Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Ahmadullah’s Death – A Whistle-blowing Act on Peace Talks

August 21,2019 | Editorials

The death of Hafiz Ahmadullah, brother of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah, at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan appears to be related to the ongoing peace talks between . . . Read more

Targeting Civilians Unjustifiable

August 20,2019 | Editorials

Afghans suffered severely in the wake of political upheavals throughout the history and paid heavy sacrifices for democratic principles. Political symptoms and civil unrest took their . . . Read more

History Should be Eye-Opener for Afghan Nation and State

August 18,2019 | Editorials

Soraya Tarzai, the first Queen consort of Afghanistan in the early 20th century and the wife of King Amanullah Khan, played an essential role in Amanullah’s modernization program...Read more

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Peace Deal Not to Harm Treaties with Friendly States

Peace Deal Not to Harm  Treaties with Friendly States

August 21,2019 | National

KABUL - The president, who visited the Police Department at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul on Monday, congratulated the police and government officials on celebrating . . .Read More

Soraya to Afghans: Back Govt’s Quest for Peace

Soraya to Afghans:  Back Govt’s Quest  for Peace

August 21,2019 | National

JALALABAD - Princesses Soraya Malik, granddaughter of King Amanullah Khan, has urged Afghans to support the government’s quest for peace and stability in the country. . . Read More

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

August 21,2019 | National

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) in a statement on Tuesday said Daesh poses a threat to Afghanistan and the world and that it needs am international consensus to be suppressed. . . Read More

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

August 21,2019 | National

KABUL - The Wedding Hall Owner Association on Tuesday announced devising a security plan to protect their halls and would share the plan with security organs for implementation. . . Read More

US Announces $125m in Aid to Afghanistan

US Announces $125m  in Aid to Afghanistan

August 21,2019 | National

KABUL - The United States announces an additional amount of nearly $125 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside Afghanistan, including . . .Read More

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

August 21,2019 | National

KABUL - A school was set on fire by Taliban militants in Shakardara district in Kabul Province early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. . . Read More

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded in Herat Incidents

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded  in Herat Incidents

August 21,2019 | National

HERAT CITY - Seventeen civilians have been killed in as many days in western Herat province during separate incidents that left another 1,100 wounded, an official said Tuesday. . . Read More

International »

Huawei Expects No Relief from US Sanctions but Is Confident

Huawei Expects No Relief from  US Sanctions but Is Confident

August 21,2019 | International

SHENZHEN, China — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed . . .Read More

Militants Leave Key Rebel Town as Syrian Troops Push In

Militants Leave Key Rebel Town  as Syrian Troops Push In

August 21,2019 | International

BEIRUT — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and . . . Read More

Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7

Putin, Macron to Meet for  French-Russian Talks Before G-7

August 20,2019 | International

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine . . .Read More

Sudan’s Ousted Bashir Told Investigators He Got Millions from Saudi Arabia: Court Witness

Sudan’s Ousted Bashir Told Investigators He Got Millions from Saudi Arabia: Court Witness

August 20,2019 | International

KHARTOUM - Sudan’s deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday. . . Read More

India Says Committed to ‘No First Use’ of Nuclear Weapons for Now

India Says Committed to ‘No First Use’  of Nuclear Weapons for Now

August 17,2019 | International

NEW DELHI - India has stuck to its commitment of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but future policy will depend on the situation, the defense minister said on Friday ...Read More

Issues on Strengthening Strategic Cooperation with EU Discussed in Kazakhstan

Issues on Strengthening Strategic Cooperation  with EU Discussed in Kazakhstan

August 17,2019 | International

NUR-SULTAN - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian have discussed a wide range of issues on strengthening strategic ...Read More

Editorials »

Ahmadullah’s Death – A Whistle-blowing Act on Peace Talks

August 21,2019 | Editorials

The death of Hafiz Ahmadullah, brother of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah, at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan appears to be related to the ongoing peace talks between . . . Read More

Targeting Civilians Unjustifiable

August 20,2019 | Editorials

Afghans suffered severely in the wake of political upheavals throughout the history and paid heavy sacrifices for democratic principles. Political symptoms and civil unrest took their . . . Read More

History Should be Eye-Opener for Afghan Nation and State

August 18,2019 | Editorials

Soraya Tarzai, the first Queen consort of Afghanistan in the early 20th century and the wife of King Amanullah Khan, played an essential role in Amanullah’s modernization program...Read More

Amanullah’s Reforms Go Down in History

August 17,2019 | Editorials

This year marks the centenary of Afghanistan’s Independence declared by King Amanullah Khan, who ushered in his regime with a series of reforms, mainly in terms of culture ...Read More

Women Seek Role in Peace Process

August 15,2019 | Editorials

Calling on the Taliban to stop violence, a group of women in Khost province said Afghan women want a big role in the peace process. This indicates women’s concern ...Read More

Peace – A Win-Win Result for All Parties

August 14,2019 | Editorials

The US and Taliban have wrapped up their eighth round of talks in Doha, Qatar’s capital, which were cited as “productive” by the US Special Envoy ...Read More

Why Taliban Kill Everyone Arbitrarily

August 08,2019 | Editorials

Ideology is used as a justification means for the terrorists to justify their cruel acts. As a result one may conclude that, terrorism is political violence as a tool to ensure ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Weak Rule of Law as the Main Cause of High Crime Rate

Weak Rule of Law as the Main Cause  of High Crime Rate

August 21,2019 | M. Aria | opinion

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

A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

August 21,2019 | Silvia Ribeiro | opinion

Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever . . .Read More

Waves of Criticisms and Reactions to Attacks on Wedding Hall in Kabul

Waves of Criticisms and Reactions  to Attacks on Wedding Hall in Kabul

August 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

This is the second dreadful attack within a month which targets west of Kabul civilians; the first attack targeted the security forces but more than 100 civilians and . . . Read More

Pessimism and Optimism over The US-Taliban Peace Agreement

Pessimism and Optimism over  The US-Taliban Peace Agreement

August 18,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The eighth round of US-Taliban peace talks just ended on August 12 in Qatar but it caused a lot of Pessimism and optimism across Afghanistan. It has caused optimism ...Read More

Afghanistan’s Independence and Its Importance at International Level

Afghanistan’s Independence and  Its Importance at International Level

August 18,2019 | Bezhan Azam | opinion

Almost one century ago, Afghanistan gained its independence from British Empire. People at home and abroad reacted to this great historic event. Inside Afghanistan, fellow citizens . . .Read More

Why The Political Parties Are Marginalized in Afghanistan

Why The Political Parties  Are Marginalized in Afghanistan

August 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Unfortunately, the Afghan political parties, especially the traditional parties could not play a constructive role in past two decades in the country. Instead of getting ...Read More

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws and Structures of America (Part 2)

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws  and Structures of America (Part 2)

August 17,2019 | Rajkumar Singh | opinion

In addition, the event of 9/11 has enhanced the importance of Social Network Analysis (SNA). . .Read More