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Second Afghanistan-India International Trade, Invest Show Opens in Mumbai

The second annual India- Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) kicked off today in Mumbai and will continue until 15th of September. The Mumbai trade show will feature Afghanistan’s finest textiles, carpets, gems, and jewelry. More than 600 representatives from Afghanistan, …

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MPs Call for Review of BSA with U.S.

A number of Afghan Parliament Members have stressed on reviewing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States. In September 2014 Washington and Kabul inked the bilateral security agreement which stipulated that 10,000 US troops could stay in Afghanistan after the end of the US-led coalition mission in December 2014. The Status of …

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Ghani, Dostum Differences Remain in Place

As the First-Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to country after 14-months of self-exile from Turkey, but he still rarely attends the Ministerial Council and other important sessions. Sources close to Gen. Dostum say President Ghani has not stood by his commitments and failed to fulfill promises to give back …

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Hekmatyar Accuses Government of Rigging Elections

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Tuesday accused the government of rigging elections, saying it has no will to have fair and transparent elections in the country. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Hekmatyar stressed that he is concerned about the possibility of fraud in upcoming parliamentary and …

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Ehsan Bayat Receives Leadership Award from Canada-Afghanistan Business Council

The Bayat Group, Afghanistan’s largest private company and employer, whose divisions include market-leaders Afghan Wireless, Ariana Television, ATN News, Bayat Energy and other enterprises, announced today that Bayat Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat, is the recipient of the Leadership Award from The Canada-Afghanistan Business Council. The Canada-Afghanistan Business …

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Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Iran Rises to 53 Percent: Ministry

The rate of refugees return from Iran to Afghanistan has increased to 53 percent as more than 490 thousand Afghans have returned home since January this year. Despite rising violence in Afghanistan, fewer Afghans are being granted asylum across the globe. At least 495,000 Afghans have returned home from Iran this year, according to the Ministry of Refugees …

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