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Saffron Suits Helmand’s Climate

Trials over the past year to grow saffron in Helmand province have proved successful with the province’s climate suiting the plant well, the provincial director of the Department of Agriculture, Obaidullah Ahmadzai, said. The scheme also included some training for

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When Afghanistan was in Vogue

How one American woman brought about social change in Kabul with a little help from Vogue   Pattie Boyd on the cover of Vogue’s December 1969 issue; A Vogue Pattern from the 1960’s. Given the amount of images and headlines

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First Afghan Russia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) Meeting

The first meeting of Afghan-Russia Joint Economic Commission was held on 1st -2nd March 2012 in Moscow, capital of Russia. The Afghan delegation was led by Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance and the Russian delegation was headed by Mr. Sergey Shmatko, Minister

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How Afghanistan Can Escape the Resource Curse

Until just a few weeks ago, serious talk about an Afghan economy based on natural resources seemed premature. But as Kabul inks more mining deals with international investors — it awarded two major tenders at the end of 2011 —

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Is the Sustainability of China’s Growth Guaranteed?

China is seeing a 10% growth on average for the past 3 decades and is believed to become the world’s largest exporter and manufacturer. China moved from a state controlled economy to a more liberal economy in 1978 by encouraging

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Kandahar Soccer Players Claimed of Being Deprived in the National Team

Recently, a tournament was held by 13 ‘A’ grade teams in Kandahar. Ahmad Shah Baba faced its rival Itifaq in the final and took the trophy home with a 3-2 victory.  Ahmad Shah Baba held the first position followed by

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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Man U 2-1 Norwich

Arsenal beat their bitter rivals and secured the 4th position in the Premier League table. Tottenham was on the lead at the very start of the first half with two goals. The first goal came from Louis Saha sprinting through

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Developing Countries to the Rescue of the Eurozone

Brazillian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said that developing nation would be willing to provide more money to ease the eurozone’s debt crisis, in return for more power within the International Monetary Fund. Minister Guido Mantega made this statement at a

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Tere Naal Love Hogaya-Movie Review

Follow three simple rules while attempting a rom-com… One, the romance should be livewire. Ditto for the chemistry between the on-screen pair. Two, the movie ought to make the viewer chuckle. Three, it shouldn’t fall prey to predictability. If you

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Apple investors win greater say over board of directors

Apple shareholders are to be given a greater say in selecting the firm’s board of directors. It comes after the company agreed to change its governance rules. In future directors will have to win the backing of the majority of

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Jalaludin Mohammad Rumi Balkhi Inspirational Quotes

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

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Love the One You’re With?

David White took this lovely photo in Jerusalem on February 9.  Have you ever seen a happier donkey? Yes, it is scraggly and looks goofy with its ears all askew, but it feels loved.  (Or, it has a full tummy.

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EUCCA Inauguration in Afghanistan

The European Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated in Afghanistan at Kabul Serena. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance, H.E. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi and EU Special Representative, Vygaudas Usackas.                The Chamber would work with the Afghan

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Japan’s Trade Deficit Surging in the First Quarter

Japan’s trade deficit hit its highest in January with exports dipping 9.3% from a year earlier, while imports rising 9.8%. There are number factors that resulted in such a high trade deficit in Japan. The nuclear impact is certainly the

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Investment in the Poultry Sector in Nangarhar

The Inter Ministerial Committee, the managing body of the Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development – Facility (CARD-F) in their first official trip to Jalalabad Province has participated in the signing of the contract for the Economic Development Package (EDP) designed

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Liverpool into the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup

Liverpool are into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and will play Stoke after overcoming a Brighton side unfortunate enough to concede three own goals. Martin Skrtel gave Liverpool the lead at the very start of the half-time but it

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"The Elephant in the Region"

SOUTH ASIA is about the least integrated part of the world. Neighbours supply just 0.5% of India’s imports, and consume less than 4% of its exports. India and Pakistan, mutually antagonistic, account for a fifth of all living humans, yet

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“The Elephant in the Region”

SOUTH ASIA is about the least integrated part of the world. Neighbours supply just 0.5% of India’s imports, and consume less than 4% of its exports. India and Pakistan, mutually antagonistic, account for a fifth of all living humans, yet

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Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup

By David Ornstein BBC Sport Arsenal are almost certain to finish without a trophy for the seventh year running after deservedly losing at Sunderland in the FA Cup fifth round. Fourth in the Premier League and facing likely elimination in

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Loyalty in football is dead – and why should we care?

Reservedness is not often a character trait attributed to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who appears to have a knack of saying, or doing, the wrong thing. The mercurial AC Milan striker is never too far away from some sort of controversy, and

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Sales tax increase approved by Japan's cabinet

The Japanese cabinet has passed a plan to double sales taxes in an attempt to control the soaring costs of public debts. The plan, which needs parliament’s approval, will see taxes raised from the current 5% to 8% in April

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Sales tax increase approved by Japan’s cabinet

The Japanese cabinet has passed a plan to double sales taxes in an attempt to control the soaring costs of public debts. The plan, which needs parliament’s approval, will see taxes raised from the current 5% to 8% in April

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Most Awaited Movies of 2012

 After a relatively quiet 2010 and 2011, Aamir Khan finds himself at the top of the table with Talaash. This one doesn’t come as a surprise as Talaash is Aamir’s first full fledged commercial release after 3 Idiots which released

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Afghan carpets secure first position in Dubai exhibition

Afghan carpets were recognized as the best rugs and secured the first position during a Middle East exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition was organized from January 5, 2012 to February 5, 2012 and was participated by 14 countries. Afghan Commerce

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Afghan carpets secure first position in Dubai exhibition

Afghan carpets were recognized as the best rugs and secured the first position during a Middle East exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition was organized from January 5, 2012 to February 5, 2012 and was participated by 14 countries. Afghan Commerce

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