Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Peace Process – A Controversial Issue without Result

October 15,2019 | Editorials

Afghan peace process has been a controversial issue since 2010 and made the national and international headlines after the talks between the Taliban and US representatives were ...Read more

Why Equality Before the Law Matters for Afghan Citizens

October 14,2019 | Editorials

Equality before the law ensures for a transgression of the law, the son of a member of the parliament will be equally punished as the unfortunate homeless man. If the homeless ...Read more

Afghan MPs above the Law

October 13,2019 | Editorials

According to the Constitution of Afghanistan, the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the highest legislative organ in the country; it manifests the will ...Read more

National »

US Envoy in Afghanistan Supports IEC’s Decision to Count Only Biometrically Verified Votes

US Envoy in Afghanistan Supports  IEC’s Decision to Count Only  Biometrically Verified Votes

October 15,2019 | National

KABUL - US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, on Monday voiced support for the decision of the country's electoral authorities to count only biometrically verified votes. ...Read More

Civilians Killed in an Airstrike in Warduj, Badakhshan

Civilians Killed in an Airstrike in Warduj, Badakhshan

October 15,2019 | National

BADAKHSHAN - Local officials said that two Taliban members were killed.
At least two civilians were killed ...Read More

Airstrikes Kill, Wound 23 Taliban Militants in Balkh Province

Airstrikes Kill, Wound 23 Taliban Militants  in Balkh Province

October 15,2019 | National

MAZAR - A series of airstrikes targeted Taliban militants in northern Balkh province killing or wounding at least 23 of them.
The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the Air . . .Read More

1.7 Million Biometric Votes Recorded in 85 Percent of Afghan Polling Stations: IEC

1.7 Million Biometric Votes Recorded in  85 Percent of Afghan Polling Stations: IEC

October 15,2019 | National

KABUL - A total of 1,737,078 million votes were recorded using biometric verification machines in 85 percent of polling stations in Afghanistan, data from the country's election ...Read More

Taliban Must Show Willingness to Make Real Compromises at Negotiating Table: NATO

Taliban Must Show Willingness to Make Real Compromises at Negotiating Table: NATO

October 15,2019 | National

KABUL - Taliban must show willingness to make real compromises at the negotiating table, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday...Read More

Institute Founded by President Ghani Makes Significant Profit from Government Contracts

Institute Founded by President Ghani Makes  Significant Profit from Government Contracts

October 15,2019 | National

WASHINGTON - The Institute for State Effectiveness founded by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani made significant profit from governmental government during the recent years, it has been reported. . . Read More

Mortar Rounds Land Close to Parliament Building in Kabul, No Casualties Reported

Mortar Rounds Land Close to  Parliament Building in Kabul,  No Casualties Reported

October 15,2019 | National

KABUL - Three mortar rounds landed close to parliament building in Kabul city earlier today but caused no harm or damage.
Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters ...Read More

International »

Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish Forces as US Withdraws

Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish  Forces as US Withdraws

October 15,2019 | International

Turkey — Syrian government troops moved into a series of towns and villages in northern Syria Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces ...Read More

Japan Looks for Missing as Typhoon Kills as Many as 48

Japan Looks for Missing as Typhoon Kills as Many as 48

October 15,2019 | International

Japan — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people ...Read More

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Speech in Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Speech  in Parliament

October 15,2019 | International

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Parliament for the ceremonial state opening ceremony and given her speech. . .Read More

EU Negotiators Continue to Discuss Brexit as Deadline Looms

EU Negotiators Continue to Discuss Brexit as Deadline Looms

October 15,2019 | International

LANDON - Work continues toward reaching a Brexit deal.
Negotiators are meeting again Monday in an attempt to reach an agreement that would allow Britain ...Read More

Pakistan’s Khan Says He Will Try to Facilitate Iran-Saudi Talks

Pakistan’s Khan Says He Will Try  to Facilitate Iran-Saudi Talks

October 14,2019 | International

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding ...Read More

Japan Sends in Troops After Massive Typhoon Hammers Tokyo, Kills 23

Japan Sends in Troops After Massive  Typhoon Hammers Tokyo, Kills 23

October 14,2019 | International

TOKYO - Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country ...Read More

Editorials »

Peace Process – A Controversial Issue without Result

October 15,2019 | Editorials

Afghan peace process has been a controversial issue since 2010 and made the national and international headlines after the talks between the Taliban and US representatives were ...Read More

Why Equality Before the Law Matters for Afghan Citizens

October 14,2019 | Editorials

Equality before the law ensures for a transgression of the law, the son of a member of the parliament will be equally punished as the unfortunate homeless man. If the homeless ...Read More

Afghan MPs above the Law

October 13,2019 | Editorials

According to the Constitution of Afghanistan, the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the highest legislative organ in the country; it manifests the will ...Read More

Social and Political Challenges Hamper Democracy

October 12,2019 | Editorials

Democracy has been challenged in the country as the rights and liberty of individuals are violated egregiously. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the nation took active part in political ...Read More

Ethnicity and Electoral Behavior in Afghanistan

October 10,2019 | Editorials

Ethnicity is one of the strong social fabric of Afghan society. It involves the common consciousness of shared origin and tradition among a group of people. Ethnicity in ...Read More

Causes of Electoral Violence in Afghanistan

October 09,2019 | Editorials

Democratization is has started in Afghanistan and Afghans will not let any force to set back this process. As a result, democracy has been embraced by most Afghans. In fact, democracy . . .Read More

Why Basic Services Matter

October 08,2019 | Editorials

Basic social services are the building blocks for human development. Of course, they are now accepted as fundamental human rights. However, there is a widening gap between this ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Terrorism, opium and corruptions: the catastrophic triangle in Afghanistan

Terrorism, opium and corruptions: the  catastrophic triangle in Afghanistan

October 15,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In few last decades, Afghanistan has been suffering from three interconnected challenges: Terrorism, opium and Corruption. The first two of them that require both national and international ...Read More

Violations of Panchsheel principles by super powers in South Asia

Violations of Panchsheel principles  by super powers in South Asia

October 15,2019 | Dr.Rajkumar Singh | opinion

ANKARA, Turkey— It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening ...Read More

China – From a Backward Country to World’s Second Largest Economy

China – From a Backward Country  to World’s Second Largest Economy

October 14,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Within the past seven decades, China has made great strides, especially after adopting its reform and opening-up policy. In 1949, Mao Zedong stood in Tiananmen Square ...Read More

Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria

Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria

October 14,2019 | Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu | opinion

ANKARA, Turkey— It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening ...Read More

How to Face the Challenges

How to Face the Challenges

October 13,2019 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

Every society is recognized from the types of its problems and the nature of its values and habits of its people. The great societies of the world that achieved the zenith of development ...Read More

A Report of The Truth of Hong Kong

A Report of The Truth of Hong Kong

October 13,2019 | Robert Ovadia | opinion

I have never seen disinformation weaponised with such venom as my time in Hong Kong...Read More

The Instrumental View of Islamabad on Afghan Peace Process

The Instrumental View of Islamabad  on Afghan Peace Process

October 12,2019 | By: Saalim Naji / Translated by: Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

After the cancellation of peace talks between the US and Taliban, the Taliban were almost marginalized in the world and so traveled to capitals of regional countries to compel the United ...Read More