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India, China agree on joint economic Afghan project

India, China agree on joint economic Afghan project

By Gaurav Sharma, Wuhan (China) : India and China on Saturday agreed on a joint economic project in Afghanistan, sources said after a two-day summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping here. The long-standing border issue ...

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World Bank offers Afghanistan $691mn for support

World Bank offers Afghanistan $691mn for support

Kabul : The World Bank provided a grant of $691 million to Afghanistan to support its efforts in reviving economy and improving access to quality healthcare, the Afghan Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. The new financing will help modernize state-owned ...

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Pakistan losing lucrative export market in Afghanistan

Pakistan losing lucrative export market in Afghanistan

By Shadi Khan Saif, Kabul, Afghanistan: The increasingly cold, stalled and often tense ties between Kabul and Islamabad have practically wiped out Pakistan’s traditional market share, allowing new players such as Turkey, China and India to replace it in landlocked ...

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UNSC sees progress amid insecurity in Afghanistan

UNSC sees progress amid insecurity in Afghanistan

United Nations : Afghanistan is making progress in education, health and the empowerment of women while security remains a matter of concern, the UN Security Council found during a trip to the Asian country. Back from a weekend trip, ambassadors ...

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20 Afghan media workers killed in 2017

20 Afghan media workers killed in 2017

Kabul : Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group protecting the reporters’ rights, said on Friday. Last year was the deadliest for journalists ...

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Afghanistan’s neighbour impediment to its growth: Minister

Afghanistan’s neighbour impediment to its growth: Minister

Baku (Azerbaijan) : Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Friday said several countries, including India, have striven hard to improve the socio-economic and security situation in Afghanistan but a “certain neighbour” of Afghanistan has consistently indulged in ...

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