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    Prices of daily-use items remain unchanged

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of essential daily-use commodities stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.


    2,000 students to be sent abroad for higher studies

    KABUL (PAN): The government would send 500 students abroad for higher studies this year, when another 1,500 would benefit from scholarships granted by various countries, an official said on Wednesday.


    Iran accused of paying Afghan MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Some Wolesi Jirga members and a government official on Monday confirmed a meeting between Iranian officials and some MPs on how to block the approval of a strategic agreement with the

    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan yet to benefit from IRU facilities

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has been unable over the past 37 years to benefit from joining the International Road Transport Union (IRU) due to decades of conflict.

    Security and Crime

    Afghan moneychanger flees to UAE with $5m

    KABUL (PAN): A moneychanger in Kabul has sneaked out of the country with $5 million (250.4 million afghanis) that belonged to his colleagues, officials said on Saturday.


    Afghanistan welcomes German, Australian aid for security forces

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Thursday welcomed German and Australian financial assistances to support Afghan security personnel beyond 2014.

    Security and Crime

    Only security personnel can carry heavy arms: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday said no individual except security personnel could carry heavy weapons anywhere in the country.

    Business & Economics

    Gold dips, food prices stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, while rates of other commodities remained stable, retailers said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics

    Neighbours trying to impede mining projects: Shahrani

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani on Tuesday alleged some neighbouring countries were threatening mega mine projects in order to impede Afghanistan’s economic revival.

    Business & Economics

    Canadian firm to assess Faryab oil reserves

    KABUL (PAN): A Canadian firm would ascertain the level of oil reserves in areas between the Aqina dry port and Andkhoi district in northern Faryab province over the next three months, officials said on Tuesday.