Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Public Fear and Hope for Presidential Elections

September 23,2019 | Editorials

Afghans will celebrate democracy through flocking to ballot boxes to elect their president. Their participation in political activities indicate that Afghans support democracy ...Read more

The Challenges of Effective Voting in Political Context of Afghanistan

September 22,2019 | Editorials

As we are in the eve of holding presidential election, there is no more than a week for people to choose their favorite candidate through casting their votes in the ballot box. In fact ...Read more

Women Prone to Taliban’s Ideology

September 20,2019 | Editorials

Afghan women have aired their concern about return of the Islamic Emirate on several occasions and fear that its return will jeopardize their fundamental rights and freedoms...Read more

National »

Peace Talks Without Government Was a Mistake: Crocker

Peace Talks Without Government Was a Mistake: Crocker

September 23,2019 | National

“We shouldn’t think we’re losing this war. We’re not. The Afghan government is not.”Read More

China Renews Support for Afghan Peace Efforts

China Renews Support  for Afghan Peace Efforts

September 23,2019 | National

KABUL - China has voiced its willingness to work with international powers for the success of peace talks and reconciliation in Afghanistan...Read More

Electoral Bodies Sign Coordination Agreement

Electoral Bodies Sign  Coordination Agreement

September 23,2019 | National

KABUL - To hold transparent, fair and free elections, the country’s electoral bodies on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding on joint coordination for this ...Read More

Herat: 30 Polling Sites Face Closure, 69 High Risk

Herat: 30 Polling Sites Face  Closure, 69  High Risk

September 23,2019 | National

HERAT CITY - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) regional office in western Herat province on Sunday said 30 polling stations would be closed on the Election Day and another ...Read More

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Sign Pact for Imported Electricity

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan  Sign Pact for Imported Electricity

September 23,2019 | National

KABUL - The agreement will help Afghanistan save $600 million in electricity costs, the acting Finance Minister Humayun Qayumi said.
According to Qayumi, Afghanistan will pay five cents ...Read More

Peace Doors Open for Taliban, Says Ghani Aide

Peace Doors Open for  Taliban, Says Ghani Aide

September 23,2019 | National

KABUL - Participants of a gathering celebrating ‘International Day of Peace’ in Kabul urged an end to the ongoing conflict in the country through intra-Afghan dialogue...Read More

NPA Approves Fuel Purchase after US Gets Involved

NPA Approves Fuel Purchase after US Gets Involved

September 23,2019 | National

KABUL - National Procurement Authority (NPA) officials said Saturday that their office will approve the purchase of fuel for Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, also known as DABS ...Read More

International »

Trump Defends Call with Ukrainian President

Trump Defends Call with Ukrainian President

September 23,2019 | International

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not say anything wrong during a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart in which, according to reports, he pressed for an investigation ...Read More

The United Nations Is Trying to Pressure the World into Faster Action on Climate Change

The United Nations Is Trying to Pressure the World into Faster Action on Climate Change

September 23,2019 | International

In the run up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit this Monday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly warned countries that they need more than empty promises ...Read More

‘Don’t Send Warplanes & Bombs’: Rouhani to Present Persian Gulf ‘Peace Plan’ at UN

‘Don’t Send Warplanes & Bombs’: Rouhani to Present Persian Gulf ‘Peace Plan’ at UN

September 23,2019 | International

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned against flooding the Persian Gulf region with weapons and promised to unveil a plan to secure shipping through the Strait of Hormuz...Read More

Trump to Meet Imran Khan on Monday, PM Modi on Tuesday in New York

Trump to Meet Imran Khan on Monday,  PM Modi on Tuesday in New York

September 22,2019 | International

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, a day after he joins Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mega “Howdy Modi” event ...Read More

China, Russia, Iran ‘Plan Joint Naval Drill in International Waters’

China, Russia, Iran ‘Plan Joint Naval Drill  in International Waters’

September 22,2019 | International

BEIJING - China, Russia and Iran are planning a joint naval drill in the Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean “soon” a semi-official Iranian news outlet reported on Saturday ...Read More

Turkey Is Prepared for Possible Syria Border Operation, Erdogan Says

Turkey Is Prepared for Possible Syria Border Operation, Erdogan Says

September 22,2019 | International

saying Washington was providing them with arms...Read More

Editorials »

Public Fear and Hope for Presidential Elections

September 23,2019 | Editorials

Afghans will celebrate democracy through flocking to ballot boxes to elect their president. Their participation in political activities indicate that Afghans support democracy ...Read More

The Challenges of Effective Voting in Political Context of Afghanistan

September 22,2019 | Editorials

As we are in the eve of holding presidential election, there is no more than a week for people to choose their favorite candidate through casting their votes in the ballot box. In fact ...Read More

Women Prone to Taliban’s Ideology

September 20,2019 | Editorials

Afghan women have aired their concern about return of the Islamic Emirate on several occasions and fear that its return will jeopardize their fundamental rights and freedoms...Read More

Regional Stakeholders Should Play Positive Role in Peace Process

September 19,2019 | Editorials

Some regional stakeholders have capitalized on Afghan peace process. After the talks between the Taliban and US representatives were called off, Moscow and Tehran have hosted the Taliban ...Read More

Taliban’s Ideology Moderated?

September 18,2019 | Editorials

Despite claiming that their ideology has been moderated, the Taliban are still unable to reconcile their warped mind with democracy. The Taliban militants continue their campaign ...Read More

Seeking Higher Price – A Blow to Peace Talks

September 17,2019 | Editorials

After the peace talks between the Taliban and United States representatives had been called off by US President Donald Trump, militancy continues unabated. . .Read More

Has Peace Process Failed?

September 16,2019 | Editorials

Despite the increasing optimism about the outcome of US-Taliban peace talks, which was raised by US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, the process ended with a message tweeted by US President ...Read More

Article/opinion »

China Has No Intention of Militarizing South China Sea

China Has No Intention of  Militarizing South China Sea

September 23,2019 | Gen Li, Yuhao Wang & Ruijing Qin | opinion

In recent years, with the continuous development of China’s economy, the importance of marine resources has become increasingly prominent. The Chinese government attaches ...Read More

Another War Looming in Yemen

Another War Looming in Yemen

September 23,2019 | Manish Rai | opinion

Last month port city of Aden which is currently the seat of exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi government was captured by southern separatists demanding secession of South Yemen...Read More

Challenges before Adopting New Curriculum by MoE

Challenges before Adopting  New Curriculum by MoE

September 22,2019 | Amin Danish | opinion

Adopting any types of curriculum will affect the level of learning and change students’ behaviors accordingly. Competency based education (CBE) is no exception and will certainly ...Read More

How AI Can Promote Social Good

How AI Can Promote Social Good

September 22,2019 | By: Hala Hanna and Vilas Dhar | opinion

Artificial intelligence is now increasingly present in corporate and government decision-making. And although AI tools are still largely in the hands of institutions that focus on profit before ...Read More

Taliban Persist Attacking on Civilians and National Infrastructures in Afghanistan

Taliban Persist Attacking on Civilians  and National Infrastructures in Afghanistan

September 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

It is nearly two decades that Taliban have been persistently killing civilians and non-civilians violating national and internal laws and values. They have also destroyed public infrastructure ...Read More

Ukraine Gets Its Chance

Ukraine Gets Its Chance

September 20,2019 | Carl Bildt | opinion

Suddenly, opinion polls find that Ukrainians are more optimistic about their future than are citizens of most other countries around the world. That will come as a surprise ...Read More

What Is Next in The Pipeline for The Afghan Peace Initiative

What Is Next in The Pipeline for  The Afghan Peace Initiative

September 19,2019 | Naser Koshan | opinion

The American led Taliban peace negotiations abruptly ended, when the U.S. president Donald Trump, pulled the plug on the talks after Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide ...Read More