Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Reasons of Our Economic Failure

December 10, 2018 | Editorials

After the formation of National Unity Government (NUG), the citizens of the country were determined to see a change in the economic life of the country, but so far, they ...Read more

A Democratic Political System Ensures Citizens Involvement in Decision Making Process

December 09, 2018 | Editorials

Awareness and positive involvement of the citizens in civic and political matters play a key role in the political stability and development of any political system. . .Read more

Afghanistan – From Tribal Code of Conduct to Democratic Constitution

December 06, 2018 | Editorials

The peace negotiation between US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban’s representatives make the national and international headlines. However, what is worrying ...Read more

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Russian, US Diplomats Discuss Afghan Settlement

Russian, US Diplomats  Discuss Afghan Settlement

December 09, 2018 | National

MOSCOW - U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed on Friday the Afghan settlement process with Russian officials...Read More

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

December 09, 2018 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan will receive a disbursement amount worth $6.2 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on ...Read More

Khan Pleads for Political Settlement in Afghanistan

Khan Pleads for Political  Settlement in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018 | National

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan will no longer fight America’s war in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan says, insisting that only a political solution can bring peace ...Read More

Peace in Afghanistan Tied to Cessation of Violence: India

Peace in Afghanistan Tied  to Cessation of Violence: India

December 09, 2018 | National

NEW YORK  - “We support a peace process that promotes and protects unity, sovereignty, democracy, inclusiveness and prosperity of Afghanistan,” Indian diplomat. . .Read More

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace and Stability in Afghanistan

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace  and Stability in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018 | National

KABUL - Mahmoud Saikal, Afghanistan’s permanent representative in the UN has said recent developments in the context of the Afghan peace process provided hope for ...Read More

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade  Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

December 09, 2018 | National

KABUL- Uzbekistan has evinced a keen interest in reaching a trilateral agreement of transit trade with Afghanistan and Pakistan and to boost trade to higher levels. . .Read More

Security Situation in Afghanistan Remains Difficult: NATO Chief

Security Situation in  Afghanistan Remains  Difficult: NATO Chief

December 06, 2018 | National

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said that it is in the interest of the NATO and international peace to prevent Afghanistan from ever again ...Read More

International »

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

December 10, 2018 | International

KATOWICE, Poland - Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled ...Read More

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port to be Neutral Zone

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port  to be Neutral Zone

December 09, 2018 | International

RIMBO, Sweden - Yemen’s main port city should be declared a “neutral zone” and the United Nations could play a role in Sanaa airport, the Iran-aligned ...Read More

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally to Uphold Malay Privileges

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally  to Uphold Malay Privileges

December 09, 2018 | International

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of ...Read More

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

December 06, 2018 | International

BEIJING - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States, even as mixed signals on the detente from self-described “Tariff ...Read More

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence  It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

December 06, 2018 | International

MOSCOW - Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the United States had yet to provide any evidence Moscow was in breach of a landmark arms ...Read More

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

December 05, 2018 | International

LISBON - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day state visit aimed at carrying forward friendship and expanding cooperation between ...Read More

Editorials »

The Reasons of Our Economic Failure

December 10, 2018 | Editorials

After the formation of National Unity Government (NUG), the citizens of the country were determined to see a change in the economic life of the country, but so far, they ...Read More

A Democratic Political System Ensures Citizens Involvement in Decision Making Process

December 09, 2018 | Editorials

Awareness and positive involvement of the citizens in civic and political matters play a key role in the political stability and development of any political system. . .Read More

Afghanistan – From Tribal Code of Conduct to Democratic Constitution

December 06, 2018 | Editorials

The peace negotiation between US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban’s representatives make the national and international headlines. However, what is worrying ...Read More

The Role of Parliament in Afghanistan

December 05, 2018 | Editorials

The parliament in Afghanistan can be referred to as National Assembly, which carries out legislative work in the country. The Assembly is an important ...Read More

Everyone Has the Right to Freedom of Expression

December 04, 2018 | Editorials

There have always been efforts to restrict the freedom of expression and deprive the people of their right to have their own opinions. However, the fact is that there ...Read More

Empowering Persons with Disabilities

December 03, 2018 | Editorials

Today is going to be observed as Inter Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) around the world. The day was first proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly ...Read More

Geneva Conference: A Reliable Path to Ensure Afghanistan’s Transformation Decade

December 02, 2018 | Editorials

The National Unity Government and the international community met on 27-28 November 2018 at the United Nations in Geneva to renew their partnership and cooperation . . .Read More

Article/opinion »

Cancellation of Election Results of Entire Kabul Province is yet another Blow to People’s Trust on Electoral Process

Cancellation of Election Results of Entire Kabul Province is yet another Blow to People’s Trust on Electoral Process

December 10, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

Transparent, fair and free elections and electoral processes form the bedrock of a democratic society. It is through these processes and institutions that ...Read More

Shifting Middle Eastern Sands Spotlight Diverging US-Saudi Interests

Shifting Middle Eastern Sands Spotlight  Diverging US-Saudi Interests

December 10, 2018 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

A series of Gulf and Middle East-related developments suggest that resolving some of the Middle East’s most debilitating and devastating crises while ensuring ...Read More

Counter-terrorism Needs an Eagle Eye

Counter-terrorism Needs an Eagle Eye

December 09, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The number of cases of armed violence including terrorist activities increased to 24,202 worldwide in 2016, a rise of 25 percent year-on-year and dozens of times more . . .Read More

Women, Work, and India’s Rickshaw Revolution

Women, Work, and India’s Rickshaw Revolution

December 09, 2018 | Kasturi GVL | opinion

When resources are limited, it is human capital that defines the sustainable development of a community, especially in the case of costly misallocation and ...Read More

Afghan Women as Peacebuilders

Afghan Women as Peacebuilders

December 06, 2018 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie | opinion

With the unanimous adoption of Resolution 1325 by the UNSC in October 2000, women’s role in, and potentials for peace building have gained global ...Read More

Will the Yellow Vests Reject the Brown Shirts?

Will the Yellow Vests Reject the Brown Shirts?

December 06, 2018 | Bernard-Henri Lévy | opinion

From the moment the French government canceled its planned fuel tax hike in the face of massive protests, it was obvious that the move would be perceived as inadequate ...Read More

Reactions to Collective Transfer of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs

Reactions to Collective Transfer of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs

December 05, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

After the July deadly  attacks on Hindu and Sikhs in the Nangarhar province which left 19 people dead and dozens wounded, the World Sikh Organization of Canada ...Read More