Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Friday, March 27th, 2015

Escalating Graph of Insecurity Requires Immediate Reversal

March 28, 2015 | Editorials

As the spring drew nearer amidst the rumors of peace talk, the magnitude of violence and insecurity practically soared. The consecutive attacks on public officials depict either ...Read more

US-Afghanistan Relation Revitalized

March 26, 2015 | Editorials

Subsequent to resuming office of presidency, the two, head of state Ghani and the head of government Abdullah have made frequent visits to different countries in the bid to draw their ...Read more

Farkhunda, We are Sorry!

March 25, 2015 | Editorials

Brutal and inhuman killing and burning of Farkhunda ashamed us all around the world. Both local and international media are repeatedly showing the painful scenes when a helpless woman was ...Read more

National »

No Election Unless System Reformed: Abdullah

No Election Unless System Reformed: Abdullah

March 28, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has warned that as long as the electoral system has not been reformed, the government would not hold any ...Read More

Ghani on Pakistan: We will Swim, not Sink, Together

Ghani on Pakistan: We will Swim, not Sink, Together

March 28, 2015 | National

WASHINGTON - As a result of Pakistan's military operation in the tribal region pf North Waziristan, more than 200,000 refugees have crossed the border into Afghanistan, President ...Read More

Peace Talks with Taliban to Begin in Weeks, Hopes CEO

Peace Talks with Taliban to Begin in Weeks, Hopes CEO

March 28, 2015 | National

WASHINGTON - Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah on Thursday exuded confidence that talks with the Taliban could begin in the next few weeks, but such a start would not necessarily translate into ...Read More

No American Soldier to Leave Afghanistan this Year: Obama

No American Soldier to Leave Afghanistan this Year: Obama

March 26, 2015 | National

WASHINGTON - The U.S. President Barack Obama has assured that no American soldier would leave Afghanistan until the end of 2015, believing Afghanistan is still a dangerous ...Read More

Sustainable Peace Remains our Key Goal: Ghani

Sustainable Peace Remains our Key Goal: Ghani

March 25, 2015 | National

CAMP DAVID - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday refrained from making any commitment on peace talks with the Taliban, as the United States extended its full support for an Afghan-led ...Read More

13 Civilian Passengers Shot Dead on Kabul-Ghazni Highway

13 Civilian Passengers Shot Dead on Kabul-Ghazni Highway

March 25, 2015 | National

KABUL - At least 13 civilian passengers including a woman have been reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen Monday night on Kabul-Ghazni highway, local officials told ...Read More

Kerry Unveils $800m New Development Partnership

Kerry Unveils $800m New Development Partnership

March 25, 2015 | National

CAMP DAVID - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday announced the launch of a $800 million New Development Partnership with Afghanistan and re-launch of the Bilateral ...Read More

International »

Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza War: Rights Group

Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza War: Rights Group

March 28, 2015 | International

GAZA - A nongovernmental federation for human rights organizations says Israel perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity during its devastating military onslaught on ...Read More

Kerry Flies to Switzerland for Make-or-Break Iran Nuke Talks

Kerry Flies to Switzerland for Make-or-Break Iran Nuke Talks

March 26, 2015 | International

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Ira with an end-of-March deadline days away, hoping to seal a framework deal to roll back its nuclear ...Read More

Iran Must Make Further Concessions to Clinch Nuclear Deal: UK

Iran Must Make Further Concessions to Clinch Nuclear Deal: UK

March 25, 2015 | International

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Iran will have to make further concessions in order to reach an agreement on its nuclear ...Read More

WHO Urges Tough Tobacco Control to Improve Peoples' Health

WHO Urges Tough Tobacco Control to Improve Peoples' Health

March 19, 2015 | International

ABU DHABI - The ongoing 16th world conference on tobacco or health discussed on Wednesday the methods of reducing global cigarette consumption as well as cigars and pipes amid rising ...Read More

EU Energy Chief Wants Russia to Agree Turkish Pipeline Plan with EU

EU Energy Chief Wants Russia to Agree Turkish Pipeline Plan with EU

March 18, 2015 | International

LONDON - Russia should consult with the European Union on its plans to transport natural gas through Turkey, EU Energy Chief Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday, news agency Reuters ...Read More

Russia Starts Nationwide Show of Force

Russia Starts Nationwide Show of Force

March 17, 2015 | International

MOSCOW - More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of ...Read More

Editorials »

Escalating Graph of Insecurity Requires Immediate Reversal

March 28, 2015 | Editorials

As the spring drew nearer amidst the rumors of peace talk, the magnitude of violence and insecurity practically soared. The consecutive attacks on public officials depict either ...Read More

US-Afghanistan Relation Revitalized

March 26, 2015 | Editorials

Subsequent to resuming office of presidency, the two, head of state Ghani and the head of government Abdullah have made frequent visits to different countries in the bid to draw their ...Read More

Farkhunda, We are Sorry!

March 25, 2015 | Editorials

Brutal and inhuman killing and burning of Farkhunda ashamed us all around the world. Both local and international media are repeatedly showing the painful scenes when a helpless woman was ...Read More

The Ugly Face of Sectarianism will Disturb Peace Process

March 24, 2015 | Editorials

Men are born with inherent and inalienable rights, especially the rights to life, liberty and estate. The discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, belief, etc. is deprecated in the ...Read More

Reforms in Public Offices; An Appreciable Stance

March 19, 2015 | Editorials

Afghanistan’s political culture, produced and reproduced during more than a century of failed attempts to build a strong centralized and often tribalized nation-state in ...Read More

30 Hostages Wait for Serious Action From Govt.!

March 18, 2015 | Editorials

Now it is almost a month that 30 passengers hijacked on the Kabul-Kandahar highway are missing and the efforts made by government or their family members have not been much ...Read More

Govt. Indifferent to Hasten Recovery of Hazara Abductees

March 17, 2015 | Editorials

We inhabit a society where falsehood beleaguered the underlying truth, might is deemed right, injustices considered righteousness and corruption, legal course to reach to so called ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Will President’s Visit to U.S. Bring Peace in the Country?

Will President’s Visit to U.S. Bring Peace in the Country?

March 28, 2015 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

President Ashraf Ghani has a visit to America urging the US troops not to leave Afghanistan in the lurch. In a joint news briefing with US Secretary of State John Kerry, President Ghani ...Read More

Difference in Perspectives

Difference in Perspectives

March 28, 2015 | Delawar Sherzai | opinion

I have a different opinion and you have a different one. I am a part of a distinct group and you are with another group. However, it is not a matter that should be considered something ...Read More

Flexibility in US Troops Withdrawal

Flexibility in US  Troops Withdrawal

March 26, 2015 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

US President Barack Obama has accepted to retain the current troop level of 9,800 in Afghanistan throughout the year 2015. Earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had requested for ...Read More

Our Patriarchal System

Our Patriarchal System

March 26, 2015 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The day will come when man will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ...Read More

State of Utter Despondency

State of Utter  Despondency

March 25, 2015 | Asmatyari | opinion

A lady wearing traditional Islamic dress is shown denying, she had set the holy book on fire in the. The rowdy mobs encircling her resort to vulgar language and turn her ...Read More

Cold-Bloodedness

Cold-Bloodedness

March 25, 2015 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

Our city has become ruthless these days. It has become insensitive to human emotions and humanity. Though it is the start of spring season, there is no scent of flowers and ...Read More

The Sad Murder of an Afghan Woman

The Sad Murder of an  Afghan Woman

March 24, 2015 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The dolorous story of a 27-year-old woman, who was lynched by angry mob, outraged the public conscience profoundly. Shocking video has emerged of a woman being beaten to death by an angry ...Read More