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Japan Provides $13mn To Support Drought Victims in Afghanistan

Government of Japan decided to extend an emergency grant aid of $13 million in response to the damage caused by drought in Afghanistan through the World Food Program (WFP). This aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD 1 دالر 76.15 1 EURO 1 یورو 85.80 1 POUND 1 پوند 98.10 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 20.20 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.60 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 74.70 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 53.80 1

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Afghan Finance Minister Updates Senate on National Budget

Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to the President, along with Dr. Mohammad Karim Baz, Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Affairs participated in Meshrano Jirga General Meeting where they presented the FY-1398 National Budget

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Ghani Inaugurates 4 Major Development Projects In Daikundi

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by second VP Mohammad Sarwar Danish, arrived in the central Daikundi province to inaugurate some development projects.  The projects include reconstruction of the 9-km road in the provincial capital Neilli, 5.5-megawatt solar power project, water

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TAP Transmission Line To Be Completed In 3 Years

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani signed the Memorandum of Understanding for TAP (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan) transmission line with a Turkish company that will bring 1,000 MW of electricity and $100 million yearly to Afghanistan. The transmission line stretches 750 km long within Afghanistan:

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Chabahar Port Is Exempted From US Sanctions For Its Importance to Afghanistan

The US has granted exemption to the development of Chabahar Port along with an attached railway project and Iranian petroleum shipments to Afghanistan. Serving as a key supply route for Afghanistan, the port was inaugurated last year in the Indian

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Business Licenses Increase in Herat Following Reduction in Fee

According to Herat’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry department, a total of 2,880 trade licenses were issued following a reduction in the license fee. Director of the department, Jamila Bahaduri, said each license was sold for 2,600 AFN. The reduced

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Ghani Inaugurates Afghan-China Air Corridor

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor on Tuesday. The air corridor will help boost trade ties between the two nations, with 20 tons of pine nuts expected to be exported to China as the first shipment. According

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Afghanistan Likely To Be Waived From US Sanctions on Iran

Donald Trump’s latest sanctions against Iran took effect in the early morning hours of November 5 as part of Washington’s effort to further pressure on Tehran to end its “malign” activities in the region. The United States is re-imposing sanctions

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Financial Abuse in Afghan Marriages

This article was originally published on Free Women Writers. Recently I came across an Afghan couple who seemed to be very much in love. After I got to know the woman I found out that things are not as rosy

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Doing Business Report: Afghanistan Among Top 10 Global Improvers

Afghanistan carried out a record number of business reforms in the past year, earning the country a spot in this year’s top 10 global improvers, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released today. With

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