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Using the platforms of media and journalism, which are considered radical to some people in the country, Afghan women are breaking free from past social and cultural shackles. Through magazines and even women-run television stations, they're stepping up to become women and journalists in a place ...
Modi, Xi may arrive at consensus on 'outstanding issues', boundary row Xi, Modi might reach important consensus to resolve 'outstanding issues': China No joint statement after Modi-Xi summit: Sources Informal Modi-Xi summit will enhance chemistry between them: Chinese envoy Modi-Xi summit will be ...

The Islamic Bank of Afghanistan (IBA) was officially launched on Tuesday – the first fully-fledged Islamic Bank in the country. IBA is now the only bank in Afghanistan where all its services are based on Islamic laws. The IBA was previously known as Bakhtar Bank and operated under a conventional banking ...
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that Taliban attacks on power-transmission lines will continue until the ... Meanwhile, in Kabul's central business districts, supplies were rotated in a way that gave most companies less than an hour of power during the weekend.
According to him, the plan is for discussions to be held on the development of commercial, investment and transit relations between the two countries. ... Based on information provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the volume of trade between Afghanistan and Turkey has dropped from about ...
11 photos of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress bomber, which just returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan ... announced that the last squadrons of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress have returned home after concluding operations against ISIS in the Middle East and the Taliban in Afghanistan. ... Source: Business Insider.

The Maine Army National Guard this spring will send to Afghanistan a unit that specializes in emergency medical evacuation of injured personnel. Company G, 3-126th General Support Aviation Battalion, a.k.a. MEDEVAC, will be deployed in the next two months, according to Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants over a two-day period this week, authorities said Saturday. Sharafuddin Majhidi, spokesman for the governor of western Badghis province, said five rockets were fired by militants on a voter ...
American special operations forces were fighting to establish observation posts high above Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot Valley, as conventional troops continued their push through the valley floor below. One of those men, Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman, was alone in the pitch-black, wounded and ...
Taliban insurgents recently forcibly shut down the services of private telecommunications companies in areas under their control in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. Residents said the action cut off their mobile phone service for the past five days. Local communications officials said the Taliban ...
Beekeeping is being used as a way of helping Afghanistan's economy and to counter the opium trade. But it also gives women the chance to earn money, in a country where many rarely work outside their homes. And one female student is now running her own successful honey business. Al Jazeera's Rob ...
Companies enthusiastically responded with more than $300 million in commitments. These fiber licenses were signed last month. These actions have dramatically improved Afghanistan's business environment, as evidenced by the steady flow of power and telecom investments we have seen over the past ...
High levels of corruption within the Afghan government also present additional hurdles to sustaining a new company. ... Business DNA, Edries said, will instead focus on profiles of successful Afghan companies, useful market information, best practices in management, future business opportunities, and ...
Radio Free Europe and The New York Times both found the family in Afghanistan. They reported the boy's father was a fan of Trump's. He read his books and, according to The Times, watched his shows on TV sets powered by solar panels provided by an aid organization. “Donald Trump has a lot of ...
The feature of Afghanistan's win over the West Indies, which gave them a 2-1 lead in four head-to-head matches, was their four-pronged spin attack that included wrist-spinner Rashid Khan, off-spinners Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Rahman, and left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf. The slow bowlers ...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two Afghan sisters and their three young children have been deported by Austria to Croatia after a landmark European Court of Justice ruling. Khadija Jafari told The Associated Press in Croatia's capital of Zagreb that the family was ordered to leave Austria on Sunday. Jafari and ...
On Christmas Eve 2012, Aaron Hillis was on patrol in Afghanistan's Logar Province when his vehicle drove across an improvised explosive device. ... Eventually he wants to own a gun store and shooting range, but then transition into a business to help train schools to deal with active-shooter situations.

Late last year, just after the Trump administration announced the new South Asia strategy, the government of Afghanistan teamed up with the global technology and engineering giant, Siemens, based out of Houston, and Bayat Power, an Afghan-owned power company, to launch a $250 million ...
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Once seen as relatively secure, the sprawling Afghan capital of Kabul is becoming the main focus of an intensified U.S.-backed battle against the Taliban this year after a series of high-profile attacks exposed major gaps in security. "Kabul is our main effort. To harden Kabul, to ...
(MENAFN - Wadsam) Afghanistan's first English executive business magazine, Business DNA, was launched on February 10, 2018 with the objective to promote sharing of business success stories, market information, management best practice, future business opportunities, and economic analyses.
An official in Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, told Anadolu Agency the worsening law and order situation in Afghanistan and political tension between the neighboring countries are major factors which contributed to the decrease in ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital to take stock of the war, with emphasis on prospects for drawing at least some Taliban fighters into reconciling with the Afghan government. The visit, which was not announced in advance due to security concerns, comes as the ...
In Kabul, a number of Afghan youths are engaged in the modelling business, thus demonstrating to the public the best items of their traditional folk ... I have always enjoyed being in a company of friends who dressed well. ... According to the girl, her family strictly opposed to her work in fashion business:.
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Army veteran who killed three women after a siege in California had long dreamed of serving his country in the military, but his skill as a marksman led to dangerous missions in Afghanistan that left him anxious and wary when he came back home, according to people who knew him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word "Afghanistan" was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ...
Pakistan's Foreign minister Khawaja Asif today accused the US of trying to use Islamabad as a "proxy" in defending its interests in war-torn Afghanistan. Maintaining that Pakistan wants constructive ties with America, he said that in the high-level engagements recently, the US officials have been told that ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces have been killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials said on Saturday. Taliban fighters attacked troops assembled to prepare an attack in Bala Buluk district in the night, setting ...
Miller worked for the Army Corps from 2005 to 2015, including his time in the Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012. He was based at Camp Clark in Khost province, where he was the site manager overseeing a road project. He solicited $280,000 in bribes from the Afghan company that received the contract for the project, ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand Germany's military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said. The defense bill, which must still be approved by the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, would raise the number ...
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban. The officials say the strike took place on Wednesday and targeted a ...
TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan wants to establish a new venue for peace talks between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and the Taliban, it said on Tuesday, having invited the world's top diplomats to a conference later this month. The Tashkent government hopes the March 26-27 conference will jumpstart ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces in the southern province of Helmand have captured a German national during a raid on a suspected Taliban bomb-making compound, a local official said on Wednesday. If confirmed, it would be a rare example of a European national fighting on the side of the ...
An Isle of Man-based holding company will oversee the project with a Turkmen state company, Turkmengaz, reportedly the majority shareholder. In Turkmenistan, officials have said they received loans from Saudi Arabia's Islamic Development Bank. Oil companies first proposed the pipeline in 1995 as a ...
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an ...
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the winter, officials said on Monday, with at least 20 of 34 provinces already suffering badly. The 20 provinces in the war-torn country saw a 60 percent shortfall in rain and snowfall during the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report finds that the Army failed to do right by some of the more than 200 bomb-sniffing dogs that served with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, detecting roadside bombs and saving lives. The Defense Department's inspector general has determined that, after the program ended in 2014, some soldiers ...
The militants were killed during Alburz-24 operations, reported Khaama Press, citing the Afghan military, as saying. The operations, which were conducted in Turmosh valley in Tala Barfak district, destroyed a check post established by the militants. The check post was being used to collect money from the ...
KARACHI: Pakistan is committed to discuss and resolve all the outstanding issues related to bilateral and transit trade with Afghanistan, a senior ... “For business visa specifically, the Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry recommendation letter should be made mandatory, so that it can ...
The Afghan business community and traders have welcomed this latest initiative and said the air corridor will increase trade volume between Afghanistan ... the Indian government announced an improved visa system for Afghan businessmen in order to further strengthen business and commerce relations.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defense ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since U.S. President Donald Trump ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Evicting the militants would put them at risk of attack from Afghan and U.S. ...
Construction has begun on the Afghanistan stretch of an ambitious pipeline that is to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Feb. 23, 2018, at 6:32 a.m.. Feb. 23, 2018, at 6:32 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Building Starts on Afghan Leg of Turkmenistan Gas Pipeline. More.
Seth G. Jones, an expert on Afghanistan and a senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Business Insider that the Taliban and ISIS have been "at each others throats" since day one — but there is no question who the more threatening ...
A-10 Warthog An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 23rd Fighter Group fires bullets at a target during a training exercise in February 2016 at Moody Air Force Base, in Georgia. DVIDS. The US recently released a video of an A-10 Warthog destroying a Taliban vehicle in Afghanistan. The insurgents in the ...
A-10 Warthog An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 23rd Fighter Group fires bullets at a target during a training exercise in February 2016 at Moody Air Force Base, in Georgia. DVIDS. The US recently released a video of an A-10 Warthog destroying a Taliban vehicle in Afghanistan. The insurgents in the ...
ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked a pre-trial chamber of judges in November for authorization to launch a full investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan. She said there was a "reasonable basis to believe" such crimes had been committed by all sides in the conflict and ICC ...
Abdul Jalil Hareef, deputy director of Kabul's chamber of commerce and industry, told IWPR that his own son had been killed by armed men just a month previously. Five kidnappers had ambushed Abdul Mateen Hareef, himself a wealthy father-of-four with his own company, Mateen Istiwar, outside his ...
Galvin, a combat decorated officer who retired from the military in 2014, was relieved of command before Fox Company was sent home from Afghanistan. He has condemned the institution for refusing to make a public overture formally absolving the unit, saying it's his obligation as their commanding officer ...
KABUL (Reuters) - A multi-million dollar plan to issue new electronic identity cards ahead of elections in Afghanistan has stirred heated debate and ethnic animosity, raising political tension just as the country faces a stepped-up campaign of Taliban attacks. The dispute is over how nationality will be designated on the new ...


 

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