Tolo News: Desperate shopkeepers were on Thursday night trying to save their goods as a fire raged through an electronics market area in Kabul city. The fire started at about 6pm local time and was still not under control by 9pm. The fire first started in Khairkhwah Market Building in Nadir Pashtun Street in Kabul’s PD1
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 1, 2018 ISLAMABAD — China and Pakistan say they are exploring the extension of their bilateral infrastructure development project to Afghanistan. During the past four years of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing has provided Islamabad $19 billion in soft loans and direct foreign investments, upgrading or constructing Pakistani transportation networks,
Press TV October 27, 2018 People in Afghanistan are showing unprecedented levels of pessimism about the future of their war-ravaged country, a US survey shows, as militant attacks continue to take toll on the lives of Afghans almost every day 17 years after the US invaded the country. In a survey, whose results were published on Friday, Gallup asked Afghans of
Press TV October 24, 2018 India and Afghanistan are pushing ahead with plans to open a new transportation corridor between the two countries via Iran’s strategic port of Chabahar despite US sanctions. New Delhi sees the port crucial to its connectivity ambitions, including access to CIS countries – a regional organization of 10 post-Soviet republics
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: After millions have been displaced by conflicts in Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands more now face a life-threatening drought.
Asia Times: Soured diplomatic relations and extensive monitoring along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has led to a steep fall in trade between the two countries. In the last two years, more than 70% of Afghanistan’s trade has shifted to Iran, China and India. Iran is now Afghanistan’s biggest trade partner, a position held by Pakistan before 2016. Click here
1TV: Afghan government has banned import of saffron to encourage to domestic production. The ban was announced by the country’s ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock which said that it had requested the ban from President Ashraf Ghani who approved it. Click here to read more (external link).
Associated Press: A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the largest private-sector employers in the
1TV:For centuries, most of the water from Afghanistan’s main river basins has poured to Iran and Pakistan. Afghanistan has started building dams and this has caused concerns in the neighboring countries. “On water management, I would like to make it clear that I would give away my head but not Afghanistan water,” Ghani said at
Pakistan Today: Pakistan must consider working on a bilateral water-sharing agreement with Afghanistan. Leading jurist on international law Makhdoom Ali Khan stated this in a written reply to the Supreme Court. “Afghanistan is now planning to build 12 dams, in cooperation with the World Bank and India, the flow of water from River Kabul is expected to