Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, September 27th, 2020

How Internally Peaceful Societies Are Formed

September 27,2020 | Editorials

Internally peaceful societies are socieites with extremely low levels of expressed physical aggression offer insights for developing a culture of peace. Such socieites have three ...Read more

Afghan Women Prove Their Abilities

September 26,2020 | Editorials

As women’s rights and freedoms are debated at the negotiating table and the Taliban seek to curtail women’s liberties, Shamsia Alizada, a teenage girl who avoided a deadly ...Read more

How to Address the Issues Between Armed groups in the Peace Talks

September 23,2020 | Editorials

Current negotiations in Afghanistan probably focus on “talks about talks.” If they go deeper than that, media reports suggest the discussions focus on gaining ...Read more

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Ghani and Pakistani PM Discuss Need for Ceasefire

Ghani and Pakistani  PM Discuss Need for Ceasefire

September 27,2020 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister held a telephone conversation Friday where both parties agreed there was an urgent need for a ceasefire...Read More

Pakistan, China Back Afghan Peace Initiative

Pakistan, China Back  Afghan Peace Initiative

September 27,2020 | National

PESHAWAR - Chinese and Pakistani special envoy for Afghanistan have exchanged views the latest developments in the Afghan peace process...Read More

24th Anniversary of President Najibullah’s Death Observed

24th Anniversary of President Najibullah’s Death Observed

September 27,2020 | National

KABUL - The 24th anniversary of former president Najibullah Ahamdzai was marked in a special ceremony in Kabul on Friday with his supporters vowing full support for the peace process ...Read More

Focus on Domestic Production of Medicines: Usmani

Focus on Domestic Production of  Medicines: Usmani

September 27,2020 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said the import of medicines worth millions of dollars is a huge loss to Afghanistan’s economy and pledged ...Read More

Poverty Is a Multi-Dimensional and Historic Issue in Afghanistan: Ghani

Poverty Is a Multi-Dimensional and Historic Issue in Afghanistan: Ghani

September 26,2020 | National

KABUL - President Ghani says that the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged the world into turmoil, uncertainty, and unprecedented risk.
Addressing a side event – Poverty at the Cross ...Read More

Khalilzad ‘Would Welcome’ Talks with Iran to Help End Conflict

Khalilzad ‘Would Welcome’  Talks with Iran to Help  End Conflict

September 26,2020 | National

DOHA - US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Thursday Washington had offered to meet with Iran in a bid to garner their assistance to end the war in Afghanistan...Read More

More Steps Needed to Improve Kabul Security: Mohib

More Steps Needed to Improve  Kabul Security: Mohib

September 26,2020 | National

KABUL - National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib has asked security chiefs to improve the security situation so that public gets satisfied, according to a statement on Friday...Read More

International »

China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns

China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns

September 27,2020 | International

BEIJING- After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China...Read More

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

September 27,2020 | International

HARARE- With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed ...Read More

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

September 27,2020 | International

MOSCOW- Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived...Read More

Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron plan

Lebanese nominated premier resigns,  in blow to Macron plan

September 27,2020 | International

BEIRUT- Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel ...Read More

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them back out to sea

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them  back out to sea

September 26,2020 | International

ANKARA- Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life in Europe were cut short when Greek authorities rounded them up ...Read More

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders  for 6 months

September 26,2020 | International

WELLINGTON- For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island ...Read More

Editorials »

How Internally Peaceful Societies Are Formed

September 27,2020 | Editorials

Internally peaceful societies are socieites with extremely low levels of expressed physical aggression offer insights for developing a culture of peace. Such socieites have three ...Read More

Afghan Women Prove Their Abilities

September 26,2020 | Editorials

As women’s rights and freedoms are debated at the negotiating table and the Taliban seek to curtail women’s liberties, Shamsia Alizada, a teenage girl who avoided a deadly ...Read More

How to Address the Issues Between Armed groups in the Peace Talks

September 23,2020 | Editorials

Current negotiations in Afghanistan probably focus on “talks about talks.” If they go deeper than that, media reports suggest the discussions focus on gaining ...Read More

Will 2020 be The Peace Year for Afghans?

September 22,2020 | Editorials

Despite the public hope, the year 2019 has been replete with a myriad of challenges for Afghan people. Afghan civilians bore the brunt of violence and conflict and Afghan soldiers ...Read More

How to Ensure the Legitimacy of a Peace Agreement

September 21,2020 | Editorials

Legitimacy of a peace agreement is one of the most important issues of any peace process. If an agreement is not considered legitimate by the citizens, such agreement will not last ...Read More

Principled Negotiation Ensures a Win-Win Game

September 20,2020 | Editorials

It is vital the Afghan peace negotiators realize that Negotiation, contrary to warfare, is not a win-lose game...Read More

Why Public Participation Matters in the Peace Talks

September 19,2020 | Editorials

Consent of the governed is one of the fundamental principles of democratic government. According to this principle Afghan government shall ensure the right of the citizens ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Rural-Urban Migration: the Main Factor Behind Challenges in Kabul City

Rural-Urban Migration: the Main Factor Behind  Challenges in Kabul City

September 27,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Although Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan and considered as one of the ancient city of the world with having a history of over than 3,000 years, it is faced with many social ...Read More

Shaping Palestinian politics: The UAE has a leg up on Turkey

Shaping Palestinian politics: The UAE has a leg up on Turkey

September 27,2020 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t miss a beat during his address to the United Nations General Assembly ...Read More

The Ups and Downs of Constitutional Development in Afghanistan

The Ups and Downs of Constitutional Development in Afghanistan

September 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

This is more than a century that Afghanistan has been experiencing ups and downs with tolerating countless sacrifices until achieved the modern constitution in 2004. In 1880 When...Read More

Democrats Must Finally Play Hardball

Democrats Must Finally Play Hardball

September 26,2020 | Jan-Werner Mueller | opinion

Around the world, right-wing populists are hollowing out democracy and the rule of law. But unlike many twentieth-century dictators, today’s aspiring authoritarians ...Read More

Why Afghan Women Suffer

Why Afghan Women Suffer

September 23,2020 | M. Hashemi | opinion

Woman, the social and historical pariah of human society, lives a noisome life. She is doomed to suffer overwhelming pain and anguish in one way or another. Her beauty is deemed ...Read More

Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

September 23,2020 | Mariana Mazzucato | opinion

As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future ...Read More

Taliban Must Honor Diversity in Intra-Afghan Talks

Taliban Must Honor Diversity in  Intra-Afghan Talks

September 22,2020 | Dr. Hussain Yasa | opinion

After one week of the opening of the Intra-Afghan Talks, at last, the distance between the two negotiating teams started surfacing in the first session of their proper face ...Read More