Turkish Afghan Mining Company to sponsor football club Mawjhai Amu

The Turkish Afghan Mining Company (TAMC) and the Afghan Premier League (APL) have agreed to sponsor one of Afghanistan’s football clubs, Mawjhai Amu. Mawjhai Amu represents the North East Region of Afghanistan, covering provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan.

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Samangan’s almond production up by 20%

Agriculture and Livestock Department in Samangan has reported that almond yield in Samangan has increased by 20%. Head of the department, Noor Mohammad Amir, said that survey of almond fields in various areas of Samangan have shown an increase of

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Completion of infrastructural projects in Khost must be urgently addressed: IDLG

The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) at a conference, titled “Development Conference of Khost Province” in Khost pushed for completion of infrastructural projects in Khost province. Owed to its strategic location, Khost believed to be a strong economic hub.

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Completion of infrastructural projects in Khost must be urgently addressed: IDLG

The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) at a conference, titled “Development Conference of Khost Province” in Khost pushed for completion of infrastructural projects in Khost province. Owed to its strategic location, Khost believed to be a strong economic hub.

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Completion of infrastructural projects in Khost must be urgently addressed: IDLG

The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) at a conference, titled “Development Conference of Khost Province” in Khost pushed for completion of infrastructural projects in Khost province. Owed to its strategic location, Khost believed to be a strong economic hub.

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Completion of infrastructural projects in Khost must be urgently addressed: IDLG

The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) at a conference, titled “Development Conference of Khost Province” in Khost pushed for completion of infrastructural projects in Khost province. Owed to its strategic location, Khost believed to be a strong economic hub.

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Afghanistan’s dry fruits arrive in India through Chabahar Port

Twenty containers of Afghan dry fruits have arrived in Mumbai city of India through the Chabahar Port. Afghan traders are optimistic about expanding their trade further through the Chabahar Port. The port serves as the best alternative to the Pakistan’s

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Afghan MPs gift their 3-day salary to the National Football Team

Afghan Parliamentarians have announced to gift their three-day salary to the Afghan National Football Team after bringing home the first championship cup, the South Asian Football Federation cup. While the Speaker of the Lower House Abdul Raouf Ibrahiimi gifted his

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Increase in revenue of the Northern Coal Enterprise in Baghlan

Northern Coal Enterprise officials in Baghlan said their revenue has increased considerably from last year. Engineer Abdul Khaliq Tamim, Head of the Enterprise, said the Enterprise has sold a total of 845,103 tons of coal from coal mines in Dara

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Spanish public debt reaches its record high

Public debt in Spain is currently standing at USD 1.3 trillion, which is about 92% of the country’s economic output. Despite the tough austerity measures, which sparked countrywide protests, the debt grew by 15% from last year and above the

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Toofan Harirod at the top in the 2013 RAPL Rankings

In the fourth week of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Toofan Harirod defeated North-East’s Mawjhai Amu 3-0 on Friday. Over 6,000 football fans had gathered at the AFF Stadium in Kabul city. Majority of the spectators were cheering for

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Afghanistan Jumps from 139th to 132nd in FIFA Rankings

Afghanistan has jumped seven places in the international football federation’s (FIFA) world rankings – the biggest mover in the latest edition of the rankings – boosted by its success in the 2013 South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Cup. The Afghan

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Afghan women display their handicrafts in Mazar-e-Sharif

In a bid to find access to market for their products and to improve their financial situation, Afghan women in Mazar-e-Sharif have put on display their handicrafts products in one of the city’s  highly-crowded marketplace. “Twenty women will participate in

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Afghanistan Central Bank to auction 60 million US dollars

According to a press statement, Da Afghanistan Bank-DAB (Afghanistan’s Central Bank) will auction sixty millions dollars on Saturday (14th September ) and Tuesday (17th September). All private banks and money-exchangers, which already have their guarantees deposited with the central banks’

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Diesel price down in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Prices of diesel and Iranian gold fell but that of Arabian variety gold soared during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of one liter of diesel decreased from 65 AFN

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Afghan private sector accused of undervaluing export figures

Independent Media Consortium Productions (IMCP) in its report has alleged that the private sector has deliberately defrauded the government by reporting export figures 79% lower than the original price. The investigation was based on an independent data collection of the

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USAID refutes SIGAR’s allegations of corruption against Afghan Ministry of Public Health

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) repudiated the charges lodged against the Ministry of Public Health in a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Mission Director to USAID, William Hammink, said there was

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Afghanistan brings home SAFF cup

In a highly anticipated championship match, the Afghan National Football Team defeated India soundly 2-0 on Wednesday night to take the 2013 SAFF Cup. It was the first time in history Afghanistan has won the tournament. Celebrations erupted around the

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Afghan women’s handicrafts are put on display in Baghlan province

Handicrafts of Afghan businesswomen have been put on display in one of the hotels in Pul-e-Khumri, capital city of Baghlan province. The exhibition is held by the Empowerment Center for Women (ECW). “The purpose of this exhibition is to promote

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30% decline in Samangan wheat production

Agriculture department officials in Samangan province have reported a 30% decline in this year’s wheat production. “Last year, 133,000 hectares of rainfed and irrigated lands produced 100,000 tons of wheat. However, this year, the yield stands at 70,000 tons from

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3 Ministers travel to support Afghan team at the SAFF final match against India

President Hamid Karzai has asked Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance; Farooq Wardak, Minister of Education; and Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Urban Development, to travel to Nepal and cheer on the Afghan National Football Team, which is set to

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Farah witnesses a remarkable increase in jujube yield this year

Farah orchard owners are experiencing a tremendous hike in jujube production. With 950 hectares of land producing 1,187 tons of jujubes, the production has jumped three-fold this year in the province. The fruit is widely produced in Andar Dara, Pusht

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Winners of the 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture announced

His Excellency AníbalCavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon on September 6. The five winning projects are: Salam Centre

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Diplomatic Courier and YPFP Recognize Kabul Entrepreneur Eileen Guo “99 Under 33”

The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are pleased to announce that Eileen Guo, Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Impassion Afghanistan,has been recognized on the 2013 “99 Under 33,” an international list noting the most influential foreign policy leaders under the

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Carpet weaving courses to be offered to deprived Afghan women in Sar-e-Pul

A charity organization, affiliated with the United Nations, will establish workshops offering carpet weaving classes to deprived and destitute women of northern Sar-e-Pul province. Director Women Affairs in Sar-e-Pul, Nasima Aarzo, said 45 women from 15 villages of the province

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