Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Growing Mistrust

The Growing Mistrust

April 25, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

Following the Friday’s deadly attacks on a military base in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghan MPs lashed out at Pakistan. The attack, which killed and wounded hundreds of Afghan soldiers, outraged...Read more

Curbing Criminalities

April 25, 2017 | Editorials

Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability have provided the...Read more

A Triangle of Challenges Engulfs Government

April 24, 2017 | Editorials

Tragic incidents of murder make frequent headlines in Afghan newspapers. The Taliban fighters seek to intensify their attacks, especially in spring season. Afghan soldiers and civilians...Read more

Afghan Security Forces Being Targeted

April 23, 2017 | Editorials

The Friday attack on Afghan National Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province proved to be highly lethal. Initial statement by Ministry of Defense (MoD) after the attack...Read more

National »

Mattis Slams Taliban, Calls them 'Barbaric Enemy'

Mattis Slams Taliban, Calls them 'Barbaric Enemy'

April 25, 2017 | National

KABUL - U.S Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a surprise visit to Kabul on Monday where he met with high-ranking officials including U.S-led Resolute Support commander Gen. John...Read More

China Calls for all Afghan Sides to Actively Participate in Reconciliation Process

China Calls for all Afghan Sides to Actively Participate in Reconciliation Process

April 25, 2017 | National

BEIJING - China Monday called for all sides in Afghanistan to participate actively in the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process and jointly uphold national peace...Read More

Hekmatyar Steps out of Shadows, Reaches Jalalabad

Hekmatyar Steps out of Shadows, Reaches Jalalabad

April 25, 2017 | National

KABUL - Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar arrived in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday. Having spent decades in hiding, the former...Read More

MPs Split Over Ghani’s Ability to Fix National Issues

MPs Split Over Ghani’s  Ability to Fix National Issues

April 25, 2017 | National

KABUL - After assuming office in 2014, President Ashraf Ghani vowed to define more working and comprehensive strategies to tackle security and economic issues among others, but MPs are now...Read More

Defence Minister, Army Chief Quit over Balkh Bloodbath

Defence Minister,  Army Chief Quit over Balkh Bloodbath

April 25, 2017 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday accepted resignations of defence minister and army chief after the Balkh carnage at the hands of Taliban, his office said. The decision came...Read More

US Vows to Support Afghanistan in Anti-Terror War

US Vows to  Support Afghanistan  in Anti-Terror War

April 25, 2017 | National

KABUL - US National Security Advisor (NSA) Gen. McMaster has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Shaheen Military Corps in northern Balkh province. In a telephonic conversation...Read More

Top Defense Officials to be Summoned by Parliament over Base Attack

Top Defense Officials to be Summoned by Parliament over Base Attack

April 24, 2017 | National

KABUL - The top Afghan defense officials will be summoned by the Afghan parliament after a deadly attack on the main military base in northern Afghanistan that left scores of soldiers...Read More

International »

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

April 25, 2017 | International

PARIS - Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened with rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in France' first round offered a...Read More

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

April 25, 2017 | International

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close...Read More

Rance Votes in Unpredictable Presidential Election under Tight Security

Rance Votes in Unpredictable  Presidential Election under Tight Security

April 24, 2017 | International

PARIS - Millions of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning amid an atmosphere of uncertainty. Polling stations at France's...Read More

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

April 24, 2017 | International

LONDON - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister...Read More

Guterres, Trump Hold First Meeting

Guterres, Trump Hold  First Meeting

April 23, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday, said a UN spokesperson. The UN chief had an...Read More

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to Restore Cooperation

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to  Restore Cooperation

April 23, 2017 | International

MOSCOW - Russia hopes to have a substantive discussion of ways to restore its cooperation with the European Union (EU) during EU foreign policy chief's visit to Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said...Read More

Editorials »

Curbing Criminalities

April 25, 2017 | Editorials

Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability have provided the...Read More

A Triangle of Challenges Engulfs Government

April 24, 2017 | Editorials

Tragic incidents of murder make frequent headlines in Afghan newspapers. The Taliban fighters seek to intensify their attacks, especially in spring season. Afghan soldiers and civilians...Read More

Afghan Security Forces Being Targeted

April 23, 2017 | Editorials

The Friday attack on Afghan National Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province proved to be highly lethal. Initial statement by Ministry of Defense (MoD) after the attack...Read More

On Mother Earth Day

April 22, 2017 | Editorials

Every year, April 22 is celebrated internationally as Mother Earth Day so as to emphasize the importance of the earth and its environment and highlight the challenges it is facing by...Read More

Fighting Poverty and Class Disparities

April 20, 2017 | Editorials

Poor Afghan people face different sorts of miseries almost on daily basis. As the socio-economic conditions in the country have not improved, the people face different sorts of social and...Read More

The Deteriorating Political Situation

April 19, 2017 | Editorials

The rifts within the ranks of National Unity Government (NUG) are now an open secret. However, the situation has taken a blind turn after President Ashraf Ghani fired Ahmad Zia Massoud...Read More

Privileges Follow Responsibilities

April 18, 2017 | Editorials

It can be observed in our society that mostly people talk about their rights and complain that they are not given their due rights by the society or the system; however, they mostly ignore...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Growing Mistrust

The Growing Mistrust

April 25, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Following the Friday’s deadly attacks on a military base in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghan MPs lashed out at Pakistan. The attack, which killed and wounded hundreds of Afghan soldiers, outraged...Read More

Catastrophe and its Ensuing Necessities

Catastrophe and its Ensuing Necessities

April 25, 2017 | Syed Asif Husaini | opinion

Performing religious ritual after a human tragedy is favorable but not enough. The emotions and offering condolence over tragedies are a general occasion that all can do, including simple...Read More

Talibanic Theology and Generating Mind of Killing

Talibanic Theology and Generating Mind of Killing

April 24, 2017 | Mohammad Hedayat | opinion

The massacre of Afghan National Army (ANA) in the 209 Shahin Corps of Mazar-e-Sharif was part of Talibanic political theology. The most significant aspect of this massacre – which stems only...Read More

The Downgrading of Knowledge at our Universities

The Downgrading of Knowledge at our Universities

April 23, 2017 | Mohammad Baqirian | opinion

University is a highly significant institution which has played a key role regarding human societies around the globe. University is the mainstay of progress and development since great...Read More

When Push Comes to Shove

When Push Comes to Shove

April 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The persistent push for talks despite the Taliban’s constant refusal and their large-scale attacks against Afghan nation and National Unity Government (NUG) will not be a well-thought-of...Read More

Strategic Impulses

Strategic Impulses

April 20, 2017 | Mohammad Ishaq Arifi | opinion

From long ago, Afghanistan has been the connecting and colliding point of far-reaching strategy for regional and global powers. Therefore, Afghanistan has never gained sustainable peace...Read More

The Gap between State and Nation

The Gap between State and Nation

April 20, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Afghanistan’s fragile political system is left at the mercy of countless challenges. The political issue in the government’s machinery which has widened the gap among officials is...Read More