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Ministry of Finance Calls for Privatization of New Kabul Bank
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Ministry of Finance Calls for Privatization of New Kabul Bank

Suliman Faizi - Oct 18, 2014

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) called for the immediate privatization of the New Kabul Bank this week. Deputy Minister of Finance Mustafa Mastoor said that since the…

Govt of national unity to be formed: Ghani, Abdullah accept audit of all votes
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Govt of national unity to be formed: Ghani, Abdullah accept audit of all votes

Suliman Faizi - Jul 13, 2014

“The US Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and UN Representative Jan Kubis successfully made the two presidential candidates—Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani to…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Arrives in Kabul
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Arrives in Kabul

Suliman Faizi - Dec 08, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited with American forces on Saturday in Afghanistan. The visit come as President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign the Bilateral Security…

Spanish bank demands rent from children of dead father:
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Spanish bank demands rent from children of dead father:

Usman Saif - Jul 04, 2013

A BANK is demanding rent payment from two young children after their father died, leaving them without income. Ages four and nine, the children lost their father…

A court in Madrid has opened an investigation into the privatisation of hospitals in the capital:
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A court in Madrid has opened an investigation into the privatisation of hospitals in the capital:

Usman Saif - Jun 26, 2013

The investigation alleging misuse of public funds and other charges dates back to 2003 when Esperanza Aguirre was President of the Madrid regional government. A Court in…

“4G in Brussels before the end of the year:
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“4G in Brussels before the end of the year:

Usman Saif - Jun 22, 2013

The telecoms company B-lite hopes to launch the first 4-G mobile internet network in Brussels by the end of the year. The company plans to get round…

Spain faces EU legal action over EHIC refusal:
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Spain faces EU legal action over EHIC refusal:

Usman Saif - Jun 02, 2013

THE European Commission is launching legal action against Spain after increasing complaints that some hospitals refuse to recognise the European Health Insurance Card. The EHIC entitles EU…

Karzai Requests The Transfer of Guantanamo Detainees
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Karzai Requests The Transfer of Guantanamo Detainees

Suliman Faizi - May 28, 2013

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday has urged the US to hand over all the Afghan detainees from Guantanamo prison. "President Hamid Karzai welcomed the US…

Neighbours Of Afghanistan Trying To Divide the Country: Karzai
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Neighbours Of Afghanistan Trying To Divide the Country: Karzai

Suliman Faizi - May 25, 2013

President Karzai on Wednesday said that Afghanistan's neighbours are trying to split the country. President Karzai at a meeting with Interior Ministry officials warned them that the…

Three huge explosions rocked the heart of Kabul city on Friday at 4 pm.
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Three huge explosions rocked the heart of Kabul city on Friday at 4 pm.

Suliman Faizi - May 24, 2013

Three huge explosions rocked the heart of Kabul city on Friday at 4 pm. According to reports, the explosion took place in the Qowai Markaz area. Unconfirmed…

Madrid was the coldest capital city in the world:
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Madrid was the coldest capital city in the world:

Usman Saif - May 20, 2013

MADRID was the coldest capital city in the world on Friday May 17 with a maximum daytime temperature of 9.2ºC, it was colder than every other capital…

French minister wants land for slaves’ descendants:
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French minister wants land for slaves’ descendants:

Usman Saif - May 12, 2013

France’s justice minister has said she supports land reform in the country’s overseas territories to help the descendents of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations…

$300 Million Invested in Afghanistan in 3 Fiscal Months of the Year: AISA
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$300 Million Invested in Afghanistan in 3 Fiscal Months of the Year: AISA

Suliman Faizi - May 05, 2013

Afghanistan’s Investment Support Agency (AISA) officials on Saturday announced that $300 million have been invested in three months of current fiscal year in the country. The investment…

Ghazni Named Capital of Islamic Civilisation
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Ghazni Named Capital of Islamic Civilisation

Suliman Faizi - Apr 14, 2013

Afghanistan's city of Ghanzi was officially named Saturday by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) as the capital of culture and civilisation for the Muslim…

If North Korea Nukes Are Fired, Alaska’s Fort Greely Is Last Line of Defense
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If North Korea Nukes Are Fired, Alaska’s Fort Greely Is Last Line of Defense

Suliman Faizi - Apr 14, 2013

In the remote Alaska wilderness, some 3,800 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea, the United States' last line of defense against a nuclear warhead from North Korea or…

Afghan Govt Repeats Claim of Pakistan’s ‘Unacceptable’ Demands
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Afghan Govt Repeats Claim of Pakistan’s ‘Unacceptable’ Demands

Suliman Faizi - Mar 31, 2013

Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry on Saturday insisted that Pakistan demanded "unacceptable" conditions in exchange for its cooperation in the peace process, despite Islamabad yesterday rejecting the charge made…

Afghanistan Confident of Future, Karzai Tells India Businesses
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Afghanistan Confident of Future, Karzai Tells India Businesses

Suliman Faizi - Nov 13, 2012

President Hamid Karzai continued his push for India's businesses to invest in Afghanistan during the second leg of his visit on Monday, saying their investment would boost…

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Question of US Troop ‘Immunity’ Will be Resolved: US Envoy

Suliman Faizi - Nov 12, 2012

As negotiations between Afghanistan and the United States get underway for a bilateral security agreement, US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham said he is confident the question…

Major Challenges Ahead of Women Voters: FEFA
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Major Challenges Ahead of Women Voters: FEFA

Suliman Faizi - Nov 10, 2012

Afghan women will face major challenges in the upcoming presidential election because of the "inappropriate" traditions and insecurity, the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA)…

Nato Backs Freedom of Speech Over Think Tank Expulsion
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Nato Backs Freedom of Speech Over Think Tank Expulsion

Suliman Faizi - Nov 07, 2012

The European-based think tank in the Afghan President's sights for possible expulsion from Afghanistan has not received any official word from the government, while the Nato chief…

Lawmakers Call for Revision of 2014 Election Date
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Lawmakers Call for Revision of 2014 Election Date

Suliman Faizi - Nov 04, 2012

Afghan lawmakers on Saturday claimed that the election timetable announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) went against Afghanistan's constitution because it has a poll for both…

Sale of Kabul Bank Assets Challenging, Receivership Says
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Sale of Kabul Bank Assets Challenging, Receivership Says

Suliman Faizi - Nov 02, 2012

Kabul Bank's receivership manager on Thursday said that the efforts to auction the bank's properties as soon as possible are happening both inside and outside the country,…

HRW Renews Call for Release of War Crimes Report
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HRW Renews Call for Release of War Crimes Report

Suliman Faizi - Oct 31, 2012

International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) renewed its call for the release of the war atrocities report compiled by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) as…

Karzai Meets Families of Faryab Bombing Victims
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Karzai Meets Families of Faryab Bombing Victims

Suliman Faizi - Oct 29, 2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday flew to northern Faryab province to meet with the families of those killed in the suicide attack at the Maimana mosque…

Railway to change fate of Afghanistan
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Railway to change fate of Afghanistan

Suliman Faizi - Oct 24, 2012

HAIRATAN: The first ever railroad infrastructure in Afghanistan from Hairatan Port to Mazar-e-Sharif Airport is the substantial scheme that links Afghanistan to international markets and would change…

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80% of Afghan Blindness is Treatable: Officials

Suliman Faizi - Oct 15, 2012

More than 3,000 Afghans with severe eyesight failure have been treated through the Ministry of Health's mobile eye clinics in the past two years, but officials said…

Construction of New Afghan Military Academy Begins
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Construction of New Afghan Military Academy Begins

Suliman Faizi - Oct 13, 2012

Construction of a new Afghan military academy has begun, with Afghan and foreign officials hailing it as a step towards better education of the armed forces and…

Karzai Calls Zardari over Shooting of Pakistani Teenage Activist
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Karzai Calls Zardari over Shooting of Pakistani Teenage Activist

Suliman Faizi - Oct 13, 2012

President Hamid Karzai telephoned Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday night to voice his condemnation of the Taliban shooting of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai and assured Zardari…

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Afghanistan’s Security Ministers Visit Border of Pakistan

Suliman Faizi - Oct 01, 2012

Afghanistan's top security officials in the government visited eastern Nangarhar province Monday to investigate the increasing claims of unrest along the border with Pakistan. Minister of Defense…

Survey: Almost half of Americans do not have emergency savings .
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Survey: Almost half of Americans do not have emergency savings .

Guest - Jun 25, 2012

New research published by Bankrate today has found almost half of Americans do not have emergency savings to cover three months worth of expenses. This is three…