Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, April 19th, 2019

Why Interim Government is not in the Interest of Afghanistan

April 18, 2019 | Editorials

Interim government and caretaker government are the options that some Afghan political figures and presidential candidates including Hanif Atmar have proposed to replace ...Read more

How Afghanistan Can Ensure its National Interests in the Peace Talks

April 17, 2019 | Editorials

Nearly all previous U.S. administrations had rejected repeated Taliban demands to hold direct talks with Washington, saying they should be talking to their own government...Read more

Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan

April 16, 2019 | Editorials

On June 7th, 2018, the government of Afghanistan announced a unilateral ceasefire was to occur between the 12th and 19th of June for Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking ...Read more

National »

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

April 18, 2019 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with members of the delegation who will hold a meeting with the Taliban in Qatar on April 20. ..Read More

Government Names 250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

Government Names  250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

April 17, 2019 | National

The Afghan government has prepared an initial list of the Qatar delegation which consists of 250 members.
KABUL - The government of Afghanistan has prepared ...Read More

Germany Pledges 59 Million Euros to Afghanistan

Germany Pledges  59 Million Euros to  Afghanistan

April 17, 2019 | National

KABUL - The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed to investing about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million) in Afghanistan, focusing on good ...Read More

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

April 17, 2019 | National

KABUL - Khalilzad was expected to hold the sixth round of peace talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar on April 15.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ...Read More

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

April 17, 2019 | National

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday so far has not reached a final decision on the use of the biometric system in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled ...Read More

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring  More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

April 17, 2019 | National

KABUL - The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the Taliban's announcement of a spring offensive, saying the move will only "result in more unnecessary suffering ...Read More

Afghan Government and USAID Recognize Women Interns in Kandahar

Afghan Government and  USAID Recognize Women  Interns in Kandahar

April 17, 2019 | National

KANDAHAR -  sixty women graduates received government-issued certificates recognizing their year-long training and work experience through the U.S. Agency for International . . .Read More

International »

(BRF) Feature: New Silk Road Helps Revive Germany’s Rust Belt City

(BRF) Feature: New Silk Road Helps Revive  Germany’s Rust Belt City

April 18, 2019 | International

DUISBURG - Suad Durakovic, a German citizen of Bosnian origin, runs a logistics company that also trains truck drivers in the western German city of Duisburg...Read More

Myanmar Leader Pardons 9,500 Prisoners but Not 2 Reporters

Myanmar Leader Pardons 9,500 Prisoners but Not 2 Reporters

April 18, 2019 | International

YANGON, Myanmar – More than 9,500 prisoners are being released in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they don’t include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters...Read More

Nations Express Solidarity with France after Notre Dame Fire

Nations Express Solidarity with  France after Notre Dame Fire

April 17, 2019 | International

PARIS – Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered ...Read More

Finland’s Center Party Head to Step Down after Election Loss

Finland’s Center Party Head to  Step Down after Election Loss

April 17, 2019 | International

HELSINKI – Finland’s outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election...Read More

China Says US Treats Latin American Like It’s ‘Backyard’

China Says US Treats Latin American Like  It’s ‘Backyard’

April 16, 2019 | International

BEIJING – Beijing has fired back at the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China’s role in Venezuela as prolonging the crisis there...Read More

Finland’s Center-Left Social Democrats Narrowly Top Poll

Finland’s Center-Left Social Democrats  Narrowly Top Poll

April 16, 2019 | International

HELSINKI – Finland’s center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country’s largest party ...Read More

Editorials »

Why Interim Government is not in the Interest of Afghanistan

April 18, 2019 | Editorials

Interim government and caretaker government are the options that some Afghan political figures and presidential candidates including Hanif Atmar have proposed to replace ...Read More

How Afghanistan Can Ensure its National Interests in the Peace Talks

April 17, 2019 | Editorials

Nearly all previous U.S. administrations had rejected repeated Taliban demands to hold direct talks with Washington, saying they should be talking to their own government...Read More

Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan

April 16, 2019 | Editorials

On June 7th, 2018, the government of Afghanistan announced a unilateral ceasefire was to occur between the 12th and 19th of June for Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking ...Read More

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship between Afghanistan and Iran

April 16, 2019 | Editorials

Historically, the formal relationship between Afghanistan and Iran started with gaining independence of Afghanistan from Britain by Ghazi Amanullah Khan, specifically after 1919...Read More

A durable Peace Requires Meaningful Participation of Afghan Women in the Peace Talks

April 16, 2019 | Editorials

In a country like Afghanistan ravaged by war, social cohesion is usually worn-out. Populations are divided along multiple fault lines including ethnic and religious lines ...Read More

Safety Measures Must be Ensured for the Miners

April 15, 2019 | Editorials

People, from all walks of life, should have the same rights within a state. And, the government in the state must strive that those rights are guaranteed, and no one is left neglected...Read More

The Taliban Obstinacy in Persistence of Violence in Afghanistan

April 14, 2019 | Editorials

On the eve of holding the Loya peace consultative Jirga which aims to build consensus amongst Afghan nation in preparation with hoped-for peace talks between Afghan government and ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

April 18, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

A state cannot exist without population and, at the same time, the size of population greatly influences the nation. In today’s societies, the size of population ...Read More

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

April 18, 2019 | Bernard-Henri Lévy | opinion

As I write this from Berlin, I am prostrate before the images of fire, devastation, and ash engulfing Notre-Dame de Paris – Our Lady of Paris. She is a treasure of civilization ...Read More

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes Actions Positively to Resolve it

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes  Actions Positively to Resolve it

April 17, 2019 | Author: Sun Xiqin | opinion

Rohingya people are one of the minority groups suffering the most severe oppressions in the world. Rohingya people refer to the stateless group, who are India-Aryan race not accepted ...Read More

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate  War Crimes in Afghanistan

April 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

ICC is an International Criminal Court investigates and brings to justice people responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, intervening when national ...Read More

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship between Afghanistan and Iran

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship  between Afghanistan and Iran

April 16, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Historically, the formal relationship between Afghanistan and Iran started with gaining independence of Afghanistan from Britain by Ghazi Amanullah Khan, specifically after 1919...Read More

The Fly and the Sweet

The Fly and the Sweet

April 15, 2019 | Muhammad Rasool | opinion

A fly always sits on a sweet thing. It can be better explained by a zoologist but I am sure it has a strong sense of smell as it soon finds out a hidden sweet thing and comes and sits on it...Read More

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:  Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

April 15, 2019 | Gabriel M. Piccillo | opinion

The past year has seen novel tumult, starting with US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in December 2017  to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem...Read More