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US asks for more partnership from Iran in the development of Afghanistan’s infrastructure

On the sidelines of the security talks among Iran, the US and Afghanistan in Herat province, Washington representative asked for Tehran’s further partnership with Afghanistan  in infrastructural projects. The two-gathering highlighted major issues such as Afghanistan’s peace and tranquility  in

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US asks for more partnership from Iran in the development of Afghanistan's infrastructure

On the sidelines of the security talks among Iran, the US and Afghanistan in Herat province, Washington representative asked for Tehran’s further partnership with Afghanistan  in infrastructural projects. The two-gathering highlighted major issues such as Afghanistan’s peace and tranquility  in

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Low quality medicines flooding Kabul markets

Kabul residents have expressed concerns over sub-standard medicines that are imported into the country. Citing lack of supervision and weak laws as the main reasons, the residents said that poor quality drugs have adversely affected the health of citizens and

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Afghanistan’s economy becoming less reliant on narcotics

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghan economy’s reliance on opium production has declined in 2012. In 2011, narcotics formed 15% of Afghanistan’s production and exports. The figure dropped to 10% in 2012. The UNODC

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Unemployment fuels insecurity in Afghanistan

The Afghan government recently announced that it needs to create half a million jobs a year to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. The high unemployment is cited as the main motive for Afghans joining insurgency. Lack of jobs

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America to assist opium-free provinces in Afghanistan

America has pledged USD 1mn in aid to opium-free provinces of Afghanistan. A memorandum of understanding in this regard was signed on Tuesday between the American Embassy and the Afghan Ministry of Counter-Narcotics. According to latest figures, more than 17

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Afghanistan’s corruption cost up to USD 3.9 billion in 2012

According to a report by the UN office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan’s anti-corruption unit, the total cost of corruption in Afghanistan is increased to USD 3.9bn in 2012- 40% up on 2009. “The bribes that Afghan citizens

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Azerbaijan to offer assistance to Afghanistan

Azerbaijan is willing to assist Afghanistan in fighting against drugs and insurgency and building Afghan infrastructure. Azerbaijan has allocated EUR 2m for implementation of different projects in Afghanistan and intends to continue further support to this country. Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign

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