Sep 9

The first cargo train from China is set to reach Afghanistan on September 9 after a 15-day journey. The train left China’s eastern city of Nanton on August 25 and headed to Hairaton, a town and a port in the north

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Japan funds a demining project in Surobi district of Kabul

Japan has agreed to provide USD 538,009 for a demining project in Surobi District of Kabul. An agreement to that effect was signed between Japan’s Ambassador to Kabul, Hiroshi Takahashi, and Managing Diretor of Agency for Rehabilitation and Energy Conservation,

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Safi Airways flights to be suspended for tax evasion

The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has said in a statement that it will suspend Safi Airways flights for failing to pay taxes and debts to the Afghan government over a two-year period. The major airline company has evaded its

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Afghanistan to be connected with Iran via railway end of this week

Afghanistan Ministry of Urban Development and Housing announced Sunday that the third phase of the Khwaf-Herat railway would be completed by the end of this week. The third phase of the railway, which is 62km long, connects Iran with Ghoriyan

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WFP committed to food security for all Afghans

The Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a four-day visit to Kabul today, declaring the organization’s commitment to continue working for the food and nutrition security of all Afghans. “Afghanistan faces many challenges, including

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