Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Parliament: Ups and Downs

Parliament: Ups and Downs

January 19, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | Opinion

Parliament is widely recognized as the pivotal institution of democracy and everybody agrees on what the functions of a parliament are. Nobody doubts that they are to embody the...Read more

Government Lacks Commitment to Solve Basic Issues

January 19, 2017 | Editorials

As Afghan government has not been able to deliver well, the concerns of the people and their skepticism about the future of the country seem to be on the rise. They have lost...Read more

Misuse of Archaeological Sites

January 18, 2017 | Editorials

The archaeological sites within a country are basically the traditional wealth of a country and belong to the whole nation. These sites should be guarded properly and should be...Read more

The Rocky Road of Peace Process

January 17, 2017 | Editorials

Terrorism, which increases the anguish and sufferings of individuals, is a relentless plight and blackmails the entire globe. Afghanistan bears the brunt of it and sustains heavy...Read more

National »

Aid Groups Need $550 Million to Confront Worsening Afghan Crisis: UN

Aid Groups Need $550 Million to  Confront Worsening Afghan Crisis: UN

January 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - International aid groups needs more than a half a billion dollars this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy, as a humanitarian...Read More

Al-Qaeda Threat in Af-Pak Region Persists: White House

Al-Qaeda Threat in Af-Pak Region Persists: White House

January 19, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - Even as the strength of Taliban and Al Qaeda has been diminished to a large extent, the situation in Afghanistan continues to be of concern, the outgoing Obama...Read More

Afghan Forces were Tested and Prevailed in 2016: Nicholson

Afghan Forces were Tested and Prevailed in 2016: Nicholson

January 19, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - The commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan said that the Afghan national security forces were tested in 2016 and they prevailed. It was an important year for us...Read More

Trump Team to Cooperate with Kabul, Hopes Mohib

Trump Team to Cooperate  with Kabul, Hopes Mohib

January 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - Counterterrorism and economic development cooperation will be among the top of the Trump administration, which is scheduled to take office on January 20, believes the Afghan...Read More

Some Parts of the Constitution Omitted: Bashardost

Some Parts of the Constitution Omitted: Bashardost

January 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Wednesday alleged some articles of the constitution had been either altered or removed. Dr. Ramazan Bashardost, an outspoken lawmaker from...Read More

NSC Oks Procedure for Marking NDSF Day

NSC Oks Procedure for Marking NDSF Day

January 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) has approved a procedure for celebrating National Defence Security Forces (NDSF) Day, declaring the Spin Ghar area of eastern Nangarhar...Read More

Afghans Have Little Faith in NUG’s Economic, Security Policies

Afghans Have Little Faith in  NUG’s Economic, Security Policies

January 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - A new survey carried out by the Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS) has found that the majority of people in Afghanistan are skeptical about government’s...Read More

International »

UN Predicts Modest Global Economic Growth over Next two Years

UN Predicts Modest Global Economic Growth over Next two Years

January 19, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - The world economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018, said a UN report launched here on Tuesday, pointing out that the global economy...Read More

Merkel Welcomes May’s Brexit ‘Clarity’, Vows European Unity

Merkel Welcomes May’s Brexit ‘Clarity’, Vows European Unity

January 19, 2017 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "clarity" provided by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech laying out her plans for Brexit...Read More

French President Says EU Needs No Outside Advice

French President Says EU Needs No Outside Advice

January 18, 2017 | International

PARIS - The European Union (EU) "does not need external advice to tell it what it has to do," French President Francois Hollande said Monday. Hollande made the remarks...Read More

Merkel Refutes Trump’s Criticism Towards her Refugee Policy

Merkel Refutes Trump’s Criticism Towards her Refugee Policy

January 18, 2017 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday refuted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's criticism towards her refugee policy. He(Trump) has recently reiterated his...Read More

Trump Hails Brexit as “Great Thing”, Vows Swift Trade Deal with Britain

Trump Hails Brexit as “Great Thing”, Vows Swift Trade Deal with Britain

January 17, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that Britain's exit from the European Union will turn out to be "a great thing" and...Read More

Moscow Agrees with Trump that NATO is Obsolete: Kremlin

Moscow Agrees with Trump that NATO is Obsolete: Kremlin

January 17, 2017 | International

MOSCOW - The Russian government agrees with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is obsolete, the Kremlin said Monday. NATO is truly a relic of the past. We agree with this...Read More

Editorials »

Government Lacks Commitment to Solve Basic Issues

January 19, 2017 | Editorials

As Afghan government has not been able to deliver well, the concerns of the people and their skepticism about the future of the country seem to be on the rise. They have lost...Read More

Misuse of Archaeological Sites

January 18, 2017 | Editorials

The archaeological sites within a country are basically the traditional wealth of a country and belong to the whole nation. These sites should be guarded properly and should be...Read More

The Rocky Road of Peace Process

January 17, 2017 | Editorials

Terrorism, which increases the anguish and sufferings of individuals, is a relentless plight and blackmails the entire globe. Afghanistan bears the brunt of it and sustains heavy...Read More

A Silver Lining in Syria

January 16, 2017 | Editorials

The Syria’s war is a great tragedy of modern world and a highly negative milestone in the history of human society. The humanitarian law was widely violated by militant fighters...Read More

Concerns Regarding Human Rights

January 15, 2017 | Editorials

The situation of human rights in Afghanistan has always worried the sensitive individuals, the human rights organizations, civil society, media and the international community...Read More

“Erosion in Afghanistan Reconstruction”

January 14, 2017 | Editorials

The war against terrorism that was started by U.S. in Afghanistan does not seem to have generated the results that were expected. Even after spending so much in blood and money...Read More

Bourgeoning Security Concerns

January 12, 2017 | Editorials

On Tuesday, some heinous attacks were carried out in different parts of the country. There were four major attacks – two were carried out in Kabul, one in Helmand and another one...Read More

Article/opinion »

Parliament: Ups and Downs

Parliament: Ups and Downs

January 19, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Parliament is widely recognized as the pivotal institution of democracy and everybody agrees on what the functions of a parliament are. Nobody doubts that they are to embody the...Read More

Counting the Fatalities

Counting the Fatalities

January 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

In spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands...Read More

The Agricultural Challenges

The Agricultural Challenges

January 18, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people...Read More

Future of Afghan Refugees

Future of Afghan Refugees

January 17, 2017 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

According to the U.N. refugee agency, in the first week of 2017, 1,643 unregistered Afghans chose to return or were deported from Pakistan, and 7,776 returned from Iran, according...Read More

The Wide Vacuum for Democracy

The Wide Vacuum for Democracy

January 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The hegemony of democracy has been challenged in Afghanistan as the rights and liberty of individuals are violated egregiously. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the nation took active...Read More

Let’s Learn from the Experience of Japanese Education

Let’s Learn from the Experience  of Japanese Education

January 16, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Japan is one of the unique societies in the world that pay great importance to education. The introduction of a modern education into Japan, taking several Western countries as models...Read More

Unknown Fate of Disqualified Ministers

Unknown Fate of Disqualified Ministers

January 15, 2017 | Asif Ghaznawi | opinion

Almost two months ago, Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the parliament impeached 16 ministers of the national unity government and disqualified seven of them. Ministers were impeached...Read More