Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Monday, April 21st, 2014

Second Partial Results: Dr. Abdullah in the Lead

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

On Sunday, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan announced the second partial result of presidential election based on 49.67% vote count. That indicates that about ...Read more

The Urge for Bringing Change

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

In order to make an achievement in life it is necessary for an individual to have the urge and the iron will. Without having the urge and the motivation, achieving anything worthwhile ...Read more

Youth Await Proper Attention

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

The young people con­stitute a large force. They are energetic, enthusiastic and full of zeal. It is a great national wear and tear if these energetic hands and brains ...Read more

National »

Abdullah Leads Second Round of Partial Results

Abdullah Leads  Second Round of Partial Results

April 21, 2014 | National

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced partial results on Sunday with presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the lead ...Read More

Tens of Thousands of Votes Cancelled in Herat

Tens of Thousands  of Votes Cancelled in Herat

April 21, 2014 | National

HERAT CITY - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had cancelled about 100,000 votes cast at 27 polling stations in western Herat province ...Read More

335 ISAF Military Bases Handed over to Afghanistan

335 ISAF Military Bases  Handed over to Afghanistan

April 21, 2014 | National

KABUL - The Military Bases Transition Commission on Sunday said around 335 military bases of NATO-led coalition forces have been handed over to Afghanistan ...Read More

Complaints against Entry Test Being Probed: Obaid

Complaints against  Entry Test Being Probed: Obaid

April 21, 2014 | National

KABUL - Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid on Sunday said an investigation into objections raised against irregularities during the university entrance test last fall ...Read More

IEC Unclear When Final Results will be announced

IEC Unclear When  Final Results will be announced

April 20, 2014 | National

KABUL - Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) say preliminary results will be announced on April 24, but it is still unclear when the release of overall findings ...Read More

International »

Rebels in Ukraine Town Call for Russian Peacekeepers After Gun Battle

Rebels in Ukraine Town Call for  Russian Peacekeepers After Gun Battle

April 21, 2014 | International

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine - Pro-Moscow separatists controlling the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk called for Russian peacekeepers to deploy and announced a curfew after a gun battle nearby ...Read More

Russia Promises Support to Ending Ukraine Crisis

Russia Promises Support to  Ending Ukraine Crisis

April 20, 2014 | International

MOSCOW - Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing ...Read More

Turkish President Rules Out Role Swap with Erdogan

Turkish President Rules  Out Role Swap with Erdogan

April 19, 2014 | International

ANKARA - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies ...Read More

NATO Agrees Steps to Bolster Security of Eastern Allies

NATO Agrees Steps to  Bolster Security of Eastern Allies

April 17, 2014 | International

BRUSSELS - NATO said on Wednesday the military alliance had decided on immediate steps to reinforce its forces in Eastern Europe because of the Ukraine crisis ...Read More

OPCW Urges Probe into Reports of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

OPCW Urges Probe into Reports  of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

April 16, 2014 | International

MOSCOW - Recent media reports claiming the Syrian opposition had used toxic gases must be investigated before drawing any conclusions, a senior Organization for the Prohibition ...Read More

Editorials »

Second Partial Results: Dr. Abdullah in the Lead

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

On Sunday, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan announced the second partial result of presidential election based on 49.67% vote count. That indicates that about ...Read More

The Urge for Bringing Change

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

In order to make an achievement in life it is necessary for an individual to have the urge and the iron will. Without having the urge and the motivation, achieving anything worthwhile ...Read More

Youth Await Proper Attention

April 21, 2014 | Editorials

The young people con­stitute a large force. They are energetic, enthusiastic and full of zeal. It is a great national wear and tear if these energetic hands and brains ...Read More

IEC and ECC: Post-election Tasks

April 20, 2014 | Editorials

In the latest season of presidential election, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) performed better in pre-election period and also on the day of election ...Read More

Complicit Silence Over ill-treatments of Afghans in Iran

April 20, 2014 | Editorials

Inflicting a harsh treatment to the children by their parents on minor ill-conduct is deemed an illegitimate act. Correspondingly a state plays an identical role towards ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Lessons Obtained from Afghan Presidential Polls 2014

Lessons Obtained from Afghan Presidential Polls 2014

April 21, 2014 | Dr. Hussain Yasa | opinion

Nadir Khan, the father of Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan and Father of the Nation, decided to draft a constitution for his absolute monarchy, the sycophants in his court opposed the idea. They advised him ...Read More

Understanding and Compromise

Understanding and Compromise

April 21, 2014 | Mohammad Rasool Shah | opinion

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was on his way to Makkah from Madinah for pilgrimage. He was accompanied by a number of his fellows or followers. They had taken the animals for sacrifice ...Read More

The Past and the Present

The Past and the Present

April 21, 2014 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

She stares at herself in the mirror putting on her makeup before going out. Shahnaz spends long minutes in using lipstick, eyeliner, nail polish, etc. Her high-heeled shoes, mini-skirt ...Read More

The Dictatorial Ego

The Dictatorial Ego

April 20, 2014 | Masood Korosh | opinion

We have a democratic framework which is established by years of international community military engagement. But still we lack something; something we do not have, and consistently threaten our already unstable ...Read More

Child Marriage and Domestic Violence A curse For Afghan Society

Child Marriage and Domestic Violence A curse For Afghan Society

April 20, 2014 | Dr. Florance Ebrahimi | opinion

The rights of women and girls, including freedom from child marriage and domestic violence, have generated emotionally charged debates in Afghanistan over the past decade ...Read More