Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Importance of Morality

The Importance of Morality

December 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

God has been profoundly real to me in recent years. In the midst of outer dangers, I have felt an inner calm. In the midst of lonely days and dreary nights, I have heard an inner voice...Read more

Let’s Not Forget the Rights of Women

December 11, 2017 | Editorials

With the voices of human rights still echoing nationally and internationally, it is imperative to remember one of the most vulnerable sections of society in Afghanistan, i.e. Afghan...Read more

Standing for Human Rights

December 10, 2017 | Editorials

All the human beings, just because of the fact that they are human, have certain rights. These rights are to make sure that human beings have secure life, favorable circumstances to live and have...Read more

Corruption Hampers Development and Security

December 09, 2017 | Editorials

Today, December 09, is being celebrated in different countries of the world under the theme: United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security. The international campaign, in this...Read more

National »

IEC Prepares Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

IEC Prepares  Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

December 10, 2017 | National

KABUL - IEC operational deputy chief Wasima Badghisi said the outline will be sent to presidential palace. The voters’ list will be prepared based on the paper-type identity cards...Read More

Ghani Stresses the Need to Improve Trade Balance

Ghani Stresses the Need  to Improve Trade Balance

December 10, 2017 | National

KABUL - Addressing a local products expo in Kabul on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said government must support the local products and improve the trade balance in the country...Read More

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

December 10, 2017 | National

KABUL - Members of Afghan parliament on Saturday asked the Kabul government to suspend all its relations with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem...Read More

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

December 10, 2017 | National

KABUL - Corruption is still massively rife in Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS, the Joint Anti-Corruption and Evaluation Committee (MEC) claimed on Saturday. Ajmal Shaker, evaluation...Read More

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral Resources in Jawzjan

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral  Resources in Jawzjan

December 10, 2017 | National

KABUL - Jawzjan Governor says it is not possible for Daesh militants to extract the mineral resources in Darzab district in the province. Following reports on presence of Daesh militants in...Read More

SAARC Development Fund Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

SAARC Development Fund  Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

December 10, 2017 | National

NEW DELHI - Thimphu-On the occasion of the 33rd SAARC Charter Day, SAARC Development Fund organized a meeting to mark SAARC Charter Day and to brief the stakeholders on the ongoing SDF funded...Read More

Ghani Vows Not to Compromise on Women’s Rights

Ghani Vows Not to Compromise on  Women’s Rights

December 09, 2017 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the importance of women’s increased role in the country’s affairs and implementation of reforms, saying ‘a small minority...Read More

International »

14 Security Council Member Criticize US Action on Jerusalem

14 Security Council Member  Criticize US Action on Jerusalem

December 10, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS — One by one, 14 members of the U.N. Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at an emergency meeting...Read More

Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to  Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

December 10, 2017 | International

LONDON - British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet...Read More

Erdogan, Putin Say Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Harms Regional Peace, Stability

Erdogan, Putin Say Trump’s Jerusalem  Decision Harms Regional Peace, Stability

December 09, 2017 | International

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Thursday the latest developments in Jerusalem over the phone, state-run Anadolu...Read More

Macron Calls for Non-Interference in Lebanon to Avoid Escalation

Macron Calls for Non-Interference in Lebanon to Avoid Escalation

December 09, 2017 | International

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron called on foreign powers on Friday to stop interfering in Lebanon’s politics to preserve the country’s stability and peace in the region...Read More

NATO FMs Agree to Step up Cooperation with EU

NATO FMs Agree to Step up  Cooperation with EU

December 07, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers agreed to step up cooperation with the European Union, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday at a press conference following the ministerial...Read More

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Expected to Inflame Middle East, End Two-State Solution

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Expected to  Inflame Middle East, End Two-State Solution

December 07, 2017 | International

AMMAN - U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is expected to further inflame the Middle East and end hopes for a two-state...Read More

Editorials »

Let’s Not Forget the Rights of Women

December 11, 2017 | Editorials

With the voices of human rights still echoing nationally and internationally, it is imperative to remember one of the most vulnerable sections of society in Afghanistan, i.e. Afghan...Read More

Standing for Human Rights

December 10, 2017 | Editorials

All the human beings, just because of the fact that they are human, have certain rights. These rights are to make sure that human beings have secure life, favorable circumstances to live and have...Read More

Corruption Hampers Development and Security

December 09, 2017 | Editorials

Today, December 09, is being celebrated in different countries of the world under the theme: United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security. The international campaign, in this...Read More

Looking Through the Lens of Responsibility

December 07, 2017 | Editorials

There are two ways of looking at the role and position of an individual within a society. One is through the lens of rights, while the other is through the lens of responsibilities. Mostly, the first...Read More

Handling Conflicts Properly

December 06, 2017 | Editorials

Conflicts exist within every human society. And, it points towards the fact that there are different kinds of people and groups of people within a society and their interests are different and in...Read More

Embracing True Democracy

December 05, 2017 | Editorials

Since the best form of democracy is by and through the people, it is important that the people who live within democratic societies must have an active role within the making, sustenance and...Read More

“Not to Leave Anyone Behind”

December 04, 2017 | Editorials

Yesterday, December 03, is celebrated around the world as International Day of Disabled Persons, under the theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all. The theme...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Importance of Morality

The Importance of Morality

December 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

God has been profoundly real to me in recent years. In the midst of outer dangers, I have felt an inner calm. In the midst of lonely days and dreary nights, I have heard an inner voice...Read More

Where is the International Community?

Where is the International Community?

December 10, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Civilians suffer severely as a result of war and militancy. Regional conflicts and terrorist acts have inflicted heavy sufferings and casualties upon them. Both states and terrorist networks...Read More

The Yemen Crisis

The Yemen Crisis

December 07, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The mounting conflict in Yemen will put an adverse effect on the regional security and inflict heavy sufferings on Yemenis. Following the Syria’s conflict, Yemen is most likely to...Read More

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

December 05, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Afghan nation paid heavy sacrifices in combating terrorism. The militant fighters, mainly the Taliban and self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carried out indiscriminate...Read More

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

December 04, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

In tribal belts, the issues are resolved by tribal council consisting of elders and influential figures, this tradition held strong sway in the past. Loya Jirga (Grand National Assembly)...Read More

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

December 03, 2017 | Shakir wazir | opinion

Thucydides, a Greek historian, who recounted the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens in The History of Peloponnesian War and wrote that the rising power of Athens had spawned fears in...Read More

No End to Human Rights Violation

No End to Human Rights Violation

December 02, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Human rights violation continues unabated in contemporary era. People’s rights and dignity are humiliated. They are still judged on the grounds of their color. People of color still...Read More