Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 21, 2019 Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership between their countries. Turkmenistan’s State Information Agency said the two leaders signed the document in Ashgabat on February 21 after discussing bilateral trade, energy, and cultural ties. Berdymukhammedov reportedly said Turkmenistan
1TV: EU anti-money laundering commission added Afghanistan to the list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. The central bank of the country, however, reports efforts and acts taken against anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing in compliance with EU anti-money laundering rules. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD — China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2019 Akramullah Karam Frud Bezhan MAYMANA, Afghanistan — Bibi Fatemah hunches on the cold concrete floor of a basement, hand-knotting an Afghan carpet. The 75-year-old is frail, and the work is exhausting. But the grandmother has no other option but to work after becoming the sole breadwinner in her
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 8, 2019 Nearly 800,000 Afghan migrants returned or were deported back to Afghanistan from Iran in 2018 — an increase of two-thirds compared to the previous year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on January 8. Laurence Hart, the chief of the IOM mission to Afghanistan, said the trend
VOA News January 6, 2019 At least 30 people have been killed in an apparent mine collapse in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Villagers in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province had dug into a river bed mining for gold when the walls around them collapsed, according to local officials. At least seven others have been
Tolo News: Yama Yari, the Minister of Public Works, said 25 percent of roads and highways are damaged in Afghanistan and that their reconstruction needs a high budget. As a landlocked country, Afghanistan’s provinces are connected with each other by highways. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 25, 2018 India has formally taken over operations at Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port, a move that could have significant geopolitical ramifications in the region. The port on the Indian Ocean, inaugurated last year, is being built largely by India and is expected to provide a key supply route for Afghanistan