Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Radicalization and Civilian Casualties

October 25,2020 | Editorials

Civilians have nothing to do with war. However, armed militants inflict sufferings on them in one way or another. The Taliban’s recent escalated militancy leading to heavy ...Read more

Civilian Casualties – A Highly Concerning Issue

October 24,2020 | Editorials

The Taliban’s escalated militancy has led to heavy civilian casualties. The ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban group in Qatar’s capital Doha could not ...Read more

You Can Bring a Horse to Water, But You Can’t Make it Drink

October 21,2020 | Editorials

Signing peace agreement between a state and a militant group seems usual in international law since agreement is signed between states, international organizations, or states ...Read more

National »

18 Killed in Suicide Attack Near Educational Center in Kabul

18 Killed in Suicide Attack Near  Educational Center in Kabul

October 25,2020 | National

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that the Doha talks are “fragile” but the best chance for peace.
Stoltenberg following the second day ...Read More

Doha Talks Fragile but Best Chance for Peace: NATO

Doha Talks Fragile but Best Chance for Peace: NATO

October 25,2020 | National

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that the Doha talks are “fragile” but the best chance for peace.
Stoltenberg following the second day ...Read More

Some Criminals Surrender to Police: Saleh

Some Criminals Surrender to Police: Saleh

October 25,2020 | National

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday that after the destruction of installations on grabbed lands and disclosure of criminals, grabbers voluntarily started ...Read More

Rahmani, Qaiser Hope for Peace in Afghanistan

Rahmani, Qaiser Hope for  Peace in Afghanistan

October 25,2020 | National

PESHAWAR - Afghan and Pakistani parliament speakers are optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.
At a meeting in Islamabad on Friday night ...Read More

Taliban Plan to Overrun Lashkargah Foiled: Governor

Taliban Plan to Overrun  Lashkargah Foiled: Governor

October 25,2020 | National

HELMAND - Helmand governor Yasin Khan said the Taliban’s attempt to overrun Lashkargah city has been foiled and that the security situation in the city will improve...Read More

Trump: I Think 19 Years in Afghanistan Is Enough

Trump: I Think 19 Years in  Afghanistan Is Enough

October 24,2020 | National

WASHINGTON - The United States has had enough of 19 years in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, reiterating that US troops are leaving the country...Read More

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan Sign Cooperative Agreements

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan  Sign Cooperative Agreements

October 24,2020 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the Afghan and Uzbek sectoral agencies have signed two cooperation agreements.
A statement from the ministry’s press office said ...Read More

International »

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

October 25,2020 | International

WASHINGTON- A global dirty money watchdog on Friday agreed to revamp its standards to beef up monitoring of financing aimed at evading U.S. and United Nations sanctions and proliferating...Read More

South Korean authorities stick to flu vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

South Korean authorities stick to flu  vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

October 25,2020 | International

SEOUL- The number of South Koreans who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday, adding that ...Read More

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

October 25,2020 | International

TOKYO- Japan’s number of newborn babies in 2020 is expected to decrease to around 845,000, hitting a new record low, local media reported Saturday...Read More

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

October 25,2020 | International

STEPANAKERT- Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday hours after the United States hosted top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan ...Read More

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight COVID-19

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight  COVID-19

October 24,2020 | International

UNITED NATIONS- The U.N. chief finds it “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish ...Read More

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

October 24,2020 | International

MEXICO CITY- Across the globe, Pope Francis’ comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were received by some as encouragement for an advancing struggle and condemned by others ...Read More

Editorials »

Radicalization and Civilian Casualties

October 25,2020 | Editorials

Civilians have nothing to do with war. However, armed militants inflict sufferings on them in one way or another. The Taliban’s recent escalated militancy leading to heavy ...Read More

Civilian Casualties – A Highly Concerning Issue

October 24,2020 | Editorials

The Taliban’s escalated militancy has led to heavy civilian casualties. The ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban group in Qatar’s capital Doha could not ...Read More

You Can Bring a Horse to Water, But You Can’t Make it Drink

October 21,2020 | Editorials

Signing peace agreement between a state and a militant group seems usual in international law since agreement is signed between states, international organizations, or states ...Read More

Respecting Human Rights Likely to Alleviate Public Suffering

October 20,2020 | Editorials

Human rights will be practiced in democratic societies, where the individuals tolerate one another irrespective of their racial, sexual or religious backgrounds...Read More

Nascent Democracy Vulnerable to Escalated Violence

October 19,2020 | Editorials

Amid the ongoing talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, escalated militancy and civilian casualties are concerning issues. The post-Taliban Afghanistan ...Read More

Violation of Human Dignity – A Usual Practice

October 18,2020 | Editorials

The international Humanitarian Law (IHL) seeks to protect the rights and dignity of civilians, wounded soldiers, and war prisoners – whose rights are being violated in one way ...Read More

Which One Will Be A Mistake: Talks Or Hasty Troop Pullout?

October 17,2020 | Editorials

The Afghan government and its international allies seem optimistic about the outcome of the intra-Afghan dialogue ongoing in the Qatari capital of Doha, but reaching peace ...Read More

Article/opinion »

What will be the post US Election Scenarios in Afghanistan?

What will be the post US Election Scenarios  in Afghanistan?

October 25,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Given the escalation of war throughout the country and deadlock in intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha, everyone is worried about the future of the country. People ask what the next ...Read More

Immunization Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty

Immunization Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty

October 25,2020 | Anuradha Gupta | opinion

A recent poll found that one in three Americans would not be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, while anti-vaxxers have reportedly gained at least 7.8 million new social ...Read More

Geopolitics and Mahan’s Theory of Sea Power

Geopolitics and Mahan’s Theory of Sea Power

October 24,2020 | Sajjad Aasim | opinion

The roots of the term Geopolitics can be traced in ancient Greece. Aristotle and Thucydides used geopolitical reasoning in their seminal works that are considered important even ...Read More

Afghanistan Must not be the Slaughterhouse of Civilians Anymore

Afghanistan Must not be the Slaughterhouse of  Civilians Anymore

October 24,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Sadly, the local media news shows that Afghanistan has become a slaughterhouse for Afghan civilians in recent weeks and months. Availing the defensive position of national security ...Read More

US Foreign Policy Traditions

US Foreign Policy Traditions

October 21,2020 | Sajjad Aasim | opinion

American scholar, Walter Russel Mead, in his famous book – Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World – considers the foreign policy of the US as one ...Read More

Dangers and kinds of ethnicity in South Asia

Dangers and kinds of ethnicity in South Asia

October 21,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh | opinion

In modern times, Anthony D. Smith places ethnicity in the context of modernisation and Cynthia Enloe examines the issue in the context of power and authority while John Saul looks ...Read More

Growing Role of China and Russia in Central Asia

Growing Role of China and Russia in Central Asia

October 20,2020 | Sajjad Aasim | opinion

The Central Asian region is a very important region as far as its strategic location is concerned. It is basically a bridge between East and West, and can even be considered ...Read More