Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Chabahar Agreement and Afghan-Indian Relations

May 25, 2016 | Editorials

President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran’s southern port of...Read more

Crimes are the Product of Disorder in Society

May 24, 2016 | Editorials

Crime and delinquency are the forms of non-conformity of human behavior. Criminals are the product of society and are caused by the disorganization of the social structure...Read more

Death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

May 23, 2016 | Editorials

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor is believed to be dead. Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed on Sunday, May 22, that he...Read more

National »

No Specific Timeframe for the Conclusion of Peace Deal with HIA: ARG

No Specific Timeframe for the Conclusion of Peace Deal with HIA: ARG

May 25, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Presidential Palace announced Tuesday that there is no specific timeframe for the conclusion of peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar...Read More

Ghani Issues New Decree as TUTAP Review Commission Submit Findings

Ghani Issues New Decree as TUTAP Review Commission Submit Findings

May 25, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a new decree following the conclusion of a review commission to study the route for the 500kV transmission line.The presidential...Read More

Abdullah Reaffirms Commitment to Peace Process, Reform

Abdullah Reaffirms Commitment to Peace Process, Reform

May 25, 2016 | National

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah, reaffirming Kabul’s commitment to talks with its armed opponents, has said peace will elude Afghanistan if the region does...Read More

Chabahar Deal Realized Dream of Afghans after 150 Years: Official

Chabahar Deal Realized Dream of Afghans after 150 Years: Official

May 25, 2016 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan dream of having access to the international waters has been realized after the signing of the tripartite agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan...Read More

Operation in Syria will Never Become ‘New Afghanistan': Russia

Operation in Syria will Never Become ‘New Afghanistan': Russia

May 25, 2016 | National

GROZNY - Russia’s operation in Syria is a "pin-point military plan" and it will never grow into a "new Afghanistan," Deputy Russian Security Council ...Read More

Modi to Inaugurate Salma Dam

Modi to Inaugurate Salma Dam

May 25, 2016 | National

KABUL - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate Salma Dam, a massive dam built and funded by India in Herat province. Located in the Chesth-e-Sharif...Read More

Iran, India, Afghanistan Ink Chabahar Agreement

Iran, India, Afghanistan Ink Chabahar Agreement

May 24, 2016 | National

TEHRAN - Tehran, New Delhi and Kabul signed an epoch-making agreement in Tehran on Monday to establish a transit and transportation corridor. The agreement known as...Read More

International »

Erdogan Approves New Cabinet List Drafted By Upcoming PM

Erdogan Approves New Cabinet List Drafted By Upcoming PM

May 25, 2016 | International

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a cabinet list to form the 65th government drafted by the upcoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday, two...Read More

Robust Measures Needed to Curb Air Pollution: UNEP

Robust Measures Needed to Curb Air Pollution: UNEP

May 25, 2016 | International

NAIROBI - The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) has said there is need for governments to refashion policy and regulatory interventions aimed at reducing air pollution...Read More

World Humanitarian Summit Opens with Calls for Improving Response to Crisis

World Humanitarian Summit Opens with Calls for Improving Response to Crisis

May 24, 2016 | International

ISTANBUL - The first world humanitarian summit opened here Monday with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging governments, aid groups, the private sector and other...Read More

Global Health Development Entering New Era: WHO

Global Health Development Entering New Era: WHO

May 24, 2016 | International

GENEVA - World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan outlined Monday the challenges faced by the global community in light of current health issues while stressing...Read More

Hiroshima Visit to Emphasize Current U.S. Ties with Japan: Obama

Hiroshima Visit to Emphasize Current U.S. Ties with Japan: Obama

May 23, 2016 | International

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday his visit to Hiroshima, the first city to suffer an atomic bombing, would emphasize friendly ties between former enemies...Read More

Syria’s Refugee Crisis Shows World Lack of Sufficient Solidarity

Syria’s Refugee Crisis Shows World Lack of Sufficient Solidarity

May 23, 2016 | International

ANKARA - An ex-UN refugee official said recently that "Syrian crisis has shown that there is not sufficient international solidarity. World should not lay burden on...Read More

Editorials »

Chabahar Agreement and Afghan-Indian Relations

May 25, 2016 | Editorials

President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran’s southern port of...Read More

Crimes are the Product of Disorder in Society

May 24, 2016 | Editorials

Crime and delinquency are the forms of non-conformity of human behavior. Criminals are the product of society and are caused by the disorganization of the social structure...Read More

Death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

May 23, 2016 | Editorials

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor is believed to be dead. Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed on Sunday, May 22, that he...Read More

Planning a Family

May 22, 2016 | Editorials

There is no short cut to or any spontaneous method to decrease the number of people in a particular community and adjust them with the available sources and resources of the country...Read More

The Role of Educational Institutions

May 21, 2016 | Editorials

The role of educational institutions within a society is immense, especially in a society that has a serious consideration about knowledge and learning. Educational institutions...Read More

Controlling the Deviant Behavior

May 19, 2016 | Editorials

The people living in a society do not necessarily accept all the norms and values of the society. There are certain individuals who think otherwise and may even go against the established...Read More

We must Welcome Social and Cultural Changes

May 18, 2016 | Editorials

It is the nature of culture which directs social change. There are cultures around the world which encourage social change in technology, others in biological factors of individual...Read More

Article/opinion »

“Promoting Visit” to Deepen Friendship Between China and Afghanistan

“Promoting Visit” to Deepen Friendship Between China and Afghanistan

May 25, 2016 | Yao Jing | opinion

At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah...Read More

The Aftermaths of Mullah Mansoor’s Killing

The Aftermaths of Mullah Mansoor’s Killing

May 25, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

Mullah Mansoor's death came as profoundly unexpected for all parties involved in the conflict in Afghanistan. The new Taliban leader was doing well in consolidating his power within...Read More

The Impact of Mansour’s Death on Peace Talks

The Impact of Mansour’s Death on Peace Talks

May 24, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

With the revelation of Mullah Omar’s death, a gap emerged between the Taliban’s splinter groups and appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, on July 2015, as the...Read More

Afghan Peace Process After Mullah Mansoor!

Afghan Peace Process After Mullah Mansoor!

May 24, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi | opinion

Mullah Mansoor was born in a small village in the Maiwand district of Kandahar, a southern province of Afghanistan that shares border with Pakistan’s south-western Baluchistan...Read More

Bringing the Caspian Tiger Back to Life

Bringing the Caspian Tiger Back to Life

May 23, 2016 | Saikat Kumar Basu and Peiman Zandi | opinion

The global tiger conservation efforts has recently received a big boost with significant rise in tiger populations in the Russian Far East (Amur subspecies), the Indian subcontinent...Read More

How to build Self-Confidence?

How to build Self-Confidence?

May 23, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi | opinion

Self-confidence essentially is the belief in one’s ability to succeed despite the odds, difficulties and adversities. It is the talent to cope with one’s limitation...Read More

Ideological Differences Facilitate Militancy

Ideological Differences Facilitate Militancy

May 22, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Insurgency stems from ideological differences and people fall victim to violence and bloodshed on the grounds of their racial, sexual and sectarian backgrounds. One, who happens...Read More