Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Hero and Villain

The Hero and Villain

November 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

There are not only individuals who shed the blood of innocents but also a number of people who sacrifice their lives to save the blood from being shed. We live in the world where heroes fight...Read more

Political Rhetoric

November 19, 2017 | Editorials

The mistrust between Afghan officials increased and some officials call for conducting Loya Jirga (Grand National Assembly) to mitigate the political syndrome. But Afghan Presidential Palace...Read more

Facing Winter Challenges

November 18, 2017 | Editorials

In certain parts of Afghanistan, the winter season is very challenging. People living in such areas have to face different sorts of hardships and troubles. In certain cases, those hardships...Read more

Uncontrolled Rise in Opium Production This Year

November 16, 2017 | Editorials

It appears that Afghanistan would require more time to set its fight against poppy cultivation and production on track. Rather, it should first control the negative influences poppy cultivation may...Read more

National »

Pence, Abdullah Talk Terrorist Sanctuaries & Election Preparations

Pence, Abdullah Talk Terrorist Sanctuaries & Election Preparations

November 19, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Friday discussed the current political situation in Afghanistan. After the meeting The White House...Read More

Revoke Decision on Info Classification, Pentagon Asked

Revoke Decision  on Info Classification,  Pentagon Asked

November 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - Two American legislators have asked the Pentagon to revoke its decision on classifying information regarding key aspects of the war, including casualty figures, for Afghan security...Read More

Ghani Pledges to Resolve Land-Grabbing Issue

Ghani Pledges to Resolve Land-Grabbing Issue

November 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - Addressing the 4th Urban Conference in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan’s urban areas were facing numerous challenges but that these issues need...Read More

IS Fighters Finding Sanctuary in Afghanistan: Officials

IS Fighters Finding Sanctuary  in Afghanistan: Officials

November 19, 2017 | National

PENTAGON - Battered and beaten in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terror group is surging fighters into Afghanistan, rebuilding its presence and perhaps setting up a new base for attacks...Read More

US-Funded 32 Irrigation Networks to Benefit 44,000 Afghans

US-Funded 32 Irrigation Networks to Benefit 44,000 Afghans

November 19, 2017 | National

KABUL - Thirty-two modern irrigation networks are being established in eight provinces to cover about 7,000 hectares of land, officials said on Saturday. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durani, the...Read More

Afghanistan Ranks 2nd Worst in the World on New Terrorism Index

Afghanistan Ranks 2nd Worst in the World on New Terrorism Index

November 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Global Terrorism Index report states that the Taliban had evolved and focused more on taking control of territory by using traditional conflict tactics. A global study by...Read More

US Congress Passes Budget Including $5b for Afghan Forces

US Congress Passes Budget  Including $5b for Afghan Forces

November 18, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - The United States Congress on Thursday passed a $700 billion annual defense budget, authorising $4.9 billion for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund. This also includes $1.7...Read More

International »

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

November 19, 2017 | International

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international community to step up cooperation to tackle security challenges in the Mediterranean region...Read More

EU Cuts Funding to Turkey in 2018 Budget

EU Cuts Funding to  Turkey in 2018 Budget

November 19, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - An EU 2018 budget deal was announced Saturday that cuts funds destined to Turkey, citing doubts about Ankara’s commitment to democracy and human rights. German Chancellor...Read More

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

November 18, 2017 | International

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - European Union leaders proclaimed a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in an attempt to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter rising eurosceptic...Read More

More Work to be Done to Unlock Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

More Work to be Done to Unlock  Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

November 18, 2017 | International

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed on Friday there was more work to be done to advance Brexit talks and discussed ways to...Read More

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

November 16, 2017 | International

JERUSALEM - Officials with the U.S. National Security Council arrived in Israel on Tuesday to discuss with their Israeli counterparts the recent U.S.-Russian truce agreement for Syria, officials...Read More

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for Cooperation, Regional Issues

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for  Cooperation, Regional Issues

November 16, 2017 | International

DOHA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived here on Tuesday evening for the second official visit since the gulf crisis began, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Wednesday.Read More

Editorials »

Political Rhetoric

November 19, 2017 | Editorials

The mistrust between Afghan officials increased and some officials call for conducting Loya Jirga (Grand National Assembly) to mitigate the political syndrome. But Afghan Presidential Palace...Read More

Facing Winter Challenges

November 18, 2017 | Editorials

In certain parts of Afghanistan, the winter season is very challenging. People living in such areas have to face different sorts of hardships and troubles. In certain cases, those hardships...Read More

Uncontrolled Rise in Opium Production This Year

November 16, 2017 | Editorials

It appears that Afghanistan would require more time to set its fight against poppy cultivation and production on track. Rather, it should first control the negative influences poppy cultivation may...Read More

Taking Advantage of Improving Optimism

November 15, 2017 | Editorials

Among prevailing insecurity and ambiguities about the future, survey shows that Afghan people are more optimistic about the future this year as compared to the previous year. As per the Asia...Read More

Let Freedom of Speech Flourish

November 14, 2017 | Editorials

There is no doubt in the fact that freedom of speech has suffered in Afghanistan because of many reasons; among which parochial and short-sighted thinking of different authorities have been...Read More

No Room for Talks

November 13, 2017 | Editorials

Despite the global campaign against terrorist networks, terrorism still remains a serious threat to the world and shed the blood of innocent individuals. Within the past decades, terrorist...Read More

Unemployment Promotes Insecurity and Terrorism

November 12, 2017 | Editorials

Though insecurity and terrorism are considered as the most dominant problems of Afghanistan, they are dominated and in certain cases even caused by another major issue that has not received...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Hero and Villain

The Hero and Villain

November 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

There are not only individuals who shed the blood of innocents but also a number of people who sacrifice their lives to save the blood from being shed. We live in the world where heroes fight...Read More

Five Things You Need to Know about ISIL

Five Things You Need to Know about ISIL

November 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) did not only shed the blood of innocent individuals but also dishonored thousands of women and destroyed tens of cultural monuments...Read More

Kabul and a Women’s Garden

Kabul and a Women’s Garden

November 16, 2017 | Fatima Faizi | opinion

There are many states with manifold cities in the world, however, there are some countries in need of open spaces for women. Kabul is a city in dire need of open space for women to meander...Read More

Still in Pursuit of Islamic Emirate?

Still in Pursuit of Islamic Emirate?

November 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The Taliban’s dream for establishing Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan did not come true. They ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 with the barrel of gun and practiced upon harsh ideology...Read More

Kabul University and Academic Freedom

Kabul University and Academic Freedom

November 15, 2017 | Hamid Bamik | opinion

Academic freedom is both a “core value and governing principle” of higher education institutions. Its proponents are in this belief that academic places are designed to...Read More

Al-Qaeda – A Threat to the Region

Al-Qaeda – A Threat to the Region

November 15, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

With the defeat of the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Qaeda is most likely to emerge stronger than before and fill the vacuum left by ISIL group. Al-Qaeda sought...Read More

The Evolution of Microfinance in Post Conflict Afghanistan

The Evolution of Microfinance in Post Conflict Afghanistan

November 14, 2017 | Rasuldad Danish | opinion

Amid the growing concern on poverty in developing countries, microfinance stood out as a promising means of poverty alleviation in Bangladesh through the initiative taken by Muhammad Yunus...Read More