Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

In Harmony with Nature

April 24, 2019 | Editorials

April 22 was celebrated internationally as Mother Earth Day so as to emphasize the importance of the earth and its environment and highlight the challenges it is facing by the growing ...Read more

Doha Conference is Vital to Advance Peace in Afghanistan

April 23, 2019 | Editorials

A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that had brought hope and optimism about ending the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan was postponed. The main cause of the postponement ...Read more

Decline in Saffron Production

April 22, 2019 | Editorials

Saffron in Afghanistan has been a ray of hope for the future of the country. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be managed properly by the authorities, which is turning hopes ...Read more

National »

Moscow to Host Trilateral Meeting on Afghan Peace

Moscow to Host Trilateral Meeting on Afghan Peace

April 24, 2019 | National

Russian embassy says the perspective of the reconciliation process in Afghanistan will be discussed in the meeting.
MOSCOW - Moscow will host a trilateral meeting on ...Read More

US, Taliban See ‘No Reason’ to Slow Down Afghan Peace Talks

US, Taliban See ‘No Reason’ to Slow Down Afghan Peace Talks

April 24, 2019 | National

ISLAMABAD - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has set off on another regional trip that will also take him to Qatar for a new round of negotiations ...Read More

Final WJ Election Results from Kandahar Unveiled

Final WJ Election Results from  Kandahar Unveiled

April 24, 2019 | National

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday announced final Wolesi Jirga election results from southern Kandahar province...Read More

Ghani Wants Women’s ‘Active’ Role in Peace Jirga

Ghani Wants Women’s  ‘Active’ Role in Peace Jirga

April 24, 2019 | National

Ghani says peace has changed into a much-debated topic among Afghans in the past two years.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani visited ...Read More

Miller Meets HPC, Moi Officials on Loya Jirga

Miller Meets HPC, Moi Officials on Loya Jirga

April 24, 2019 | National

KABUL - Resolute Support Mission (RSM) commander Gen. Scott Miller has met Ministry of Interior (MoI) and High Peace Council (HPC) officials on security and preparations ...Read More

‘Children Comprise 60pc of Persons in Need of Humanitarian Assistance’

‘Children Comprise  60pc of Persons in Need of  Humanitarian Assistance’

April 24, 2019 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and UNICEF on Tuesday launched the workshop to discuss the child Protection in Emergencies Operational Strategy ...Read More

Pompeo Pushes for Another Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Doha

Pompeo Pushes for Another  Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Doha

April 23, 2019 | National

Pompeo encouraged all sides to reach an understanding on participants, so that an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue can be convened in Doha as soon as possible.

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International »

China’s Xi Urges Closer Naval Ties amid Regional Tensions

China’s Xi Urges Closer Naval Ties  amid Regional Tensions

April 24, 2019 | International

QINGDAO, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world’s navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China’s rapid expansion of its naval ...Read More

Putin & Kim Set to Meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25

Putin & Kim Set to Meet in Vladivostok,  Russia on April 25

April 24, 2019 | International

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un will meet in the city of Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East, on April 25. It will be the first meeting of the two heads ...Read More

Russian, Indian Warships Join Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Russian, Indian Warships Join  Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

April 23, 2019 | International

BEIJING - Indian and Russian warships have arrived at Chinese shores to take part in celebrations and a parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army ...Read More

Sri Lankan Police Find 87 Bomb Detonators at Colombo’s Main Bus Station

Sri Lankan Police Find 87 Bomb Detonators  at Colombo’s Main Bus Station

April 23, 2019 | International

COPENHAGEN - Sri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the bus station in the nation’s largest city, following horrific bombings which killed 290 people on Easter Sunday...Read More

Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured  in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

April 22, 2019 | International

NEGOMBO - A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed ...Read More

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive in China for Naval Parade

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive  in China for Naval Parade

April 22, 2019 | International

QINGDAO, China - Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit ...Read More

Editorials »

In Harmony with Nature

April 24, 2019 | Editorials

April 22 was celebrated internationally as Mother Earth Day so as to emphasize the importance of the earth and its environment and highlight the challenges it is facing by the growing ...Read More

Doha Conference is Vital to Advance Peace in Afghanistan

April 23, 2019 | Editorials

A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that had brought hope and optimism about ending the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan was postponed. The main cause of the postponement ...Read More

Decline in Saffron Production

April 22, 2019 | Editorials

Saffron in Afghanistan has been a ray of hope for the future of the country. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be managed properly by the authorities, which is turning hopes ...Read More

National Participation in PA is Vital for Social Justice

April 21, 2019 | Editorials

There is no doubt that racial issues continue to dominate a large part of the public discourse in Afghanistan. However, Afghan public administrators do not discuss ...Read More

Trust Deficit and Escalated Militancy Hamper Peace Process

April 20, 2019 | Editorials

The United Nations has delisted the Taliban’s leaders as terrorists – despite the Taliban’s announcement of spring offensive – due to the Washington’s request ...Read More

Why Interim Government is not in the Interest of Afghanistan

April 18, 2019 | Editorials

Interim government and caretaker government are the options that some Afghan political figures and presidential candidates including Hanif Atmar have proposed to replace ...Read More

How Afghanistan Can Ensure its National Interests in the Peace Talks

April 17, 2019 | Editorials

Nearly all previous U.S. administrations had rejected repeated Taliban demands to hold direct talks with Washington, saying they should be talking to their own government...Read More

Article/opinion »

Difference between Words and Reality: Access to Health Care and Its limitations in Afghanistan

Difference between Words and Reality: Access to Health Care and Its limitations in Afghanistan

April 24, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Last Saturday April 20, 2019, Afghanistan and Pakistan jointly inaugurated a 200-bed, hospital in Kabul, one of three major health care facilities being built and funded ...Read More

Why India is the Favorite Destination for Afghan Refugees

Why India is the Favorite Destination for  Afghan Refugees

April 24, 2019 | Amit Raaj | opinion

When Firdaws was kidnapped and brutally whipped by Taliban militants in Kabul, he fled to India with his whole family from Afghanistan due to the threat of severe. Firdaws is among thousands ...Read More

Meaningful Attacks on Centers of Education, Technology, Culture and Faith

Meaningful Attacks on Centers of Education,  Technology, Culture and Faith

April 23, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

On contrary to the white hopes for reaching peace, yesterday the capital city of Afghanistan witnessed a complex attack by at least four gunmen after months of relative calm...Read More

It’s Time for a Green EU Deal

It’s Time for a Green EU Deal

April 23, 2019 | Michel Barnier | opinion

A “Green New Deal” has become the talk of the town in many of the world’s capitals. Having recently emerged in the United States, the idea pays tribute to the visionary ...Read More

The Political Crisis amid Loya Jirga and Peace Talks

The Political Crisis amid Loya Jirga and Peace Talks

April 22, 2019 | M.Karimi | opinion

The coalition government in Afghanistan has been experiencing problems from the start, inevitably due to the crisis that surfaced up after the presidential elections of 2014...Read More

The Structure of a Diplomatic Revolution

The Structure of a Diplomatic Revolution

April 22, 2019 | Richard N. Haass | opinion

It has been nearly 60 years since the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s thesis was simple ...Read More

Moral Values Will Lead to Mitigation of Violence

Moral Values Will Lead to Mitigation of Violence

April 21, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Morality is of a big value in individual and collective life. “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily ...Read More