Economy

Afghan saffron farmers enjoy price surge amid ban on imports from Iran

Prices have doubled on national and international markets following a move by President Ghani to ban imports of low-quality Iranian product.

Aid organisations return to Kunduz, sparking locals' hope for development

More than 100 domestic and foreign aid groups left Kunduz after the Taliban briefly held the provincial capital two separate times in 2015 and 2016,

Herat residents outraged as Taliban continue to extort electricity payments

Officials say they are ready to crack down on Taliban members forcibly collecting payments from residents.

Kunduz residents flourish in business amid optimism for peace

Many say the local business environment has improved as fear of war recedes.

Reclaimed from militants, Kunar's forests spur woodworking opportunities

Local craftspeople are expanding their wares to wooden gifts and home-decor items.

Afghans call for curbed water flow to Iran

Afghan officials have repeatedly accused Iran of supporting the Taliban to prevent the construction of dams in the western region of the country.

Abdullah invites investors to Afghanistan during World Economic Forum

Afghanistan's natural resources are 'more precious than gold', Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said in Davos, while peace talks between US and Taliban representatives continue in Qatar.

In photos: Gora back on the market

Nangarhar residents favour the Afghan sweet made from sugar cane over the Pakistani variant.

Taliban's theft of electricity payments may trigger power cut-offs in Kunduz

The annual bill the Taliban militants extort from local residents comes down to about 60 million AFN [$800,000], say Kunduz electricity officials.

Saffron production set to exceed expectations in Afghanistan

Afghan saffron cultivation is expected to reach 14 tonnes by next year -- three years ahead of schedule, officials say.