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Afghanistan’s Exports to Europe Via Air Corridors Have Resumed

Officials of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries have announced that exports of Afghan products to European countries via air corridors have resumed. According to the officials, 29 tons of goods, including dried and fresh fruits, rugs, and medicinal herbs,

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Afghanistan’s Anti-corruption Reforms Slowed in 2019

Sustained and effective efforts in fighting corruption in Afghanistan remain critical for the country’s future, finds a new United Nations report released on June 18. “Anti-corruption efforts and integrity reforms must be key priorities for Afghanistan’s leadership, especially so given

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Afghanistan & Pakistan to Open Key Trade Route Starting June 22

Pakistan has agreed to open the Ghulam Khan border in north Waziristan, a key route for cross-border trade with Afghanistan, on June 22. The border was closed in June 2014 following a major operation against militants in the area by

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New Flood Protection Wall & Irrigation Channel Benefits Almost 20,000 Takhar Citizens

Provincial authorities together with the director of Taloqan River Basin Agency (TRBA) inaugurated a flood protection wall in the city of Taloqan, Takhar Province. The 1.5-kilometre-long wall will protect two villages as well as infrastructure along the Taloqan River, and

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New Interventions In Place To Enable Safe Transit of Cargo Trucks at Afghan-Pak Borders

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Harakat Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization, launched two interventions to improve the efficiency of the movement of goods at Afghanistan’s Torkham and Spin Boldak border posts with Pakistan. The

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Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput Dead at 34

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai on Sunday.  Accordinf to early reports, his death was by suicide. He was 34. Mumbai police have confirmed the actor’s death and have opened an investigation.

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Ahmad Zahir- Icon of Afghan Music and the heartthrob of many!

Born on 14 June 1946, Ahmad Zahir was a singer, songwriter and composer from Laghman province, Afghanistan. He was considered the Elvis Preseley of Afghanistan for his similar style of music i.e. rock and pop. Ahmad Zahir’s father, Abdul Zahir,

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Germany Commits over AFN 5 Billion to Help Mitigate Social & Economic Aspects of COVID-19

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has pledged AFN 5.77 billion (EUR 69.8 million) to Afghanistan. The funds are for immediate and direct response to challenges of the Afghan public sector and the private economy to

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Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Support Development of a Free Economic Zone

The leaders of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan discussed various cooperation areas in a virtual meeting spearheaded by the United States on the occasion of the inaugural U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting. The teleconference was attended by Afghan Foreign Minister

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The Secret Behind Swiss Economic Success

Follow @economics.daily for more business and economics news from around the world. Despite possessing scarce natural resources and being landlocked, Switzerland has managed to climb the global ranks to now have the second highest GDP per capita of $82,000. The

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Afghanistan To Launch Its First Gemstone Certification Lab

Silk Road Heart will be Afghanistan’s first gemstone certification lab and lapidary to be launched in June 2020 with support from USAID INVEST. According to Medium.com, the gemstone certification lab in Afghanistan will identify, certify, cut and polish the stones

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The Rise & Fall of the Deserts of Southwest Afghanistan & its Impact on Migration, Poppy and Stability

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has recently published its recent synthesis paper, “When the Water Runs Out: The Rise (and Inevitable fall) of the Deserts of Southwest Afghanistan and its Impact on Migration, Poppy and Stability”. This paper

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World Bank Approves $400mn To Help Afghanistan With COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $400 million grant to help Afghanistan sustain the pace of key economic and public finance reforms, and support the country to manage current risks and uncertainties compounded by the COVID-19

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Afghan Millennial Woman Opens Jewelry Business in the U.S.

“As an Afghan economist I have always wondered whether Afghanistan is a rich or poor country?” says Tania Aria, the founder of Afghan jewelry brand Veezha.  Looking at the GDP rates obviously one would say it is a poor country,

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What Will Be the Economic Recovery Shape?

The world economy is crumbling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What shape will the economic recovery take? V-shaped: Some more optimistic economists predict the recovery to take the shape of a V where the economy suffers a sharp economic decline,

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Climate Change: A Major Global Threat

By: Isidoros Karderinis The climate change—the change in the global climate and in particular the changes in meteorological conditions that extend on a large time scale, is a major global existential threat, much greater than COVID-19. The greenhouse effect causes

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How to Save Afghanistan’s Groundwater?

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) today launched its  recent research Issues Paper, “Surface Groundwater Interaction in the Kabul Region Basin”, authored by Dr Najibullah Sadid and generously funded by the European Union (EU). This paper is part of

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Bollywood Mourns The Demise of Its Finest Actor, Irfan Khan

India’s versatile actor, Irfan Khan, who was also well-known for his roles in Hollywood, passed away at the age of 53 from colon infection. The actor battled a high grade neurocendocrine tumor in 2018 and announced his recovery in 2019.

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Refugee camps, a disaster waiting to happen?

As COVID-19 devastates the globe, governments are issuing strict lockdowns to minimize the spread. But what about those without homes? A Swiss think tank estimates that globally there are 70m displaced people. Countries are already starting to quarantine refugee camps

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U.S Oil Prices Crashed into Negative Territory

Oil price in the U.S has plunged more than 100% to about -$40 as demand dries up and storage capacity dwindles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time in the history of the U.S that oil price has

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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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