Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, November 16th, 2018

Crimes and Their Prevention

November 15, 2018 | Editorials

Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability ...Read more

Developing Peace Through Science

November 14, 2018 | Editorials

In today’s modern world, it is difficult to imagine the world and the life itself without science and technology. Science has penetrated deep within ...Read more

Extremism Must be Discouraged

November 12, 2018 | Editorials

Though human world is remarkable, it is also unfortunate to note that there are violent incidents and happenings that show ugly aspects of human life. As a matter of fact ...Read more

National »

Washington Reacts Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

Washington Reacts  Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

November 15, 2018 | National

WASHINGTON - The US department of state’s spokesperson said if there are any changes to the election date it would be at the discretion of the Afghan government ...Read More

UN Paints Grim Picture of Ghazni Situation

UN Paints Grim  Picture of Ghazni  Situation

November 15, 2018 | National

KABUL - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that the situation in Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni province is ...Read More

Kabul, Islamabad Need to Adopt Policy of Understanding’

Kabul, Islamabad  Need to Adopt Policy  of Understanding’

November 15, 2018 | National

KABUL - Parliamentary Affairs Minister Farooq Wardak has stressed that Afghanistan and Pakistan need to adopt the policy of conciliation instead of confrontation...Read More

USAID Helps to Unlock Capital for Small Businesses

USAID Helps to Unlock  Capital for Small Businesses

November 15, 2018 | National

KABUL - In an effort to increase access to credit for business owners, USAID Afghanistan signed a seven-year, $15 million USAID Development Credit Authority ....Read More

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan People in Urgent Need of Help

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan  People in Urgent Need of Help

November 15, 2018 | National

 GHAZNI - Anumber of people from Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province, who were forced to flee their homes due to recent clashes in their areas, said people still ...Read More

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

November 14, 2018 | National

KABUL - Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said in his twitter account that continuity in a democratic process was a must. “Any other proposal than the will ...Read More

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

November 14, 2018 | National

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency -- but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked ...Read More

International »

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

November 15, 2018 | International

SINGAPORE - China is touting itself as the new defender of global commerce as it works with Asia-Pacific leaders to hammer out the world’s largest trade deal ...Read More

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls  to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

November 15, 2018 | International

LONDON - Donald Trump’s turbulent European visit started with an “acrimonious” conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who called to ...Read More

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

November 14, 2018 | International

SINGAPORE — China’s premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region ...Read More

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan to Call the Shots

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan  to Call the Shots

November 14, 2018 | International

BAGHDAD - In May, Hassan Fada’am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi’ite militiamen elected to Iraq’s 329-seat parliament...Read More

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

November 12, 2018 | International

ROME – A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens Monday in Sicily, aimed . . .Read More

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine Rebel Regions by Big Margins

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine  Rebel Regions by Big Margins

November 12, 2018 | International

MOSCOW – Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine have secured their hold on power in weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities ...Read More

Editorials »

Crimes and Their Prevention

November 15, 2018 | Editorials

Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability ...Read More

Developing Peace Through Science

November 14, 2018 | Editorials

In today’s modern world, it is difficult to imagine the world and the life itself without science and technology. Science has penetrated deep within ...Read More

Extremism Must be Discouraged

November 12, 2018 | Editorials

Though human world is remarkable, it is also unfortunate to note that there are violent incidents and happenings that show ugly aspects of human life. As a matter of fact ...Read More

Ghani: Pursuing Nation Building

November 11, 2018 | Editorials

President Ghani and Vice president Sarwar Danish travelled to Daikondi and Bamyan provinces accompanied with a high ranking delegation on Friday and Saturday...Read More

Living with Climate Change

November 10, 2018 | Editorials

For anyone still undecided about the consequences of global warming, the summer of 2018, one of the hottest on record, should have tipped the scales. Across far-flung ...Read More

Afghan Peace Process: Gaining Success Gradually

November 10, 2018 | Editorials

The Moscow meeting on Afghan peace process was kicked off on Friday with delegations from High Peace Council (HPC), the Taliban and 12 countries in attendance. The Moscow ...Read More

Intelligentsia Must Rise to the Occasion

November 08, 2018 | Editorials

In contemporary situation in Afghanistan, the worth of writers and intellectuals have multiplied manifold. As war and instability have grabbed Afghan society from all sides...Read More

Article/opinion »

Strange Bedfellows: Ideology Trumps Defense of Ethnic, Religious and Minority Rights

Strange Bedfellows: Ideology Trumps Defense of Ethnic,  Religious and Minority Rights

November 15, 2018 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

A global rise of nationalist and populist tendencies has not only given anti-migrant, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and racist tendencies a new lease on life, but opened the ...Read More

Russia’s Growing Clout in Asia Pacific Region

Russia’s Growing Clout in Asia Pacific Region

November 14, 2018 | Yead Mirza | opinion

In their strategic calculus, the Asia Pacific major powers as well as other countries do not consider Russia a major military power for the region. Although these Asia ...Read More

Gender and The Arab City

Gender and The Arab City

November 14, 2018 | Lina Abirafeh | opinion

One of the top priorities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda is to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable...Read More

Afghan Government Should Protect Relative Calm Zones In The Country

Afghan Government Should Protect Relative Calm Zones In The Country

November 12, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

The recent attacks by Taliban on Jaghori and Malistan districts in Ghazni province and the attacks on Hazara population in Urogan province are cases in point to prove ...Read More

Simple Dose of Solution to Rescue a Nation

Simple Dose of Solution to Rescue a Nation

November 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

No one doubts that fundamental reform in Afghanistan is not possible unless strategic investment on education. This means education is the first determining factor to propel ...Read More

Fears of Ethnic Violence as Afghan Taliban Target Hazara districts

Fears of Ethnic Violence as Afghan Taliban Target Hazara districts

November 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Following the recent deadly attacks in Urozgan, the Taliban launched coordinated attacks from several directions on Jaghori districts leaving nearly 30 dead and 21 wounded ...Read More

The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces for Tougher Post-Election US Attitude

The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces  for Tougher Post-Election US Attitude

November 12, 2018 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a potentially more strained relationship with the United States in the wake of Democrats gaining control of the House of Representatives ...Read More