Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Security must be Prioritized

April 18, 2015 | Editorials

The incident of the last week which resulted in the death of 30 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers was really very tragic. Taliban insurgents ruthlessly targeted ANA soldiers in ...Read more

The Spirit of Protest

April 16, 2015 | Editorials

Within a political system, the citizens can bring about changes both by political consciousness and political protests. Political consciousness backs them in comprehending the ...Read more

Efforts to Discourage Modern Education

April 15, 2015 | Editorials

Taliban insurgents have always opposed the modern education system and in various ways they have tried to bring harm to schools and students and teachers in different parts of the ...Read more

National »

Int’l Forces in Afghanistan Failed to Unroot Terrorism: Moscow

Int’l Forces in Afghanistan Failed to Unroot Terrorism: Moscow

April 18, 2015 | National

Drug trafficking has increased in Afghanistan despite NATO attempts, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ...Read More

Big Military Operation in Badakhshan Soon: MoI

Big Military Operation in Badakhshan Soon: MoI

April 18, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday said that cleanup offensive would be initiated in the restive Juram and Warduj districts of northeastern Badakhshan province to purge the ...Read More

Rula Ghani among “100 Most Influential People”

Rula Ghani among “100  Most Influential People”

April 18, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Time Magazine has released its list of 100 most influential people, in which, Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani is also named as one of the most influential figures in ...Read More

Zakhelwal Named as Suspect in MoD Fuel Contract Investigation

Zakhelwal Named as Suspect in MoD Fuel Contract Investigation

April 18, 2015 | National

KABUL - Sixty-three individuals, including President Ashraf Ghani's economic advisor, Hazarat Omar Zakhelwal, have been accused of involvement in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) ...Read More

Ghani, Khattak Discuss Peace Process, Refugees

Ghani, Khattak Discuss Peace Process, Refugees

April 16, 2015 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Pervez Khattak, chief minister of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Wednesday held detailed deliberations on issues ranging from ...Read More

ISIS in Afghanistan “Psychological Warfare”: Amrullah

ISIS in Afghanistan “Psychological  Warfare”: Amrullah

April 16, 2015 | National

KABUL - The former head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – Amrullah Saleh says that Islamic State is not a reality and it ...Read More

Lawmakers Ask President, CEO to Resign

Lawmakers Ask President, CEO to Resign

April 15, 2015 | National

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Tuesday said government officials had committed negligence during Friday’s attacks on Afghan army posts in Badakhshan province, asking President ...Read More

International »

Putin Signs Decree Lifting Ban on Delivering S-300 to Iran

Putin Signs Decree Lifting Ban on Delivering S-300 to Iran

April 14, 2015 | International

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the long-overdue delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran, the ...Read More

U.N. Calls for Safe Passage from Damascus Refugee Camp

U.N. Calls for Safe Passage from Damascus Refugee Camp

April 13, 2015 | International

DAMASCUS - The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city ...Read More

Iran Nuclear Negotiations will Resume Within Days

Iran Nuclear Negotiations will Resume Within Days

April 11, 2015 | International

TEHRAN - Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers will resume negotiations to draw up a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program within days, Catherine Ray, spokesperson for EU ...Read More

Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

April 09, 2015 | International

TEHRAN - Turkey and Iran agree on the need for a political solution to end Yemen's war, which has raised tensions between them, Iran's president said Tuesday after talks with his visiting ...Read More

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

April 06, 2015 | International

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with ...Read More

Iran, World Powers Agree 'Historic' Framework Nuclear Deal

Iran, World Powers Agree 'Historic' Framework Nuclear Deal

April 04, 2015 | International

BERN - Iran and six world powers agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after ...Read More

Editorials »

Security must be Prioritized

April 18, 2015 | Editorials

The incident of the last week which resulted in the death of 30 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers was really very tragic. Taliban insurgents ruthlessly targeted ANA soldiers in ...Read More

The Spirit of Protest

April 16, 2015 | Editorials

Within a political system, the citizens can bring about changes both by political consciousness and political protests. Political consciousness backs them in comprehending the ...Read More

Efforts to Discourage Modern Education

April 15, 2015 | Editorials

Taliban insurgents have always opposed the modern education system and in various ways they have tried to bring harm to schools and students and teachers in different parts of the ...Read More

Narcotics Fuel Insurgency

April 14, 2015 | Editorials

Alongside terrorism, narcotics have been debasing Afghan society to a great extent. Both of them, as a matter of fact, have joined hands and basically support each other. It is ...Read More

The Onset of Taliban Spring Offensive

April 13, 2015 | Editorials

Afghanistan has witnessed a spate of insurgent attacks in recent weeks as the Taliban are bracing for a fierce spring offensive. According to local officials in northeastern ...Read More

The Nuisance of Corruption

April 12, 2015 | Editorials

There are many issues related to growing corruption in Afghanistan and unfortunately these seem to be getting out of control. It has proved to be a quagmire, getting out of which ...Read More

Peace Talks without Conditions?

April 11, 2015 | Editorials

National Unity Government (NUG), since its inception, has strived to give the peace talks with Taliban a new momentum. President Ashraf Ghani is trying to rebuild ties with Pakistan ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Grand Corruptions Plagued Our Institutions!!

 Grand Corruptions Plagued Our Institutions!!

April 18, 2015 | Asmatyari | opinion

Afghanistan suffers the most at the hands of prolonged war. The more than three decades of war have earned nothing except ruins, countless miseries and devastation for poor masses. The ...Read More

The Oozing Blood and Heartrending Sobs are none of My Business

The Oozing Blood and Heartrending Sobs are none of My Business

April 18, 2015 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

“I took no notice when I heard some horrible voices, when I saw the house beside me was burning, when I found the people struggling hard to stop the fire. I took no notice for ...Read More

The New Chapter for Peace Talks with the Taliban

The New Chapter for Peace Talks with the Taliban

April 16, 2015 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

During his thirteen years of ruling Afghanistan, former president Hamid Karzai spared no efforts to bring Taliban leaders to table of peace negotiations. But he failed in ...Read More

Decade Long War Earned Multiplying Causalities!

Decade Long War Earned Multiplying Causalities!

April 16, 2015 | Asmatyari | opinion

As the spring drew nearer amidst the rumors of peace talk, the magnitude of violence and insecurity practically soared. The consecutive attacks on public officials depict either ...Read More

Accelerating Building of the Belt and Road, Forging China-Afghanistan Community of Common Destiny

Accelerating Building of the Belt and Road, Forging China-Afghanistan Community of Common Destiny

April 15, 2015 | Deng Xijun | opinion

In September and October of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the initiatives of jointly building a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road ...Read More

Badakhshan Tragedy Demands Serious Follow-up!

Badakhshan Tragedy Demands Serious Follow-up!

April 15, 2015 | Muhammad Rasool Shah | opinion

The tragic incident of Badakhshan finally unveiled so many sensitive issues that were kept forbidden and out of the reach of public discussion. The nation as a whole admires the ...Read More

The Causes of Violence against Afghan Women

The Causes of Violence against Afghan Women

April 14, 2015 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

In Afghanistan, women are the most vulnerable segment of the society. For decades, they have suffered from violence, deprivation and misbehaviors stemmed from wars and the dominant ...Read More