Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Saturday, December 10th, 2016

The Rampant Corruption in Afghanistan

December 10, 2016 | Editorials

Yesterday, December 09, was celebrated as the International Anti-Corruption Day around the world. The objective of the day is to highlight the evils that are related to corruption and...Read more

Pessimism about the Role of Government

December 08, 2016 | Editorials

As the Afghan government has not been able to deliver much as far as major political and social problems in the country are concerned, people are becoming more pessimistic and they...Read more

Drug Addiction Gives Rise to Social Evils

December 07, 2016 | Editorials

The issue of drug production and addiction persists as one of the most serious evils within Afghan society. Though there have been many instances when Afghan media and civil society and...Read more

National »

Carter Offers Assurances to Afghan Leaders

Carter Offers Assurances to Afghan Leaders

December 10, 2016 | National

BAGRAM AIR BASE - US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's...Read More

Taliban Should Follow HIA Path: Abdullah

Taliban Should Follow  HIA Path: Abdullah

December 10, 2016 | National

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday asked Taliban militants to shun insurgency and follow the path of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA). A statement from...Read More

Afghans Pay $3 Billion in Bribes Annually: Survey

Afghans Pay $3 Billion in Bribes Annually: Survey

December 10, 2016 | National

KABUL - An anti-corruption watchdog says Afghans paid an estimated $3 billion in bribes in the past year, registering an almost 50 percent increase compared to 2014. The findings are part...Read More

Asia the Least Connected Region in World: Zakhilwal

Asia the Least Connected Region in World: Zakhilwal

December 10, 2016 | National

KABUL - Despite its vast natural resources, Central and South Asia remains the least connected region in the world in terms of trade, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan has said. Speaking at a...Read More

Taliban would Never Succeed: Gen. Nicholson

Taliban would Never  Succeed: Gen. Nicholson

December 10, 2016 | National

RUSSELS - US and NATO forces’ top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson on Thursday said the western military alliance’s commitments sent a clear message...Read More

Russia Encouraging Taliban for Peace: Envoy

Russia Encouraging Taliban for Peace: Envoy

December 10, 2016 | National

KABUL - Russia contacted Taliban to encourage them to join the peace process in Afghanistan, the country’s envoy to Kabul said on Thursday. Alexander Mantytskiy told a press...Read More

US Can’t Eliminate Taliban, Admits Obama

US Can’t Eliminate  Taliban, Admits Obama

December 08, 2016 | National

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama Tuesday acknowledged the situation in Afghanistan was still tough, asserting his administration had been instrumental in dismantling the...Read More

International »

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

December 01, 2016 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, her spokesman said on...Read More

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

December 01, 2016 | International

BRUSSELS - NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Tuesday stressed the importance of continuing dialogue with Russia at a forum in Germany, according to a NATO statement...Read More

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

November 30, 2016 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday met with former CIA Director David Petraeus as he ratcheted up efforts to search for a new U.S. secretary of state. Speaking to...Read More

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

November 30, 2016 | International

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday called for an immediate United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of...Read More

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

November 29, 2016 | International

BARTELLA, Iraq - Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy...Read More

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

November 29, 2016 | International

BERLIN - In one of the most shocking flip-flops in recent political history, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she will deport about 10% of recently arrived migrants -- 100,000...Read More

Editorials »

The Rampant Corruption in Afghanistan

December 10, 2016 | Editorials

Yesterday, December 09, was celebrated as the International Anti-Corruption Day around the world. The objective of the day is to highlight the evils that are related to corruption and...Read More

Pessimism about the Role of Government

December 08, 2016 | Editorials

As the Afghan government has not been able to deliver much as far as major political and social problems in the country are concerned, people are becoming more pessimistic and they...Read More

Drug Addiction Gives Rise to Social Evils

December 07, 2016 | Editorials

The issue of drug production and addiction persists as one of the most serious evils within Afghan society. Though there have been many instances when Afghan media and civil society and...Read More

“Elimination of Violence against Women”

December 06, 2016 | Editorials

Though Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law in Afghanistan was passed by a presidential decree in 2009, it has not been implemented in its true spirit; neither, there...Read More

After Heart of Asia Conference

December 05, 2016 | Editorials

At the end of Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, India, 14 regional countries, that are the members of the process, adopted a declaration and called for an immediate end...Read More

The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Editorials

The sixth Ministerial Meeting of Heart of Asia Conference is going on in Amritsar, India. The Conference being attended by more than 40 countries and leading international institutions...Read More

Widening Gap between the Rich and Poor

December 03, 2016 | Editorials

The so-called development in Afghan society since the downfall of Taliban has not been even. There are different problems that suggest that development has not taken place in the real...Read More

Article/opinion »

Fall of Aleppo may Initiate End of Revolution

Fall of Aleppo may Initiate End of Revolution

December 10, 2016 | Manish Rai | opinion

After reclaiming almost all of Aleppo, Syria's former commercial capital, President Assad has got his biggest prize of the war. It would put his forces in control of the country's...Read More

The Controversy over Ghani’s Rhetoric

The Controversy over Ghani’s Rhetoric

December 08, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Terrorism is a global scourge and a serious threat to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Militancy continues unabated and has sacrificed thousands of life within the two last years. The National...Read More

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

December 06, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

"We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism. Pakistan has pledged $500m for Afghanistan’s development. This amount can be spent to contain extremism...Read More

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

December 06, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Afghanistan is in the early stage of dramatic increase of HIV/AIDs while the main route of transmission are reported needle sharing; Officials in the ministry of public health of Afghanistan...Read More

The Little Heroine

The Little Heroine

December 05, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

A woman dressed in a simple yellow dress was gazing out the window. The twinkling stars filled her eyes with a gleam of hope. Perhaps, she was waiting for the morning to see the...Read More

Heart of Asia Conference

Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The Heart of Asia Conference (HoA) was formed in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 02, 2011, providing a platform for regional cooperation in the heart of Asia by placing...Read More

Cannibalistic War in Syria

Cannibalistic War in Syria

December 03, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Syrians burn amidst war and violence as militancy escalates. The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) violates humanitarian law and spills the blood of men, women and...Read More