Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, May 21st, 2018

Illiteracy is more Perilous than Terrorism for Afghanistan

May 21, 2018 | Editorials

I am living in a society of which educational infrastructures have been repeatedly damaged during four decades of conflicts and civil wars; likewise, whose people need ...Read more

Human Rights Violations Continue

May 20, 2018 | Editorials

The scourge of war and violence still inflict heavy casualties and indescribable sufferings upon nations. Political rivalries and regional tension, which generate violence and . . .Read more

Extremism Will Lead to Terrorism

May 19, 2018 | Editorials

It is really difficult to ignore the severity of the disaster introduced by extremism and terrorism in today’s world. In fact, extremism and terrorism are...Read more

National »

Govt Rejects Plan to Reduce Constituencies

Govt Rejects Plan to  Reduce Constituencies

May 21, 2018 | National

KABUL - The government on Sunday rejected a plan proposed by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to reduce the number of election consistencies, saying the legal...Read More

Clashes Ongoing as Taliban ‘Advance’ on Ghazni District

Clashes Ongoing as Taliban ‘Advance’ on Ghazni District

May 21, 2018 | National

KABUL - Security sources say commandos are being deployed by air to the battle-weary district but have not yet arrived.
Heavy clashes are ongoing in Ajristan...Read More

Dostum May Return in 10 Days, Says Lawmaker

Dostum May Return in  10 Days, Says Lawmaker

May 21, 2018 | National

KABUL - Second Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Kabul within next 10 days, a member of the Junbish-i-Islami leadership council said Sunday...Read More

AAf, Commandos, Police Special Forces to Double Operations

AAf, Commandos,  Police Special Forces to Double Operations

May 21, 2018 | National

KABUL - In response to Taliban’s Spring Offensive, Afghan security forces will increase their operations to address security threats, Afghan defense and ...Read More

Government under Pressure as Taliban Threaten New District

Government under Pressure as  Taliban Threaten New District

May 21, 2018 | National

FARAH - Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve...Read More

13 Voter Registration Centers Fail to Open in Balkh

13 Voter Registration Centers Fail to Open in Balkh

May 21, 2018 | National

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - A local IEC official said most of those eligible to vote will not be able to do so if government fails to ensure security in high risk areas. Read More

US, China Agree to Cut American Trade Deficit

US, China Agree to Cut American Trade Deficit

May 21, 2018 | National

WASHINGTON - The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump ...Read More

International »

With Brexit Clarity, Scotland Will Look Again at Independence: Sturgeon

With Brexit Clarity, Scotland Will Look  Again at Independence: Sturgeon

May 21, 2018 | International

LONDON - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some ...Read More

Islamic World Mulling Measures against Countries Following U.S. Move on Jerusalem

Islamic World Mulling Measures against  Countries Following U.S. Move on Jerusalem

May 20, 2018 | International

ISTANBUL - The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday vowed to take “all necessary steps” to prevent other countries from following the U.S. example . . .Read More

U.S. to Withdraw Assistance from Northwest Syria: U.S. Officials

U.S. to Withdraw Assistance from  Northwest Syria: U.S. Officials

May 20, 2018 | International

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will withdraw assistance from northwest Syria dominated by Islamist factions and focus recovery efforts on areas where . . .Read More

Muslim Leaders Gather for Gaza after Israeli Massacre

Muslim Leaders Gather for  Gaza after Israeli Massacre

May 19, 2018 | International

ISTANBUL - Muslim leaders have gathered in Turkey for an Islamic summit to discuss Israel’s massacre of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Monday...Read More

North Korea’s About-Face Complicates South Korea’s Pitch toTrump

North Korea’s About-Face Complicates  South Korea’s Pitch toTrump

May 19, 2018 | International

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been riding high after a string of successes with North Korea, seeing his popularity surge after his historic meeting...Read More

Pompeo: Nkorea Needs US Security Assurances for Nuke Pact

Pompeo: Nkorea Needs US Security  Assurances for Nuke Pact

May 15, 2018 | International

WASHINGTON — The United States is offering assurances to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal ahead ...Read More

Editorials »

Illiteracy is more Perilous than Terrorism for Afghanistan

May 21, 2018 | Editorials

I am living in a society of which educational infrastructures have been repeatedly damaged during four decades of conflicts and civil wars; likewise, whose people need ...Read More

Human Rights Violations Continue

May 20, 2018 | Editorials

The scourge of war and violence still inflict heavy casualties and indescribable sufferings upon nations. Political rivalries and regional tension, which generate violence and . . .Read More

Extremism Will Lead to Terrorism

May 19, 2018 | Editorials

It is really difficult to ignore the severity of the disaster introduced by extremism and terrorism in today’s world. In fact, extremism and terrorism are...Read More

National Identity: Ethnicity and Ethnocentrism as the Main Barriers

May 15, 2018 | Editorials

Identity is the state of having unique identifying characteristics that no other person or thing holds it. Identity is the individual characteristic which a person ...Read More

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of IEC and Government

May 14, 2018 | Editorials

In democratic societies, elections are the basis for establishment of a representative and legitimized governments. Afghanistan has been grinding in war for the last more ...Read More

Guarding the Rights of Women

May 13, 2018 | Editorials

Social and political circumstances have to change within a society, since such changes are inevitable and are bound to occur. And those who are really interested to achieve ...Read More

Warring Parties Seek to Impede Democratization

May 12, 2018 | Editorials

The insurgent fighters have intensified their attacks to hamper democratic process in Afghanistan. The unmitigated insurgency slowed down registration process ...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Reasons behind China’s Swift Economic Development

The Reasons behind China’s Swift  Economic Development

May 20, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Poverty alleviation is most likely to bear the desired fruit and the gap between rural and urban areas will be bridged in near future in China. The colossal companies and mammoth.. . Read More

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of IEC and Government

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of  IEC and Government

May 20, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

In democratic societies, elections are the basis for establishment of a representative and legitimized governments. Afghanistan has been grinding in war for the last more . . .Read More

Will New Moves End the Complexities Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Will New Moves End the Complexities  Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

May 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Though Afghanistan and Pakistan has been struggling to end the ongoing conflicts between the two countries but never resulted to a practical outcome.Pakistani officials ...Read More

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan  Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

May 13, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

A well trained, skillful and strong police force is pre-requisite for a stable, secure, law-abiding and flourishing society. Afghanistan has more than one-hundred-and-forty-thousand . . .Read More

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

May 13, 2018 | Shamshad Akhtar | opinion

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and ...Read More

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

May 12, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...Read More

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide  Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

May 10, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada | opinion

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...Read More