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Afghan Tortured Killed in Indonesia

March 04, 2012

Over the last thirty years, the lives of Afghan people have been at great stake both inside and outside their country. USSR invasion of Afghanistan, the civil war and then the Taliban brutal era caused millions Afghans to migrate to neighboring and other countries of the world. Even after the ouster of Taliban government ...

Threats to Democratic Stability

March 03, 2012

Democratic stability in multiethnic societies was the topic discussed in an academic seminar in Kabul. Afghanistan is a multiethnic society. If ethnic cleavages are not managed properly and wisely, they could lead to plunging the country into ethnic conflicts once again. Dr. Mohammad Amin Ahmadi, the head of Ibn-e-Sin private university ...

Security Threat from Within

March 03, 2012

Abdul Saboor, the police intelligence officer at the Interior Ministry who is alleged to have murdered two American advisers last Saturday is still at large. It is a matter of serious concern the way he opened fire inside a room of Ministry and could easily escape the building without anyone attempting to arrest him. It is also ...

Highest Death Record in Central Provinces

March 03, 2012

>One of the challenges ahead of Afghan people is a harsh winter. Every year many lose their lives due to cruel freezing weather and avalanches. The current winter is also not moving ahead without victims. Rather it is going to be one of the harsh winters with high losses. There were reports about avalanches in Badakhshan province this ...

Taliban’s Attempts to Reassert their Violent View of Afghanistan

March 01, 2012

After the Koran burning incident at Bagram Air Base, Taliban militants have been making attempts to reassert their view of how Afghanistan should look like. They claimed responsibility for the death of two American officers inside the Ministry of Interior in the capital, Kabul. The Taliban militants also asserted responsibility ...

State of Afghan Children

March 01, 2012

A latest UNICEF report The State of World's Children 2012: Children in an Urban World highlights the plight of Afghan children, particularly the challenges faced by them in urban areas. Besides the fact that children have been the worst victims of the last four decades of conflict in Afghanistan, they are still the most vulnerable ...

An opportunity that will never knock our doors again

March 01, 2012

After the international troops' withdrawal in 2014, indisputably, the security condition in Afghanistan will further deteriorate. But 'bad security' is not the only threat waiting for Afghanistan; an economic downfall is being called as something inevitable. Need to mention, today ...

Civilians Go Home; Military Battles

February 29, 2012

With instability spreading across the country, Afghan government remains in a wavering position to address the current and potential challenges once the international forces will have left the country. The biggest achievement in military is now doubted as more Taliban members appear to have penetrated the Afghan security apparatus. Following ...

Recent Arrests by NDS Exposes the Fact

February 29, 2012

About day after the killing of two foreign advisers in Ministry of Interior (MoI), the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said it has arrested four government officials in connection with spying for neighboring countries. Of them one worked for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and three others were employees of local organizations ...

A Fearsome Trend

February 29, 2012

At least seven people are reported to have been killed in a bomb explosion inside a house in Helmand province. The victims are said to be six women and a young man. There are conflicting reports on the causes of the incident- that is to say- the explosion occurred when a rocket impacted the house but another account suggests that the ...

Abrupt Withdrawal, Extremely Disastrous

February 28, 2012

After the Koran burning, the situation has turned extremely dangerous in Afghanistan. The incident has antagonized Afghans who have firm religious hold on their minds and become easily emotional and aggressive over sensitive issues pertaining to Islam. Four NATO soldiers have been killed by individuals linked to ...

Grave Consequences of the Demonstrations

February 28, 2012

President Karzai and other senior Government officials and parliamentarians have said protest demonstrations are the right of Afghans to express their anger against the disposal of Koran at Bagram. It is beyond understanding why they are reluctant to clearly condemn the madness and violence started since last week that has taken about ...

Attacks on Foreign Forces Intensified

February 28, 2012

A suicide car bomber struck yesterday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern part of the country, killing nine people and injuring several others. Right after the attack, Taliban claimed the responsibility, saying the attack was revenge against those soldiers who burned holy Koran. The NATO forces spokesman, Capt. Justin ...

No Politicization of Public Protests

February 27, 2012

The recent events and happenings in the country show the high fragility here. Following news on burning the Holy Koran in Bagram Base, street protests began and violent reactions spread across Afghanistan. To prevent further violence, President Hamid Karzai launched a television appeal for calm. In a televised message, Karzai ...

The Ice has been Broken

February 27, 2012

After two foreign advisers were slain in Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, Western countries have either temporarily withdrawn their civilian personnel from Kabul or have instructed them to avoid attending their jobs in Afghan ministries and other government organizations. Incidents, where an Afghan soldier has opened fire and ...

Afghanistan cannot Endure in Isolation

February 27, 2012

Afghanistan is going through a critical time. Problems linger on. Poverty remains backbreaking and due to poor condition of life and the harsh and chilly winter, children are dying right in the capital of the country. The future prospect is gloomy as the Taliban and other insurgent outfits continue to use violence against those who hold a ...

Cabinet Nominees and Deadlock

February 26, 2012

The Government has after all introduced the cabinet nominees. Vice President Karim Khalili read the names of several nominees who have been serving as acting-ministers for more than two years. They include: Ismail Khan, Amirzai Sangin, Dr. Soraya Dalil, Dr. Hasan Banu Ghazanfar and Daud Ali Najafi for ministries of Water and Energy, Telecommunication ...

Continued Violent Protests do not Serve Any Purpose

February 26, 2012

Afghan government must take measures to calm the ongoing violent protests across the country. It is neither in the interest of the fragile situation of Afghanistan nor is it a way to protect the values of our conspicuous religion of Islam. It is the fifth day that the country witnesses violent demonstrations in different provinces. People ...

Two Violence-Generating Factors at Play

February 25, 2012

After the fall of Taliban regime in late 2001, Afghanistan with the help of international community embarked on a journey to a permanent political stability and multi-dimensional development. Afghanistan remains prone to interferences by unfriendly neighbors that have disruptive posturing towards our country. In order to emerge out of ...

Positive Approach to Get Positive Result

February 25, 2012

Since last couple of years, Afghan president Hamid Karzai trying hard to bring Taliban on the table of negotiation but lingering approach by Mr. President could not bring positive result to achieve desirable result and bring durable and lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. It is because of failed strategy by Government and ...

People left to starve and die

February 25, 2012

With the billions of dollars of aids poured in Afghanistan, problems of Afghan people have only multiplied. The ten year international efforts have resulted in a dysfunctional government sinking in the rampant corruption. Against the hefty statements by NATO and Afghan government, security has deteriorated up to an extent that ...

Barbarism and Our Selective Outrage

February 23, 2012

25-year-old women Arifa is the latest example of the barbarism in Afghanistan. Her fingers were cut off by husband and eaten, an incident which is not getting as much public outrage as the Quran burning. It shows the collective conscience of our nation, where selective outrage at religious issues erupts as fire, but people ...

Dishonoring of the Holy Koran Would Harm Int’l Community’s Credibility

February 23, 2012

More than ten years of the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan have passed but it seems like they are still unaccustomed to customs, tradition and beliefs of the people of Afghanistan. From time to time, the NATO troops have been found guilty in acts of disgracing Islam or stepping over the honor of Afghans. Recently a ...

Would the Greek Economy be Restored?

February 23, 2012

Ultimately, after months of delays and discussions, euro zone finance ministers agreed on Tuesday morning for a second, 130 billion euro bailout for Europe homeless guy—Greece. The agreement will not only provide fresh financing for the debt-stricken government, but also so much-needed debt relief. This bailout also ...

Why the Stubbornness?

Febraury 22, 2012

The Government has once again reiterated its stubbornness continuing the ruining path. In a recent meeting with some US Senators, President Karzai prioritized the demands of end of night-raids and Afghan control of prisons as key conditions for the strategic partnership agreement with the US. On Sunday, a US congressional delegation ...

On Reactions to Reported Desecration

Febraury 22, 2012

People have the right to express their outrage at any act that constitutes a desecration of their belief, Holy Scripture, and holy places that they may hold high in sacredness. Afghan people are also entitled to protect the sanctity of what are sacred to them against any desecration. It is common in a civilized world not ...

An Approach That Rebounded on the Goal

Febraury 21, 2012

Violent political competition over scarce resources has been at the heart of the conflicts and wars over the last thirty years in Afghanistan. This in turn has originated from the exclusionary structures prevailing in the country. The Bonn Agreement in late 2001 laid the foundation for emergence of an inclusive and development-oriented ...

Record Snowfall Turns Deadly

Febraury 21, 2012

Snowfall in Afghanistan has been quite unusual this winter. According to anecdotal evidences, Afghanistan has had no such a winter in the past twenty years. At times when snow is perceived a blessing in countries like Afghanistan - where if there is no raining and snowing, there will be severe draught -, for Afghans living in camps and ...

Stoppage of Oil Shipment to France and Britain

Febraury 21, 2012

Iran's nuclear issue has got a new turn as the global pressure spirals up and it announced preparation to resume talks with western countries. The possibility of military attack on nuclear sites by Israel has still remained high. International community is worried about the consequence of such an attack on the regional and global ...

Lessons Remain Unlearnt

Febraury 20, 2012

Seeking to find Taliban leaders, in his meeting with Pakistani officials, President Karzai reportedly asked them to bring Mullah Omar to the negotiating table. The request caused both astonishment and anger at the Pakistani side. "Deliver Mullah Omar? If that is the expectation, then there's no reality check. Then they're not ...

Karzai’s Justification of Taliban’s Re-Growth

Febraury 20, 2012

Night raids have been a matter of dispute between President Hamid Karzai and NATO officials since long. NATO believes its night search and target operations have been quite pivotal in reaching figures linked to insurgents groups. According to NATO, these kinds of operations have been the safest with very little chance of ...

Cultural Dimensions of an Inhuman Phenomenon

Febraury 20, 2012

It has now become common to hear pieces of news about violence against women in Afghanistan. Since people in this country have been through more than thirty years of conflict and have seen and continue to see most gruesome cases of violence, a news item about self-immolation may not be shocking for them. Unfortunately, Afghanistan ...

Public Support in Exchange for Representation and Services

Febraury 19, 2012

LaniGuinier, in Tyranny of the Majority, argues that "The potential for instability exists when any significant group of people ends up as permanent losers." Over the last three decades, Afghanistan has been not only through political instability but also violent ups and downs. This chequered history of politics has affected ...

Taliban Notify US of USSR-like Defeat

Febraury 19, 2012

Amid all the fuss about peace and reconciliation process, the Taliban, on the 23rd anniversary of withdrawal of Red Army from Afghanistan issued a statement cautioning the US of the same fate. "Selfish Americans must learn a lesson from… the Russian defeat and no longer fight a meaningless battle with zealous Afghans and ...

Women Rights in Absence of Supporting Norms

Febraury 19, 2012

Of significant achievements that President Karzai government and the international community boasts of as result of the decade-long all-out efforts to change things in Afghanistan is the relatively improved human rights and new mechanisms and measures to promote and protect rights of women, children and vulnerable group. Beyond the ...