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Prolonged election process hurting mining industry in Kunduz

Mines and Petroleum department in Kunduz have reported a significant decline in the province’s mining revenue, with the figure dropping from 2.8mn AFN in 2013 to 900,000 AFN this year. Eng. Mirza Mohammad Sultani, director of the provincial Mines and

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Azerbaijan to offer assistance to Afghanistan

Azerbaijan is willing to assist Afghanistan in fighting against drugs and insurgency and building Afghan infrastructure. Azerbaijan has allocated EUR 2m for implementation of different projects in Afghanistan and intends to continue further support to this country. Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign

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Taliban contributing to the reconstruction of Afghanistan for the first time ever

Taliban announced the completion of the construction of a 5km road in the Shikh region of the district of Alingar in eastern Laghman province. Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesperson of the Taliban group in Laghman, said the road was destroyed due to

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Taliban generated USD 400mn in revenue last year

According to a report by UN Sanctions experts, Taliban raised about USD 400mn in the year that ended in March 2012. The main sources of the revenue were donations, taxes on Afghanistan’s poppy cultivation and extortion from narcotics dealers and

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