Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

No Development without Economic Development

May 23, 2017 | Editorials

No development, in any country, is possible without economic development. Economic development basically provides the foundations on which the building of the overall development can...Read more

Embracing Diversity

May 22, 2017 | Editorials

Living in a diverse society is always a challenge. This challenge becomes more difficult to tackle when there are conflicts within such a society. In some cases, these conflicts...Read more

Shaky Situation in Afghanistan

May 21, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read more

National »

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

May 23, 2017 | National

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump held a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit to discuss security and fight against terrorism...Read More

Anti-Graft Steps on but Follow-up Action Needed: MEC

Anti-Graft Steps on but Follow-up  Action Needed: MEC

May 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - The evolution of the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC), which swung into action in November 2016 with a few hiccups, into an effective judicial device is seen as the most...Read More

Watchdog Accuses Govt. of Violating Access to Information Act

Watchdog Accuses  Govt. of Violating Access to Information Act

May 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Oversight Commission on Access to Information (OCAI) on Monday said a number of government institutions are not implementing the Access to Information act. In a new report...Read More

DABS Overcharging Poor Consumers, Allege MPs

DABS Overcharging Poor Consumers, Allege MPs

May 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga members on Monday accused Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) of overbilling, saying the power utility was collecting electricity charges once in two months against...Read More

Contracts for Road, Bridges Worth Afs 220m Signed

Contracts for Road, Bridges Worth Afs 220m Signed

May 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on Monday signed three contracts for construction of a road in capital Kabul and two bridges in central Kapisa and northern Baghlan provinces...Read More

Turkey’s Maarif Eyes Revamping Afghan Schools

Turkey’s Maarif Eyes  Revamping Afghan Schools

May 23, 2017 | National

KABUL - Turkey’s state-supported Maarif Foundation has announced its readiness to invest some $20 million to revamp and revitalize a chain of Turkish schools in Afghanistan...Read More

War on Terror to Dominate Agenda at Saudi Summit

War on Terror to Dominate Agenda at Saudi Summit

May 22, 2017 | National

RIYADH - The Arab Islamic American Summit opened in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Saturday with 55 leaders and representatives from 60 Islamic countries in attendance...Read More

International »

Iran and IS are Major “Threats” to Middle East: Trump

Iran and IS are Major “Threats”  to Middle East: Trump

May 23, 2017 | International

JERUSALEM - Speaking in an address to the press in Jerusalem on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran is a "threat" to the region and must stop training...Read More

EU Nations Set tough Negotiating Mandate for Brexit Talks

EU Nations Set tough Negotiating  Mandate for Brexit Talks

May 23, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - The 27 European Union nations handling Britain's exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU's chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the...Read More

U.S. Top Diplomat Hints at Possible Direct Talks with Iranian Counterpart

U.S. Top Diplomat Hints at Possible  Direct Talks with Iranian Counterpart

May 22, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted on Saturday that he was open to direct talks with Iran in the future. In terms of whether I would ever pick the phone up...Read More

Germany Says Considering Jordan as Alternative for Troops in Turkey

Germany Says Considering Jordan as Alternative for Troops in Turkey

May 22, 2017 | International

AMMAN - German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday that Jordan has a potential to host German troops currently located in Turkey. The minister said no decision has...Read More

May’s Conservatives on 46 Percent, Labour on 34 Percent Ahead of Election: Orb Poll

May’s Conservatives on 46 Percent, Labour on 34 Percent Ahead of Election: Orb Poll

May 21, 2017 | International

EDINBURGH - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have retained their lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the June 8 election, but with Labour gaining ground, an Orb...Read More

Not all Issues Discussed at Latest Round of Syria Peace Talks: UN Envoy

Not all Issues Discussed at Latest  Round of Syria Peace Talks: UN Envoy

May 21, 2017 | International

GENEVA - The UN Special Envoy for Syria announced Friday that the latest round of Syria peace talks ended, and he hopes to resume negotiations between warring factions "sometime in...Read More

Editorials »

No Development without Economic Development

May 23, 2017 | Editorials

No development, in any country, is possible without economic development. Economic development basically provides the foundations on which the building of the overall development can...Read More

Embracing Diversity

May 22, 2017 | Editorials

Living in a diverse society is always a challenge. This challenge becomes more difficult to tackle when there are conflicts within such a society. In some cases, these conflicts...Read More

Shaky Situation in Afghanistan

May 21, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read More

Consciousness about the Social Life

May 20, 2017 | Editorials

Human beings are social beings and they are largely dependent on the society. They are largely influenced by the society wherein they live, and in return, they influence the society...Read More

Security, Economic and Political Challenges

May 18, 2017 | Editorials

The security of a nation is a vital element to ensure its viability and survival as well as it is essential for securing an environment which will facilitate the process of...Read More

Politicians should Serve the People

May 17, 2017 | Editorials

Though the evolution of human society has enabled them to achieve some marvellous achievements, they have not been able to achieve one of the most important aspects – they have not been... Read More

Afghanistan’s ‘Poverty Status Update’

May 16, 2017 | Editorials

The second edition of the Poverty Status Update report for Afghanistan was released last week and it showed that socio-economic progress is increasingly at risk in the country...Read More

Article/opinion »

Afghanistan and Possibility of Technocratic State

Afghanistan and Possibility of Technocratic State

May 23, 2017 | Mohammad Ishaq Arifi | opinion

Since Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic country with various racial, cultural, religious and linguistic groups, the type of government will put a significant effect on social and economic...Read More

Renaissance of the Central Bank in Afghanistan

Renaissance of the Central Bank in Afghanistan

May 23, 2017 | T.V.Rajesh | opinion

The Vision and Mission of any Central Bank in the world will be more or less the same, and will hurtle towards predictable variants like price stability and economic growth. The true...Read More

The Flagrant Violation of Children’s Rights

The Flagrant Violation of Children’s Rights

May 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Children remain vulnerable not only in Afghanistan but around the globe. Their rights are violated to a great extent. They have been exploited in industries, movies, public places and homes...Read More

The Aspects and Structures of Reforming in Judicial Institutions

The Aspects and Structures of Reforming in Judicial Institutions

May 22, 2017 | Zia Danish | opinion

Afghan government and international community underline the law enforcement and justice for providing utopia. Implementing law is considered the mainstay of a strong strategy for protecting...Read More

Solution to Insurgency

Solution to Insurgency

May 21, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The widespread violence in Afghanistan fills the air with a sense of disappointment. The graph of casualty remains high and there is no remedy for the bleeding wound of Afghan nation...Read More

Partition will be a Disaster for Syria

Partition will be a Disaster for Syria

May 20, 2017 | Manish Rai | opinion

Since the creation of de-escalation zones inside Syria with Russia, Iran and Turkey as guarantors the talks for partition of the country is gaining momentum. This idea of de-jure partition...Read More

Culture in China

Culture in China

May 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Chinese state and nation pay especial heed to culture and history. Theaters and fashion shows seek to show culture and tradition to tourists from around the world. The priceless...Read More