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11 killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash: ISAF  KABUL: A NATO helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven international soldiers and four Afghans, the International Security Assistance Force said. Three US soldiers, four other members of the US-led NATO mission, three members of the Afghan security forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter were killed, ISAF said. "The cause of the crash is under investigation," it added. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

Iran says US quake aid was not in TEHRAN: Iran said on Wednesday it rejected a US offer of aid for survivors of twin deadly earthquakes that struck villages in its northwest on the weekend because it was not made in "good faith." "Iran did not accept the US offer for sending humanitarian aid for quake survivors," Hassan Ghadami, the head of the interior ministry's crisis management organisation, said, according to the ISNA news agency. "We do not believe the US put forward the offer ...
Market bomb wounds 14 in Afghanistan: officials HEART: A bicycle bomb Wednesday wounded at least 14 people at a busy market in western Afghanistan as Muslims prepared to celebrate the end of fasting month, officials said. The bombing in Herat city comes a day after a series of attacks killed up to 50 people across the war-torn country. "Fourteen civilians were injured when the bomb attached to a bicycle exploded in Herat city," provincial police chief Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told AFP. Provincial governor's spokesman ...
Sri Lanka extends power cuts COLOMBO: Sri Lanka increased the duration of daily power cuts by an hour on Wednesday, unable to meet demand after a newly built Chinese power plant failed and an extended drought severely hit hydropower production. The island nation, which has long boasted of uninterrupted power supply, ordered cuts last month after the 300-megawatt (MW) Norochcholai coal plant in the northwest failed for a fifth time since it was commissioned in March last year. The problem was further ...
Myanmar names navy chief as new vice president NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar parliament on Wednesday appointed the navy chief to replace a regime hardliner as one of the country's vice presidents, in a move seen as strengthening government reformers. Admiral Nyan Tun, 58, who has a reputation as a political moderate, was selected by the military personnel who make up one quarter of the legislature and have the right to choose one of the two vice presidents. "I will carry out my responsibilities honourably to the best ...
Afghan, Pakistani team to probe border shelling: Kabul KABUL: Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to send a joint military team to investigate a recent surge in cross-border attacks that have soured relations between the two neighbours, Kabul said on Wednesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Asif Ali Zardari took the decision on the sidelines of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Karzai's office said. Pakistan said the two leaders "discussed bilateral ties, the regional situation, the peace process in ...
Bomb kills nine in northern Afghanistan: police  KUNDUZ: A remote-controlled bomb killed nine people in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz on Tuesday, police said, hours after dozens died in suicide attacks in the southwest. "Nine civilians were killed and 36 others injured when a remote-controlled bomb was detonated by the Taliban in the main bazaar of Archi district," regional police spokesman Lal Ahmadzai told AFP. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln