Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Friday, July 29th, 2016

Government’s Promises and Corruption

July 28, 2016 | Editorials

One of the factors that have been hampering the international community to support Afghanistan is corruption. So much support and assistance have been provided to Afghanistan but little...Read more

Taliban are against Girls’ Education

July 27, 2016 | Editorials

Amid rising insecurity, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces foiled a planned suicide attack on a girls’ school in Kabul after security forces shot and wounded the...Read more

Third Attack in Germany in a Week

July 26, 2016 | Editorials

There was yet another attack by a refugee in Germany on Sunday, July 24. According to the reports, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee died when a bomb he was carrying in his rucksack...Read more

National »

Ghani Cancels Contracts of 3 Dams, Citing Progress, Quality Issues

Ghani Cancels Contracts of 3 Dams, Citing Progress, Quality Issues

July 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has cancelled the contracts for 3 dams and has ordered the Ministry of Energy and Water to launch a new and speedy process for the completion...Read More

US Military Mission in Afghanistan Not Ending Soon: Gen. Dunford

US Military Mission in Afghanistan Not Ending Soon: Gen. Dunford

July 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford has said military mission in Afghanistan was not complete and could not be completed in the near future. A media...Read More

Russia Expresses Readiness to Help AAF: Atmar

Russia Expresses Readiness  to Help AAF: Atmar

July 28, 2016 | National

MOSCOW - Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar held high level talks with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev on Tuesday and said, on twitter, that the Russian...Read More

Govt. Seeks Alternate for Electoral Reforms Amid Setbacks

Govt. Seeks Alternate for Electoral Reforms Amid Setbacks

July 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Afghan government is likely to announce an alternate to implementing electoral reforms after the Wolesi Jirga's (Lower House of Parliament) recent rejection of...Read More

NATO, Afghanistan, Pakistan Agree on Combating Daesh

NATO, Afghanistan, Pakistan Agree on Combating Daesh

July 28, 2016 | National

KABUL - In a tripartite session Afghanistan, NATO and Pakistan have agreed to launch serious combat on removing Daesh and other militancy groups, officials in Ministry of Defense...Read More

US Vows to Help Afghanistan Reduce Civilian Casualties

US Vows to Help Afghanistan Reduce Civilian Casualties

July 27, 2016 | National

WASHINGTON - U.S officials have said that Washington will help the Afghan forces reduce civilian casualties in the ongoing war in the country. General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the...Read More

Kabul Seeks Moscow’s Help in Combating Drugs, Terror

Kabul Seeks Moscow’s Help in Combating Drugs, Terror

July 27, 2016 | National

KABUL - Kabul has expressed a keen interest in increased cooperation with Moscow in battling the twin scourge of terrorism and drug trafficking. National Security Advisor Mohammad... Read More

International »

UN Begins first Review of Progress on 2030 SDGs

UN Begins first Review of Progress on 2030 SDGs

July 13, 2016 | International

UNITED NATIONS - The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kicked off here Monday to review the work of countries' efforts to implement the 2030...Read More

Syrian Army Extends Ceasefire for Additional 72 Hrs

Syrian Army Extends Ceasefire for Additional 72 Hrs

July 13, 2016 | International

DAMASCUS - The Syrian army announced Monday evening extending a regime of calm for additional 72 hours, the third consecutive extension to take place recently, state news agency SANA...Read More

New Syrian Government Sworn in Before Assad

New Syrian Government Sworn in Before Assad

July 12, 2016 | International

DAMASCUS - The newly-formed Syrian government was sworn in before President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. Earlier this month, al-Assad endorsed...Read More

Carter Arrives in Baghdad for Talks with Iraqi Leaders: TV

Carter Arrives in Baghdad for Talks with Iraqi Leaders: TV

July 12, 2016 | International

BAGHDAD - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi leaders, Iraqi official television reported...Read More

Australian PM’s Conservative Coalition Claims Victory in Election

Australian PM’s Conservative Coalition Claims Victory in Election

July 11, 2016 | International

CANBERRA - The leader of Australia's Liberal-National Party (LNP) coalition, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, claimed victory in the federal election on Sunday eight days after...Read More

Obama Pledges U.S. Long-Term Commitment to Europe Security

Obama Pledges U.S. Long-Term Commitment to Europe Security

July 11, 2016 | International

WARSAW - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged the U.S. long-term commitment to ensuring Europe' s security and defending allies, while participating his last NATO Summit...Read More

Editorials »

Government’s Promises and Corruption

July 28, 2016 | Editorials

One of the factors that have been hampering the international community to support Afghanistan is corruption. So much support and assistance have been provided to Afghanistan but little...Read More

Taliban are against Girls’ Education

July 27, 2016 | Editorials

Amid rising insecurity, National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces foiled a planned suicide attack on a girls’ school in Kabul after security forces shot and wounded the...Read More

Third Attack in Germany in a Week

July 26, 2016 | Editorials

There was yet another attack by a refugee in Germany on Sunday, July 24. According to the reports, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee died when a bomb he was carrying in his rucksack...Read More

Peaceful Protestors Targeted by Suicide Bombers

July 25, 2016 | Editorials

A twin suicide attack targeted the gathering of a mass demonstration staged by Hazaras against the TUTA route change in capital Kabul. It was the second mass protest in Kabul...Read More

Participation of Women in Peace Process

July 23, 2016 | Editorials

Afghan society has been patriarchal; therefore, most of the institutions in the society are led by men. In almost all forms of institutions, the involvement of women is inadequate...Read More

Government Requires a Clear Strategy against Insurgency

July 21, 2016 | Editorials

The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely serious and unfortunately the arrangements to tackle the situation are not up to the mark. The government authorities do not see...Read More

The Uncontrolled Crimes

July 20, 2016 | Editorials

With the insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan, the crime rate also seems to be troubling people; particularly in the capital Kabul. According to the figures by the Kabul police...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Philosophy Behind Violence and Disorder

The Philosophy Behind Violence and Disorder

July 28, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

A strong sense of tendency towards breaking social norms or legal restrictions is felt among the individuals. Some simply transcend public values, which are deeply embedded in...Read More

It Never Rains but It Pours

It Never Rains but It Pours

July 27, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

The social and political challenges fill the air with a sense of disappointment. Since Afghanistan is embroiled in interminable problems, Afghans, mainly the youths, have no clear...Read More

Creating A Happier Workforce for Higher Productivity in Afghanistan

Creating A Happier Workforce for Higher Productivity in Afghanistan

July 27, 2016 | Sun Xi | opinion

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” said Paul Krugman, an eminent Nobel laureate in economics. So far, most ways used in Afghanistan to...Read More

Erdogan Bashing Must Stop

Erdogan Bashing Must Stop

July 26, 2016 | Ali Akin | opinion

An armed attack launched against the elected government and people in Turkey in the evening of 15 July 2016. It was well planned in advance and wide spread. Only the courage of...Read More

The Strategic Leadership Competencies

The Strategic Leadership Competencies

July 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The study of leader traits has a long and controversial history. Some researches show that the possession of certain traits alone does not guarantee strategic leadership success...Read More

Obstacles before Democracy

Obstacles before Democracy

July 25, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

In democratic systems, discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, color or creed is not acceptable. All individuals are entitled to exercise their rights and dignity without barriers...Read More

Carnage in Kabul

Carnage in Kabul

July 25, 2016 | Dilawar Sherzai | opinion

It was one of the most shocking scene when the peaceful demonstrators on the streets of Kabul were brutally targeted by suicide bombers. Three attackers with suicide vests...Read More