Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Toward a New Global Charter

Toward a New Global Charter

March 23, 2019 | Carl Bildt | Opinion

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast . . .Read more

Year of Peace, Democracy and Development

March 23, 2019 | Editorials

The 1398 solar year has been named as the year of Peace, Democracy and Development by President Ghani.
The reason behind it, is that peace talks between ...Read more

Peaceful Co-Existence: A Tool for Sustainable Development

March 20, 2019 | Editorials

The notion of peaceful co-existence is, like all such notions in the social sciences, better understood contextually and thematically. Peaceful co-existence ensures economic ...Read more

Freedom of Expression

March 19, 2019 | Editorials

There have always been efforts to restrict freedom of speech in the world in some way or the other. However, the fact is that it has survived anyway and today there are as many ...Read more

National »

UN Family Extends Warm Regards to Afghans on Nowruz

UN Family Extends Warm Regards to  Afghans on Nowruz

March 23, 2019 | National

KABUL - The United Nations family extends warm regards to all Afghans on Nowruz as the country marks the beginning of spring and a new year...Read More

Trump Will Not Accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Us Official

Trump Will Not Accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Us Official

March 23, 2019 | National

WASHINGTON - According to the official, Trump will not accept any ignorance of the achievements, especially human rights and women rights, made in Afghanistan ...Read More

Paktika Gathering Backs Afghan Forces, Stresses on Intra-Afghan Talks

Paktika Gathering Backs Afghan Forces,  Stresses on Intra-Afghan Talks

March 23, 2019 | National

SHARAN - Hundreds residents in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday admired Afghan security forces for their role and sacrifices and called for intra-Afghan talks to end ...Read More

Ghani Stresses on Timely Elections as He Celebrates Nawroz

Ghani Stresses on Timely Elections as He Celebrates Nawroz

March 23, 2019 | National

BALKH - President Ashraf Ghani who addressed a big crowd at the ceremony of Nawroz celebration in Balkh said presidential elections are one of the most important happenings in the New Year ...Read More

Presidential, Provincial Elections on Sept 28, Decides IEC

Presidential, Provincial Elections  on Sept 28, Decides IEC

March 23, 2019 | National

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday announced September 28 as a new date to hold the presidential election simultaneously with the provincial council ...Read More

Peace Should Not Put Human Rights at Risk: Eu Envoy

Peace Should Not Put Human Rights at Risk: Eu Envoy

March 23, 2019 | National

KABUL - In a video message on occasion of Nowruz Festival, Pierre Mayaudon, the Head of European Union's Delegation to Afghanistan on Thursday said that peace process in Afghanistan ...Read More

Afghans Celebrate Nawroz Amid Rising Hopes for Peace

Afghans Celebrate  Nawroz Amid Rising Hopes for Peace

March 23, 2019 | National

KABUL - Afghans all over the country on Thursday joined millions in other parts of the world to celebrate the ancient Nawroz festival, the start of New Persian Year which ...Read More

International »

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut for Two-Day Meetings

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut  for Two-Day Meetings

March 23, 2019 | International

BEIRUT – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel.
Pompeo is scheduled to meet with a host of Lebanese ...Read More

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’ for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’  for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

March 23, 2019 | International

Fish and bees have been able to communicate for the first time, courtesy of a few talented robots mimicking and controlling their actions, in an unusual experiment that translated ...Read More

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 89

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods,  Mudslides Rises to 89

March 20, 2019 | International

JAYAPURA, Indonesia – The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing...Read More

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control of IS Syria Encampment

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control  of IS Syria Encampment

March 20, 2019 | International

BEIRUT – A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants ...Read More

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary,  Launches Power Stations

March 19, 2019 | International

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - President Vladimir Putin inaugurated two new power stations in Crimea on Monday after flying into the Black Sea peninsula to celebrate the fifth ...Read More

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014 Seizure of Crimea

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014  Seizure of Crimea

March 19, 2019 | International

BRUSSELS – NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. ...Read More

Editorials »

Year of Peace, Democracy and Development

March 23, 2019 | Editorials

The 1398 solar year has been named as the year of Peace, Democracy and Development by President Ghani.
The reason behind it, is that peace talks between ...Read More

Peaceful Co-Existence: A Tool for Sustainable Development

March 20, 2019 | Editorials

The notion of peaceful co-existence is, like all such notions in the social sciences, better understood contextually and thematically. Peaceful co-existence ensures economic ...Read More

Freedom of Expression

March 19, 2019 | Editorials

There have always been efforts to restrict freedom of speech in the world in some way or the other. However, the fact is that it has survived anyway and today there are as many ...Read More

Infrastructure as the Basic Need for Afghanistan Development

March 18, 2019 | Editorials

Afghanistan has come a long way over the past one decade. Much has been accomplished since then in the areas of reconstruction, state-building, poverty alleviation and relief ...Read More

Unmitigated Sufferings of War Victims Should End

March 17, 2019 | Editorials

People sustain inhuman treatment in times of war and peace across the world and their rights and “inherent dignity” are violated in one way or another. ..Read More

Peace Talks: Transparency Ensures Mutual Confidence

March 16, 2019 | Editorials

The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban ended in Qatar, and both sides told that progress has been made...Read More

Characteristics of Social Change in Afghanistan

March 14, 2019 | Editorials

The course of history in different societies and states has been dominantly guided by social and political changes. These changes have been able to attract the attentions of social ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Toward a New Global Charter

Toward a New Global Charter

March 23, 2019 | Carl Bildt | opinion

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast . . .Read More

The Cataclysm and Inferno

The Cataclysm and Inferno

March 23, 2019 | Dr. Faisal Ali | opinion

There was incessant usage of doggerel in the social media about the confrontation and escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India a few days back. The rancour exhibited ...Read More

Public Sufferings Continue even with Democratic Discourses

Public Sufferings Continue even  with Democratic Discourses

March 20, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Violation of human rights and humanitarian law have been widespread around the globe in general and in war-stricken countries in particular. A large number of individuals have ...Read More

Think Local, Develop Better

Think Local, Develop Better

March 20, 2019 | Zara Kayani | opinion

In October 2018, Pakistani television news channels reported on how the local authorities in Pishin, a district in Balochistan province, were building a small dam to cope ...Read More

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after  Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

March 19, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

On Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a Pakistani diplomat official from the embassy in Kabul in a strong protest over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ...Read More

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

March 19, 2019 | Richard N. Haass | opinion

When last month’s summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without a deal, the result was not surprising. One or both countries came ...Read More

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug  Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

March 18, 2019 | Huang Dekai,Zhu Like&Jiang Maoxia | opinion

In order to effectively avoid the serious harm caused by drugs to the country and the region, China and Afghanistan have continuously strengthened international anti-drug cooperation ...Read More