Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Benefits of Freedom of Speech

Benefits of Freedom of Speech

February 23,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari | Opinion

Freedom of speech is one of the major achievements of international community in Afghanistan.  Since, during the Taliban regime there was only on radio station called “Voice of Sharia...Read more

Freedom of Expression Not Boundless

February 23,2020 | Editorials

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of mankind in civil societies. In the post-Taliban administration, freedom of expression has been one of the highly controversial issues ...Read more

Peace Deal and Roadblocks

February 22,2020 | Editorials

The US-Taliban talks, which continued for ten rounds, have ended and both sides are preparing to sign the agreement at the end of the month. The deal would begin with the withdrawal ...Read more

Opposing Elections Result Likely to Generate National Crisis

February 20,2020 | Editorials

The result of the presidential election, as Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner, was proved contentious since the losing teams have refused the outcome saying the election ...Read more

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Global Support Pours in for Violence Reduction

Global Support Pours in  for Violence Reduction

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - NATO, the United Nations, the European Union (EU) and Pakistan have welcomed the start of a reduction of violence across Afghanistan...Read More

Kabul Vows to Embrace All Peace Opportunities

Kabul Vows to  Embrace All  Peace  Opportunities

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan would seize all available opportunities to achieve peace and end the suffering caused by the long-running conflict, the State Ministry for Peace Affairs ...Read More

NYT Ticked Off for Publishing Haqqani’s Article

NYT Ticked Off  for Publishing  Haqqani’s Article

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - An influential US lawmaker has assailed The New York Times for carrying an opinion piece by Taliban’s deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani...Read More

Partial Truce to Help Create Stable Afghanistan: Esper

Partial Truce to Help Create  Stable Afghanistan: Esper

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says reduction of violence is an important step in the Afghan peace process to create a stable Afghanistan. ...Read More

ANDSF Will Honor Plan but Maintain Readiness: Andarabi

ANDSF Will Honor Plan but Maintain Readiness: Andarabi

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - The Afghan acting Minister of Interior Massoud Andarabi on Friday said that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) are on "red alert" for the reduction ...Read More

Afghan Peace Process Moving in Right Direction: Pakistan PM

Afghan Peace Process Moving in  Right Direction: Pakistan PM

February 23,2020 | National

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan peace process is moving in the right direction, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday.
“It is not going to be easy because there ...Read More

United Nations Statement on Reports of Forceful Attempts to Replace Government Officials

United Nations Statement on  Reports of Forceful Attempts to  Replace Government Officials

February 23,2020 | National

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is extremely concerned by the events that are ongoing to replace government officials...Read More

International »

Sanders Warns Russia to Stay Out of US Presidential Campaign

Sanders Warns Russia to Stay Out of US  Presidential Campaign

February 23,2020 | International

MOSCOW - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told...Read More

Several Students Killed in Indonesia Flash Flood

Several Students Killed in  Indonesia Flash Flood

February 23,2020 | International

JAKARTA - At least eight students have been killed and two others are missing after a flash flood hit a high school group who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island ...Read More

International Fears Grow with Virus Deaths in Italy, South Korea

International Fears Grow with Virus Deaths  in Italy, South Korea

February 23,2020 | International

ROME - Fears have mounted over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a shrinking window to stem ...Read More

Taj Mahal but No Trade Deal for Trump in India

Taj Mahal but No Trade Deal for  Trump in India

February 23,2020 | International

NEW DELHI - US President Donald Trump will open the world's biggest cricket stadium and watch the sun set at the famed Taj Mahal during a lightning visit to India starting Monday ...Read More

Russia Coordinating Anti-Coronavirus Measures with China - Peskov

Russia Coordinating Anti-Coronavirus  Measures with China - Peskov

February 22,2020 | International

MOSCOW - Steps Russia is taking to minimize the risks of the novel coronavirus spreading to its territory are being coordinated with Chinese partners, and any discriminatory ...Read More

Leaders from Over 160 Countries Express Support for China’s Efforts to Defeat COVID-19: Diplomat

Leaders from Over 160 Countries Express Support for China’s Efforts to Defeat COVID-19: Diplomat

February 22,2020 | International

GENEVA - Leaders from more than 160 countries and 30 international organizations have expressed their sympathy and support to China in the fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese ...Read More

Editorials »

Freedom of Expression Not Boundless

February 23,2020 | Editorials

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of mankind in civil societies. In the post-Taliban administration, freedom of expression has been one of the highly controversial issues ...Read More

Peace Deal and Roadblocks

February 22,2020 | Editorials

The US-Taliban talks, which continued for ten rounds, have ended and both sides are preparing to sign the agreement at the end of the month. The deal would begin with the withdrawal ...Read More

Opposing Elections Result Likely to Generate National Crisis

February 20,2020 | Editorials

The result of the presidential election, as Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner, was proved contentious since the losing teams have refused the outcome saying the election ...Read More

Withdrawal of Soviet Forces Left a Vacuum for Civil Unrest

February 19,2020 | Editorials

More than three decades ago, the former Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, but the conflict was not ended. Following its withdrawal, civil unrest emerged in the country since ...Read More

Fear of Obstacles Before Talks Amid Optimism

February 18,2020 | Editorials

Optimism has re-emerged regarding the US-Taliban talks after the US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said that the two sides had agreed on reduction in violence. However, it “cannot be ...Read More

Two Withdrawals: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

February 17,2020 | Editorials

These days, it is common to hear that the United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that, if successful, would open the way for a deal that would ...Read More

Terrorism is the Biggest Threat to Our Religion and Civilization

February 16,2020 | Editorials

It is really difficult to ignore the severity of the disaster introduced by terrorism and panics today’s civilized, peaceful and modernized world. As a matter of fact, extremism ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Benefits of Freedom of Speech

Benefits of Freedom of Speech

February 23,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari | opinion

Freedom of speech is one of the major achievements of international community in Afghanistan.  Since, during the Taliban regime there was only on radio station called “Voice of Sharia...Read More

What’s at Stake in Libya?

What’s at Stake in Libya?

February 23,2020 | Bernard Haykel | opinion

The ongoing war in Libya is a microcosm of the tragedy that has gripped many Middle Eastern countries. If it is not resolved soon, the fighting in Libya could sow instability in neighboring ...Read More

The Nature and Pace of Afghanistan’s Economic Growth in Last Two Decades

The Nature and Pace of Afghanistan’s  Economic Growth in Last Two Decades

February 22,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Despite notable progress since 2001, Afghanistan still faces many challenges and considered as one of the poorest countries in the world. More than half of the population lives below ...Read More

Violence Against Women Is Blocking Development

Violence Against Women Is  Blocking Development

February 22,2020 | Tlaleng Mofokeng | opinion

The single highest barrier to development globally is neither hunger nor disease. It is gender-based discrimination and violence. That is why achieving United Nations Sustainable ...Read More

The Mad Philosopher

The Mad Philosopher

February 20,2020 | Muhammad Jahangir Kakar | opinion

Ghani Khan, also called the Mad Philosopher, was a mystic poet who attacked the strong symbols of status quo and left a legacy for distant prospective referencing. These attacks came at such crossroads in time when the seeds of religious extremism ...Read More

Foreign and Domestic Investment Would Ensure Sustainable Poverty Reduction

Foreign and Domestic Investment Would  Ensure Sustainable Poverty Reduction

February 20,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Poverty and economic challenges are highly serious problem in Afghanistan notwithstanding the country’s rich mineral resources. Poverty and unemployment linger in the country ...Read More

Please Rest Assured, China will Take Good Care of Your Children: A Letter to Parents of Afghan Students in China

Please Rest Assured,  China will Take Good Care of Your Children: A Letter to Parents of Afghan Students in China

February 19,2020 | Wang Yu is the Ambassador | opinion

Dear parents of all Afghan students in China,
I hope this letter finds you well.
This is Chinese Ambassador Wang Yu ...Read More