Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Business Institutions Must be Strengthened

June 28, 2016 | Editorials

One of the ways Afghanistan would be able to face the serious challenges in different sectors is to strengthen its economy. A reliable economic system would help in political...Read more

Under the Shadow of Democracy

June 27, 2016 | Editorials

Democratic system is a globally accepted government under which one will be able to exercise his/her rights and freedoms, known in constitution, without barriers. People’s suffrage...Read more

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 26, 2016 | Editorials

June 26 is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set this day through the resolution 42/112 in...Read more

National »

Despite 50/50 Power Sharing, Ghani, Abdullah Still Rivals: Dostum

Despite 50/50 Power Sharing, Ghani, Abdullah Still Rivals: Dostum

June 28, 2016 | National

MAIMANA - First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday lashed out at President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, saying the two leaders remained rivals...Read More

CEO Renews Govt’s Commitment to Electoral Reforms

CEO Renews Govt’s Commitment to Electoral Reforms

June 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday renewed the national unity government’s commitment to reforming Afghanistan’s election system...Read More

Afghanistan Mulling to Buy Aircraft and Military Equipment from Russia

Afghanistan Mulling to Buy Aircraft and Military Equipment from Russia

June 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Afghan government is mulling to purchase aircraft and other military equipment from Russia, it has been reported. The Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Alexandar...Read More

Zardari Slams Funds for Taliban-Linked Seminary

Zardari Slams Funds for Taliban-Linked Seminary

June 28, 2016 | National

PESHAWAR - Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari has voiced his concern over the allocation of Rs300 million by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to a Taliban-linked...Read More

ACCI Leadership Asked to Step Down, Hold Fresh Polls

ACCI Leadership Asked to Step Down, Hold Fresh Polls

June 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Afghan business community, entrepreneurs and private sector leaders on Monday demanded the current leadership of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries...Read More

Turn Kot into Graveyard for IS, Atmar Tells Nangarhar Leaders

Turn Kot into Graveyard for IS, Atmar Tells Nangarhar Leaders

June 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Monday directed the political and military leaders of eastern Nangarhar province to subdue threat posed by the Islamic State group...Read More

Senate to Decide Electoral Reform Decree’s Fate on Tuesday

Senate to Decide Electoral Reform Decree’s Fate on Tuesday

June 27, 2016 | National

KABUL - The government has launched a campaign to get approved the second legislative decree on electoral reform from the Senate or Meshrano Jirga, but at the same time incumbent...Read More

International »

UK Should Start Brexit By Tuesday: EU Chief

UK Should Start Brexit By Tuesday: EU Chief

June 27, 2016 | International

BRUSSELS - The European Parliament's chief has called on David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU as early as Tuesday, when leaders are due to meet in...Read More

China, Russia Sign Joint Statement on Strengthening Global Strategic Stability

China, Russia Sign Joint Statement on Strengthening Global Strategic Stability

June 27, 2016 | International

BEIJING - China and Russia vowed to strengthen global strategic stability in a joint statement signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir...Read More

More Than 1.5 Million and Rising Sign UK Petition for New EU Referendum

More Than 1.5 Million and Rising Sign UK Petition for New EU Referendum

June 26, 2016 | International

LONDON - A petition to parliament calling for a second referendum on Britain's EU membership gathered more than one million signatures Saturday. The referendum was started just 24...Read More

SCO Leaders Vow to Lift Cooperation to “Qualitatively New Level”

SCO Leaders Vow to Lift Cooperation to “Qualitatively New Level”

June 26, 2016 | International

TASHKENT - Leaders of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) vowed on Friday to raise the regional cooperation to a qualitatively new level...Read More

Putin Urges End to Geopolitical Games, Suggests Collective Fight against Terrorism

Putin Urges End to Geopolitical Games, Suggests Collective Fight against Terrorism

June 23, 2016 | International

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin urged all countries Wednesday to abandon outdated geopolitical games and create a global security system to curb the rising threat...Read More

19 Out of 22 Governorates in Yemen Haunted By Food Insecurity: UN

19 Out of 22 Governorates in Yemen Haunted By Food Insecurity: UN

June 23, 2016 | International

UNITED NATIONS - Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen -- 19 out of 22 governorates -- are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to...Read More

Editorials »

Business Institutions Must be Strengthened

June 28, 2016 | Editorials

One of the ways Afghanistan would be able to face the serious challenges in different sectors is to strengthen its economy. A reliable economic system would help in political...Read More

Under the Shadow of Democracy

June 27, 2016 | Editorials

Democratic system is a globally accepted government under which one will be able to exercise his/her rights and freedoms, known in constitution, without barriers. People’s suffrage...Read More

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 26, 2016 | Editorials

June 26 is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set this day through the resolution 42/112 in...Read More

SCO – A Hope for Afghanistan

June 25, 2016 | Editorials

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent gives Afghanistan some confidence in its fight against terrorism, as the regional countries consider the security situation... Read More

SCO Summit in Tashkent

June 23, 2016 | Editorials

A meeting of the Heads of States Council of the Shangai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is going to be held on June 23 – 24, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This summit is going ...Read More

Roads are Necessary for Development

June 22, 2016 | Editorials

One of the major problems in Afghanistan is that its basic infra-structure has not been developed and that is the reason why the country is not able to perform well in different...Read More

The Plight of Afghan Journalists

June 21, 2016 | Editorials

The situation for Afghan journalists does not seem to be getting any better. The rising insecurity and the lack of attention to the plight of the journalists has led to some very...Read More

Article/opinion »

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the Same Boat

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the Same Boat

June 28, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Following the exchanges of fire between Afghan-Pak soldiers in Torkham border, the tension has reached a climax. The relation between these two countries ebbed the flowed...Read More

The Main Factors to Economic Miracle in Japan

The Main Factors to Economic Miracle in Japan

June 28, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In less than forty years after the defeats of World War II Japan become the great economic power in the world. It was somewhat a remarkable exception in modern economic history...Read More

Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day

June 27, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi | opinion

Nothing great or valuable is possible in this world within a short space of time. All such things must be accomplished gradually. No one can reach the summit of a mountain by...Read More

Conservation Challenges for Endangered Asiatic (Indian) Lions in South Asia

Conservation Challenges for Endangered Asiatic (Indian) Lions in South Asia

June 25, 2016 | Saikat Kumar Basu | opinion

Gujarat, Westren India is rich in biodiversity and one of the historical habitats of the majestic Asiatic lions. I t is important to mention that the density of the endangered...Read More

The Teaching Profession in Japan

The Teaching Profession in Japan

June 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Japanese teachers are an essential element in the success story. Japanese society entrusts major responsibilities to teachers and expects much from them. It confers high social...Read More

Hope for Peace Talks?

Hope for Peace Talks?

June 25, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Holding out against peace negotiation, militancy continues unabated in Afghanistan which undermines the burgeoning democracy and curtails individual and collective freedoms...Read More

Restricting Muslims’ Rights?

Restricting Muslims’ Rights?

June 23, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

U.S. Republican Politician Donald Trump has capitalized on Orlando’s episode and talks with more serious tone against Muslims. In response to the mass shooting, carried...Read More