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Afghanistan Added to EU’s Dirty-Money Blacklist

Afghanistan is among the European Commission’s blacklist of nations that are considered a threat because of poor money laundering controls. Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories are added to the list. Other states included are: North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran,

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China to Build Up Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings

The Chinese government has decided to build modern reception centers, cold storage rooms and fresh water supplies on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings. Chines delegations said the modernization of the pathways is to provide better services for trade convoys and the

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European Commission Recognizes Afghan Woman As Leading Young Peace-Builder

Young Afghan woman Ayesha Hashem has been selected as one of the leading young peace-builders to represent Afghanistan in the One Young World—an initiative dedicated to preventing and countering violence extremism, promoting peace-building efforts and conflict resolution. The initiative, run

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Nengarhar Bans Fish Imports From Pakistan

Over 2 thousand hatcheries exist in different parts of Afghanistan, with 250 of them operating in eastern provinces(Nengarhar, Laghman and Konar) . Saeed Nader, in charge of hatcheries in Nangarhar Agriculture and Livestock department said to VOA: “We have harvested

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AfghanX-the First Online Learning Experience in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) have started an international online learning service called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).Operating with the motto of “Knowledge is Ability”, MOOCs is a course of study made available over the internet without charges to

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD 1 دالر 74.50 1 EURO 1 یورو 84.50 1 POUND 1 پوند 95.70 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 19.80 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.25 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 74.00 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 52.70 1

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Over $77mn Worth of Investment in the Country by Afghan Women Entrepreneurs

According to latest figures released by the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI), investments by women entrepreneurs amount to more than $77 million.  Figures show that 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested in different businesses in the country over

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Afghanistan to Participate in Multiple Exhibitions in Lapis Lazuli Member Countries

A group of 1000 Afghan investors will be participating in multiple exhibitions to display Afghanistan’s products in Lapis Lazuli members countries. The exhibitions will be held in Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and turkey in the next two months. Afghan products such

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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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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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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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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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