Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has allocated to date Dh1.2 billion ($326 million) in Abu Dhabi government grants and concessionary loans to 18 development projects in Afghanistan.

Jordan's King Abdullah II has begun a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, amid shared tensions with Israel over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the Jerusalem holy site.

A number of women in northern Balkh province have launched businesses with personal funds for resolving their economic problems.

Syrian government troops and allied forces have taken the last major ISIL-held town in Homs province, according to a monitor.

Loan applications increase while payouts drop

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 02:42

Central Bank officials said on Monday that despite improvements in the banking and financial systems, the number of loans approved, in the first six months of this year, has dropped by 11 percent against last year.

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

Sunday, 18 June 2017 03:32

Cuba's government has denounced US President Donald Trump's decision to roll back on policy changes towards the island nation.

However, it says it will still co-operate with its larger neighbor.

Residents in eastern Laghman province say the government servants exchange their salaries to Pakistani currency and using it in Afghan markets.

Trump disclosed secrets to Russia

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:20

US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials during a meeting last week, potentially jeopardizing a source of intelligence about ISIL, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former US officials.

Joining the peace process does not mean surrender and those who want to reconcile should be welcomed, says a noted religious scholar.

The Syrian army and allied armed groups have started moving large numbers of troops to a desert region on the country's border with Iraq and Jordan as US-backed rebels make advances nearby, according to rebel sources. 

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