Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, February 18th, 2019

The Taliban are not Trustworthy Negotiators

February 18, 2019 | Editorials

The US-Taliban peace talks will be a pyrrhic victory for Afghan nation rather than “diplomatic victory”, as Pakistan’s Qureshi described ...Read more

Echoing Our Basic Responsibilities

February 17, 2019 | Editorials

Our country is going through most fragile and crucial phase of its history. The incidents that have taken place and the ones that are taking place clearly indicate that we ...Read more

Strong Economy is Vital for Stability

February 16, 2019 | 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 ... Read more

National »

Afghan Conflict No Longer America’s War : President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan Conflict No  Longer America’s War : President Ashraf Ghani

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - Speaking at a debate on the sidelines of the Munich security conference in Germany, the president explained since 2015, American casualties in Afghanistan were 66 ...Read More

Taliban-Imran Meeting: Kabul Protests to UNSC

Taliban-Imran Meeting: Kabul Protests to UNSC

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan’s mission to the United Nations has hit out at Pakistan’s invitation to Taliban to talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan...Read More

Police Arrest 2 Women, a Guy Over Robbery Cases in Kabul

Police Arrest  2 Women, a Guy Over Robbery Cases in Kabul

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - Police officials on Sunday said two women and a guy were cough red-handed over different robbery cases in the capital Kabul.
Basir Ahmad Mujahid, spokesman to ...Read More

Abdullah, Khalilzad Discuss Ongoing Peace Efforts

Abdullah, Khalilzad Discuss Ongoing Peace Efforts

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said there was no top priority than the establishment of peace and stability in country and to end the forty-year-old war ...Read More

Civil Service Employees’ Biometric Registration Launched

Civil Service Employees’  Biometric Registration Launched

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) has begun registration biometric data of all civil employees, a process which would be ...Read More

Afghan Investors Attend Agricultural Expo in Dubai

Afghan Investors Attend  Agricultural Expo in Dubai

February 18, 2019 | National

Officials said Afghan and Japanese investors will meet in Dubai to discuss mechanized agriculture... Read More

Parwan Residents Stress the Need for Intra-Afghan Talks

Parwan Residents Stress  the Need for Intra-Afghan Talks

February 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - Senior officials and dozens of residents of Parwan province have stressed the need for intra-Afghan talks and said achievements over the past few years should not be ignored . . .Read More

International »

Trump Tells Europe to ‘Take Back’ 800 ISIS Fighters or US ‘Will Be Forced to Release Them’

Trump Tells Europe to ‘Take Back’ 800 ISIS Fighters  or US ‘Will Be Forced to Release Them’

February 18, 2019 | International

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has urged European nations to repatriate and prosecute jihadists from their countries who were captured in Syria. Otherwise, he warned ...Read More

Rural Financial Institutions Expanding in China

Rural Financial Institutions  Expanding in China

February 18, 2019 | International

BEIJING - China saw fast expansion of rural financial institutions last year as the country channels more financial resources to serve the countryside...Read More

China Remains Largest Holder of U.S. Treasuries

China Remains Largest Holder of U.S. Treasuries

February 17, 2019 | International

WASHINGTON - After decreasing for six consecutive months, China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries slightly rebounded to 1.123 trillion U.S. dollars in December ...Read More

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks: NATO Chief

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks:  NATO Chief

February 17, 2019 | International

MUNICH (Germany) - Russia gave “no new signals” Friday about saving a landmark Cold War missile control agreement, the head of NATO said, as fears grow of a new arms ...Read More

UK Official Vows to Prevent Return of Britons Who Backed ISIS

UK Official Vows to Prevent Return  of Britons Who Backed ISIS

February 16, 2019 | International

LONDON – Britain’s home secretary issued an explicit warning Friday, saying he would move to block the return of a pregnant British teenager who left the country to join ISIS...Read More

Israeli Leader Netanyahu, after Meeting with Pence, forced to Spend Extra Night in Poland after Plane Breaks Down

Israeli Leader Netanyahu, after Meeting with Pence, forced to Spend Extra Night in Poland after Plane Breaks Down

February 16, 2019 | International

WARSAW - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to spend Thursday night in Warsaw, Poland, after problems with his plane.
The El Al plane on which the prime . . .Read More

Editorials »

The Taliban are not Trustworthy Negotiators

February 18, 2019 | Editorials

The US-Taliban peace talks will be a pyrrhic victory for Afghan nation rather than “diplomatic victory”, as Pakistan’s Qureshi described ...Read More

Echoing Our Basic Responsibilities

February 17, 2019 | Editorials

Our country is going through most fragile and crucial phase of its history. The incidents that have taken place and the ones that are taking place clearly indicate that we ...Read More

Strong Economy is Vital for Stability

February 16, 2019 | 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 ... Read More

Effects of Technology on Business

February 12, 2019 | Editorials

The rise of the Internet combined with modern technological advances has reshaped the way businesses operate. The 21st century utilizes numerous electronic gadgets and devices ...Read More

Avoiding Setbacks in Democratic Achievements

February 11, 2019 | Editorials

After the downfall of Taliban in Afghanistan, the system that emerged in Afghanistan was said to be based on democracy; however, even after 17 years, the country has ...Read More

Afghan Peace Process: Multiple Players with Conflicting Agendas

February 09, 2019 | Editorials

Peace building is a process of strengthening a society’s capacity to manage conflict in non-violent ways. However, conflict is natural in society and can lead to positive ...Read More

How to Minimize Conflicts?

February 07, 2019 | Editorials

Conflicts exist within every human society. And, it points towards the fact that there are different kinds of people and groups of people within a society and their interests ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Reflection on Promoting Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Afghanistan in the background of “One Belt And One Road”

Reflection on Promoting Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Afghanistan in the background of “One Belt And One Road”

February 18, 2019 | Ting Zhao, Jin Shi, Xiaoran Fu & Yue Zhou | opinion

On September 7, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the “Silk Road Economic Belt” during his speech at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. In the background...Read More

Suicide Attacks on Iranian and Indian Security Forces: Fate of Pakistan in the Balance

Suicide Attacks on Iranian and Indian Security Forces: Fate of Pakistan in the Balance

February 18, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

Two fateful suicide attacks last week, which were carried out in two different countries – one on elite Iranian security personnel near the border with Pakistan, which has killed ...Read More

Reflections on Achieving the Global Education Goals

Reflections on Achieving the Global Education Goals

February 17, 2019 | Amina J. Mohammed | opinion

Throughout my life, I have seen the power of education. I have witnessed how quality education for all can support the creation of dynamic economies and help to sustain peace . . .Read More

Afghanistan: the front rank of Dangerous Conflict Zone for Children

Afghanistan: the front rank of Dangerous  Conflict Zone for Children

February 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Despite constant humanitarian supports, Afghanistan persists to be in the top list of Most Dangerous Conflict place for Children in the world. The longstanding conflict ...Read More

Afghan Peace Process: A Platform for Advancement of Regional Countries’ Conflicting Interests

Afghan Peace Process: A Platform for Advancement  of Regional Countries’ Conflicting Interests

February 16, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

Second round of peace talks between Afghan Taliban insurgents and the United States of America is planned to start on 25th February 2019 in Doha, capital of the Emirate ...Read More

What Will Succeed GDP?

What Will Succeed GDP?

February 16, 2019 | Diane Coyle | opinion

Is the world becoming increasingly prosperous? It would be hard to answer “yes” right now, at least so far as the leading high-income economies are concerned...Read More

Pavements, Culture of Using Pavements, Role of Both in Urban Congestion

Pavements, Culture of Using Pavements,  Role of Both in Urban Congestion

February 12, 2019 | Nasir Ahmad Salehzada | opinion

Pavements are the key component of cities’ infrastructure which are constructed in cities particularly in crowded and less crowded areas as the citizens’ rights ...Read More