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Afghanistan Added to EU’s Dirty-Money Blacklist

Afghanistan is among the European Commission’s blacklist of nations that are considered a threat because of poor money laundering controls. Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories are added to the list. Other states included are: North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran,

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China to Build Up Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings

The Chinese government has decided to build modern reception centers, cold storage rooms and fresh water supplies on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings. Chines delegations said the modernization of the pathways is to provide better services for trade convoys and the

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European Commission Recognizes Afghan Woman As Leading Young Peace-Builder

Young Afghan woman Ayesha Hashem has been selected as one of the leading young peace-builders to represent Afghanistan in the One Young World—an initiative dedicated to preventing and countering violence extremism, promoting peace-building efforts and conflict resolution. The initiative, run

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Nengarhar Bans Fish Imports From Pakistan

Over 2 thousand hatcheries exist in different parts of Afghanistan, with 250 of them operating in eastern provinces(Nengarhar, Laghman and Konar) . Saeed Nader, in charge of hatcheries in Nangarhar Agriculture and Livestock department said to VOA: “We have harvested

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AfghanX-the First Online Learning Experience in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) have started an international online learning service called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).Operating with the motto of “Knowledge is Ability”, MOOCs is a course of study made available over the internet without charges to

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD 1 دالر 74.50 1 EURO 1 یورو 84.50 1 POUND 1 پوند 95.70 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 19.80 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.25 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 74.00 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 52.70 1

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Over $77mn Worth of Investment in the Country by Afghan Women Entrepreneurs

According to latest figures released by the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI), investments by women entrepreneurs amount to more than $77 million.  Figures show that 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested in different businesses in the country over

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Afghanistan to Participate in Multiple Exhibitions in Lapis Lazuli Member Countries

A group of 1000 Afghan investors will be participating in multiple exhibitions to display Afghanistan’s products in Lapis Lazuli members countries. The exhibitions will be held in Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and turkey in the next two months. Afghan products such

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Spain, Iran and Afghanistan are World’s Top 3 Saffron Producers

Afghanistan becomes world’s third largest saffron exporting and producing country. The country produced 16 tons of saffron this solar year and exported 13 tons. The spice was cultivated in 28 provinces, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock

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World Bank Signs a $325mn Financial Package Deal with Afghanistan

The World Bank and Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a new financial package of USD 325mn in grants on Wednesday. The grants will help strengthen economic and job opportunities in cities with a high influx of displaced people, support

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Newly Reconstructed Road in Balkh Benefits 134,000 People

The newly reconstructed Dasht-e Shor Road in Nahr-e Shahi District, Balkh Province was officially inaugurated by provincial officials and representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation on Wednesday. The road benefits more than 134,000 people.  Balkh’s Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

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3 Afghan Banks to Open Branches in Chabahar

Three Afghan banks have applied for opening branches in southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, according to Iran’s Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization. “Most of the Iranian banks have established branches in the strategic zone of Chabahar, and the Afghans can

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Afghan Think-Tank Remains One of the Best In Central Asia

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has maintained its position as the top think-tank in Afghanistan and 5th place in a list of 65 think-tanks in Central Asia in 2018.  In a separate category for Best Independent Think Tanks Globally,

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A Town in Italy Is Offering People $10,000 To Move There

A small town in Locana, Italy is offering people €9,000 ($10,290) to move there. However, there are some conditions.  These include that you must have a child and a salary of at least €6000 ($6860) and you have to commit to

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