Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The Vacuum of Democracy

The Vacuum of Democracy

February 11, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

People living in a democratic society must serve as the ultimate guardians of their own freedom and must forge their own path toward the ideals which are also set forth...Read more

US Support for Afghanistan Continues

February 11, 2016 | Editorials

As the international troops have been withdrawing from the country, it would be a challenging task for Afghanistan to stand on its own and face the challenges...Read more

Taliban Lash a Girl in Public

February 10, 2016 | Editorials

There may be claims every now and then that the violence against women has decreased to a large extent in Afghanistan and discrimination against them have diminished...Read more

Unemployment: A Menace for the Society

February 09, 2016 | Editorials

It is widely accepted that unemployment is one of the most serious issues in a society. It, in itself is a grave problem, but at the same time gives rise to many other...Read more

National »

Pakistan Says Direct Talks with Afghan Taliban Soon

Pakistan Says Direct Talks  with Afghan Taliban Soon

February 11, 2016 | National

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry who is among the four main factors of the process launched to convince Taliban for laying down...Read More

Obama Administration Proposes $2.5b in Aid to Afghanistan

Obama Administration Proposes $2.5b in Aid to Afghanistan

February 11, 2016 | National

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration proposed $2.5 billion in financial assistance to Afghanistan on Tuesday when Secretary of State, John Kerry said the aid would reinforce...Read More

U.S Troops Presence Crucial for Afghan Operations: MoI

U.S Troops Presence Crucial for Afghan  Operations: MoI

February 11, 2016 | National

KABUL - Amidst reports of the return of hundreds of American troops to help Afghan security forces in Helmand, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said the U.S...Read More

Taliban Start Digging Ghazni Mines: Governor

Taliban Start Digging  Ghazni Mines: Governor

February 11, 2016 | National

GHAZNI CITY - The Taliban have started digging mines in southern Ghazni province, the governor claimed on Wednesday, but the rebels denied. Governor Mohammad Aman Hamim told...Read More

Ghani Meets Kunduz Residents, Introduces New Governor

Ghani Meets Kunduz Residents, Introduces New Governor

February 11, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met residents of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday and introduced Asadullah Omarkhail as the new governor of the province, the President's...Read More

Insurgents Gaining Control of Territory in Tarin Kowt

Insurgents Gaining Control of Territory  in Tarin Kowt

February 11, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Australian Chief of Defence, Marshal Mark Binskin, said that Afghan insurgents are getting the upper hand in many districts around the former Australian...Read More

Govt. Criticized for Not Revealing Smart City Details

Govt. Criticized for Not  Revealing Smart City Details

February 10, 2016 | National

KABUL - The team tasked to investigate the controversial Smart City housing contract said Tuesday that it sent its report to President Ashraf Ghani one month ago but...Read More

International »

UN Officials Call for Implementation UN Road Safety Legal Instruments

UN Officials Call for Implementation UN Road Safety Legal Instruments

February 11, 2016 | International

GENEVA - The UN called on governments and the automotive industry on Wednesday here to implement UN road safety legal instruments to save lives.The UN Secretary General's...Read More

S.Korea to Stop Operations at Joint Factory Park with DPRK over Rocket, Nuke Test

S.Korea to Stop Operations at  Joint Factory Park with DPRK  over Rocket, Nuke Test

February 11, 2016 | International

SEOUL - South Korea on Wednesday announced a plan to completely stop operations at a jointly run factory park with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...Read More

Global Economy on Precipice of Challenging Times

Global Economy on Precipice  of Challenging Times

February 10, 2016 | International

TOKYO - Concerns are rife about a global economic slowdown as evidenced by an overnight equities rout on major U.S. and European bourses, sending the U.S. dollar tumbling...Read More

Greece Open to NATO’s Involvement in Monitoring of Refugees Flows

Greece Open to NATO’s Involvement in Monitoring of Refugees Flows

February 10, 2016 | International

ATHENS - Greece is open to discuss a possible involvement of NATO in the monitoring of refugees flows from Turkey to Greece under certain conditions, Greek government...Read More

Turkey, Germany Agree on Initiative to End Russia-Backed Attacks on Syria’s Aleppo

Turkey, Germany Agree on  Initiative to End Russia-Backed  Attacks on Syria’s Aleppo

February 09, 2016 | International

ANKARA - Turkey and Germany agreed to launch a diplomatic initiative for ending Russian backed military operations in Aleppo of Syria, the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet...Read More

Syrian Gov’t Reaches Truce in Rebel-Held Town in Daraa Province

Syrian Gov’t Reaches Truce in  Rebel-Held Town in Daraa Province

February 09, 2016 | International

DAMASCUS - The Syrian government and rebels at the town of Ibta in the countryside of Syria's southern Daraa province have concluded a truce agreement, a monitor group...Read More

Editorials »

US Support for Afghanistan Continues

February 11, 2016 | Editorials

As the international troops have been withdrawing from the country, it would be a challenging task for Afghanistan to stand on its own and face the challenges...Read More

Taliban Lash a Girl in Public

February 10, 2016 | Editorials

There may be claims every now and then that the violence against women has decreased to a large extent in Afghanistan and discrimination against them have diminished...Read More

Unemployment: A Menace for the Society

February 09, 2016 | Editorials

It is widely accepted that unemployment is one of the most serious issues in a society. It, in itself is a grave problem, but at the same time gives rise to many other...Read More

Ways to Fight Boring Routine

February 08, 2016 | Editorials

Human beings for many centuries have strived for organized life and different systems in their societies and they have been able to have some gains in this regard as...Read More

Peace Plan: A Milestone in the Efforts

February 07, 2016 | Editorials

After weeks of diplomatic efforts, the so-called quadrilateral coordination group of the four-nation peace initiative has agreed on a roadmap for peace negotiations...Read More

Women’s Rights

February 06, 2016 | Editorials

As the most of the International forces withdrawn from Afghanistan, there are signs that women’s rights in Afghanistan may start rolling back as violence...Read More

Concerns Regarding Parliamentary Elections

February 04, 2016 | Editorials

The ambiguities and concerns regarding Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections persist as the date for the elections has already been announced. It was a couple...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Vacuum of Democracy

The Vacuum of Democracy

February 11, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

People living in a democratic society must serve as the ultimate guardians of their own freedom and must forge their own path toward the ideals which are also set forth...Read More

The Battle for Helmand

The Battle for Helmand

February 11, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

With the bitter battle going on between Taliban fighters and government forces in the southern Helmand province, the Resolute Support Mission is sending hundreds of...Read More

Scourging Social Evils!

Scourging Social Evils!

February 10, 2016 | | opinion

The social evils can be defined in different subjects for instance some might only be ethical and some might relate to crime or it might violate certain established...Read More

Support to Afghanistan Must not be Ended

Support to Afghanistan Must not be Ended

February 10, 2016 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

In the post 2015 scenario, Afghanistan would be facing myriads of challenges in order to guarantee security and stability in the country. It does not only require determination ...Read More

ISIL Poses Greater Challenge to the Public

ISIL Poses Greater  Challenge to the Public

February 09, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has created political turmoil across the country and threatens the life of the public. Insurgency was escalated...Read More

What’s Holding Back the World Economy?

What’s Holding Back the World Economy?

February 09, 2016 | Joseph E. Stiglitz and Hamid Rashid | opinion

Seven years after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, the world economy continued to stumble in 2015. According to the United Nations’ report World Economic...Read More

Is Peace Possible with a More Powerful Taliban?

Is Peace Possible with a More Powerful Taliban?

February 08, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

Since Taliban split after the announcement of death of Taliban founder Mullah Muhammad Omar last year, the main faction led by Mullah Mansoor has been struggling to boost...Read More