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Afghanistan’s Exports Reach 26bn Afghanis in the Past Three Months

Officials in the Afghan government say that 26.36 billion afghanis worth of commercial property has been exported in the past three months. Anamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, wrote on his Twitter page that Afghanistan’s exports have doubled

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Afghanistan’s Exports Through Chabahar Port Suspended for Three Months

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment announced that Afghanistan’s exports through Iran’s Chabahar port have stopped for three months, but imports are proceeding normally. Younes Momand, head of the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said the process was halted

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Afghanistan to Send Its First Trade Convoy to the World Since Taliban Takeover

A Taliban official has said that Afghanistan’s products will soon enter the world market for the first time since since the fall of the previous government. The trade convoy reportedly includes hundreds of tonnes of fresh and dried fruits, potatoes,

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Ehtesab App Helps Kabul Residents Avoid Danger

Ehtesab app, developed by an Afghan woman is getting traction in Kabul where thousands of people are trying to escape from the draconian rule of the Taliban. The app provides real-time updates on emergencies and road safeties to users. It’s

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Closure of Banks & Kabul’s Financial Market, Sarai Shahzada, Will Lead to Serious Economic Crisis

Nearly two weeks have passed since the closure of the banks and Sarai Shahzada, Kabul’s larget financial market, but so far there is no news of the reopening of these places. According to economists, this will increase the economic problems

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Trade in Herat Province has Returned to Normal

Local officials in Herat province say that the trade process in the province has returned to normal with the opening of banks, the normalization of exports and imports, and the establishment of facilities in the province’s customs. Speaking at the

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Afghan Ministry of Finance: Salaries of Government Employees To Be Paid As Before

The Ministry of Finance has said that once the Islamic Emirate takes office, staff salaries will be reimbursed as in the past. The ministry said in a statement that banking, finance and customs activities would resume soon. According to the

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Daily Customs Revenue Reduced to 105mn Afghanis

The Afghan Ministry of Finance announced that with the Taliban continuing to control the country’s customs, the daily customs revenue has been reduced from 246 million Afghanis to 105 million Afghanis. According to the ministry, customs revenues have dropped dramatically

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Ghani-in-Chief – What the Roadmap for the Next Five Years Should Look

President Ghani’s first term in the office can at best be described turmoiled domestically and internationally: the constant bickering with Pakistan over the latter’s covertsupport of the Taliban; the outcast of his current NSA bythe U.S.; the struggle with the extraconstitutional Chief Executive’s Office; the dilemma of peace accord with the Taliban at the

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Taliban demands “protection tax” from Afghan telecom companies

The Taliban has issued an edict whereby a hefty sum of “protection tax” is demanded from Afghan telecom companies. According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the demand was made by the Taliban central leadership from representatives of four cellular companies

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Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan rebuilt with light

The spectacular Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan were animated with 3D light projection technology on Sunday. The empty cavities were animated using a USD 120,000 projector, which was donated by a Chinese couple, Janson Yu and Liyan Yu. Hundreds of locals

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Afghans not too optimistic about economic situation

Afghans have cited deteriorating economy as their top concern, according to a new Gallup poll. Two in three Afghans see local economic conditions getting worse, as per the poll. The new poll illustrates that the Taliban are not the only

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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Taliban launch poppy eradication program in Kunar

The Taliban have begun eradicating poppy crops in eastern Kunar province, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News. A rebel commander, who did not want to be named, insisted they had always prevented poppy cultivation in their areas and would not

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12 Events That Shaped Afghanistan in 2012

Source- Tolo News It has been an eventful year in Afghanistan, a year of triumphs and tribulations. From the country’s first premier league soccer tournament to progress towards peace, our editors picked 12 events for their potential to shape the

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Two schools reopen in Kandahar

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, two schools reopened in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province. The schools were shut down due to security threats from the Taliban. Eight more schools are yet to reopen. Education Director Sher Agha

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South Korea’s USD 500mn aid to Afghanistan

South Korea’s ambassador announced on Saturday that his country has pledged USD 500mn in aid to Afghanistan, of which USD 100mn will be spent in the country by next year. He further added that USD 130mn from the aid money

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Afghanistan’s future is not that bleak

Let’s go back a decade and remind ourselves of what Afghanistan was like then. It was the regime of Taliban- a period when human rights had no existence, darkness had replaced education, misery had taken over hope and extremism had

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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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