Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Rail Roads: Economic Development and Long Term Partnerships

September 26, 2018 | Editorials

Transport systems play a great role in changing the regional and international policy options of the countries. That’s why transport systems worldwide are undergoing ...Read more

Buying Votes: Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

September 25, 2018 | Editorials

Many Afghans believe voters are bribed – sometimes, often or always. This is a particularly chronic problem in Afghanistan. It is one of the main factors behind electing corrupt ...Read more

Electoral Integrity: The Difficult but Possible Path Towards Fair and Free Elections

September 24, 2018 | Editorials

Regular elections by themselves cannot guarantee true democracy anywhere; however, they serve as one of the major indicators for measuring an effective democratic ...Read more

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Belt and Road Initiative to Connect 3 Continents

Belt and Road Initiative to Connect 3 Continents

September 26, 2018 | National

KABUL - Second Vice President Sarwar Danish says Afghanistan and China will become a connecting point for Europe, Africa and Asia through the Belt and Road...Read More

U.N. Concerned Over Spike in Civilian Casualties in Afghan Air Strikes

U.N. Concerned Over  Spike in Civilian Casualties in Afghan Air Strikes

September 26, 2018 | National

KABUL - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday said it was concerned by the increasing number of civilian casualties from air strikes this year, following ...Read More

Rabbani Stresses Inclusive Afghan-Led Peace Process

Rabbani Stresses Inclusive  Afghan-Led Peace Process

September 26, 2018 | National

KABUL - An inclusive peace process, enjoying the overwhelming support of all Afghans, is imperative for achieving the desired result, says the foreign minister...Read More

Abdullah Renews Govt’s Commitment to Peace Process

Abdullah Renews Govt’s  Commitment to Peace Process

September 26, 2018 | National

NEW YORK - CEO Abdullah Abdullah attended the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the outset of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday and...Read More

Nowshera Dry Port to Boost Afghan-Pakistan Trade

Nowshera Dry Port to  Boost Afghan-Pakistan Trade

September 26, 2018 | National

PESHAWAR - Trade between Kabul and Islamabad will see a major boost with the completion of a dry port in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, hopes a Pakistani business leader...Read More

India-Afghanistan Trade Show Concludes in Mumbai with Over 166 Deals Signed

India-Afghanistan Trade Show Concludes in Mumbai with Over 166 Deals Signed

September 26, 2018 | National

KABUL - The second annual “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show” successfully closed in Mumbai on September ...Read More

Afghanistan to Join CPEC Soon, Hopes Pak Minister

Afghanistan to Join CPEC Soon, Hopes Pak Minister

September 24, 2018 | National

PESHAWAR - Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia will soon join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a huge regional project ...Read More

International »

Chinese FM Says to Support All Endeavors Conducive to Safeguarding Iran Deal

Chinese FM Says to Support All Endeavors Conducive to Safeguarding Iran Deal

September 26, 2018 | International

UNITED NATIONS - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Monday that China supports all endeavors which are conducive to safeguarding ...Read More

Trump: ‘No Plans’ to Meet Iran’s Rouhani ‘Despite Requests’

Trump: ‘No Plans’ to Meet  Iran’s Rouhani ‘Despite Requests’

September 26, 2018 | International

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations “despite requests” to do ...Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan Seeks Better Economic, Political Ties with Germany

Turkey’s Erdogan Seeks Better Economic,  Political Ties with Germany

September 24, 2018 | International

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he would work on improving political and economic ties with Germany during a visit to the country later this ...Read More

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to  Avenge Military Parade Attack

September 24, 2018 | International

DUBAI - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people ...Read More

China Says U.S. Has ‘No Right’ to Interfere in Russia Military Cooperation

China Says U.S. Has ‘No Right’ to  Interfere in Russia Military Cooperation

September 23, 2018 | International

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries ...Read More

Trump Administration Destabilizes Global Peace: Iran’s Zarif

Trump Administration Destabilizes  Global Peace: Iran’s Zarif

September 23, 2018 | International

GENEVA - Iran’s foreign minister tweeted on Friday that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was a threat to the Middle East and to the global ...Read More

Editorials »

Rail Roads: Economic Development and Long Term Partnerships

September 26, 2018 | Editorials

Transport systems play a great role in changing the regional and international policy options of the countries. That’s why transport systems worldwide are undergoing ...Read More

Buying Votes: Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

September 25, 2018 | Editorials

Many Afghans believe voters are bribed – sometimes, often or always. This is a particularly chronic problem in Afghanistan. It is one of the main factors behind electing corrupt ...Read More

Electoral Integrity: The Difficult but Possible Path Towards Fair and Free Elections

September 24, 2018 | Editorials

Regular elections by themselves cannot guarantee true democracy anywhere; however, they serve as one of the major indicators for measuring an effective democratic ...Read More

Peace in the Korean Peninsula: Positive Messages for Afghanistan

September 23, 2018 | Editorials

The North Korea nuclear issue was the most important security issue in the region and the world as well. These issues remained depressingly the same despite new developments ...Read More

Electoral Violence Prevention: Using Biometric System as a Major Step

September 22, 2018 | Editorials

Electoral violence is one of the main characteristics of Election in developing countries. It is several months that the Afghan government and the political parties . . .Read More

Afghanistan Election: Participation and Resilience By All Sides As the Viable Solutions

September 19, 2018 | Editorials

Electoral fraud in Afghanistan is a critical concern for candidates, government and the international community. They are warning that corruption in the parliamentary ...Read More

Afghan Elections Dilemma: Political Parties Conflicting Demands and Terrorist Threats

September 18, 2018 | Editorials

Forthcoming elections in Afghanistan face a lot of challenges. They include the likely postponement of the elections due to violence from ISIS, Taliban and other terrorist groups ...Read More

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Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a Potentially far Larger Conflagration

Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a  Potentially far Larger Conflagration

September 26, 2018 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also ...Read More

The Promise and Pitfalls of AI

The Promise and Pitfalls of AI

September 26, 2018 | Jacques Bughin and Nicolas van Zeebroeck | opinion

Like any transformative trend, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) poses both major opportunities and significant challenges. But the gravest risks may not be the ones most ...Read More

MAD About Sino-American Trade

MAD About Sino-American Trade

September 25, 2018 | Minxin Pei | opinion

Now that US President Donald Trump has imposed a 10% tariff on yet another $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the US-China trade war has entered a costly new phase ...Read More

UN: 5.5 Million People in Urgent Needs for Financial Aid in Afghanistan

UN: 5.5 Million People in Urgent Needs for  Financial Aid in Afghanistan

September 25, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Last Saturday, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator has called international community for urgent financial assistance for nearly 5.5 million hungry people ...Read More

Reforms In Government Educational Institutions Needed to Improve Quality Education

Reforms In Government Educational Institutions  Needed to Improve Quality Education

September 24, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

Government funded schools take on the largest number of students from grade one to grade twelve across the country, and Ministry of Education...Read More

Int’l Day of Peace: A distant dream in Afghanistan

Int’l Day of Peace: A distant dream in Afghanistan

September 24, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

With issuing the resolution No. 235/252, The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 of September as International Day for Peace. The main aim of this resolution was ...Read More

Election Should Carry the True Spirit of Democracy

Election Should Carry the True Spirit of Democracy

September 23, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

With only few weeks left for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections, the mistrust resurfaced between state and nation leading to the closure of ...Read More