Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Seeking Common Ground and Addressing Common Challenges via CICA

June 18,2019 | Editorials

The 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), hosted by Tajikistan, is significant for mitigating challenges across the region ...Read more

Women’s Role Important in Peace Talks

June 17,2019 | Editorials

The issue of women’s rights and freedoms has been one of the main concerns in the peace talks. Afghan nation, notably women, urges the participation of women ...Read more

SCO Summit – A Platform for Addressing Regional Instability

June 16,2019 | Editorials

President Ghani’s participation in the 19th summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), hosted by Kyrgyzstan, and his ...Read more

National »

Ghani, Hunt Discuss Elections, Peace Process

Ghani, Hunt Discuss Elections, Peace Process

June 18,2019 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met with Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at his residence in London, according to a statement on Monday...Read More

Abdullah Hopes Prisoners Release is Not an Election Campaign

Abdullah Hopes  Prisoners Release is Not an Election Campaign

June 18,2019 | National

>Abdullah says Afghans should be well represented in the ongoing peace efforts. . .Read More

UK Announces $215 Million Food, Water and Medical Help for Afghanistan

UK Announces $215  Million Food, Water  and Medical Help for  Afghanistan

June 18,2019 | National

LONDON - Britain on Monday announced a new 170 million-pound ($215 million) five-year aid package of urgent food, water and medicine assistance for people in Afghanistan. . .Read More

MPs Agree to Settle Speaker Election Dispute Today

MPs Agree to Settle Speaker Election Dispute Today

June 18,2019 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga is expected to decide the fate of controversial speaker election today(Tuesday) provided that the house agrees to the method of voting --- open or secret, a lawmaker ...Read More

Troop Pullout Timeline Key for Intra-Afghan Talks: Shaheen

Troop Pullout Timeline  Key for Intra-Afghan Talks: Shaheen

June 18,2019 | National

A Taliban spokesman says the door for intra-Afghan talks will be opened after a timeline for troop withdrawal is announced.
BEIJING  - The Taliban has set the timeline ...Read More

Pakistan to Extend Afghan Refugees’ Stay, Hopes Kabul

Pakistan to Extend Afghan Refugees’ Stay, Hopes Kabul

June 18,2019 | National

KABUL - The government of Afghanistan hopes Pakistan, which is due to host a four-way meeting on a repatriation roadmap today, will extend the sty of Afghan refugees...Read More

Peace Dependent on Fair Elections: Hekmatyar

Peace Dependent  on Fair Elections: Hekmatyar

June 18,2019 | National

KABUL - The reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on Monday, said that his party will not remain silent over what he described the monopoly of the peace process and the elections by certain players. ..Read More

International »

EU Leaders to Debate Push for Zero Emissions by 2050

EU Leaders to Debate Push for Zero Emissions by 2050

June 18,2019 | International

BRUSSELS - EU leaders will this week discuss setting a target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, European officials said Monday, following elections that highlighted climate fears. .. Read More

Xi to Pay State Visit to DPRK

Xi to Pay State Visit to DPRK

June 18,2019 | International

>BEIJING - Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, will pay a state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...Read More

G20 Agrees to Tackle Ocean Plastic Waste

G20 Agrees to Tackle Ocean Plastic Waste

June 17,2019 | International

KARUIZAWA, Japan - Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste ...Read More

Extinction Rebellion Postpones Heathrow Drone Protest Plan

Extinction Rebellion Postpones  Heathrow Drone Protest Plan

June 17,2019 | International

LONDON – The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London’s Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians ...Read More

New Kazakh President Plans to Stay on Predecessor’s Course

New Kazakh President Plans to  Stay on Predecessor’s Course

June 13,2019 | International

MOSCOW — The new president of Kazakhstan promised during his inauguration Wednesday to continue the course set by his predecessor, who led the Central Asian country ...Read More

Saudi-Led Coalition Confirms Houthi Missile Attack on Abha Airport, says 20+ People Injured

Saudi-Led Coalition Confirms Houthi Missile Attack  on Abha Airport, says 20+ People Injured

June 13,2019 | International

RIYADH - The Saudi-led coalition currently embroiled in Yemen’s civil war has confirmed that a missile launched by Houthi rebels, in the early hours of Wednesday ...Read More

Editorials »

Seeking Common Ground and Addressing Common Challenges via CICA

June 18,2019 | Editorials

The 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), hosted by Tajikistan, is significant for mitigating challenges across the region ...Read More

Women’s Role Important in Peace Talks

June 17,2019 | Editorials

The issue of women’s rights and freedoms has been one of the main concerns in the peace talks. Afghan nation, notably women, urges the participation of women ...Read More

SCO Summit – A Platform for Addressing Regional Instability

June 16,2019 | Editorials

President Ghani’s participation in the 19th summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), hosted by Kyrgyzstan, and his ...Read More

Trust Building Between Af-Pak is a Must for Peace

June 15,2019 | Editorials

Considering that the peace talks has reached a critical phase, engagement with more Afghans across the country on how to achieve a negotiated political settlement ...Read More

Kabul’s ‘an Eye for an Eye’ Policy Will Work out Effective

June 13,2019 | Editorials

The Taliban’s intensified attacks within the last few days seem to be a backlash against the attacks carried out by the Kabul government. The Taliban militants have ...Read More

Media Upholding Freedoms of Speech and Opinion

June 12,2019 | Editorials

The media plays a highly significant role in Afghanistan for upholding democracy and freedom of speech. It provides a platform for the public to have their say freely ...Read More

Kazakhstan And A New Chapter of Regional Constructive Interaction

June 11,2019 | Editorials

On June 9, citizens of Kazakhstan went to the polls for an early presidential election and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won a sweeping victory in a presidential election ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Pessimism and Optimism on the Eve of Seventh Round Talks Between US and Taliban

Pessimism and Optimism on the Eve of Seventh Round Talks Between US and Taliban

June 18,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

It is said that the seventh round talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members in Doha, will take place in few next days hoping that this time the talks would produce sensible ...Read More

The World Is Running Out of Time

The World Is Running Out of Time

June 18,2019 | Bertrand Badré | opinion

In 2015, the international community launched a renewed effort to tackle collective global challenges under the auspices of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda ...Read More

Afghan-Pak Friendly Relations Critical to Peace Process

Afghan-Pak Friendly Relations Critical  to Peace Process

June 17,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have passed many ups and downs. Afghan-Pak officials exchanged harsh rhetoric against each other about the issue of terrorism on ...Read More

What’s Wrong with Environmental Impact Assessments?

What’s Wrong with Environmental  Impact Assessments?

June 17,2019 | Maxwell Gomera | opinion

Walhi, Indonesia’s largest environmental organization, recently took the government to court for issuing construction permits to a Chinese company based on what ...Read More

World Day against Child Labor: Children Shouldn’t Work in Fields but on Dreams

World Day against Child Labor: Children  Shouldn’t Work in Fields but on Dreams

June 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The continuity war has caused a huge number of children are subject to hard labor in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, this situation has not only forced them to abandon their ...Read More

Taking on Tehran

Taking on Tehran

June 16,2019 | Richard N. Haass | opinion

US President Donald Trump’s administration has singled out Iran – even more than Russia, China, or North Korea – with sustained pressure over the past two and ...Read More

Regional Cooperation to be Stepped up in SCO Summit

Regional Cooperation to be  Stepped up in SCO Summit

June 15,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani traveled to the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek to attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation ...Read More