Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Violence Against Women Persists

May 24, 2017 | Editorials

The condition of women in Afghanistan does not seem to be improving though there have been many promises and commitments to change the scenario. As the country has been largely influenced...Read more

No Development without Economic Development

May 23, 2017 | Editorials

No development, in any country, is possible without economic development. Economic development basically provides the foundations on which the building of the overall development can...Read more

Embracing Diversity

May 22, 2017 | Editorials

Living in a diverse society is always a challenge. This challenge becomes more difficult to tackle when there are conflicts within such a society. In some cases, these conflicts...Read more

National »

Govt. Alone Unable to Manage Current Imbroglio: Ibrahimi

Govt. Alone Unable to Manage Current Imbroglio: Ibrahimi

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house speaker urged political parties and influential figures to reach a consensus on resolving the current imbroglio, which he said the government...Read More

US Committed to Fighting Terror in Afghanistan: McMaster

US Committed to Fighting Terror  in Afghanistan: McMaster

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL - US National Security Advisor (NSA) Gen. HR McMaster has renewed Washington’s commitment to supporting Kabul in diverse fields and in the fight against terrorism, a statement...Read More

MoPW Saves 15bn Afghanis in Contracts Last Year

MoPW Saves 15bn  Afghanis in Contracts Last Year

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL – Minister of Public Works Eng. Mahmood Baligh on Tuesday said his ministry constructed hundreds of kilometers of roads and saved Afs 15 billion in development projects last solar...Read More

TAPI a Purely Economic Project: Turkmenistan

TAPI a Purely Economic Project: Turkmenistan

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL - A long-delayed four nation’s gas pipeline project is seen as an essential element of economic cooperation between and Turkmenistan. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India...Read More

USAID and AGO Launch Women’s Internship Program

USAID and AGO Launch  Women’s Internship Program

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Tuesday launched a program...Read More

16 Suspects Appear in Court over Military Hospital Attack

16 Suspects Appear  in Court over Military Hospital Attack

May 24, 2017 | National

KABUL - At least sixteen people suspected of being involved in the deadly attack on Sardar Daud military hospital in Kabul in March appeared in court on Tuesday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense...Read More

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

May 23, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump held a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit to discuss security and fight against terrorism...Read More

International »

Trump Affirms Peace is “Possible” between Israel and Palestinians

Trump Affirms Peace is “Possible” between Israel and Palestinians

May 24, 2017 | International

JERUSALEM - In the final remarks that concluded his first visit to the region, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is “possible...Read More

Rouhani Calls Donald Trump ‘Intellectually Unstable’

Rouhani Calls Donald Trump  ‘Intellectually Unstable’

May 24, 2017 | International

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called US President Donald Trump “intellectually unstable”. Rouhani also described Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia...Read More

Iran and IS are Major “Threats” to Middle East: Trump

Iran and IS are Major “Threats”  to Middle East: Trump

May 23, 2017 | International

JERUSALEM - Speaking in an address to the press in Jerusalem on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran is a "threat" to the region and must stop training...Read More

EU Nations Set tough Negotiating Mandate for Brexit Talks

EU Nations Set tough Negotiating  Mandate for Brexit Talks

May 23, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - The 27 European Union nations handling Britain's exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU's chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the...Read More

U.S. Top Diplomat Hints at Possible Direct Talks with Iranian Counterpart

U.S. Top Diplomat Hints at Possible  Direct Talks with Iranian Counterpart

May 22, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted on Saturday that he was open to direct talks with Iran in the future. In terms of whether I would ever pick the phone up...Read More

Germany Says Considering Jordan as Alternative for Troops in Turkey

Germany Says Considering Jordan as Alternative for Troops in Turkey

May 22, 2017 | International

AMMAN - German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday that Jordan has a potential to host German troops currently located in Turkey. The minister said no decision has...Read More

Editorials »

Violence Against Women Persists

May 24, 2017 | Editorials

The condition of women in Afghanistan does not seem to be improving though there have been many promises and commitments to change the scenario. As the country has been largely influenced...Read More

No Development without Economic Development

May 23, 2017 | Editorials

No development, in any country, is possible without economic development. Economic development basically provides the foundations on which the building of the overall development can...Read More

Embracing Diversity

May 22, 2017 | Editorials

Living in a diverse society is always a challenge. This challenge becomes more difficult to tackle when there are conflicts within such a society. In some cases, these conflicts...Read More

Shaky Situation in Afghanistan

May 21, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read More

Consciousness about the Social Life

May 20, 2017 | Editorials

Human beings are social beings and they are largely dependent on the society. They are largely influenced by the society wherein they live, and in return, they influence the society...Read More

Security, Economic and Political Challenges

May 18, 2017 | Editorials

The security of a nation is a vital element to ensure its viability and survival as well as it is essential for securing an environment which will facilitate the process of...Read More

Politicians should Serve the People

May 17, 2017 | Editorials

Though the evolution of human society has enabled them to achieve some marvellous achievements, they have not been able to achieve one of the most important aspects – they have not been... Read More

Article/opinion »

Media – The Fourth Pillar of Democracy

Media – The Fourth Pillar of Democracy

May 24, 2017 | Abdul Hamid Arifi | opinion

Access to news and information is the individuals’ fundamental right in a society. Citizens are entitled to have access to national and international news. Curtailing this right will be...Read More

Diversity – Bone of Contention or Bond of Affection?

Diversity – Bone of Contention or  Bond of Affection?

May 24, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Maintaining the bond of an intimate community is possible through practicing tolerance and the spirit of brotherhood. Tolerance seems to be the glue that holds the multi-ethnic nation...Read More

Afghanistan and Possibility of Technocratic State

Afghanistan and Possibility of Technocratic State

May 23, 2017 | Mohammad Ishaq Arifi | opinion

Since Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic country with various racial, cultural, religious and linguistic groups, the type of government will put a significant effect on social and economic...Read More

Renaissance of the Central Bank in Afghanistan

Renaissance of the Central Bank in Afghanistan

May 23, 2017 | T.V.Rajesh | opinion

The Vision and Mission of any Central Bank in the world will be more or less the same, and will hurtle towards predictable variants like price stability and economic growth. The true...Read More

The Flagrant Violation of Children’s Rights

The Flagrant Violation of Children’s Rights

May 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Children remain vulnerable not only in Afghanistan but around the globe. Their rights are violated to a great extent. They have been exploited in industries, movies, public places and homes...Read More

The Aspects and Structures of Reforming in Judicial Institutions

The Aspects and Structures of Reforming in Judicial Institutions

May 22, 2017 | Zia Danish | opinion

Afghan government and international community underline the law enforcement and justice for providing utopia. Implementing law is considered the mainstay of a strong strategy for protecting...Read More

Solution to Insurgency

Solution to Insurgency

May 21, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The widespread violence in Afghanistan fills the air with a sense of disappointment. The graph of casualty remains high and there is no remedy for the bleeding wound of Afghan nation...Read More