Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Friday, May 6th, 2016

Protecting Human Rights

May 05, 2016 | Editorials

Man suffers, not only when the part of the world in which he is residing is hit by natural calamities like earthquakes, famines, floods, diseases, etc., but occasionally by...Read more

World Press Freedom Day

May 04, 2016 | Editorials

May 03, is celebrated as the World Press Freedom Day in different countries of the world. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993 after...Read more

The Plights of Afghan Working Class

May 03, 2016 | Editorials

Afghanistan celebrated the International Labor Day on first of May while the plights of Afghanistan’s working class have further intensified. Afghanistan has one of...Read more

National »

120 Schoolgirls Hospitalised after Being Poisoned

120 Schoolgirls Hospitalised after Being Poisoned

May 05, 2016 | National

TALOQAN - At least 120 schoolgirls were poisoned in the Rustaq district of northern Takhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Public Health Director Hafizullah...Read More

Ghani Backs Press Freedom

Ghani Backs Press Freedom

May 05, 2016 | National

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday clearly stated that the National Unity Government was in support of press freedom and denounced media censorship. Speaking at an...Read More

Pakistan Rules out Military Action Against Taliban on its Soil

Pakistan Rules out Military Action Against Taliban on its Soil

May 05, 2016 | National

PESHAWAR - Islamabad has effectively ruled out military action against the Taliban on its soil, asking Kabul to give ongoing efforts for resuscitating the Afghan peace process...Read More

Wolesi Jirga Panel to Review TUTAP Project Route

Wolesi Jirga Panel to Review TUTAP Project Route

May 05, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday appointed a delegation to review the route of the proposed Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) electricity...Read More

US Embassy Warns of Increased Terror Attack Threat in Kabul

US Embassy Warns of Increased Terror Attack Threat in Kabul

May 05, 2016 | National

MOSCOW - The US Embassy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday warned of possible terrorist attacks in Kabul.The U.S. Embassy Kabul reminds U.S. citizens in Kabul and other parts of...Read More

Ghani, Hekmatyar May Sign Peace Accord Soon: HPC

Ghani, Hekmatyar May Sign Peace Accord Soon: HPC

May 04, 2016 | National

KABUL - Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Gubadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) are about to enter the final stages and the sides are expected to...Read More

NUG Blasted for Not Introducing MoD, NDS Nominees

NUG Blasted for Not Introducing MoD, NDS Nominees

May 04, 2016 | National

KABUL - A number of political and military analysts on Tuesday lashed out at the National Unity Government (NUG) for not yet introducing its choice of Minister of Defense...Read More

International »

EC Presents Proposals to Reform Common European Asylum System

EC Presents Proposals to Reform Common European Asylum System

May 05, 2016 | International

BRUSSELS - The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday presented proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System by creating a fairer, more efficient and more sustainable...Read More

Russia Pulls All Su-25 Fighters out of Syria

Russia Pulls All Su-25 Fighters out of Syria

May 05, 2016 | International

MOSCOW - Russia has pulled some 30 aircraft out of Syria, including all 25 Su-25 fighter jets, while its air force continues airstrikes in the country, the Defense said ...Read More

NATO Alliance Getting New Supreme Commander

NATO Alliance Getting New Supreme Commander

May 04, 2016 | International

BRUSSELS - The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as...Read More

Russia-U.S. Truce Monitoring Center for Syria to be Set Up in Geneva: Russian FM

Russia-U.S. Truce Monitoring Center for Syria to be Set Up in Geneva: Russian FM

May 04, 2016 | International

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday a joint Russian-U.S. center to monitor the ceasefire in Syria will be launched in the next few days in Geneva...Read More

Kerry Urges Parties to Syrian Conflict to End Violence, Restore Ceasefire

Kerry Urges Parties to Syrian Conflict to End Violence, Restore Ceasefire

May 03, 2016 | International

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged all parties to the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore the cessation of hostilities during his second day...Read More

S.Korea Expects DPRK’s Nuke Test Around Party Convention

S.Korea Expects DPRK’s Nuke Test Around Party Convention

May 03, 2016 | International

SEOUL - South Korea's military on Monday expected the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to conduct another nuclear test in and around the country's ruling party convention...Read More

Editorials »

Protecting Human Rights

May 05, 2016 | Editorials

Man suffers, not only when the part of the world in which he is residing is hit by natural calamities like earthquakes, famines, floods, diseases, etc., but occasionally by...Read More

World Press Freedom Day

May 04, 2016 | Editorials

May 03, is celebrated as the World Press Freedom Day in different countries of the world. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993 after...Read More

The Plights of Afghan Working Class

May 03, 2016 | Editorials

Afghanistan celebrated the International Labor Day on first of May while the plights of Afghanistan’s working class have further intensified. Afghanistan has one of...Read More

Rights and Duties in Social Life

May 02, 2016 | Editorials

Human nature has two aspects, personal and social. Every individual has a desire, a need or a want to do or have something. He wants to satisfy his bodily needs forRead More

Peace is Paramount

May 01, 2016 | Editorials

Afghanistan has been suffering from the horrors of wars and instability for decades now. These have made the people undergo great misery; therefore, most of the people are ...Read More

Taliban Delegation in Pakistan

April 30, 2016 | Editorials

A Taliban delegation from the  Qatar political office is in Pakistan to have talks with Pakistani officials over Afghanistan’s peace process and some demands of the Taliban from the Pakistani government. The AfghanRead More

School Girls Poisoned Again

April 28, 2016 | Editorials

Poisoning innocent school girls has once again started in Afghanistan. There have been many such incidents in different parts of the country. It is believed that these actions...Read More

Article/opinion »

Tendency towards Violating Moral Standard

Tendency towards Violating Moral Standard

May 05, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Social norms and cultural values will have to be practiced upon in a society and intendancy towards the deep-seated values and beliefs and breaking societal norms are considered...Read More

War and Peace and Water

War and Peace and Water

May 05, 2016 | Laura Tuck | opinion

India is currently facing its worst water crisis in years, with an estimated 330 million people – one-quarter of its population – affected by severe drought. Ethiopia is also...Read More

The Deteriorating Environment for Free Press

The Deteriorating Environment for Free Press

May 04, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

With the Taliban and other militant groups increasingly targeting media members in Afghanistan, the environment for operation of media outlets has become more dangerous...Read More

Reinventing Europe

Reinventing Europe

May 04, 2016 | Joschka Fischer | opinion

Since 2009, when the financial crisis that started in America in 2008 shook the eurozone to its core, crisis management has become Europe’s new normal. Indeed, crisis has...Read More

Social Status

Social Status

May 03, 2016 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

Certain people are ranked high in a society because they belong to royal family, respectable caste or occupation. All the people and groups of people are not equally respected...Read More

The Stalemate of Peace Talks – A Threat to Democracy

The Stalemate of Peace Talks – A Threat to Democracy

May 03, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The political conflict between Afghanistan and the Taliban elements stems from ideological differences. The Taliban’s militant group has been radicalized and fed...Read More

Kabul-Moscow Growing Security Cooperation

Kabul-Moscow Growing Security Cooperation

May 02, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

With intensification of war and violence in Afghanistan, Russia and its southern neighbors bordering Afghanistan are increasingly concerned with the deterioration of the...Read More