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Bakhtar, Afghanistan’s 2nd National Airlines Resume Operations

Bakhtar Airlines, which ceased operations at the start of the civil war in 1992, has resumed its operations under the name of “Afghan Bakhtar Alwatana”. The airline company currently owns one aircraft and plans to have two more in the

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A Road Project in Takhar Benefits 36,000 People

The reconstruction of a two-kilometer road in Taloqan District of Takhar Province kicked off on Saturday. Funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF), the project costs about AFN 109 million. The reconstruction project starts at Pule-e-Jalat Village

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Nafas Gul Jami

Nafas Gul Jami is an entrepreneur and successful businesswoman in Herat. She has trained hundreds of women in carpet weaving, embroidery and food processing. Jami began her business with embroidery during the Taliban, and today she’s become a well-known figure

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First-Ever Paper Production Factory Opens in Kabul

The first-ever paper factory has opened in Kabul, and it has the potential to meet the annual demand for white paper in the country. According to the factory officials, the factory has the capacity to produce 120 tons of paper

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Increase in Figs Production in Herat, Kandahar & Faryab

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced fig production has increased in Kandahar, Herat and Faryab provinces this year. Herat agriculture department has noticed a 30 percent increase in the production of figs. Bashir Ahmad, head of agricultural

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First Pistachio Processing Factory Opens in Badghis Province

The first pistachio processing factory in Badghis was inaugurated last week in the presence of local government officials and business community members. With a processing line equipped with five pistachio crushing machines, the factory has the capacity to process 300-500

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WTO To Be Led By A Woman For The First Time In 25 Years

For the first time in its 25-year history, the World Trade Organization will be led by a woman. The field of candidates vying for the position of director-general include Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee. One of them

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Kandahar Produces Five Tons of Pistachios This Year

Kandahar’s Department of Agriculture expect pistachio production in the province to reach five tons this year. “Farmers here are fond of growing pistachios, and we’ve made sure to implement programs that strengthening gardening in the provoince,” said Hafiz Rasidi, Head

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A Branch of Qatar University to Open in Kabul 

The Afghan ministry of higher education announced that a branch of Qatar University will open in Kabul. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Acting Minister of Higher Education Abas Baser and  Qatar Minister of Higher Education Muhammad Abdul

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Germany Pledges EUR 240mn in Aid to Afghanistan

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commits to invest an overall amount of about AFN 21.3 billion (EUR 240 million) for financial and technical cooperation in 2020. Further funding is provided by BMZ directly to non-governmental

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Turkish Airlines Halt Flights to Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said that Turkish Airline has stopped its flights to Afghanistan for the third time this year. Turkish Airlines resumed its flights to Afghanistan on June 24, after a three month halt due to COVID-19.

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Tom Cruise to Head to Space for His Next Movie

Hollywood star Tom Cruise  will head to space in October 2021 for his upcoming movie.  The Paramount Pictures will make this $200 million worth movie in association with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA. The Space Shuttle Almanac website tweeted that

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Construction of 10km Road Started in Ghor Province

Local officials in Ghor province announced that construction and asphalt work of a 10 km road worth 394 million AFN has started in this province. Ghor Governor Noor Muhammad Kohnaward said the project will be completed within three months and

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