Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Public Concerns Over Upcoming Presidential Election

July 20,2019 | Editorials

The upcoming presidential election is viewed with hope and doubt. Afghans are concerned about lack of transparency and fear that the election will be rigged similar...Read more

Afghans Shall Decide To Live in Peace or War!

July 18,2019 | Editorials

War is known as part of the identity of Afghanistan now. It is more than four decades that Afghanistan ...Read more

Regional and National Consensus Crucial to Peace Process

July 17,2019 | Editorials

Afghan officials have constantly reiterated that regional stakeholders carry heavy weight in Afghanistan’s peace process and could nudge the Taliban to come ...Read more

National »

President Has Duty to Publish Transitional Justice Report: Samar

President Has Duty to Publish  Transitional Justice Report: Samar

July 20,2019 | National

KABUL - Samar says that she submitted the report to both former president and the incumbent president but it was not published.
Former chairperson of Afghanistan Independent ....Read More

Severity of War Behind Human Rights Violations

Severity of War Behind  Human Rights Violations

July 20,2019 | National

KABUL - The newly appointed Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief on Thursday said the intensity of war in the country has restricted people’s access ...Read More

Electoral Team in Power Campaigning on Public Funds: Study

Electoral Team in  Power Campaigning on Public Funds: Study

July 20,2019 | National

KABUL - The findings of some civil society groups show that the electoral team currently in power has initiated some programs which can be assumed as election campaign on government funds ...Read More

Four Members of Afghan Orchestra Missing in Slovakia

Four Members of Afghan Orchestra Missing in Slovakia

July 20,2019 | National

KABUL - Police in Slovakia are searching for four members of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival ...Read More

Ghani, Saudi Crown Prince Talk Afghan Peace Drive

Ghani, Saudi  Crown Prince Talk  Afghan Peace Drive

July 18,2019 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has held a telephonic conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on security and the peace process...Read More

Facilitating Trade Between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

Facilitating Trade  Between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

July 18,2019 | National

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The United States continued support to enhance cross-border trade and strengthen economic ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan at the “Facilitating ...Read More

US Contributes $29m as Election Budget Finalised

US Contributes $29m as  Election Budget Finalised

July 18,2019 | National

Bass says he is pleased that the election budget has been finalized and that the US will provide up to $29 million...Read More

International »

Iran Suggests Ratifying Deeper Nuclear Inspections in Return for US Sanctions Relief

Iran Suggests Ratifying Deeper Nuclear Inspections  in Return for US Sanctions Relief

July 20,2019 | International

TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog with immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear . . .Read More

Iran Claims US Shot Down Its Own Drone by Mistake

Iran Claims US Shot Down  Its Own Drone by Mistake

July 20,2019 | International

TEHRAN - Iran has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone.
Mr Trump said on Thursday that the drone ...Read More

Xi Meets Chinese Diplomatic Envoys to Foreign Countries

Xi Meets Chinese Diplomatic Envoys to Foreign Countries

July 18,2019 | International

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Chinese diplomatic envoys to foreign countries, who are in Beijing to attend a work conference for overseas envoys...Read More

Pompeo to Take Up Immigration, Iran on Latin America Tour

Pompeo to Take Up Immigration,  Iran on Latin America Tour

July 18,2019 | International

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press US efforts to curb immigration and counter Iran during a four-nation tour of Latin America, the State Department said Tuesday...Read More

‘Completely Unacceptable’: Theresa May Reprimands Donald Trump over US Democrat Women Rant

‘Completely Unacceptable’: Theresa May Reprimands Donald Trump over US Democrat Women Rant

July 16,2019 | International

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May has branded US President Donald Trump’s comments “completely unacceptable,” after he angrily suggested on Twitter that four US ...Read More

China Says Will Freeze Out U.S. Companies That Sell Arms to Taiwan

China Says Will Freeze Out U.S. Companies  That Sell Arms to Taiwan

July 16,2019 | International

BEIJING - China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday ...Read More

Editorials »

Public Concerns Over Upcoming Presidential Election

July 20,2019 | Editorials

The upcoming presidential election is viewed with hope and doubt. Afghans are concerned about lack of transparency and fear that the election will be rigged similar...Read More

Afghans Shall Decide To Live in Peace or War!

July 18,2019 | Editorials

War is known as part of the identity of Afghanistan now. It is more than four decades that Afghanistan ...Read More

Regional and National Consensus Crucial to Peace Process

July 17,2019 | Editorials

Afghan officials have constantly reiterated that regional stakeholders carry heavy weight in Afghanistan’s peace process and could nudge the Taliban to come ...Read More

Poverty Leads to Horrible Consequences

July 16,2019 | Editorials

Poverty and economic challenges are highly serious problem in Afghanistan notwithstanding the country ...Read More

Law Enforcement Generates Optimism

July 15,2019 | Editorials

Citizens are supposed to exercise their rights and freedoms without fear under democratic administrations. Their votes will elect president in a fair and transparent election...Read More

The Emirate system, the Basis of Discrimination

July 14,2019 | Editorials

The Intra-Afghan talks between representatives of Taliban and Afghan delegation, without a representative of the Afghan government –in Doha, Qatar, ended in Doha, Qatar, after the two ...Read More

Women’s Vulnerability to Sexual Harassment

July 13,2019 | Editorials

Notwithstanding the establishment of democratic government after the downfall of the Taliban’s regime, Afghan women have been vulnerable to injustice, sexual harassment ...Read More

Article/opinion »

The other side of US strategy in Afghanistan

The other side of US strategy in Afghanistan

July 20,2019 | Rajkumar Singh | opinion

By 1989, it became very clear that Soviet forces residing in Afghanistan would leave the country due to reasons more than one. The new situation created power vacuum in Central ...Read More

Are Central Banks Losing Their Big Bet?

Are Central Banks Losing Their Big Bet?

July 20,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian | opinion

In recent years, central banks have made a large policy wager. They bet that the protracted use of unconventional and experimental measures would provide an effective bridge to more ...Read More

Civilian Casualties – Great Cause for Concern

Civilian Casualties – Great Cause for Concern

July 18,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Militancy and terrorist attacks in populated areas and major cities were described as the main causes of civilian casualties in 2015, underscoring a push by Taliban militants into ...Read More

Asia’s Scary Movie

Asia’s Scary Movie

July 18,2019 | Richard N. Haass | opinion

History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed...Read More

The Quality of life Depends on Quality Personal Health Management

The Quality of life Depends on  Quality Personal Health Management

July 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

When we discuss about life management several keywords come into our mind such as time management, health management, behavior management, home management, expenses management ...Read More

The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall

The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall

July 17,2019 | Danielle Nierenberg | opinion

The word “migration” conjures images of war, natural disaster, and severe economic distress. All are important reasons why people seek refuge far from home...Read More

Challenges and Opportunities of Peace Process in Afghanistan

Challenges and Opportunities of  Peace Process in Afghanistan

July 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Naturally, every social or political phenomenon has opportunities and challenges but the opportunities often overcome the challenges due to multiple reasons and factors...Read More