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300 Afghan Women Finish USAID’s Civil Service Internship Program in Kabul

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 300 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. USAID Promote’s internship programs equip qualified Afghan women with the knowledge

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A Market In Kabul Catches Fire

A market in Mandawi area of Kabul caught fire around 7am today.  Kabul firefighters are still battling the blaze as the fire has spread to the adjacent building.  The shopping center mostly sold plastic products.  There are no reports of

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How Davos 2019 Impacted the World

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos just ended. It seemed like the atmosphere this year was a bit flat and gloomy compared to last year. Makes sense since Donald Trump, Xi

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Hatcheries in Helmand Produce 1,350 Tons of Fish Annually

Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Directorate in southern Helmand province said Helmand hatcheries produce 1,350 tons of fish every year. Director Zalmai Alko said the Directorate is continuing its efforts to expand fish hatcheries in the province in order to produce

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New Measures To Protect Dams in Afghanistan

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water has announced that it has recently developed “safety guidelines” for protections of the dams around the country. These guidelines include rules and regulations for surveying, designing, building and maintaining of the dams. “There

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Afghanistan Saffron Institute to be Established Soon

The Afghanistan Saffron Institute will be the country’s first well equipped institute which is expected to be built by the end of the fiscal year 1398. Costing 85.8mn Afghanistan, the institute will be used for conducting scientific studies and for

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About 23% Increase in Kandahar’s Customs Revenue

The customs office of southern Kandahar province has collected 7.82 billion Afghani in revenue this year, indicating a 22.6% increase from last year’s and a 13.5% increase over the target. This comes despite the decline in volume of trade with

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Life-changing Inventions by Women

If you were asked to name an inventor, you’d probably say Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. Well, here is a list of some women who are inventors of some awesome, life-changing items. Letitia Mumford Geer: Patented the one-hand operated

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Fun Facts About Major Companies Around the World

Coca Cola: During WWII, American soldiers would be provided with a bottle of coke so that they could have a taste of home. Bottling plants were established near Europe and the Pacific. However, non-Americans could not be seen drinking the

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Saudi Arabia To Cut Its Oil Exports By 10% Following Price Slide

Sauid Arabia announced on Wednesday it would cut its oil exports by 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January and would do a further cut of 100,000 bpd in February. The OPEC kingpin is taking this step to shore up

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Opening of Air Corridor Linking Afghanistan with Turkey & Europe

Afghanistan inaugurates its latest in a series of air cargo trade corridors on Wednesday. The Mazar-e-Sharif-Turkey-Europe air corridor was formally opened during a special ceremony at the Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi International airport in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province. The

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Afghanistan Exported 5,400 Tons Of Goods Via Air Corridors

Afghanistan has so far exported 5,400 tons of goods worth USD 100 million through the air corridors that it has recently established with various countries.  So far 320 flights have taken place through the air corridors, exporting 5400 tons of

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Major Petroleum Refinery To Open Soon in Herat

A major petroleum refinery is soon going to open in western Herat province by the private sector. Costing USD 15 million, the refinery is being built on 100 acres of land and will be inaugurated in the near future. According

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Afghanistan, Iran to Finalize Strategic Cooperation Document

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Sayed Abbas Araqchi is expected to officially visit Kabul in the next two weeks to finalize the Iran-Afghanistan strategic cooperation document. The two parties will also discuss economic, cultural and political issues. According

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