Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Afghans Support Conditions-based Withdrawal Approach

February 24,2021 | Editorials

The Taliban are likely to resume the second round of intra-Afghan dialogue, which was stalled as the Taliban walked away from the negotiating table and sent their delegations ...Read more

Breaking Peace Deadlock Will be Welcomed

February 23,2021 | Editorials

Peace process began in March 2009. When the US administration showed tendency to negotiations with moderate elements of the Taliban and the Kabul government also wished to secure peace ...Read more

Public Show Zero Tolerance to Fundamental and Menacing Remarks

February 22,2021 | Editorials

The recent remarks of Mawlavi Mujiburrahman Ansari against the republic government has outraged the public conscience and triggered backlash. A large number of people ...Read more

National »

Afghanistan Begins Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Afghanistan Begins  Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

February 24,2021 | National

KABUL - Afghanistan on Tuesday commenced COVID-19 vaccination drive, administering doses initially to security forces, health workers and journalists...Read More

Violence, Instability Cost Telecom Providers $15m: Official

Violence,  Instability Cost Telecom  Providers $15m: Official

February 24,2021 | National

KABUL - A lack of security has inflicted a loss of over $15 million to telecommunication companies, as 380 towers have been totally or partially damaged in various parts ...Read More

Ghani, Uzbek FM Discuss Ties, Peace Process

Ghani, Uzbek FM Discuss Ties, Peace Process

February 24,2021 | National

KABUL - A high ranking Uzbekistan delegation led by Foreign Minister AbdulAzizKamilov on Tuesday met with President Ashraf Ghani and stressed reduction in violence and establishment ...Read More

Sharp Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties after Start of Peace Talks: UN

Sharp Rise in Afghan  Civilian Casualties after Start of Peace Talks: UN

February 24,2021 | National

KABUL - There has been an increase in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan following the start of peace talks in September, UNAMA said Tuesday...Read More

Defense Ministry to Increase Special Operations Forces in Spring

Defense Ministry to  Increase Special Operations Forces in Spring

February 24,2021 | National

KABUL - The Defense Ministry is preparing to increase special operations forces to face the Taliban in the upcoming fighting season this spring, Deputy Defense Minister Shah Mahmoud...Read More

Peace Talks Resume in Doha After a Month of Delays

Peace Talks Resume in Doha After a Month of Delays

February 24,2021 | National

DOHA - After more than a month of delays, a sharp rise in violence and continued discussions on the future of foreign troops in Afghanistan the stalled peace talks between ...Read More

Balkh Power Consumers Pay Millions of Afghanis to Taliban

Balkh Power Consumers Pay Millions of Afghanis to Taliban

February 24,2021 | National

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Taliban militants collect from 20 to 30 million afghanis from electricity consumers in four districts of northern Balkh province, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt...Read More

International »

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope

February 24,2021 | International

WASHINGTON- With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans ...Read More

Hungary urges citizens to get vaccine from China

Hungary urges citizens to get  vaccine from China

February 24,2021 | International

BUDAPEST — Officials in Hungary are urging people to trust in the vaccines already approved by the country ahead of a planned rollout Wednesday of a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China ...Read More

Turkmenistan approves proposal to open rep office of United Nations Office for Project Services

Turkmenistan approves proposal to open  rep office of United Nations Office  for Project Services

February 24,2021 | International

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has approved the opening of a representative office of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Turkmenistan, Trend reported ...Read More

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

February 23,2021 | International

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.
A year into the pandemic, the running ...Read More

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

February 23,2021 | International

IKHALA- Maria Piparinen and other elderly residents of Ikhala were relieved when they heard that doctors were finally bringing a few doses of the coronavirus vaccine to their remotRead More

Gunmen kill four female aid workers in north-west Pakistan

Gunmen kill four female aid workers in north-west Pakistan

February 23,2021 | International

PESHAWAR- Four women aid workers were gunned down on Monday (Feb 22) in a restive part of north-western Pakistan, police said, as a fresh wave of extremist violence rattles the Afghan borderlands...Read More

Editorials »

Afghans Support Conditions-based Withdrawal Approach

February 24,2021 | Editorials

The Taliban are likely to resume the second round of intra-Afghan dialogue, which was stalled as the Taliban walked away from the negotiating table and sent their delegations ...Read More

Breaking Peace Deadlock Will be Welcomed

February 23,2021 | Editorials

Peace process began in March 2009. When the US administration showed tendency to negotiations with moderate elements of the Taliban and the Kabul government also wished to secure peace ...Read More

Public Show Zero Tolerance to Fundamental and Menacing Remarks

February 22,2021 | Editorials

The recent remarks of Mawlavi Mujiburrahman Ansari against the republic government has outraged the public conscience and triggered backlash. A large number of people ...Read More

Children Prone to Radicalism

February 21,2021 | Editorials

Insurgency has intensified in recent months and a large number of civilians lost their lives. Afghan children are particularly left at the mercy of militancy and used as a cannon ...Read More

Kabul and Washington Unlikely to Succumb to Taliban’s Demands

February 20,2021 | Editorials

In their negotiations, the Afghan government and the Taliban are likely to be at an impasse. The Taliban continue their unabated violence and neither of the negotiating side seems ready to make major concessions. The Kabul administration ...Read More

Deep-Seated Gender Discrimination

February 17,2021 | Editorials

Why does luck treat so many of us unfairly? Take a hypothetical case about which we have a reasonable good idea. Here is our typical woman: She labors from dawn to dusk in the kitchen ...Read More

The Impact of Haibatullah’s Death on Peace Talks

February 16,2021 | Editorials

The death of Mullah Omar’s successor Mullah Haibatullah has surfaced again in national media, citing a “reliable” Pakistani source, as peace talks ...Read More

Article/opinion »

No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe

No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe

February 24,2021 | Mohamed A. El-Erian | opinion

Recognizing that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the G7 recently announced additional steps to facilitate globally more “affordable and ...Read More

The Russia Strategy Europe Needs

The Russia Strategy Europe Needs

February 24,2021 | Mark Leonard | opinion

Decades after the Cold War, Russia remains the perfect enemy, with an unmatched ability to agitate Europe’s political class. But the intensity of European debates and emotions ...Read More

Are Security Officials and Others Alive in Afghanistan?

Are Security Officials and Others Alive  in Afghanistan?

February 23,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Unfortunately, Afghanistan has become the slaughterhouse of human and humanity. No day is begun and ended without bloodshed and carnage of humans and humanity in Afghanistan. ...Read More

Restoring Nature to Economics

Restoring Nature to Economics

February 23,2021 | Diane Coyle | opinion

This land is your land,” sang the American folk singer Woody Guthrie, listing the redwood forests, wheat fields, and golden valleys of the United States. Guthrie was making ...Read More

The Relationship between Political Development and Economic Development

The Relationship between Political Development and  Economic Development

February 22,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Since the division of countries into developed and undeveloped, useful scientific studies have been carried out by economists and political scientists to explain the factors...Read More

Germany’s Empty Pipeline Logic

Germany’s Empty Pipeline Logic

February 22,2021 | Josef Joffe | opinion

Nord Stream 2, the almost-finished pipeline running directly from Russia to Germany, is not really about securing cheap natural gas. It is about personal gain and these two countries’ national ...Read More

Afghanistan: On the Verge of Drought Risk Again

Afghanistan: On the Verge of Drought Risk Again

February 21,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

At the height of poverty and insecurity, the alarm of drought was sounded in Afghanistan. Yesterday, the president of the country advised the second vice president, Amrullah Saleh ...Read More