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It Never Rains but It Pours

It Never Rains but It Pours

July 27, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

The social and political challenges fill the air with a sense of disappointment. Since Afghanistan is embroiled in interminable problems, Afghans, mainly the youths, have no clear...Read more

Taliban are against Girls’ Education

July 27, 2016 | Editorials

Amid rising insecurity, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces foiled a planned suicide attack on a girls’ school in Kabul after security forces shot and wounded the...Read more

Third Attack in Germany in a Week

July 26, 2016 | Editorials

There was yet another attack by a refugee in Germany on Sunday, July 24. According to the reports, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee died when a bomb he was carrying in his rucksack...Read more

Peaceful Protestors Targeted by Suicide Bombers

July 25, 2016 | Editorials

A twin suicide attack targeted the gathering of a mass demonstration staged by Hazaras against the TUTA route change in capital Kabul. It was the second mass protest in Kabul...Read more

National »

US Vows to Help Afghanistan Reduce Civilian Casualties

US Vows to Help Afghanistan Reduce Civilian Casualties

July 27, 2016 | National

WASHINGTON - U.S officials have said that Washington will help the Afghan forces reduce civilian casualties in the ongoing war in the country. General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the...Read More

Kabul Seeks Moscow’s Help in Combating Drugs, Terror

Kabul Seeks Moscow’s Help in Combating Drugs, Terror

July 27, 2016 | National

KABUL - Kabul has expressed a keen interest in increased cooperation with Moscow in battling the twin scourge of terrorism and drug trafficking. National Security Advisor Mohammad... Read More

UN Calls to End Violence Against Civilians in Afghanistan

UN Calls to End Violence Against Civilians in Afghanistan

July 27, 2016 | National

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, demanded Monday the cessation of violence against civilians in Afghanistan, Cuba's...Read More

Attorney General Promises Impartial Probe into Rally Attack

Attorney General Promises  Impartial Probe into Rally Attack

July 27, 2016 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan's Attorney General Farid Hamidi on Tuesday pledged to carry out a transparent, just and impartial probe into the deadly blast on Saturday in Kabul that left...Read More

Civilian Casualties Hit All-Time High in 1st Half of 2016: UN

Civilian Casualties Hit All-Time High in 1st Half of 2016: UN

July 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - At least 1,601 civilian have been killed and 3,565 others injured in the first half of the current year, showing a record surge of four percent compared to the corresponding...Read More

Ghani Says can Provide Addresses of Taliban Leaders in Quetta

Ghani Says can Provide Addresses of Taliban Leaders in Quetta

July 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he can provide the addresses of the Taliban leaders in Quetta city of Pakistan. During an interview with Geo News, President Ghani...Read More

President Appoints Team to Probe Attack on Kabul Rally

President Appoints Team to Probe Attack on Kabul Rally

July 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday appointed a delegation to conduct a thoroughgoing investigation into the attack on a protest demonstration in the capital earlier in the...Read More

International »

UN Begins first Review of Progress on 2030 SDGs

UN Begins first Review of Progress on 2030 SDGs

July 13, 2016 | International

UNITED NATIONS - The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kicked off here Monday to review the work of countries' efforts to implement the 2030...Read More

Syrian Army Extends Ceasefire for Additional 72 Hrs

Syrian Army Extends Ceasefire for Additional 72 Hrs

July 13, 2016 | International

DAMASCUS - The Syrian army announced Monday evening extending a regime of calm for additional 72 hours, the third consecutive extension to take place recently, state news agency SANA...Read More

New Syrian Government Sworn in Before Assad

New Syrian Government Sworn in Before Assad

July 12, 2016 | International

DAMASCUS - The newly-formed Syrian government was sworn in before President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. Earlier this month, al-Assad endorsed...Read More

Carter Arrives in Baghdad for Talks with Iraqi Leaders: TV

Carter Arrives in Baghdad for Talks with Iraqi Leaders: TV

July 12, 2016 | International

BAGHDAD - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi leaders, Iraqi official television reported...Read More

Australian PM’s Conservative Coalition Claims Victory in Election

Australian PM’s Conservative Coalition Claims Victory in Election

July 11, 2016 | International

CANBERRA - The leader of Australia's Liberal-National Party (LNP) coalition, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, claimed victory in the federal election on Sunday eight days after...Read More

Obama Pledges U.S. Long-Term Commitment to Europe Security

Obama Pledges U.S. Long-Term Commitment to Europe Security

July 11, 2016 | International

WARSAW - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged the U.S. long-term commitment to ensuring Europe' s security and defending allies, while participating his last NATO Summit...Read More

Editorials »

Taliban are against Girls’ Education

July 27, 2016 | Editorials

Amid rising insecurity, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces foiled a planned suicide attack on a girls’ school in Kabul after security forces shot and wounded the...Read More

Third Attack in Germany in a Week

July 26, 2016 | Editorials

There was yet another attack by a refugee in Germany on Sunday, July 24. According to the reports, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee died when a bomb he was carrying in his rucksack...Read More

Peaceful Protestors Targeted by Suicide Bombers

July 25, 2016 | Editorials

A twin suicide attack targeted the gathering of a mass demonstration staged by Hazaras against the TUTA route change in capital Kabul. It was the second mass protest in Kabul...Read More

Participation of Women in Peace Process

July 23, 2016 | Editorials

Afghan society has been patriarchal; therefore, most of the institutions in the society are led by men. In almost all forms of institutions, the involvement of women is inadequate...Read More

Government Requires a Clear Strategy against Insurgency

July 21, 2016 | Editorials

The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely serious and unfortunately the arrangements to tackle the situation are not up to the mark. The government authorities do not see...Read More

The Uncontrolled Crimes

July 20, 2016 | Editorials

With the insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan, the crime rate also seems to be troubling people; particularly in the capital Kabul. According to the figures by the Kabul police...Read More

The Rights of Working Class

July 19, 2016 | Editorials

Labor law arose in parallel with the Industrial Revolution as the relationship between worker and employer changed from small-scale production studios to large-scale factories. Workers...Read More

Article/opinion »

It Never Rains but It Pours

It Never Rains but It Pours

July 27, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The social and political challenges fill the air with a sense of disappointment. Since Afghanistan is embroiled in interminable problems, Afghans, mainly the youths, have no clear...Read More

Creating A Happier Workforce for Higher Productivity in Afghanistan

Creating A Happier Workforce for Higher Productivity in Afghanistan

July 27, 2016 | Sun Xi | opinion

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” said Paul Krugman, an eminent Nobel laureate in economics. So far, most ways used in Afghanistan to...Read More

Erdogan Bashing Must Stop

Erdogan Bashing Must Stop

July 26, 2016 | Ali Akin | opinion

An armed attack launched against the elected government and people in Turkey in the evening of 15 July 2016. It was well planned in advance and wide spread. Only the courage of...Read More

The Strategic Leadership Competencies

The Strategic Leadership Competencies

July 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The study of leader traits has a long and controversial history. Some researches show that the possession of certain traits alone does not guarantee strategic leadership success...Read More

Obstacles before Democracy

Obstacles before Democracy

July 25, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

In democratic systems, discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, color or creed is not acceptable. All individuals are entitled to exercise their rights and dignity without barriers...Read More

Carnage in Kabul

Carnage in Kabul

July 25, 2016 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

It was one of the most shocking scene when the peaceful demonstrators on the streets of Kabul were brutally targeted by suicide bombers. Three attackers with suicide vests...Read More

Afghanistan Turning to Good Market for Indian Products

Afghanistan Turning to Good Market for Indian Products

July 23, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Afghanistan markets are largely occupied with low quality products of neighboring countries some of which are extremely poor and harmful. These poor quality products are widely...Read More