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We are ‘Part of the Whole’

We are ‘Part of the Whole’

March 30, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of...Read more

China Stands Strong for Regional Trade

March 30, 2017 | Editorials

China as a regional power seems to be very active regarding business opportunities not only for its own self but for the region as a whole. One of the most important initiatives in this...Read more

Society as a Whole Must Shun Terrorism

March 29, 2017 | Editorials

The nature of the war that Afghanistan is undergoing is really complex. There are different actors and factors that are responsible for invigorating terrorism, extremism and insurgency...Read more

Individuals for the Society

March 28, 2017 | Editorials

People living in one society may differ in individual qualities but they are quite similar in social qualities since they belong to the same circumstances. Their personal problems may be...Read more

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Govt. Given 90 Days to Roll out Electronic ID Card System

Govt. Given 90 Days to Roll out Electronic ID Card System

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - Humayoun Mohtat, Director of Biometric Identity Cards Issuing Authority (BICIA), on Wednesday said at a process conference that government has given them 90 days to start...Read More

Russia Urges Direct Peace Talks with Taliban

Russia Urges Direct  Peace Talks with Taliban

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep concerns over the continuing deterioration in security in Afghanistan, suggesting that the Afghan government and the...Read More

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Key to Boosting Afghan Economy: Official

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Key to Boosting Afghan Economy: Official

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - China’s Belt and Road Initiative can play an important role in boosting economy of Afghanistan and the countries at the region at large, Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat...Read More

Govt. under Fire for Failing to Fill Cabinet Positions

Govt. under Fire for Failing to Fill Cabinet Positions

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - Lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday blasted government over its failure to appoint ministers to key positions. They argued that government...Read More

Afghanistan to Get Helicopters, Aircraft as Part of Security Plan

Afghanistan to Get Helicopters,  Aircraft as Part of Security Plan

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - improve the nation's security forces to help beat the Taliban insurgency, according to Dawlat Waziri, the spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry. Waziri said discussion of the...Read More

Kabul Calls for Regional Economic Cooperation

Kabul Calls for Regional  Economic Cooperation

March 30, 2017 | National

KABUL - Economic cooperation needs to be put ahead of geopolitical rivalries in the South Asian region, an Afghan foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. Addressing the 10th...Read More

E-voting System Would Cut down on Costs: CEO’s Office

E-voting System Would Cut down on Costs: CEO’s Office

March 29, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Afghan government is in talks with the international community about introducing an electronic voting system that will help ensure transparency and cut down on election...Read More

International »

Central European Leaders Discuss Brexit, Migration Policy in Warsaw

Central European Leaders Discuss Brexit, Migration Policy in Warsaw

March 30, 2017 | International

WARSAW - Prime ministers from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries on Tuesday said they are against an obligatory refugee quota and linking migration with European funds. Officials also...Read More

British PM Makes Farewell Phone Calls to EU Leaders, Merkel

British PM Makes Farewell Phone Calls to EU Leaders, Merkel

March 30, 2017 | International

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May made telephone calls Tuesday night to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President...Read More

Migration, Security Global Challenges: EU Commissioner

Migration, Security Global  Challenges: EU Commissioner

March 29, 2017 | International

BUDAPEST - The issues of migration and security are global challenges, no country can deal with them on their own, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship...Read More

NATO, Russia to Hold Council Meeting This Week

NATO, Russia to Hold Council Meeting This Week

March 29, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday announced in a statement that NATO would hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council this week. The meeting will take...Read More

Merkel’s Party CDU Remains Largest in German State Election: Exit Polls

Merkel’s Party CDU Remains Largest in German State Election: Exit Polls

March 28, 2017 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party CDU was ahead with a clear lead over rival SPD in the Saarland state elections, exit polls showed on Sunday. The vote was the first in a series...Read More

UN Invigorates Political Momentum Against Climate Change

UN Invigorates Political Momentum Against Climate Change

March 28, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations dimmed the lights at its headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world to mark the 10th annual "Earth Hour," a global event to...Read More

Editorials »

China Stands Strong for Regional Trade

March 30, 2017 | Editorials

China as a regional power seems to be very active regarding business opportunities not only for its own self but for the region as a whole. One of the most important initiatives in this...Read More

Society as a Whole Must Shun Terrorism

March 29, 2017 | Editorials

The nature of the war that Afghanistan is undergoing is really complex. There are different actors and factors that are responsible for invigorating terrorism, extremism and insurgency...Read More

Individuals for the Society

March 28, 2017 | Editorials

People living in one society may differ in individual qualities but they are quite similar in social qualities since they belong to the same circumstances. Their personal problems may be...Read More

Depleting Water Resources

March 27, 2017 | Editorials

Water is one of the most important resources that human beings require to live alive. Life without water is impossible; therefore, it is necessary that human beings should have clean drinking...Read More

Do Insurgents Care about Ideology?

March 26, 2017 | Editorials

The Syria’s conflict, which began six years ago, has inflicted heavy casualties upon the Syrian nation and the rights and freedoms of countless individuals were violated. Warring factions...Read More

Year 2016 – More Deadly for Afghan Forces

March 25, 2017 | Editorials

Growing insecurity in Afghanistan is influencing the prospects of peace and tranquility in the country to a large extent. People belonging to different walks of life are being influenced by...Read More

Standards in our Society

March 20, 2017 | Editorials

A society is known by the standards it maintains in different walks of life. Better societies tend to have higher standards for almost every aspect of life; however, it is debatable what high...Read More

Article/opinion »

We are ‘Part of the Whole’

We are ‘Part of the Whole’

March 30, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of...Read More

“Freedom is not the Absence of Restraints”

“Freedom is not the Absence of Restraints”

March 29, 2017 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

The formation of states in human history has been convened by the concept that needs and rights of human beings should be safeguarded. In order to make sure that they have a better living, the...Read More

The Escalated Militancy in Iraq and Syria

The Escalated Militancy in Iraq and Syria

March 28, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The Syria’s interminable war resulted in large-scale casualties and destruction. Syrians are left at the mercy of violence which stems from men’s megalomania and radical...Read More

Class Discrepancy

Class Discrepancy

March 26, 2017 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

The social and political changes in Afghanistan have been able to cast diverse effects on Afghan society. Among different changes the stratification of society into rich and power classes is a...Read More

Tendency Towards Crime

Tendency Towards Crime

March 25, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

When you see a broken chair, a sandal next to it, and drops of blood on the ground, you will think that a crime has been committed. Crime is part of life in a society and every one fears to be...Read More

Terrorism Leads to Growing Rift

Terrorism Leads to Growing Rift

March 20, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The recent spike in militancy has triggered a sense of mistrust between Afghan-Pak officials. Following the attack in Lahore and Sehwan, Islamabad claimed that the militants held sanctuaries in...Read More

Where Has All the Water Gone?

Where Has All the Water Gone?

March 20, 2017 | Yasmin Siddiqi | opinion

We live on a parched planet. Farmers till arid pastureland, and policymakers fret over empty reservoirs, dry rivers, and thirsty cities. And that only scratches the surface – literally – of the...Read More