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Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Step Up Efforts To Bolster Trade Ties

Afghanistan and Uzbekistan are continuing efforts to strengthen trade relations between the two countries. Significant progress was made during the second round of the Afghanistan-Uzbekistan public-private dialogue – held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 16 July – during which the two

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New Storage Facility Opens In Kabul Airport

A new USAID-funded cold storage facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) will enable exporters to increase shipments of perishable fresh fruits and vegetables to high-paying international markets, minimizing product loss and maximizing profit. The facility was inaugurated at a

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Argentina Ends Third in Copa America

Argentina secured third place in the Copa America by beating Chile in a very heated match. Argentina beat Chile 2 – 1 in Copa America, with Messi providing an assist to Sergio Aguero and getting a red card with only

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The US Labor Market Thundered in June

Although economists had forecast 160,000 jobs, 224,000 jobs were created in the USA in June. This eradicated the idea that America’s economy was heading for a recession. The business sector added 51,000 jobs to the economy, with healthcare, transportation, and

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5% Of Government Contracts Allocated For Afghan Women

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced that a minimum quota of 5% is reserved for Afghan women entrepreneurs in government contracts in a bid to improve their participation in the economy. This directive was issued during the president’s visit in Kandahar

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Frank Lampard Hired As Chelsea Club’s Manager

Newly appointed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard states that his new managerial role at Chelsea will be his toughest challenge yet. Frank Lampard has played for Chelsea for 14 years, and has been the club’s all-time leading goal scorer. He was

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Andy Murray & Serena Williams To Play Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon

Two-times singles champion Andy Murray stated that he will play mixed doubles with Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Andy Murray will be returning the first time after his hip surgery. Serena Williams is also struggling with a lingering knee injury but

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First Ever Solar Power Plant Inaugurated in Energy-Starved Kandahar Province

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the first ever solar power plant in southern Kandahar province, where residents and industrialists have been demanding electricity for years. The $39 million solar power plant will produce a total of 30 megawatts energy, helping

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Women’s Football USA vs France Sets Rating Record

The U.S women’s football team sets record for the most viewed Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match on U.S English-language television. Fox drew 6.12 million viewers for Friday’s match between USA and France, and peaked at 8.24 million. Additionally, the match

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Rashford Signs Contract With Man-U Till June 2023

Marcus Rashford has signed a £200,000-a-week contract with Manchester United until June 2023, and has an option to extend the contract for one more year. The English forward, aged 21, joined United when he was seven years old, and made

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Afghanistan to Purchase 14mn Euros Worth of Biometric Devices for the Upcoming Elections

The National Procurement Commission has approved the purchase of 17,865 biometric verification devices to be used at the upcoming presidential elections. The devices, including accessories like printers, power bank and printing paper, are expected to cost over €14 million, according

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Uzbekistan Pledges $45mn to Support Afghanistan’s Power Transmission Project

In a meeting with CEO Abdullah Abdullah in Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday, Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Airpov pledges to provide $45 million for a power transmission project. The 200-kilometer long power transmission line runs from Sarkhan in Uzbekistan to Pul-e-Khumri in

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New Study Indicates a Drastic Decrease in Availability of Credit in Herat

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) launched a research paper titled “On Borrowed Time: The limits of informal credit for livelihood security in Herat, Afghanistan” at an event in Kabul on 1 July 2019. The event was attended by

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