Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The Waning Tranquility

April 21, 2015 | Editorials

The tranquility in major provinces of Afghanistan is once again waning as insurgents have intensified their attacks. With the start of spring every year Taliban insurgents start their ...Read more

Cabinet Owned Divine Responsibility, Should Sustain Rule of Business

April 20, 2015 | Editorials

The cabinet picks, rendered the difficult most undertaking left to discretion of National Unity Government provided the proponents of both President and Chief Executive had not only to ...Read more

Jalalabad Mass Massacre Uncovers Government Preparedness

April 19, 2015 | Editorials

Saturday April 18, 2015 turned to be another unfortunate day for poor Afghans that claimed lives of scores of people. The heinous suicide blast jolted Jalalabad city killings 40 precious ...Read more

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Ayatollah Urges Close Ties Between Iran, Afghanistan

Ayatollah Urges Close Ties  Between Iran, Afghanistan

April 21, 2015 | National

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has stressed the need for determination to boost cooperation and rapport between ...Read More

Ghani Urges Iran’s Private Sector to Invest in Afghanistan

Ghani Urges Iran’s Private  Sector to Invest in Afghanistan

April 21, 2015 | National

TERHRAN - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani – who is on a two-day official visit to Iran - on Monday urged Iran's private sector to invest in ...Read More

Tehran and Kabul Agreed to Share Intelligence on Terrorism

Tehran and Kabul Agreed to Share Intelligence on Terrorism

April 20, 2015 | National

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Iran pledged he would not allow Afghanistan’s soil to be used against other counties for insurgent or any other violent ...Read More

Reforms Needed to Ensure Justice for Women Victims of Violence: UN

Reforms Needed to Ensure Justice for Women Victims of Violence: UN

April 20, 2015 | National

KABUL/GENEVA - Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal ...Read More

MPs Approve All 16 Nominees, Leaving Only Defense Open

MPs Approve All 16 Nominees, Leaving Only Defense Open

April 19, 2015 | National

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday approved all 16 cabinet nominees who were introduced by the government in the second round of voting – since the ...Read More

Afghanistan, Pakistan Face Threats from Non-state Actor

Afghanistan, Pakistan Face Threats from Non-state Actor

April 19, 2015 | National

KABUL - Chief of Army Staff General Sher Muhammad Karimi has warned that the world specifically Afghanistan and Pakistan face the greater threats in dangers from individuals and groups that ...Read More

Int’l Forces in Afghanistan Failed to Unroot Terrorism: Moscow

Int’l Forces in Afghanistan Failed to Unroot Terrorism: Moscow

April 18, 2015 | National

Drug trafficking has increased in Afghanistan despite NATO attempts, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ...Read More

International »

Israel Views Russia’s S-300 Sale to Iran with ‘Utmost Gravity’: PM

Israel Views Russia’s S-300 Sale to Iran with ‘Utmost Gravity’: PM

April 20, 2015 | International

Jerusalem - "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran," Netanyahu said at a weekly cabinet meeting on ...Read More

Putin Signs Decree Lifting Ban on Delivering S-300 to Iran

Putin Signs Decree Lifting Ban on Delivering S-300 to Iran

April 14, 2015 | International

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the long-overdue delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran, the ...Read More

U.N. Calls for Safe Passage from Damascus Refugee Camp

U.N. Calls for Safe Passage from Damascus Refugee Camp

April 13, 2015 | International

DAMASCUS - The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city ...Read More

Iran Nuclear Negotiations will Resume Within Days

Iran Nuclear Negotiations will Resume Within Days

April 11, 2015 | International

TEHRAN - Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers will resume negotiations to draw up a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program within days, Catherine Ray, spokesperson for EU ...Read More

Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

April 09, 2015 | International

TEHRAN - Turkey and Iran agree on the need for a political solution to end Yemen's war, which has raised tensions between them, Iran's president said Tuesday after talks with his visiting ...Read More

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

April 06, 2015 | International

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with ...Read More

Editorials »

The Waning Tranquility

April 21, 2015 | Editorials

The tranquility in major provinces of Afghanistan is once again waning as insurgents have intensified their attacks. With the start of spring every year Taliban insurgents start their ...Read More

Cabinet Owned Divine Responsibility, Should Sustain Rule of Business

April 20, 2015 | Editorials

The cabinet picks, rendered the difficult most undertaking left to discretion of National Unity Government provided the proponents of both President and Chief Executive had not only to ...Read More

Jalalabad Mass Massacre Uncovers Government Preparedness

April 19, 2015 | Editorials

Saturday April 18, 2015 turned to be another unfortunate day for poor Afghans that claimed lives of scores of people. The heinous suicide blast jolted Jalalabad city killings 40 precious ...Read More

Security must be Prioritized

April 18, 2015 | Editorials

The incident of the last week which resulted in the death of 30 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers was really very tragic. Taliban insurgents ruthlessly targeted ANA soldiers in ...Read More

The Spirit of Protest

April 16, 2015 | Editorials

Within a political system, the citizens can bring about changes both by political consciousness and political protests. Political consciousness backs them in comprehending the ...Read More

Efforts to Discourage Modern Education

April 15, 2015 | Editorials

Taliban insurgents have always opposed the modern education system and in various ways they have tried to bring harm to schools and students and teachers in different parts of the ...Read More

Narcotics Fuel Insurgency

April 14, 2015 | Editorials

Alongside terrorism, narcotics have been debasing Afghan society to a great extent. Both of them, as a matter of fact, have joined hands and basically support each other. It is ...Read More

Article/opinion »

A Major Success for the Unity Government

A Major Success for the Unity Government

April 21, 2015 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

The approval of 16 cabinet nominees by the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday came as a major development ending months of administrative and leadership uncertainty in the government. All ...Read More

Improvement in US-Cuba Ties!

Improvement in US-Cuba Ties!

April 21, 2015 | Muhammad Rasool Shah | opinion

Having realized the mistakes and horrible outcomes of mistakes by Bush administration, much was expected of Barack Obama but unfortunately, he was not able to bring much evident ...Read More

Afghan-Style Democracy

Afghan-Style Democracy

April 20, 2015 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Do we live under a democratic system? The irony is that democracy means violence and bloodshed inflicted upon a nation. Afghans struggle to survive suicide bombings, abduction and ...Read More

The Final Push to End Extreme Poverty

The Final Push to End Extreme Poverty

April 20, 2015 | Jim Yong Kim | opinion

2015 is the most important year for global development in recent memory. In July, world leaders will gather in Addis Ababa to discuss how to finance development priorities in the years ...Read More

A New Era of China-Afghanistan Relations

A New Era of China-Afghanistan Relations

April 19, 2015 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami | opinion

With China’s explicit interest in helping Afghanistan’s peace efforts, officials and analysts in Afghanistan are heralding a new era in relations between Kabul ...Read More

Why Should We Help Afghanistan?

Why Should We Help Afghanistan?

April 19, 2015 | Steven Kwon, Ph.D | opinion

Nutrition & Education International (NEI) started working in Afghanistan since 2003 and has committed another 10 years to the eradication of malnutrition in Afghanistan through ...Read More

Grand Corruptions Plagued Our Institutions!!

 Grand Corruptions Plagued Our Institutions!!

April 18, 2015 | Asmatyari | opinion

Afghanistan suffers the most at the hands of prolonged war. The more than three decades of war have earned nothing except ruins, countless miseries and devastation for poor masses. The ...Read More