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Visa on arrival for foreign investors coming to Afghanistan

The Afghan government has officially launched issuing visa on arrival at the Hamid Karzai International Airport (Kabul Airport) to foreign investors in an effort to boost foreign investment in the country. Bret Dalton, an American businessman who is going to

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Afghan traders protest at Kabul Airport over transfer of goods

A number of Afghan traders protested in front of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul  on Saturday over transfer of goods which is monopolized by a single company. The protestors criticized the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

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SpiceJet resumes flights between Kabul and Delhi

Indian airline SpiceJet has resumed flights between Kabul and New Delhi with effect from August, 1st. The airline had temporarily suspended its flights to Kabul following the recent attacks at Kabul airport. A statement released by the airline in July

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Tokyo-funded projects executed at Kabul airport

Two major projects funded by the Japanese government have been completed at the Kabul International Airport. Costing USD 50 million, the projects included expansion of the aircraft parking space by 20% and refurbishment of the taxiways. “The Kabul airport is

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Kabul Airport’s landing system to be fixed in three weeks

Afghan aviation officials announced Saturday that the landing system of Kabul International Airport would be fixed in three weeks time. This comes after less than a week when it was reported that the airport was operating without a landing system.

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Afghan passengers complain about extra security checks at Kabul Airport

Air India and Pakistan International Airline reportedly take extra security precautions for Afghan passengers at Kabul International Airport. Afghan Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Dr. Daud Ali Najafi said the two airlines conduct their own body searches of passengers during

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Kabul Airport functioning without a landing system

According to reports, Kabul Airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is not properly functioning, which could be risky for incoming flights. “ISAF said the system can’t make contact with planes and is inactive…” Tolo News quotes Director of Kabul Airport Mohammad

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Emirates to launch daily service to Kabul in December

Emirates announced on Sunday its plan to launch commence a daily passenger service to Kabul from  December 4. The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class

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Japan donates USD 116.9mn for 4 projects

Japan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takahashi signed a fresh contract worth USD 116.9mn with Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul for four key projects. The projects include rehabilitation and expansion of aircraft parking space at Kabul airport and water

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VIP saloon opened in Kabul Airport

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a new VIP saloon opened at the Kabul Airport with a cost of USD 50,000. Having a capacity for 100 international guests, the saloon was built after a decision made by the National Security

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Dilawari rejects the report by New York Times on the shipments of Afghan gold to Dubai

The governor of the central bank (Da Afghanistan Bank-DAB), Noorullah Delwari, denied large shipments of gold from the country to Dubai. The New York Times had published a report earlier this week about the large shipments of gold being flown

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An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG- The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear

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Kabul airport taxiway to be launched

Construction on the international standard taxiway at the Kabul airport was launched on May 22, 2012. The project, funded by Japan, is worth USD 27 million (1350 millions afs). The taxiway would be 44 meters wide and 5.4 kilometers long,

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