Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 19th, 2018

Approval of the Budget for the Year 1397

January 18, 2018 | Editorials

In an important development on Wednesday, January 17, the lower house of Afghan parliament – the Wolesi Jirga – approved the budget for the solar year 1397. It was essential for the budget to get...Read more

Democracy is Strengthened through Elections

January 17, 2018 | Editorials

Human beings have been in continuous struggle to form a sort of society or system wherein they are able to live a prosperous and satisfied life. However, the different systems that they...Read more

The Vitality of Media

January 16, 2018 | Editorials

Media has a vital role in democratic countries. Its role and its influence has been so much tremendous that now it is considered as one of the pillars of the state. It is believed that in modern...Read more

National »

More Peace Meetings will Follow Kabul Process: Ghani

More Peace  Meetings will Follow  Kabul Process: Ghani

January 18, 2018 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that regional talks, Islamic talks and international peace talks will be held after the 2nd Kabul Process which is...Read More

Afghanistan Determined to take any Measures to Counter Challenges Hampering Development of Bilateral Relations Between Two Nations: Vice President

Afghanistan Determined  to take any Measures  to Counter Challenges Hampering Development of  Bilateral Relations Between Two Nations: Vice President

January 18, 2018 | National

Kabul, Jan 17—Mr. Liu Jingsong the new Chinese Ambassador to Kabul met with Sarwar Danish the second Vice President of Afghanistan, in his office and discussed the ways to improve the bilateral...Read More

Summit of Counterterrorism Agencies’ Heads in June

Summit of Counterterrorism  Agencies’ Heads in June

January 18, 2018 | National

WASHINGTON - Defeating terrorism needs globally coordinated responses, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies to boost...Read More

Wolesi Jirga Oks Budget with Hike in Development Spending

Wolesi Jirga Oks  Budget with Hike in  Development Spending

January 18, 2018 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved the national budget for 2018, with an increase of 17 billion afghanis in development funds.  The Afghan fiscal year began on December 22...Read More

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

January 18, 2018 | National

PESHAWAR -  A senior Trump administration official has once again asked Pakistan to clear its territory of externally-focused terrorist organisations. Assistant Secretary of State...Read More

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion  if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

January 18, 2018 | National

KABUL - One month after President Ashraf Ghani fired Balkh provincial governor Mohammad Atta Noor, the Jamiat-e-Islami party’s CEO threatened civil rebellion if talks between the party...Read More

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture Development Project

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture  Development Project

January 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value...Read More

International »

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

January 18, 2018 | International

VANCOUVER - Foreign ministers from 20 nations on Tuesday said they would not accept a nuclear-armed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and maintain maximum pressure against Pyongyang at...Read More

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert” over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert”  over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

January 18, 2018 | International

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a "red alert" because of protracted conflicts, the spread of terrorism and other front-burner issues in the...Read More

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

January 17, 2018 | International

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid...Read More

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees to Return: UN Official

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees  to Return: UN Official

January 17, 2018 | International

BEIRUT - A UN refugee official said on Monday that Syria is not safe enough for the Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to return to their homes. Scott Craig, an official with the United Nations...Read More

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

January 16, 2018 | International

MOSCOW - Russia’s incumbent president Vladimir Putin is likely to win the 2018 presidential race with 81.1 percent of votes, leaving all rival candidates far behind, a public opinion poll by...Read More

Tell us What You Want on Brexit, EU Urges Britain

Tell us What You Want on Brexit,  EU Urges Britain

January 16, 2018 | International

BRUSSELS - Britain must tell the EU what kind of post-Brexit relations it wants with the bloc before negotiations can start, European Commission vice president FransTimmermans said Monday...Read More

Editorials »

Approval of the Budget for the Year 1397

January 18, 2018 | Editorials

In an important development on Wednesday, January 17, the lower house of Afghan parliament – the Wolesi Jirga – approved the budget for the solar year 1397. It was essential for the budget to get...Read More

Democracy is Strengthened through Elections

January 17, 2018 | Editorials

Human beings have been in continuous struggle to form a sort of society or system wherein they are able to live a prosperous and satisfied life. However, the different systems that they...Read More

The Vitality of Media

January 16, 2018 | Editorials

Media has a vital role in democratic countries. Its role and its influence has been so much tremendous that now it is considered as one of the pillars of the state. It is believed that in modern...Read More

Consequences of Releasing Hizb-e-Islami’s Prisoners

January 15, 2018 | Editorials

The government of Afghanistan has released 75 of Hizb-e-Islami’s (Hekmatyar branch) members who were sentenced to 20 years by court. These individuals who are released in accordance to the...Read More

The Evil of Terrorism

January 14, 2018 | Editorials

Do we have eyes to see? Do we have ears to listen? Do we have guts to witness that our roads are filled with the blood, many of our children are orphans, our sisters are widowed and our youth...Read More

The Paramount Role of Educational Institutions

January 13, 2018 | Editorials

Educational institutions in our society are of considerable importance. Since, our society is a backward society and it would require knowledge and education for development and progress, the role...Read More

No Real Improvement in Afghanistan

January 11, 2018 | Editorials

In the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, one of the most tragic facts has been that the support and assistance provided to Afghanistan have not been sufficiently utilized for the purposes they...Read More

Article/opinion »

Will Taliban’s Preparation for Talks Lead to Peace?

Will Taliban’s Preparation for Talks Lead to Peace?

January 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The peace deadlock is likely to be broken with the Taliban’s presence around negotiating table. Kabul government has constantly called warring parties, including the Taliban, to hold talks...Read More

Power of Personal Development

Power of Personal Development

January 18, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Research shows that 95% of what we do or say in our daily lives is determined by our habits; that’s why, it is very important to learn about success-creating habits and personality traits...Read More

Let’s Try To Build One Nation

Let’s Try To Build One Nation

January 17, 2018 | Asif Ghaznawi | opinion

Parliament of Afghanistan for the first time approved Electronic identity card four years ago in May 2013; but the then president Mr. Hamid Karzai refrained to sign it. The card contained particulars...Read More

Crisis Leadership

Crisis Leadership

January 17, 2018 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie | opinion

Afghanistan is experiencing one of its most critical periods; insecurity, economic, social injustice and corruption are among the top social issues that challenge the government leadership and...Read More

Only Strong Afghan Air Force Can Guarantee Winning the War on Terror

Only Strong Afghan Air Force Can Guarantee Winning the War on Terror

January 16, 2018 | Sayed Niyam Alami | opinion

Although the US and alliance forces have been working to develop the Afghan Air Force (AAF) for more than a decade now, the AAF has still not been enabled to reach a stage whereby it could take...Read More

Hoping for a Peaceful Year

Hoping for a Peaceful Year

January 16, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Afghanistan was ranked the second worst country in terms of terrorism in the world due to the Taliban’s intensified attacks. The last two years have been highly deadly for Afghan soldiers...Read More

The Name of the New Chinese Ambassador Means Pine Tree: He Will Help Afghanistan Export More Pine Nuts to China

The Name of the New Chinese Ambassador Means Pine Tree: He Will Help Afghanistan Export More Pine Nuts to China

January 15, 2018 | Liu Jinsong | opinion

On January 14th, H.E Mr Liu Jinsong, the new Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, accepted our written interview. Ambassador Liu said he comes from Chinese Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where...Read More