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Badakhshan’s Lazuli, Gold Mines Being Extracted by ‘Taliban, Irresponsible People’

Revenues of two major lapis lazuli and gold mines being collected by the Taliban and irresponsible armed people in northern Badakhshan province, local officials said Saturday. Irresponsible armed people collecting revenues of lapis lazuli mine Karano Manjan district of the province since years, instead of going to government’s depleting coffers, according …

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Pakistan Eyes ‘Tax Exemption’ Deal with Afghanistan on Certain Commercial Items

Pakistan seeks ‘tax exemption’ mutual deal with Afghanistan on certain commercial items, in a bid to expand trade ties with Kabul, sources told Ariana News Saturday. The move comes after the relations between Kabul and Islamabad became strained over accusations of harboring militants, Pakistan has “stymied” Afghanistan’s efforts to trade …

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Afghan MPs Express Anger Over Iranian President Dam Remarks

Afghan parliamentarians on Wednesday expressed anger over Iranian president’s remarks against construction of water dams in Afghanistan. “As a neighboring country, I would like to request Iranian high-ranking officials not to interfere in Afghanistan’s water, security, cultural and geographical affairs,” Deputy Speaker of the Lower House Hamayoun Hamayoun said. Recently, …

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