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Afghanistan Exports 255 Tons of Fresh Fruits in 2019

Afghanistan has exported 255 tons of fresh fruits to various countries, indicating a 30% increase in fruit exports compared to the same period in 2018. The fruits—including apples, melons, pomegranates, watermelons and grapes—were mainly exported to India, Europe and some

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Afghan MMA Fighter Nasrat Haqparast Wins His 11th UFC Win

Afghan MMA fighter Nasrat Haqparast finishes Joaquim Silva in the second round to earn his first finish in the UFC and 11th win all together. UFC on ESPN 5 was held in New Jersey, USA. Joaquim Silva pushed the face

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Lionel Messi Banned From International Football For Three Months

Messi was sent off against Chile for the third-place play-off win over Chile after which he stated that the “cup was fixed for Brazil.’ He was also fined $50,000 by the South American Football Confederation and he has seven days

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Stock Markets Drop On New Trump China Tariffs

US stock markets have fallen for a second day after Trump imposed new tariffs on $300bn of Chinese imports. The 10% tariffs will take effect on September 1st. The US stock markets have also ended the week on a low.

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Khabib Talks About Facing Distractions Ahead Of UFC 242

Conor McGregor’s antics against Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of their fight last year were apparent and Khabib had to work hard to focus on the fight. Khabib beat McGregor at the fourth round by a rear naked choke. On September 7th,

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Trump Tariff Hurting US More Than They Are Hurting China

Trump’s former chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said the battle has had a “dramatic effect” on US manufacturing and capital investment. Mr. Cohn resigned from the Trump administration in March 2018, and was the former president of Goldman Sachs bank.

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Gareth Bale Withdraws From Real Madrid Squad Before Munich Tournament.

According to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Bale is not in the right mental state to play after he was prevented to join Jiangsu Suning by Perez. Zidane stated that his exit from the club would be “best for everyone”

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Afghanistan Government Reduces Internet Prices By 37%

Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Mohammad Fahim Hashemi, stated that all internet service providers purchasing internet by the national internet provider Afghan-Telecom will be receiving 1MB of internet for $60, while it was close to $100 in the past.

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Presidential Elections Campaign Officially Kicks Off in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s presidential elections campaign officially started July 28, 2019, and will be concluding on September 25th. The campaign has 18 candidates, with current President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the race. Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chairwoman of

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The United States Economy Grew By 2.5%, Below Trump’s Target of 3%

Official figures stated that the GDP expanded by 2.5% during 2018. Growth slowed during the second quarter as exports declined, and companies invested less in their businesses. GDP grew at 2.1% between April and June but below 3.1% in the

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Gareth Bale to Leave Real Madrid & Join Chinese Club Jiangsu Suning On a 3-Year Deal

According to many sources in Spain, a move to Jiangsu Suning is very close for Gareth Bale. Jiangsu Suning would be paying Bale a reported $1.23 million a week. Zinedine Zidane stated that Bale’s exit would be best for everyone

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Pieces Of Buddhist Manuscript Discovered in Mes Aynak

Pieces of Buddhist manuscript written in Sanskrit on tree bark were discovered on a hillside a few years ago in Mes Aynak—Afghanistan’s largest copper deposit located in southeast of Kabul in a barren region of Logar Province—by the Afghan Institute

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Iran Tensions Are Rumored To Push Up Oil Prices  

After Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, a jump in oil prices lies ahead. The British motoring association AA Plc has warned that the uncertainty of British oil tankers returning from the Strait of Hormuz will

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Samsung Galaxy Fold To Launch After Screen Fix

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone was released in April but got delayed due to reports of broken screens. Samsung is selling the Galaxy Fold for $2000, and they have fully evaluated the design of the product and have made improvements to

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Buber–Afghanistan’s Ride-Hailing Service

BBR, which is pronounced ‘Buber,’ is Afghanistan’s first ride-hailing service. It enables users to call for cars to pick them up which is much safer than calling a traditional taxi. BBR has integrated AI in the app, which matches ride-hailers

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Afghanistan Can Now Say Goodbye to Paper Money with HesabPay

HesabPay is the first application in Afghanistan which enables consumers to send money electronically. Consumers in Afghanistan will be able to send money to another person in a different province in Afghanistan easily within seconds through the app. HesabPay can

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Afghanistan Exports Medical Products to Somalia

Afghan has exported medical equipment and hygiene products to Somalia for the first time. Hamidullah Khadim, head of Herat Chamber of Commerce  and Industries, stated that 25 types of medical equipment made by Asia Pharma had been sent to Somalia.

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Afghanistan’s Economy Grew By 2% in 2018: World Bank Report

Afghanistan’s economic growth rate was around 2% in 2018, resulting in the lowest growth rates among South Asian economies in 2018. According to the World Bank’s recent Afghanistan Development Update, Afghanistan faces challenges of security, political uncertainty, potential declines in

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Mason Greenwood to Start For Man-U in First Premier League Match Against Chelsea

Mason Greenwood, who has had only three Premier League appearances, will be in contention to start for Manchester United in their first Premier League match. At 17 years of age, he scored four goals against Leeds in a pre-season friendly

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Afghanistan Discusses Net Metering Concept in Dubai

The first of three meetings for reviewing Afghanistan’s net metering concept was held in Dubai last week. Net metering allows utility customers who generate their own electricity to export excess energy to the grid in return for credit. The eleven

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Afghanistan’s Investment in Azerbaijan Amounts to $1.5mn

Afghanistan’s total investment in Azerbaijan’s economy has reached $1.5 million, according to reports from Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Sahib Mammadov said there is room for further cooperation between the two countries. He added that there

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Trump Warns Iran Over Its Uranium Enrichment Beyond Agreed Threshold

Iran has increased its uranium enrichment beyond its purity threshold, breaking the deal that was made by Iran, USA, and three other countries. Iran warned to increase uranium enrichment if European signatories do not ease sanction on its banking and

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Concerns Over FaceApp’s Privacy Breach

Senator Chuck Schumer wants an investigation into FaceApp, an app that uses AI to make one look older or younger. FaceApp is a Russian-based company, and Schumer stated that he does want American data to go in the hands of

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Workshop Held To Facilitate Trade Between Afghanistan & Uzbekistan

The United States continued support to enhance cross-border trade and strengthen economic ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan at the “Facilitating Trade, Promoting Economic Growth,” event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 14th – July 17th. USAID is supporting private-sector led economic

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USAID Supports NAREC Forum To Resolve Rural Issues in Afghanistan

USAID hosted the National Agriculture Education, Research, Extension and Economic Conference on July 15-17, 2019 to bring together experts to discuss current issues in agricultural education, research and extension. Participants share a common goal of developing solutions that will improve

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