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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan's First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan’s First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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Department of Economics Opened in Jowzjan, North of Afghanistan

A number of government and non-government officials is preventing the implementation of development projects in the Jowzjan province. Jowzjan Governor Mohammad Alam Saai on the occasion of the inauguration of the Economics Department in Jowzjan said that there are some

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Owner of Gulbahar Sentenced for Corruption

The business owner of Gulbahar Center and Towers, Gulbahar Habibi, and two of his associates were sentenced to six years in prison, while the head of a group of forgers was sentenced to 18 years, head of the Anti Corruption

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Gold, fuel up, sugar down in Kabul

Prices of gold, gas and petrol have increased and sugar declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily essentials remained stable, retailers said on Thursday. Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, told Pajhwok Afghan

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Afghanistan's Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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Afghanistan’s Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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Af-Pak Chamber of Commerce Opens in Karachi

The joint Afghanistan-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce has opened in Pakistan in a move to resolve transit issues between the countries and attract investors, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce deputy chief Khan Jan Alokozai said Sunday. The establishment of the joint

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Lady Gaga concert in Indonesia termed ‘un-Islamic’

A member of Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has said Muslims should stay away from an upcoming concert by American pop star Lady Gaga, who he said aimed to undermine the values of the world’s largest Muslim country. “(The concert is)

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Iranian company wins bid to establish Herat cement plant

An Iranian company was recognized as the winner of a bid to establish a cement factory in the western Herat province, an official said. “The Peshgaman Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran has won the bid to establish the

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Brazil to File Charges against US Oil Company for another Oil Leak

Brazil will bring criminal charges against 17 executives of the US oil company, Chevron, along with the drilling contractor Transocean after a new leak of crude is discovered in Brazilian field. The charges would include “environmental crimes” in a federal

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Finance ministry to bring changes to budget

The finance ministry on Sunday promised bringing changes to the annual budget, hours after its rejection by an overwhelming majority of Wolesi Jirga, lower house, members. The national assembly refused to endorse the proposed accounts due to uneven allocations to

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Transition of Power from Industrialized to Emerging Economies?!

KPMG’s Global Cities Investment Monitor reveals the top cities in the world for foreign investment. London leads the list for attracting investment in property and infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail. The report reflects on the rise of emerging economies. China

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National Museum of Afghanistan

The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Kabul Museum, is situated in the center of Kabul City. It was built during the reign of King Amanullah Khan in 1922. The collections dated back to several millennia and were

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Afghan Central Bank: Deposits safe in closed Iranian bank

Officials in the Afghan Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) on Tuesday announced that the public deposits in the Kabul branch of the Iranian Aryan Bank is secure despite the license of the named bank was cancelled by the Iranian government.

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Spanish Village to Raise Funds with Marijuana

Our old friend Greece is the headline of any business news site reporting about its debt issue. While Greece is on the verge of receiving another bailout package to fight its debt crisis, we hear a new solution to the

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Greece averts immediate default with bond deal

Greece averted the immediate risk of an uncontrolled default on Friday, winning strong acceptance from its private creditors for a bond swap deal which will eat into its mountainous public debt and clear the way for a new international bailout.

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US, EU, Japan challenge China on trade

The European Union, United States and Japan formally asked the World Trade Organization on Tuesday to settle a dispute with China over Beijing’s restriction on exports of raw materials, including rare earth elements critical to electronics makers. The dispute is

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Adam Smith

Why Adam Smith is important Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher and economist who is best known as the author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth Of Nations (1776), one of the most influential

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Fruit garden projects in pipeline in Samangan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock plans to create hundreds of new fruit gardens in northern Samangan province, to help enhance economic conditions of the people, officials said on Saturday. The cash-crop gardens would be established over 250 acres

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Sonam Kapoor to support fashion for a cause

Fashionista and actress Sonam Kapoor says initiatives like Design One, an exhibition organised to raise funds for an NGO that works for the betterment of the lesser privileged, provide a platform to young talent who otherwise won’t be ably to

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Tajikistan: Opposition Slams Energy Tariff Increase

Many Tajiks will consider it a gut punch: At the end of another winter of power shortages, the impoverished country’s state electricity company has said it will raise prices 20 percent. The announcement came as authorities further restricted electricity supplies

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USD 111 million Aid to Afghanistan from Japan

Japan has agreed to provide an aid of worth USD 111 million to Afghanistan for the purpose of various development and construction projects. The agreement was signed today between Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Jawid Ludin, and Reichiro Takahashi, Japan’s Ambassador

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Expansion and intensification of Afghan German Development Cooperation

Today, the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal (MoF), and Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany, officially signed the summary record of the

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The Minister of Mines announces Oil Tender at the APPEX Conference

Afghanistan is seeking bidders for oil exploration and production in the Afghan-Tajik Basin of northern Afghanistan. H.E. Minister Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Mines of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, announced today at the APPEX Conference in London that Afghanistan is

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