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The Teaching Profession in Japan

The Teaching Profession in Japan

June 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | Opinion

Japanese teachers are an essential element in the success story. Japanese society entrusts major responsibilities to teachers and expects much from them. It confers high social...Read more

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 26, 2016 | Editorials

June 26 is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set this day through the resolution 42/112 in...Read more

SCO – A Hope for Afghanistan

June 25, 2016 | Editorials

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent gives Afghanistan some confidence in its fight against terrorism, as the regional countries consider the security situation... Read more

SCO Summit in Tashkent

June 23, 2016 | Editorials

A meeting of the Heads of States Council of the Shangai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is going to be held on June 23 – 24, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This summit is going ...Read more

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There are No Good and Bad Terrorists: Ghani

There are No Good and  Bad Terrorists: Ghani

June 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has cautioned there are no good and bad terrorists, saying the countries making such distinctions will pay a heavy price. Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation...Read More

US Troops Strike Taliban Targets Under New Plan: Pentagon

US Troops Strike Taliban Targets Under New Plan: Pentagon

June 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - The U.S forces in Afghanistan have launched new air strikes against Taliban targets in recent days under a new plan approved earlier this month by the U.S President...Read More

Global Markets Lose $2.1 Trillion in Brexit Rout

Global Markets Lose $2.1  Trillion in Brexit Rout

June 26, 2016 | National

LONDON - Britain's shock vote to pull out of the European Union wiped $2.1 trillion from global equity markets Friday as traders panicked in the face of a new threat to the global...Read More

Afghanistan Interested in AIIB Membership: Ghani

Afghanistan Interested in AIIB Membership: Ghani

June 26, 2016 | National

KABUL - Calling China a trusted friend, President Ashraf Ghani has evinced Afghanistan’s interest in getting membership of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)...Read More

ISIS Fighters Kidnap 30 Including Women

ISIS Fighters Kidnap 30 Including Women

June 26, 2016 | National

JALALABAD - Militants fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group fighting in Afghanistan have abducted at least 30 civilians, including women in eastern...Read More

Brexit Vote Shakes Europe, Prompts British PM Cameron to Resign

Brexit Vote Shakes Europe, Prompts British PM Cameron to Resign

June 25, 2016 | National

MOSCOW - British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to respect the will of British people who voted on Thursday to leave the European Union. However, he said, the country will...Read More

China Offers Shanghai Role to Resolve Afghanistan’s Crisis

China Offers Shanghai Role to  Resolve Afghanistan’s Crisis

June 25, 2016 | National

TASHKENT - Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can play a constructive role to help Afghans in their quest to restore peace...Read More

International »

More Than 1.5 Million and Rising Sign UK Petition for New EU Referendum

More Than 1.5 Million and Rising Sign UK Petition for New EU Referendum

June 26, 2016 | International

LONDON - A petition to parliament calling for a second referendum on Britain's EU membership gathered more than one million signatures Saturday. The referendum was started just 24...Read More

SCO Leaders Vow to Lift Cooperation to “Qualitatively New Level”

SCO Leaders Vow to Lift Cooperation to “Qualitatively New Level”

June 26, 2016 | International

TASHKENT - Leaders of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) vowed on Friday to raise the regional cooperation to a qualitatively new level...Read More

Putin Urges End to Geopolitical Games, Suggests Collective Fight against Terrorism

Putin Urges End to Geopolitical Games, Suggests Collective Fight against Terrorism

June 23, 2016 | International

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin urged all countries Wednesday to abandon outdated geopolitical games and create a global security system to curb the rising threat...Read More

19 Out of 22 Governorates in Yemen Haunted By Food Insecurity: UN

19 Out of 22 Governorates in Yemen Haunted By Food Insecurity: UN

June 23, 2016 | International

UNITED NATIONS - Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen -- 19 out of 22 governorates -- are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to...Read More

UK’s EU Referendum Polls Show “Leave”, “Remain” Tied up

UK’s EU Referendum Polls Show “Leave”, “Remain” Tied up

June 22, 2016 | International

LONDON - The latest polls showed the "Leave" camp was tied with the "Remain" camp in the EU referendum to determine whether or not Britain should stay in the...Read More

International Meeting Held in Hungary to Combat Illegal Migration

International Meeting Held in Hungary to Combat Illegal Migration

June 22, 2016 | International

BUDAPEST - Delegates from 13 countries together with the European Union's border control agency Frontex, and its policing arm Europol, met in Budapest on Tuesday to discuss the...Read More

Editorials »

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 26, 2016 | Editorials

June 26 is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set this day through the resolution 42/112 in...Read More

SCO – A Hope for Afghanistan

June 25, 2016 | Editorials

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent gives Afghanistan some confidence in its fight against terrorism, as the regional countries consider the security situation... Read More

SCO Summit in Tashkent

June 23, 2016 | Editorials

A meeting of the Heads of States Council of the Shangai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is going to be held on June 23 – 24, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This summit is going ...Read More

Roads are Necessary for Development

June 22, 2016 | Editorials

One of the major problems in Afghanistan is that its basic infra-structure has not been developed and that is the reason why the country is not able to perform well in different...Read More

The Plight of Afghan Journalists

June 21, 2016 | Editorials

The situation for Afghan journalists does not seem to be getting any better. The rising insecurity and the lack of attention to the plight of the journalists has led to some very...Read More

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2016 | Editorials

June 20th is celebrated as the World Refugee Day around the world. The Day was adopted in December 2000, when United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed resolution 55/76, wherein...Read More

Religion Stands for Fraternity

June 19, 2016 | Editorials

There are different wars and tussles in different parts of the world. Unfortunately, these wars and clashes take the lives of many people each day. These wars, on most of the...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Teaching Profession in Japan

The Teaching Profession in Japan

June 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Japanese teachers are an essential element in the success story. Japanese society entrusts major responsibilities to teachers and expects much from them. It confers high social...Read More

Hope for Peace Talks?

Hope for Peace Talks?

June 25, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Holding out against peace negotiation, militancy continues unabated in Afghanistan which undermines the burgeoning democracy and curtails individual and collective freedoms...Read More

Restricting Muslims’ Rights?

Restricting Muslims’ Rights?

June 23, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

U.S. Republican Politician Donald Trump has capitalized on Orlando’s episode and talks with more serious tone against Muslims. In response to the mass shooting, carried...Read More

Uzbekistan - SCO: Cooperation for Peace, Stability and Progress

Uzbekistan - SCO: Cooperation for Peace, Stability and Progress

June 23, 2016 | Vladimir Norov | opinion

Uzbekistan is chairing at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at present. Active preparations for conducting the meeting of the SCO Council of heads of state and other events on the highest level are underway in Uzbekistan.Read More

IS Can’t only be Defeated by Military Means

IS Can’t only be Defeated by Military Means

June 22, 2016 | Manish Rai | opinion

Islamic State which stormed Iraq and whole world in 2014 with its takeover of major Iraqi and Syrian cities by exploiting Sunni Arab grievances in Iraq and chaos in neighbouring...Read More

Distinctive Features of the Japanese Education System

Distinctive Features of the Japanese Education System

June 22, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Japan’s education system played a central part in Japan’s recovery and rapid economic growth in the decades following the end of World War II. After World War II...Read More

Mehsuds and Mansour’s Deaths are Equal

Mehsuds and Mansour’s Deaths are Equal

June 21, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

even members of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have reportedly surrendered themselves to Pakistani authorities among them are Hakimullah Mehsud’s brother Ejaz Mehsud...Read More