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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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300 Afghan Women Finish USAID’s Civil Service Internship Program in Kabul

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 300 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. USAID Promote’s internship programs equip qualified Afghan women with the knowledge

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A Market In Kabul Catches Fire

A market in Mandawi area of Kabul caught fire around 7am today.  Kabul firefighters are still battling the blaze as the fire has spread to the adjacent building.  The shopping center mostly sold plastic products.  There are no reports of

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How Davos 2019 Impacted the World

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos just ended. It seemed like the atmosphere this year was a bit flat and gloomy compared to last year. Makes sense since Donald Trump, Xi

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Hatcheries in Helmand Produce 1,350 Tons of Fish Annually

Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Directorate in southern Helmand province said Helmand hatcheries produce 1,350 tons of fish every year. Director Zalmai Alko said the Directorate is continuing its efforts to expand fish hatcheries in the province in order to produce

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New Measures To Protect Dams in Afghanistan

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water has announced that it has recently developed “safety guidelines” for protections of the dams around the country. These guidelines include rules and regulations for surveying, designing, building and maintaining of the dams. “There

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Afghanistan Saffron Institute to be Established Soon

The Afghanistan Saffron Institute will be the country’s first well equipped institute which is expected to be built by the end of the fiscal year 1398. Costing 85.8mn Afghanistan, the institute will be used for conducting scientific studies and for

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About 23% Increase in Kandahar’s Customs Revenue

The customs office of southern Kandahar province has collected 7.82 billion Afghani in revenue this year, indicating a 22.6% increase from last year’s and a 13.5% increase over the target. This comes despite the decline in volume of trade with

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Life-changing Inventions by Women

If you were asked to name an inventor, you’d probably say Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. Well, here is a list of some women who are inventors of some awesome, life-changing items. Letitia Mumford Geer: Patented the one-hand operated

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Fun Facts About Major Companies Around the World

Coca Cola: During WWII, American soldiers would be provided with a bottle of coke so that they could have a taste of home. Bottling plants were established near Europe and the Pacific. However, non-Americans could not be seen drinking the

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Saudi Arabia To Cut Its Oil Exports By 10% Following Price Slide

Sauid Arabia announced on Wednesday it would cut its oil exports by 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January and would do a further cut of 100,000 bpd in February. The OPEC kingpin is taking this step to shore up

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Opening of Air Corridor Linking Afghanistan with Turkey & Europe

Afghanistan inaugurates its latest in a series of air cargo trade corridors on Wednesday. The Mazar-e-Sharif-Turkey-Europe air corridor was formally opened during a special ceremony at the Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi International airport in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province. The

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Afghanistan Exported 5,400 Tons Of Goods Via Air Corridors

Afghanistan has so far exported 5,400 tons of goods worth USD 100 million through the air corridors that it has recently established with various countries.  So far 320 flights have taken place through the air corridors, exporting 5400 tons of

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Major Petroleum Refinery To Open Soon in Herat

A major petroleum refinery is soon going to open in western Herat province by the private sector. Costing USD 15 million, the refinery is being built on 100 acres of land and will be inaugurated in the near future. According

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Afghanistan, Iran to Finalize Strategic Cooperation Document

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Sayed Abbas Araqchi is expected to officially visit Kabul in the next two weeks to finalize the Iran-Afghanistan strategic cooperation document. The two parties will also discuss economic, cultural and political issues. According

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Indian Company Takes Over Chabahar Port’s Operations

The operations duty of Iran’s strategic Chabahar port was officially handed over to India Ports Global Limited (IPGL) in a crucial trilateral meeting of representatives from India, Iran and Afghanistan in Tehran on Monday. The IPGL has been granted the

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Khost Bans Use of Pakistani Currency

Dozens of youths staged a rally in southeastern Khost province calling for ban on use of Pakistani currency in the province. This comes as the Afghan government is struggling to increase circulation of Afghani currency across the country as some

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Parwarish Oryakhail

Parwarish Oryakhail is the owner of Pome Agricultural Company, which introduces modern farming system and agricultural practices in Afghanistan along with the introduction of improved varieties of fruits and vegetables. The modern farming system and agriculture practices help Afghan farming

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Korea Donates $2.2mn To Support Drought Victims in Afghanistan

The People and Government of Republic of Korea has donated around USD 2.2 million to support vulnerable children and women affected by displacement due to drought, UNICEF said Sunday. This comes as around 83,000 families across the country are in need

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Nepal to benefit from SAARC Development Fund

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has recently accorded in-principle approval to three important infrastructure projects in energy sector in Nepal. These projects have cross border connectivity to neighboring SAARC Member States involving participation of Bangladesh and India. The cumulative loan commitment

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