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India to Supply 50,000 Tons of Wheat and Medicine to Afghanistan

The Indian government will supply 50,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan in diplomatic deals, according to Indian news sources. This wheat output has far exceeded the demand in India due to favorite whether conditions, and therefore, the country is exporting

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Afghan All-Girls Robotics Team Builds Ventilator For COVID-19 Patients

The all-girls robotics team of Afghanistan, aptly makes Afghan Dreamers, has built a ventilator from parts of a Toyota car . The number of coronavirus patients are on the rise in Afghanistan and so far 7 deaths have been recorded.  

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Afghan Economic Growth Projected at 4% in 2021: ADB Report

According to the Asian Development Outlook 2020 report, political uncertainty and COVID-19 pandemic are going to further dampen Afghanistan’s economy. The country’s economic growth is expected to remain sluggish in 2020 at an unchanged rate of 3.0% from 2019. However,

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A Hospital Dedicated to Coronavirus Patients Built in Herat in 20 Days

The Afghan government completed the construction of a 200-bed hospital for coronavirus patients within 20 days in Herat province, which is the epicenter of the virus in the country. The construction of the hospital was ordered by President Ghani to

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Pakistan Allows Afghan Traders to Import Food and Medicine

The Pakistani government has agreed to allow Afghan traders to import only food and medicines across the border. In an interview with ToloNews, Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Atif Mashal, said Afghan traders can only import food and medicine items

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US Provides $15mn in Aid to Afghanistan to Fight COVID-19

The US government has pledged $15 million in aid to help combat COVID-19 in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued by the US embassy in Kabul. The statement adds that $5 million of the aid will go toward health and

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US Enacts $2 Trillion Relief Bill To Address Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill, believed to be the largest in the history of the US, as the nation is facing a dramatic economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The stimulus package includes direct payments

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Afghani Value Falls Against Dollar As US Slashes $1bn in Aid

Afghani currency takes a dip against US dollar following the US government’s decision to slash $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. The announcement was made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his unannounced trip to Kabul, where he

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Alibaba To Donate Emergency Supplies to Afghanistan & Other South Asian Countries

Chinese renowned company Alibaba will be donating emergency supplies to Afghanistan and nine other south Asian countries. Founder of Alibaba and one of Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, has tweeted: “Go Asia! We will donate emergency supplies (1.8 million masks,

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Over 9000 Tons of Food Supplies Imported to Afghanistan Through Railroads

The Afghan government announced on Tuesday that 9,014 tons of food supplies have been imported to the country via railroads. This comes as coronavirus sends food prices soaring in major cities in Afghanistan.   According to statement from the railroads

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Afghan Government Provides 50,000 Testing Kits For Coronavirus

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health has prepared to provide 50,000 testing for the coronavirus as the number of reported cases is on the rise in the country. The government has also allocated $25 million for the Public Health Ministry

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Isolation Ward For Coronavirus Patients Opens in Nangarhar

A 100-bed treatment center for isolation and treatment of COVID-19 has been inaugurated in Jalalabad, Nangarhar. Nagarhar Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel and Deputy Head of Public Health Services Provision, Feda Mohammad Paikaan, inaugurated the center on Thursday. “We’ve taken necessary

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Japan Supports Disaster Risk Mitigation Infrastructure and Irrigation System in Afghanistan

IOM Afghanistan, in partnership with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), today signed an agreement with the Government of Japan launching the project, “ENHANCING DISASTER PREVENTION BY IMPROVING IRRIGATION AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL,” with a total

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Japan Funds A New Demining Project In Balkh, Afghanistan

A new demining project worth $508,944 will soon be implemented in four districts of Balkh Province. An agreement to that effect was signed between Takahashi Yoshiaki, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan to Afghanistan, and

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Ghani-in-Chief – What the Roadmap for the Next Five Years Should Look

President Ghani’s first term in the office can at best be described turmoiled domestically and internationally: the constant bickering with Pakistan over the latter’s covertsupport of the Taliban; the outcast of his current NSA bythe U.S.; the struggle with the extraconstitutional Chief Executive’s Office; the dilemma of peace accord with the Taliban at the

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Herat Factory Produces 60,000 Face Masks Daily

A newly launched mask-production plant in Herat produces over 60,000 masks daily as the demand and price for masks have skyrocketed following the spread of the coronavirus in the province. According to the Ministry of Public Health, the masks produced

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Preparing the Removal of Bamiyan from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Afghanistan officially endorsed a new project in the Culture Sector, in an agreement signed between Mitsuji Suzuka, Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan and Jordan Naidoo, Director of the UNESCO Kabul Office and Representative to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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First-ever Afghan Freight Train Leaves Karachi for Kandahar

The first-ever Afghan transit trade train departed from Karachi on Saturday, transiting a cargo of 35 containers to Chaman and Kandahar. The train service, called Goods in Transit to Afghanistan (GITA), was inaugurated by Pakistan Railways. According to sources, 5-7

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The Do’s and Dont’s in an interview

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in the Interview 1) Stop using generalities, like “I’m a problem-solver” and “I’m a real team player.” Generalities about strengths are ignored, forgotten, or not heard. When interviewers evaluate a candidate they recall

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Afghanistan’s Median Household Income Exceeds Pakistan’s

According to data gathered by Gallup, Afghanistan’s median household income is $4,121, with median per-capital income of $378. Afghanistan’s median household income exceeds that of Pakistan’s ($4,060) and 38 other countries, including Kyrgzystan, Sri Lanka, India and Philippines. The median

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Afghan Exporters Showcase Afghanistan’s Finest Products at GulFood Expo Dubai

Twenty-six exporters of Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, juices, saffron, and spices are showcasing their products for international buyers at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show—Gulfood Expo Dubai—from February 16 to 20. For the 10th consecutive year, the

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD  دالر 1 76.95 1 EUR 1 یورو 83.50 1 POUND 1 پوند 99.70 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 20.40 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.95 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 77.70 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 51.30 1

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Afghanistan Launches National Trade Policy

The Afghan government has launched the Afghanistan National Trade Policy (ANTP)–a new initiative to spur growth and create jobs by boosting the export capacities of the country’s private sector, to trade with regional and global markets. Afghanistan’s Minister of Industry

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Exports of Afghan Pine Nuts to China Resume

Afghanistan’s exports of pine nuts to China through the Turkish Airlines resumed on Sunday, Feb 9 after a 20-day pause. The Turkish Airlines had paused flights to China over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and the Chinese New

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Short Film On Afghan Girls Skateboarding Wins BAFTA Award

The film on Afghan girls skateboarders, ‘Carol Dysinger’ won the British Short Film award at this year’s Bafta Film Awards on Sunday.  Collecting her award at the Royal  Albert Hall in London, the film’s director Carol Dysinger collected her award and

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