Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Collapse of the Taliban: How They Emerged Again

November 20,2019 | Editorials

The US believes that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by 19 fanatical Muslims acting on the orders of Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, who was being ...Read more

Failure of Integration Mechanism

November 19,2019 | Editorials

The Kabul government has called on the Taliban to reduce violence and integrate into the Afghan political system. Formation of an all-inclusive political umbrella with the participation ...Read more

Why Afghan Political Parties have failed to Act as an Instrument of Unity and Development

November 18,2019 | Editorials

In recent years, the extreme weakness or sometimes total absence of governance has been identified as a leading factor in Afghanistan’s poor development record ...Read more

National »

Ghani Hold Talks with Top U.S. Officials Regarding the Release of High Level HQN Leaders

Ghani Hold Talks with Top U.S.  Officials Regarding the Release  of High Level HQN Leaders

November 20,2019 | National

KABUL - The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf held talks with the top U.S. officials to review steps for the release of high level leaders of Haqqani terrorist network...Read More

Ghani’s Team Calls for Election Results Date to be Announced Soon

Ghani’s Team Calls for Election Results Date to be Announced Soon

November 20,2019 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani's re-election campaign on Monday called for the date of release results of the 28 September vote to be announced soon...Read More

Indian National Charged with Sexually Assaulting American in Afghanistan

Indian National Charged with Sexually Assaulting American in Afghanistan

November 20,2019 | National

KABUL - US authorities have charged an Indian national for sexually assaulting an American woman on a military base in Afghanistan.
Lokesh Nail, 35, was charged by a federal ...Read More

For Bamyan Girls, Education Is a Dream Gone Awry

For Bamyan Girls, Education  Is a Dream Gone Awry

November 20,2019 | National

BAMYAN CITY - Hundreds of girl students have to drop out of high school every year and some even skip the university entry test due to poverty in central Bamyan province...Read More

Senators Call for Dialogue Between IEC, Candidates

Senators Call for Dialogue  Between IEC, Candidates

November 20,2019 | National

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday urged presidential candidates not to interfere in the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s affairs...Read More

Over 10m Afghans Face Severe Food Insecurity: UN

Over 10m Afghans Face Severe Food Insecurity: UN

November 20,2019 | National

KABUL - Around one-third of the Afghan population needed urgent humanitarian action over the last three months, a coalition of UN agencies and partners said on Monday...Read More

Empowering Rural Women to Root Out Poverty in Afghanistan

Empowering Rural Women to Root Out Poverty in Afghanistan

November 19,2019 | National

KABUL - While out in the field, we have seen that women are badly affected by poverty in rural areas and the value of the services they provide at home are often overlooked...Read More

International »

China Produces Second Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers in Past Decade

China Produces Second Most Highly  Cited Scientific Papers in Past Decade

November 20,2019 | International

BEIJING - China ranked second worldwide in terms of citations of scientific papers by the country's researchers, a government think tank revealed Tuesday...Read More

PM Johnson Will Probably Win This Uninspiring Election, Farage Says

PM Johnson Will Probably Win This  Uninspiring Election, Farage Says

November 20,2019 | International

PETERBOROUGH, England - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with ...Read More

5 Things to Know About Pope Francis’ Visit to Thailand

5 Things to Know About Pope  Francis’ Visit to Thailand

November 20,2019 | International

BANGKOK — Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on Wednesday for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 1984. Some things ...Read More

UK Leaders to Square Off in 1st Debate of Election Campaign

UK Leaders to Square Off in 1st Debate of Election Campaign

November 20,2019 | International

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first televised debate of this year’s election campaign...Read More

China Calls on U.S. To ‘Stop Flexing Muscles’ in South China Sea

China Calls on U.S. To ‘Stop Flexing  Muscles’ in South China Sea

November 19,2019 | International

BANGKOK - China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding “new uncertainties” over Taiwan, during ...Read More

U.S., South Korea Resume Defense Cost-Sharing Talks Amid Protests of ‘Robbery’

U.S., South Korea Resume Defense  Cost-Sharing Talks Amid Protests  of ‘Robbery’

November 19,2019 | International

SEOUL - South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests ...Read More

Editorials »

Collapse of the Taliban: How They Emerged Again

November 20,2019 | Editorials

The US believes that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by 19 fanatical Muslims acting on the orders of Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, who was being ...Read More

Failure of Integration Mechanism

November 19,2019 | Editorials

The Kabul government has called on the Taliban to reduce violence and integrate into the Afghan political system. Formation of an all-inclusive political umbrella with the participation ...Read More

Why Afghan Political Parties have failed to Act as an Instrument of Unity and Development

November 18,2019 | Editorials

In recent years, the extreme weakness or sometimes total absence of governance has been identified as a leading factor in Afghanistan’s poor development record ...Read More

Peace Talks – An Interminable Issue

November 17,2019 | Editorials

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have been a controversial issue and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai lost his trust in Barack Obama administration ...Read More

Religious Intolerance the Root Cause of Conflicts

November 16,2019 | Editorials

Promoting religious tolerance and respecting one’s faith, race, and color will pave the ground for peaceful coexistence and uphold the spirit of brotherhood. . .Read More

Ethnocentric View Will Leave Little Room for Peaceful Coexistence

November 14,2019 | Editorials

Racial discrimination and lack of tolerance is one of the main challenges in Afghanistan. One will feel discrimination on the basis of their ethnicity and sect not only among ...Read More

Mistrust Will Have a Huge Bearing on National Interests

November 13,2019 | Editorials

Within the last few years, a growing mistrust between Afghan officials has emerged as political rhetoric makes the headline in national media. Afghan officials ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope

Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope

November 20,2019 | Anders Fogh Rasmussen | opinion

Geography aside, Japan and the European Union have never been so close. With Europe’s long-standing transatlantic ties under strain, and China presenting a challenge ...Read More

Harsh Rhetoric and Misjudgment Self-Destructive

Harsh Rhetoric and Misjudgment  Self-Destructive

November 20,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

With the increase in harsh rhetoric and discord over the result of presidential election, mistrust between Afghan officials will grow further. Both officials and political ...Read More

Education is the most Powerful Weapon to Change Afghanistan

Education is the most Powerful Weapon  to Change Afghanistan

November 19,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In recent centuries many Mercantilist and Marxist scholars thought economy is the foundation of everything, but in modern era it is widely believed that education and human ...Read More

Time for European Defense Autonomy

Time for European Defense Autonomy

November 19,2019 | Noëlle Lenoir | opinion

In a recent interview with The Economist, French President Emmanuel Macron presented his geopolitical vision ...Read More

Contexts of Gandhi’s Leadership in Modern Era

Contexts of Gandhi’s Leadership in Modern Era

November 18,2019 | Rajkumar Singh | opinion

The issue of leadership in India is closely related to the socio-economic phenomena, mythology and religion. Although India was never a theocracy, its religious and social ...Read More

Why End the Global Media Crisis?

Why End the Global Media Crisis?

November 18,2019 | Mark M. Nelson | opinion

Almost everywhere one looks nowadays, the news media are in crisis. And unfortunately, although a robust free press is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy, the world’s democratic ...Read More

The Fundamental Challenges of Higher Educational System in Afghanistan

The Fundamental Challenges of Higher  Educational System in Afghanistan

November 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Fresh round of escalation between Israelis and Palestinian Islamic Jihad has just completed as hundreds of rockets is being fired towards Israeli cities and Israeli defence ...Read More