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Tolerance Leads to Peace and Security

Tolerance Leads to Peace and Security

January 29, 2015 | Hujjat Zia | Opinion

Being stereotyped with dogmatic beliefs and blind faith in subterranean rooms of Madrasahs and adopting fractious attitudes towards the public creed will sacrifice tolerance. An orthodox ...Read more

Voting for Cabinet Nominees

January 29, 2015 | Editorials

After more than three months of delay, President Ashraf Ghani in concurrence with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and their deputies at last agreed on nominees for the cabinet and they ...Read more

Ill-fated Afghan Refugees are Suffering Maltreatment!

January 28, 2015 | Editorials

The day Afghanistan welcomed great powers to exploit its land, furthering their innate interests, marks the beginning of Afghan dilemma and mass migration. Since then, Afghanistan is ...Read more

The Poors’ Sufferings Increase in Cold Winter

January 27, 2015 | Editorials

The poor suffer the bitter cold without a beam of hope from the government. The homeless beggars search every nook and cranny for a safe haven to survive the excruciatingly cold ...Read more

National »

Parliament Approves 9 of 19 Cabinet Nominees

Parliament Approves 9  of 19 Cabinet Nominees

January 29, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) approved of only nine out of 19 cabinet nominees on Wednesday, after almost four months of ...Read More

IS Claims Branch in Pakistan, Afghanistan

IS Claims Branch in Pakistan, Afghanistan

January 29, 2015 | National

KABUL - Even as the Islamic State was in retreat from Kobani in northern Syria this week, the militant group claimed growing influence farther afield. Fighters loyal to IS said they carried ...Read More

Parliament Approves National Budget

Parliament Approves  National Budget

January 29, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Parliament) approved the national budget for the next fiscal year with majority of votes on Wednesday simultaneously suspending the ...Read More

President Ghani Sets Hotline to Receive Complaints from People

President Ghani  Sets Hotline to Receive Complaints from People

January 29, 2015 | National

KABUL - Hekmat Khalil Karzai, who has recently been appointed to the post, said in his meeting with Ambassador Mohammad-Reza Bahrami that the historical and friendly relations between the ...Read More

WJ Set to Endorse or Reject Ministers-Designate

WJ Set to Endorse or Reject Ministers-Designate

January 28, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga will vote today (Wednesday) on the fate of the ministers-designate who have explained their programmes to lawmakers, a legislator said on ...Read More

The Taxation System is to Digitalized: Zaki

The Taxation System is  to Digitalized: Zaki

January 27, 2015 | National

KABUL - Faizullah Zaki, the nominated minister for Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation opened his syllabus on Monday 26 ...Read More

US, India Renew Support for Afghan Peace Drive

US, India Renew Support  for Afghan Peace Drive

January 27, 2015 | National

NEW DELHI - US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reiterated their strong commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s economy and peace ...Read More

International »

Israel Fires into Lebanon, Killing UN Soldier

Israel Fires into Lebanon, Killing UN Soldier

January 29, 2015 | International

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces were attacking southern Lebanon from the sky and ground on Wednesday, amid steep escalation in the volatile border, killing a Spanish UN Interim Force in ...Read More

EU Must Target Anonymous Money Transfers to Tackle Militants: France

EU Must Target Anonymous Money Transfers to Tackle Militants: France

January 28, 2015 | International

BRUSSELS - The European Union must better monitor anonymous money transfers to crack down on the financing of terrorism and this idea will be part of proposals to be presented to the ...Read More

Obama, New Saudi King to Discuss Yemen, IS: White House

Obama, New Saudi  King to Discuss Yemen,  IS: White House

January 27, 2015 | International

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants ...Read More

King Abdullah Dies Aged 90

King Abdullah Dies Aged 90

January 24, 2015 | International

RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday after devoting his life to leading his oil-rich kingdom toward prospecrity, and his half-brother -- former Crown Prince Salman ...Read More

Russian FM Blasts U.S. Attempt to Dominate World

Russian FM Blasts U.S.  Attempt to Dominate World

January 22, 2015 | International

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday blasted the United States for its attempt to dominate the world as well as its confrontational ...Read More

OIC Session Urges United Stance to Resolve Problems of Islamic World

OIC Session Urges United Stance to  Resolve Problems of Islamic World

January 21, 2015 | International

ISTANBUL - The statements accusing all Muslims after the Paris attacks is neither acceptable, nor contributing to the counter-terrorism efforts, said the representatives of Muslim ...Read More

Editorials »

Voting for Cabinet Nominees

January 29, 2015 | Editorials

After more than three months of delay, President Ashraf Ghani in concurrence with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and their deputies at last agreed on nominees for the cabinet and they ...Read More

Ill-fated Afghan Refugees are Suffering Maltreatment!

January 28, 2015 | Editorials

The day Afghanistan welcomed great powers to exploit its land, furthering their innate interests, marks the beginning of Afghan dilemma and mass migration. Since then, Afghanistan is ...Read More

The Poors’ Sufferings Increase in Cold Winter

January 27, 2015 | Editorials

The poor suffer the bitter cold without a beam of hope from the government. The homeless beggars search every nook and cranny for a safe haven to survive the excruciatingly cold ...Read More

60 Years of Sino-Afghan Relations

January 26, 2015 | Editorials

After the withdrawal of US and NATO from Afghanistan, one of the countries that can play the most important supportive role is People’ Republic of China. China, being the strongest ...Read More

The Incident of Yousuf Kargar must not be Forgotten

January 25, 2015 | Editorials

The head coach of national football team, Yousuf Kargar is still in India for his medical treatment. He was stabbed near his house more than two weeks ago. The criminals had intention of ...Read More

Death of Saudi King Abdullah

January 24, 2015 | Editorials

Saudi state television revealed early Friday morning that Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz had passed away. He was 90 years old and was hospitalized for the treatment of ...Read More

Afghanistan, Iran Reaffirm Resolve to Strengthen Mutual Ties

January 22, 2015 | Editorials

Afghanistan and Iran enjoy cordial, historic, cultural, ethno-lingual and neighborly ties. Both the countries share common strategic, historical, cultural and economic reasons to have ...22Read More

Article/opinion »

Tolerance Leads to Peace and Security

Tolerance Leads to Peace and Security

January 29, 2015 | Hujjat Zia | opinion

Being stereotyped with dogmatic beliefs and blind faith in subterranean rooms of Madrasahs and adopting fractious attitudes towards the public creed will sacrifice tolerance. An orthodox ...Read More

Three Global Health Threats

Three Global Health Threats

January 29, 2015 | Jaime Sepulveda | opinion

The tragic Ebola outbreak in West Africa has underscored the imperative of strengthening health systems at both the national and global level. But, though Ebola has focused the world’s ...Read More

New Dreams, New Destinations

New Dreams, New  Destinations

January 28, 2015 | Muhammad Rasool Shah | opinion

Like me, many of you might have seen the pictures of Dubai when it included a few old houses and few huts were being established on the beach. Population was limited and people ...Read More

Assad Emerging As Victor in Syria

Assad Emerging As Victor in Syria

January 28, 2015 | Manish Rai | opinion

It’s hardly a secret that the Obama administration’s plan to topple Syrian President Bashar-Al-Assad has long since been derailed by the rise of the Islamic ...Read More

Security Challenges Ahead of National Unity Government

Security Challenges Ahead of National Unity Government

January 27, 2015 | Asmatyari | opinion

Everyday our beloved country bleeds with blood of innocents either civilians or security officials while serving their motherland. The insurgents are exerting their might to let unity ...Read More

The Kite Runner: The Narrator to History and the Memory of War

The Kite Runner: The Narrator to History and the Memory of War

January 27, 2015 | Asad Kosha | opinion

Having won critique acclaim, best seller and to Isabel Allende "unforgettable" Khalid Hosseini's The Kite Runner, a tragic novel of man's lived life, who for the very ...Read More

The Horrible Corruption And Future Strategies

The Horrible Corruption  And Future Strategies

January 26, 2015 | Muhammad Rasool Shah | opinion

According to the independent media sources and government statistics, more than 1.4 trillion dollars have been spent in Afghanistan by US and its allies since the ouster of Taliban in ...Read More