Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Sprouting Seeds of Hope

Sprouting Seeds of Hope

July 23, 2017 | Sarwar Danish | Opinion

Social and economic developments are a complicated and time-consuming process. Reaching development in its modern concept is in need of long time and certain conditions, in Afghanistan...Read more

Mining Sector Faces Major Challenges

July 23, 2017 | Editorials

Though a ray of hope for economic stability in Afghanistan, mining sector faces major challenges and issues. These issues, if remain unsolved, can threaten the viability of the whole...Read more

Threatening Social Evils

July 22, 2017 | Editorials

There have been many evils in human societies that have been disrupting the smooth development and improvement. Though there have been efforts to overcome them, they have kept on existing...Read more

Accountability is the Key to Good Governance

July 20, 2017 | Editorials

One of the key requirements of good governance is accountability. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations must be accountable to...Read more

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Mining Industry’s Incomes Decline Due to ‘Embezzlement’

Mining Industry’s  Incomes Decline Due  to ‘Embezzlement’

July 23, 2017 | National

>KABUL - Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi says government should put in place effective plans to prevent the “embezzlement” of the mining industry’s incomes. Finance Minister...Read More

Kabul Optimistic as US Withholds $50m Reimbursement to Pakistan over Haqqani Network

Kabul Optimistic as US Withholds $50m  Reimbursement to Pakistan over Haqqani Network

July 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Afghan government is optimistic that the withholding of reimbursements to Pakistan by the Department will have an impact regarding the country’s decision to provide...Read More

US Strike Kills 16 Afghan Policemen in Helmand Province

US Strike Kills 16 Afghan Policemen in Helmand Province

July 23, 2017 | National

LASHKARGAH - A US airstrike has killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, the latest setback to Washington's efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country...Read More

You Symbolized a New Afghanistan: Ghani to Robotics Girls

You Symbolized a New Afghanistan: Ghani to Robotics Girls

July 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appreciated the Afghan girl robotics team for winning the silver medal in a competition in the United States, saying they represented a new image...Read More

323 People Arrested on Various Criminal Charges in Kabul

323 People Arrested on Various  Criminal Charges in Kabul

July 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - At least three hundred and twenty three people were arrested on various criminal charges over a period of almost one month from capital Kabul. The Kabul police chief...Read More

MSF Reopens First Kunduz Clinic since Deadly Hospital Air Strike in 2015

MSF Reopens First Kunduz Clinic since Deadly Hospital Air Strike in 2015

July 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a...Read More

Danish Says Early Elections, Interim Govt not Possible

Danish Says Early  Elections, Interim  Govt not Possible

July 22, 2017 | National

KABUL - The second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danish said coups and early elections will not help in overcoming Afghanistan’s challenges. The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar...Read More

International »

Democrats Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Democrats Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

July 23, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to...Read More

Green Economy Proves to be Critical Means to Eradicate Poverty: UN Official

Green Economy Proves to be Critical Means to Eradicate Poverty: UN Official

July 23, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - Green economy which requires economic development without sacrificing the environment proves to be a critical means to eradicate poverty worldwide, said UN Environment Program...Read More

First China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue Sees Some Positive Outcomes

First China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue Sees Some Positive Outcomes

July 22, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - The first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) saw the world’s two largest economies resolve a number of issues in their trade relationship while agreeing...Read More

Macron, Seeking Stronger EU, Meets Brexit Negotiator Barnier

Macron, Seeking Stronger EU, Meets Brexit Negotiator Barnier

July 22, 2017 | International

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator with both men looking for more clarity from Britain over its departure from...Read More

France Wants Major Powers to Make ‘Proposals’ to Syrian Warring Parties

France Wants Major Powers to Make ‘Proposals’ to Syrian Warring Parties

July 20, 2017 | International

PARIS - France wants major powers involved in the Syrian crisis to join a contact group that would make proposals to warring parties, in an effort to break a deadlock in political...Read More

Senior U.S., Russian Diplomats Hold “Tough” Talks: U.S. State Department

Senior U.S., Russian Diplomats Hold “Tough” Talks: U.S. State Department

July 20, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that senior U.S. and Russian diplomats had held “tough” talks here on areas of mutual concern. Following the recent meeting...Read More

Editorials »

Mining Sector Faces Major Challenges

July 23, 2017 | Editorials

Though a ray of hope for economic stability in Afghanistan, mining sector faces major challenges and issues. These issues, if remain unsolved, can threaten the viability of the whole...Read More

Threatening Social Evils

July 22, 2017 | Editorials

There have been many evils in human societies that have been disrupting the smooth development and improvement. Though there have been efforts to overcome them, they have kept on existing...Read More

Accountability is the Key to Good Governance

July 20, 2017 | Editorials

One of the key requirements of good governance is accountability. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations must be accountable to...Read More

Number of Drug Addicts on the Rise

July 19, 2017 | Editorials

It is really tragic to note that neither the production of poppy, nor the curse of drug addiction have been controlled in Afghanistan. Therefore, serious concerns are prevalent...Read More

State Should Guarantee Welfare of the People

July 18, 2017 | Editorials

State, in the modern sense, is a welfare or social agency and it must make efforts so as to ensure the rights of the individuals who live in it. Its primary objectives should not be...Read More

The Role of Youth in Afghanistan

July 17, 2017 | Editorials

For the last few decades Afghanistan has been going through a very difficult time. The country has been largely influenced by insecurity, and the incapacity of the leaders to guide...Read More

Mosul – The Death Knell for ISIL?

July 16, 2017 | Editorials

Pushed out from many of its stronghold from Syria and from Mosul city of Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is losing territorial bases in the in the...Read More

Article/opinion »

Sprouting Seeds of Hope

Sprouting Seeds of Hope

July 23, 2017 | Sarwar Danish | opinion

Social and economic developments are a complicated and time-consuming process. Reaching development in its modern concept is in need of long time and certain conditions, in Afghanistan...Read More

In Pursuit of Reviving Identity

In Pursuit of Reviving Identity

July 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Social-traditional structure and tribal customs have constantly marginalized women from social and political arenas. Women’s identity was veiled in mystery and their role was reduced...Read More

Afghanistan’s Peace Prospect

Afghanistan’s Peace Prospect

July 20, 2017 | Liaqat Ali Amini | opinion

Peace has remained elusive in Afghanistan and all efforts made in this regard came to a stalemate. Several institutions were established with the hope of replacing war with...Read More

Nonstop Bleeding Around the Globe

Nonstop Bleeding Around the Globe

July 20, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The carnage and bloodshed, which continue globally in a massive scale, inflict indescribable pain and sufferings upon nations. The flagrant violation of human rights and dignity is not...Read More

Political Tension Soars between Afghan Officials

Political Tension Soars between Afghan Officials

July 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Political cleavage emerged between Afghan officials within the government apparatus has filled the air with a sense of anxiety for both state and nation. With the growing discontent...Read More

Pakistan on the Verge of Political Syndrome

Pakistan on the Verge of Political Syndrome

July 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Pakistani government is embroiled in two major challenges, the issue of combating terrorism and the Panama Papers, which has put pressure on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...Read More

Why am “I” Not Seen?

Why am “I” Not Seen?

July 18, 2017 | Monirah Yosufzada | opinion

I shoulder my way through a tunnel filled with light but the closer I get the dimmer the light becomes. Tunnel comes to end and I step on hard ground with fear. I stand up with trembling...Read More