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Consultative Peace Loya Jirga: An Opportunity to Form a United Voice on the Peace Process

August 03,2020 | Editorials

Afghanistan Peace Process will enter to its most critical part. Direct talks between Taliban and the Afghan government will start on 10 August...Read more

Freedom of Speech Needs to be Respected

August 03,2020 | Editorials

Freedom is men’s natural and inalienable right. People are free to speak what they have in their mind – which is called freedom of thought and expression...Read more

Talks or Political Game?

July 29,2020 | Editorials

Amidst the heated discussions about start of the intra-Afghan dialogue, Afghan civilians sustain heavy casualties as a result of the escalated militancy. Despite being ...Read more

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Despite Taliban Reaction, Loya Jirga Date Announced

Despite Taliban Reaction,  Loya Jirga Date Announced

August 03,2020 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan's national television station, RTA, on Sunday in a tweet announced that a Loya Jirga will convene on August 7, 2020, and could last between 3-5 days...Read More

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

August 03,2020 | National

PESHAWAR - Afghan leaders and members of society are "very keen" on motorway and rail links with Pakistan, says the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad...Read More

Lacking Ids, Orphans Deprived of Education in Herat

Lacking Ids, Orphans  Deprived of Education in Herat

August 03,2020 | National

HERAT - More than 100 orphans in Herat who lost their parents in the war do not have identification cards. The government does not issue birth certificates to these children due ...Read More

Pakistan Probing Sugar Exports to Afghanistan

Pakistan Probing Sugar  Exports to Afghanistan

August 03,2020 | National

PESHAWAR - Pakistan’ Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is investigating sugar exports to Afghanistan, which led to a shortage of the commodity at home...Read More

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks  Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

August 03,2020 | National

KABUL - Afghan government said on Monday that it had been told by the United States that peace talks with the Taliban would begin even if their 4,600 prisoners were released...Read More

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City Remains Under Total Lockdown

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City  Remains Under Total Lockdown

August 03,2020 | National

JALALABAD - Afghan security forces have brought the Jalalabad prison situation under control, but the streets of the city remain empty after a total lockdown was imposed...Read More

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans  Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

August 03,2020 | National

TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have arrested a group of Afghans who waved a flag in celebration of Eid al-Adha in a park in Tehran.
MENAFM reported that Iranian intelligence ...Read More

International »

Malaysia’s Najib Gets 12 Years in Jail for 1MDB-Linked Graft Case

Malaysia’s Najib Gets 12 Years in Jail  for 1MDB-Linked Graft Case

July 29,2020 | International

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been sentenced to serve up to 12 years in jail after a court in Kuala Lumpur found him guilty of corruption ...Read More

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accuses Israel of Fabricating Border Clash

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accuses Israel  of Fabricating Border Clash

July 29,2020 | International

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah denied its fighters staged an "infiltration attempt" that led to clashes with Israeli forces on Monday calling ...Read More

Xi Sends Congratulations on Start of Assembly of ITER Project

Xi Sends Congratulations on Start of  Assembly of ITER Project

July 29,2020 | International

BEIJING -  Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the ceremony for the start of assembly of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor ....Read More

UK Defends Quarantine Decision After Spanish PM Says It Was Unfair & An ‘Error’

UK Defends Quarantine Decision  After Spanish PM Says It Was  Unfair & An ‘Error’

July 29,2020 | International

LONDON - The UK says it “respectfully” disagrees with Madrid’s position on its call to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from Spain after Prime Minister ...Read More

World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Study Begins

World’s Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine  Study Begins

July 28,2020 | International

The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the US government along with Moderna Inc - one of several ...Read More

US Envoy in Qatar: Gulf Dispute ‘Gone on Too Long’

US Envoy in Qatar: Gulf Dispute  ‘Gone on Too Long’

July 28,2020 | International

WASHINGTON - The three-year blockade of Qatar by neighbouring Arab nations has gone on for too long and threatens regional security and prosperity, a US envoy has said...Read More

Editorials »

Consultative Peace Loya Jirga: An Opportunity to Form a United Voice on the Peace Process

August 03,2020 | Editorials

Afghanistan Peace Process will enter to its most critical part. Direct talks between Taliban and the Afghan government will start on 10 August...Read More

Freedom of Speech Needs to be Respected

August 03,2020 | Editorials

Freedom is men’s natural and inalienable right. People are free to speak what they have in their mind – which is called freedom of thought and expression...Read More

Talks or Political Game?

July 29,2020 | Editorials

Amidst the heated discussions about start of the intra-Afghan dialogue, Afghan civilians sustain heavy casualties as a result of the escalated militancy. Despite being ...Read More

Violation of Humanitarian Law is Flagrant

July 28,2020 | Editorials

The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) which arranges the relations between states and international organizations and the issues regarding international law is one ...Read More

Obstacles to Building a Free Society

July 27,2020 | Editorials

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds ...Read More

Khalilzad’s Optimistic Approach to Talks Carries no Significance

July 26,2020 | Editorials

Talking optimistically about the peace talks, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has said that Iran is unwilling to back the peace process. But Iranian officials asserted ...Read More

Vulnerability of Afghan Women

July 25,2020 | Editorials

Following the collapse of the Taliban’s regime, Afghan women heaved a sigh of relief for being liberated from radical approach and being entitled equally to men on the basis ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Remembering the Objectives of SAARC

Remembering the Objectives of SAARC

August 03,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh | opinion

The countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) represents 1.47 billion people, which is around 25 per cent of the world population...Read More

Is Indo-Pacific Region “Powder Keg” On The Brink?

Is Indo-Pacific Region “Powder Keg” On The Brink?

August 03,2020 | Huang Dekai,Zhou Yunsong&Chen Ziwei | opinion

Recently, Vogel, professor emeritus of Harvard University and former director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies, warned: unfortunately, there is a possibility ...Read More

Peace at Last for Yemen?

Peace at Last for Yemen?

August 03,2020 | By: Thomas R. Pickering, Malcolm Rifkind, Norbert Röttgen, Yang Guang, and Andrey Kortunov | opinion

The long-running conflict in Yemen is riper for resolution than ever before. Yemenis on all sides are exhausted by the fighting and were quick to embrace the appeal issued ...Read More

Water Shortage: A Forgotten Problem in Kabul City

Water Shortage: A Forgotten Problem  in Kabul City

August 03,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Undoubtedly, Water is one of the most essential elements of life. It is known as an important factor of health and civilization of a human society. No country or city can maintain its economic, political and social stability without maintaining ...Read More

Republic Political System is the Dream of the Afghan People. Part (#2)

Republic Political System is the Dream  of the Afghan People. Part (#2)

July 29,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari | opinion

Another specialized value of Republic system is progress and development, as it believes to modernization, reconstruction as well as republicans are civilized people, they are ...Read More

Pandemic Policy Must be Climate Policy

Pandemic Policy Must be Climate Policy

July 29,2020 | Renzo Guinto | opinion

While the world focuses on the COVID-19 crisis, climate change continues to advance. The consequences are devastating and becoming more so – and that includes for the pandemic ...Read More

Mental Exhaustion and Its Ways Out

Mental Exhaustion and Its Ways Out

July 28,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

With the onset of covid-19 pandemic, millions of people around the world, including Afghanistan, complain about psychological problems. The covid-19 health crisis combined ...Read More