Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Burning Amidst Violence

February 25, 2017 | Editorials

The unmitigated war in Syria, which inflicts great sufferings on the nation, shatters the hope for fruitful talks. Insurgency does not appear to be abating. Non-combatants sustain...Read more

Problems with Democracy in Afghanistan

February 23, 2017 | Editorials

Democracy is the political system in which the people of a country rule through any form of government they choose to establish. In modern democracies, supreme authority is exercised...Read more

Growing Tensions within NUG

February 22, 2017 | Editorials

The differences among the members of National Unity Government (NUG) are very evident now. First, the differences prevailed between the two teams that formed NUG and were led by...Read more

National »

Ghani Holds Consultative Meeting with Political, Jihadi Leaders

Ghani Holds Consultative Meeting with Political, Jihadi Leaders

February 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with political and Jihadi leaders with regard to major national, security and political issues, a statement...Read More

Seven Dostum Bodyguards Appeared for Questioning at AGO

Seven Dostum Bodyguards  Appeared for Questioning at AGO

February 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Seven bodyguards of the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum who are accused of sexual abuse of Ahmad Eshchi, former deputy head of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan...Read More

NATO Asks Afghanistan, Pakistan to Reduce Tension

NATO Asks Afghanistan,  Pakistan to Reduce Tension

February 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission on Wednesday asked Afghanistan and Pakistan to reduce tension and work together as terrorism was a common regional enemy. Brig. Gen. Charlie...Read More

Rabbani Calls for Change in Government System

Rabbani Calls for Change  in Government System

February 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan wants to see change in the government’s system and their presence in the incumbent administration is not a gift; it is a result of...Read More

Regional Countries Must Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation: Pakistan FM

Regional Countries Must Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation: Pakistan FM

February 23, 2017 | National

TEHRAN - Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz says regional countries must strengthen their cooperation in the campaign against terrorism. In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister...Read More

Disaster Risk Reduction Document Prepared

Disaster Risk Reduction  Document Prepared

February 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Wais Barmak, Minister for Disaster Management, addressing a joint conference with Economic Corporation Organization (ECO) titled National Consultative Workshop here in...Read More

Dostum Barred from Going to Office, Asked to Hand over Accused Bodyguards

Dostum Barred from  Going to Office, Asked to Hand over Accused Bodyguards

February 22, 2017 | National

KABUL - Security forces on Tuesday closed roads to the presidential palace and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in the capital Kabul to arrest the bodyguards of first vice-president...Read More

International »

Int’l Community Should Not Take European Peace for Granted: Guterres

Int’l Community Should Not Take  European Peace for Granted: Guterres

February 23, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - The international community should not take peace and prosperity in Europe for granted, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Tuesday, warning that recent crises...Read More

Trump Lays out Tougher Approach to Illegal Immigration

Trump Lays out Tougher Approach to Illegal Immigration

February 23, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations...Read More

After Millions Sign Petitions, British Lawmakers Debate Trump’s State Visit

After Millions Sign Petitions, British Lawmakers Debate Trump’s State Visit

February 22, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - Parliament debated Monday whether or not to rescind a state visit invitation extended to President Trump a week into his presidency, after two competing petitions elevated...Read More

Britain will Not Bribe its Way to Brexit: Minister

Britain will Not Bribe its Way  to Brexit: Minister

February 22, 2017 | International

RIGA - Britain's "Brexit" minister responsible for managing its departure from the European Union on Tuesday denied reports his government was planning to pay eastern EU...Read More

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

February 21, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - Eighty percent of Americans believe the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be maintained despite doubts about the alliance among the Trump administration, a...Read More

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

February 21, 2017 | International

MOSCOW - The newly-developed ballistic missiles of Russia can penetrate any U.S. missile shield, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. At a program on the Rossiya-1...Read More

Editorials »

Burning Amidst Violence

February 25, 2017 | Editorials

The unmitigated war in Syria, which inflicts great sufferings on the nation, shatters the hope for fruitful talks. Insurgency does not appear to be abating. Non-combatants sustain...Read More

Problems with Democracy in Afghanistan

February 23, 2017 | Editorials

Democracy is the political system in which the people of a country rule through any form of government they choose to establish. In modern democracies, supreme authority is exercised...Read More

Growing Tensions within NUG

February 22, 2017 | Editorials

The differences among the members of National Unity Government (NUG) are very evident now. First, the differences prevailed between the two teams that formed NUG and were led by...Read More

World Day for Social Justice

February 21, 2017 | Editorials

February 20 was celebrated as World Day of Social Justice. The theme of the day was: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”. The day emphasized...Read More

Serious Concerns in Afghanistan

February 20, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read More

No Clarity about Parliamentary Elections

February 19, 2017 | Editorials

One of the most important elements of a democratic system is elections. Timely and regular elections ensure smooth functioning of a democratic system. However, if the elections are...Read More

Inevitability of Society and State

February 18, 2017 | Editorials

Since the earliest times, man is known to have lived in society. Even when he was not so civilized, he lived in the company of his fellow beings whether his society started...Read More

Article/opinion »

Alignment of Afghan Women with Women’s March in January

Alignment of Afghan Women with Women’s March in January

February 25, 2017 | Simin Haidery | opinion

Protests during presidential inauguration in United States has been prevalent since inaugural ceremony of President Nixon in 1973. Even during inauguration of Barack Obama back in 2009 there were...Read More

Good Teaching Practices

Good Teaching Practices

February 23, 2017 | Saikat Kumar Basu | opinion

Teachers teach different subjects in their class rooms or in the laboratories and libraries; conduct exams and class tests, field trips; and even do research works with their students...Read More

Obstacles before Afghan Women

Obstacles before Afghan Women

February 23, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Afghan women suffer severe violence and their rights and dignity are violated in some ways. The outpouring of pain and anguish of Afghan women continues and they are still the inferior creature...Read More

Terrorism – A Common Enemy

Terrorism – A Common Enemy

February 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The issue of terrorism has changed into a bone of contention between Kabul and Islamabad and the mutual relations hit rock bottom following the deadly attack in the southern Sindh...Read More

US-Russia Relations under President Trump (Second Part)

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Naser Koshan | opinion

Both Russia and the US hold the world’s largest nuclear stockpile, any mishaps in dealing with each other potentially alarms catastrophic consequences for the rest of the...Read More

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Dr. Faisal Ali | opinion

The major religions of the world deplore, condemn and prohibit interest in all its forms. The Manu Smriti of Hinduism categorically expresses sentiments for contempt of usury in chapter...Read More

US-Russia Relations under President Trump

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump

February 20, 2017 | Naser Koshan | opinion

Though US president Trump and Russian president Putin have not met officially, but the bromance between the two is already the talk of the town as much as it is a myth considering the...Read More