Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Agricultural Challenges

The Agricultural Challenges

January 18, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | Opinion

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people...Read more

Misuse of Archaeological Sites

January 18, 2017 | Editorials

The archaeological sites within a country are basically the traditional wealth of a country and belong to the whole nation. These sites should be guarded properly and should be...Read more

The Rocky Road of Peace Process

January 17, 2017 | Editorials

Terrorism, which increases the anguish and sufferings of individuals, is a relentless plight and blackmails the entire globe. Afghanistan bears the brunt of it and sustains heavy...Read more

A Silver Lining in Syria

January 16, 2017 | Editorials

The Syria’s war is a great tragedy of modern world and a highly negative milestone in the history of human society. The humanitarian law was widely violated by militant fighters...Read more

National »

Afghans Have Little Faith in NUG’s Economic, Security Policies

Afghans Have Little Faith in  NUG’s Economic, Security Policies

January 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - A new survey carried out by the Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS) has found that the majority of people in Afghanistan are skeptical about government’s...Read More

US, Pakistan Back Afghan- Led Reconciliation Drive

US, Pakistan Back Afghan- Led Reconciliation Drive

January 18, 2017 | National

PESHAWAR - Top American and Pakistani military commanders have reaffirmed their support for an Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process. Pakistan’s Chief of Army...Read More

Refugees Poured $7 Billion to Afghanistan by Returning Home in Past 1 Year

Refugees Poured $7 Billion to Afghanistan by Returning Home in Past 1 Year

January 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Afghan refugees have poured around $7 billion in the country by repatriating from the host countries in the past one year, the officials said Tuesday. Syed Hussain Alimi...Read More

IEC Consultation Meeting Discusses Transparency in Future Elections

IEC Consultation Meeting Discusses Transparency in Future Elections

January 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday held consultative meeting with different groups of people in order to provide a credible environment for the conduct of upcoming...Read More

Hekmatyar to Appear Soon in Kabul: Amin

Hekmatyar to Appear  Soon in Kabul: Amin

January 18, 2017 | National

KABUL - Hizb-I-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Tuesday said it would have a wide presence in future elections and did not worry about the sanctions imposed on the party’s leader, Gulbuddin...Read More

ANP Concerned at Tense Kabul-Islamabad Relations

ANP Concerned at Tense  Kabul-Islamabad Relations

January 18, 2017 | National

PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) has voiced its concern over the increasingly frigid relations between Kabul and Islamabad. Ties between the neighbours, long...Read More

Turkish Parliament Concludes First Round of Voting on Constitutional Amendments

Turkish Parliament Concludes First Round of Voting on  Constitutional Amendments

January 17, 2017 | National

ANKARA - The Turkish parliament adopted the last two articles of the new constitutional reform package on Sunday completing the first round of voting, state-run Anadolu Agency...Read More

International »

French President Says EU Needs No Outside Advice

French President Says EU Needs No Outside Advice

January 18, 2017 | International

PARIS - The European Union (EU) "does not need external advice to tell it what it has to do," French President Francois Hollande said Monday. Hollande made the remarks...Read More

Merkel Refutes Trump’s Criticism Towards her Refugee Policy

Merkel Refutes Trump’s Criticism Towards her Refugee Policy

January 18, 2017 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday refuted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's criticism towards her refugee policy. He(Trump) has recently reiterated his...Read More

Trump Hails Brexit as “Great Thing”, Vows Swift Trade Deal with Britain

Trump Hails Brexit as “Great Thing”, Vows Swift Trade Deal with Britain

January 17, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that Britain's exit from the European Union will turn out to be "a great thing" and...Read More

Moscow Agrees with Trump that NATO is Obsolete: Kremlin

Moscow Agrees with Trump that NATO is Obsolete: Kremlin

January 17, 2017 | International

MOSCOW - The Russian government agrees with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is obsolete, the Kremlin said Monday. NATO is truly a relic of the past. We agree with this...Read More

Trump Warned off Unilateral Mideast Moves at Paris Peace Talks

Trump Warned off Unilateral  Mideast Moves at Paris Peace Talks

January 16, 2017 | International

PARIS - France warned Sunday of "serious consequences" if Donald Trump moves to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try...Read More

Middle East Peace Conference Held in Paris

Middle East Peace Conference  Held in Paris

January 16, 2017 | International

PARIS - The Middle East Peace Conference, an international meeting aiming to revive the stranded Middle East peace talks, was held in Paris on Sunday. About 70 countries, including the UN...Read More

Editorials »

Misuse of Archaeological Sites

January 18, 2017 | Editorials

The archaeological sites within a country are basically the traditional wealth of a country and belong to the whole nation. These sites should be guarded properly and should be...Read More

The Rocky Road of Peace Process

January 17, 2017 | Editorials

Terrorism, which increases the anguish and sufferings of individuals, is a relentless plight and blackmails the entire globe. Afghanistan bears the brunt of it and sustains heavy...Read More

A Silver Lining in Syria

January 16, 2017 | Editorials

The Syria’s war is a great tragedy of modern world and a highly negative milestone in the history of human society. The humanitarian law was widely violated by militant fighters...Read More

Concerns Regarding Human Rights

January 15, 2017 | Editorials

The situation of human rights in Afghanistan has always worried the sensitive individuals, the human rights organizations, civil society, media and the international community...Read More

“Erosion in Afghanistan Reconstruction”

January 14, 2017 | Editorials

The war against terrorism that was started by U.S. in Afghanistan does not seem to have generated the results that were expected. Even after spending so much in blood and money...Read More

Bourgeoning Security Concerns

January 12, 2017 | Editorials

On Tuesday, some heinous attacks were carried out in different parts of the country. There were four major attacks – two were carried out in Kabul, one in Helmand and another one...Read More

Insecurity Haunts Afghanistan Persistently

January 11, 2017 | Editorials

It is really unfortunate for Afghanistan that even after so many sacrifices that are given by the country, the prospects of peace and tranquility are not very optimistic. The insecurity...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Agricultural Challenges

The Agricultural Challenges

January 18, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people...Read More

Future of Afghan Refugees

Future of Afghan Refugees

January 17, 2017 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

According to the U.N. refugee agency, in the first week of 2017, 1,643 unregistered Afghans chose to return or were deported from Pakistan, and 7,776 returned from Iran, according...Read More

The Wide Vacuum for Democracy

The Wide Vacuum for Democracy

January 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The hegemony of democracy has been challenged in Afghanistan as the rights and liberty of individuals are violated egregiously. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the nation took active...Read More

Let’s Learn from the Experience of Japanese Education

Let’s Learn from the Experience  of Japanese Education

January 16, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Japan is one of the unique societies in the world that pay great importance to education. The introduction of a modern education into Japan, taking several Western countries as models...Read More

Unknown Fate of Disqualified Ministers

Unknown Fate of Disqualified Ministers

January 15, 2017 | Asif Ghaznawi | opinion

Almost two months ago, Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the parliament impeached 16 ministers of the national unity government and disqualified seven of them. Ministers were impeached...Read More

Afghanistan: Entering New Chapter of Crises

Afghanistan: Entering New Chapter of Crises

January 15, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Considering the new political stances, it seems that Afghanistan is entering a new chapter of crises. Since beginning of 2017 Afghanistan has been shocking with consecutive deadly...Read More

The Violation of Humanitarian Law

The Violation of Humanitarian Law

January 14, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Annually, thousands of Peace Day events take place around the globe, many programs are held to promote peace, and Nobel Peace Prize laureates make speech to show the world their work...Read More