Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Afghan Elections Dilemma: Political Parties Conflicting Demands and Terrorist Threats

September 18, 2018 | Editorials

Forthcoming elections in Afghanistan face a lot of challenges. They include the likely postponement of the elections due to violence from ISIS, Taliban and other terrorist groups ...Read more

BSA: Misconceptions and Unrealistic Expectations

September 17, 2018 | Editorials

afghanistan and the US signed the Bilateral Security Agreement on September 30, 2014. This Agreement is considered as a framework for American troops to remain in ...Read more

Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Working or Not?

September 16, 2018 | Editorials

When President Trump announced his new Afghanistan and South Asia Strategy, it created many expectations. Afghanistan expected the strategy will put an end to ...Read more

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president ghani : Kabul’s Security Leadership Reshuffled

president  ghani : Kabul’s Security  Leadership Reshuffled

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says serious steps have been taken to improve the security situation in Kabul, pledging facilitation and reforms of private schools...Read More

NPC Approves Contracts Worth 821m Afghanis

NPC Approves Contracts Worth 821m Afghanis

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - The National Procurement Commission (NPC) discussed ten contracts and approved after discussion eight of them worth 821 million afghanis, a statement from the president ...Read More

IEC Announces Voters Lists from 4 Provinces

IEC Announces Voters Lists from 4 Provinces

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced preliminary voter lists from Farah, Zabul, Sar-i-Pul and Panjshir provinces, rejecting thousands of ...Read More

Pakistan’s New Government Vows to Strengthen Pak-Afghan Ties, Regional Security

Pakistan’s New Government  Vows to Strengthen Pak-Afghan  Ties, Regional Security

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with the Chief Executive of the Unity Government of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah during his ...Read More

Ghani, Abdullah Hold Talks on Key National Issues with Ex-Jihadi Leader

Ghani, Abdullah Hold Talks on Key  National Issues with Ex-Jihadi Leader

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah met with the former Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf ...Read More

Indian Firms Asked to Invest in Afghan Agro Sector

Indian Firms Asked to Invest in Afghan Agro Sector

September 17, 2018 | National

KABUL - Indian firms have been urged to make use of huge opportunities for investment in Afghanistan’s burgeoning agriculture sector...Read More

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

September 17, 2018 | National

In few last year, Afghan currency has been steadily losing its value against foreign currency, especially against USD but recently it has suddenly fallen from 73 to around ...Read More

International »

Moon Seeks to Break Nuclear Deadlock at Pyongyang Summit

Moon Seeks to Break Nuclear Deadlock at  Pyongyang Summit

September 17, 2018 | International

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between ...Read More

British PM ‘Irritated’ by Leadership Speculation

British PM ‘Irritated’ by Leadership Speculation

September 17, 2018 | International

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was “irritated” by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former foreign ...Read More

Trump Lashes Ex-Secretary of State Kerry for Iran Meetings

Trump Lashes Ex-Secretary of State  Kerry for Iran Meetings

September 16, 2018 | International

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out at former secretary of state John Kerry for his meetings with Iran’s foreign minister after the Obama-appointee had ...Read More

UK Labour Warns Big Banks Must Never again be Masters of the Economy

UK Labour Warns Big Banks Must Never  again be Masters of the Economy

September 16, 2018 | International

LONDON - London’s vast financial services industry must never again be the “master of the economy”, the opposition Labour finance spokesman will say ...Read More

Russia’s Putin Tells Japan’s Abe: ‘Let’s Sign Peace Deal This Year’

Russia’s Putin Tells Japan’s Abe:  ‘Let’s Sign Peace Deal This Year’

September 13, 2018 | International

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin turned to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a conference stage on Wednesday and offered to sign a peace treaty ...Read More

Four Questions on Basra and Iraq’s Political Stakes

Four Questions on Basra and  Iraq’s Political Stakes

September 13, 2018 | International

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faces calls to quit after deadly protests in southern Basra crushed his fledgling, and vital, alliance with a popular ...Read More

Editorials »

Afghan Elections Dilemma: Political Parties Conflicting Demands and Terrorist Threats

September 18, 2018 | Editorials

Forthcoming elections in Afghanistan face a lot of challenges. They include the likely postponement of the elections due to violence from ISIS, Taliban and other terrorist groups ...Read More

BSA: Misconceptions and Unrealistic Expectations

September 17, 2018 | Editorials

afghanistan and the US signed the Bilateral Security Agreement on September 30, 2014. This Agreement is considered as a framework for American troops to remain in ...Read More

Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Working or Not?

September 16, 2018 | Editorials

When President Trump announced his new Afghanistan and South Asia Strategy, it created many expectations. Afghanistan expected the strategy will put an end to ...Read More

Hazaras under Targeted Attacks: An Issue Needed to be Investigated independently

September 13, 2018 | Editorials

Sarwar Danish, 2nd VP, met UNAMA head Yamamoto yesterday, and discussed the need to protect Afghanistan’s minorities in wake of recent targeted attacks.Read More

Education: At the Forefront of Efforts to Counter Terrorism

September 12, 2018 | Editorials

Education is one of the core targets of the terrorist groups; they attack indiscriminately education everywhere e.g book Haram in Nigeria, ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan ...Read More

The Democratic Legacy of War on Terrorism for Afghanistan

September 11, 2018 | Editorials

Eleven September 2001, is one of the most important days in the history of the United Sates that has a tremendous impact on Afghanistan. On the morning of 11 September ...Read More

Escalated Militancy Looms Large

September 10, 2018 | Editorials

The indiscriminate attacks carried out by the terrorist groups, mainly the Taliban and self-styled IS group, have filled the air with fear and disappointment and ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Peace Talks Starts between Kabul and Islamabad new Administration

Peace Talks Starts between Kabul and Islamabad new Administration

September 18, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, traveled to Kabul and met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, and Acting ...Read More

A Better Bailout Was Possible

A Better Bailout Was Possible

September 18, 2018 | Rob Johnson and George Soros | opinion

The recent exchange between Joe Stiglitz and Larry Summers about “secular stagnation” and its relation to the tepid economic recovery after the 2008-2009 financial ...Read More

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

September 17, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In few last year, Afghan currency has been steadily losing its value against foreign currency, especially against USD but recently it has suddenly fallen from 73 to around ...Read More

China Struggles with Belt and Road Pushback

China Struggles with Belt and Road Pushback

September 17, 2018 | James M. Dorsey | opinion

China, in an implicit recognition that at least some of its Belt and Road-related projects risk trapping target countries in debt or fail to meet their needs, has conceded ...Read More

China-ASEAN Expo – ‘A Win-win Platform for Strategic Cooperation’

China-ASEAN Expo – ‘A Win-win Platform for  Strategic Cooperation’

September 16, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Themed “Jointly building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the China-ASEAN community of innovation,” the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) was held in ...Read More

The Masses Are Mobilizing for Climate Leadership

The Masses Are Mobilizing for Climate Leadership

September 16, 2018 | Christiana Figueres and May Boeve | opinion

This year, extreme weather conditions have ravaged our planet, subjecting vulnerable communities around the world to the ever-increasing impacts of climate change ...Read More

India Reshapes Surrounding Geopolitics

India Reshapes Surrounding Geopolitics

September 13, 2018 | Jiao Nie, Dekai Huang & Hongxi Chen | opinion

The US and India held their first “2+2” dialogue in New Delhi on September 6th, attended by their foreign and defense ministers. Both countries agreed ...Read More