Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

December 06, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | Opinion

"We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism. Pakistan has pledged $500m for Afghanistan’s development. This amount can be spent to contain extremism...Read more

“Elimination of Violence against Women”

December 06, 2016 | Editorials

Though Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law in Afghanistan was passed by a presidential decree in 2009, it has not been implemented in its true spirit; neither, there...Read more

After Heart of Asia Conference

December 05, 2016 | Editorials

At the end of Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, India, 14 regional countries, that are the members of the process, adopted a declaration and called for an immediate end...Read more

The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Editorials

The sixth Ministerial Meeting of Heart of Asia Conference is going on in Amritsar, India. The Conference being attended by more than 40 countries and leading international institutions...Read more

National »

Govt. to Decide About Unseated Ministers after SC Judgment: CEO

Govt. to Decide About Unseated Ministers after SC Judgment: CEO

December 06, 2016 | National

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the government would decide about the fate of unseated ministers following an opinion from the Supreme Court...Read More

NATO FMs to Reaffirm Commitments to Afghanistan

NATO FMs to Reaffirm  Commitments to Afghanistan

December 06, 2016 | National

KABUL - The NATO ministerial level meeting would begin in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, today (Tuesday), a spokesman for the senior civilian representative of the alliance said on...Read More

Shavkat Mirziyoyev Wins Election Overwhelmingly

Shavkat Mirziyoyev Wins Election Overwhelmingly

December 06, 2016 | National

MOSCOW - Uzbekistan's acting president has overwhelmingly won a tightly controlled presidential election in the Central Asian country's first vote since the death of authoritarian...Read More

MPs Question Ghani’s Policy of Governance

MPs Question Ghani’s  Policy of Governance

December 06, 2016 | National

KABUL - MPs in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday criticized leaders of the national unity government (NUG) particularly President Ashraf Ghani for certain policy...Read More

New Strategy Launched to Effectively Implement EVAW Law

New Strategy Launched to Effectively Implement EVAW Law

December 06, 2016 | National

KABUL - The Ministry of Women's Affairs on Monday launched a national strategy and action plan aimed at ensuring the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) Law is effectively...Read More

Ghani Says Taliban Would not Last a Month

Ghani Says Taliban  Would not Last a Month

December 05, 2016 | National

AMRITSAR - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgency would not survive a month if it lost its sanctuary in neighbouring Pakistan, urging its neighbour...Read More

14 Nations Adopt Heart of Asia Declaration

14 Nations Adopt Heart  of Asia Declaration

December 05, 2016 | National

NEW DELHI - Following the one-day Heart of Asia ministerial conference in Amritsar, India, 14 countries in the region adopted a declaration and called for an immediate end to all...Read More

International »

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

December 01, 2016 | International

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, her spokesman said on...Read More

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

December 01, 2016 | International

BRUSSELS - NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Tuesday stressed the importance of continuing dialogue with Russia at a forum in Germany, according to a NATO statement...Read More

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

November 30, 2016 | International

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday met with former CIA Director David Petraeus as he ratcheted up efforts to search for a new U.S. secretary of state. Speaking to...Read More

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

November 30, 2016 | International

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday called for an immediate United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of...Read More

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

November 29, 2016 | International

BARTELLA, Iraq - Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy...Read More

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

November 29, 2016 | International

BERLIN - In one of the most shocking flip-flops in recent political history, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she will deport about 10% of recently arrived migrants -- 100,000...Read More

Editorials »

“Elimination of Violence against Women”

December 06, 2016 | Editorials

Though Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law in Afghanistan was passed by a presidential decree in 2009, it has not been implemented in its true spirit; neither, there...Read More

After Heart of Asia Conference

December 05, 2016 | Editorials

At the end of Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, India, 14 regional countries, that are the members of the process, adopted a declaration and called for an immediate end...Read More

The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Editorials

The sixth Ministerial Meeting of Heart of Asia Conference is going on in Amritsar, India. The Conference being attended by more than 40 countries and leading international institutions...Read More

Widening Gap between the Rich and Poor

December 03, 2016 | Editorials

The so-called development in Afghan society since the downfall of Taliban has not been even. There are different problems that suggest that development has not taken place in the real...Read More

The Dearth of Rudimentary Requirements

December 01, 2016 | Editorials

Though human beings require different types of needs in their lives, the needs to live alive are the most basic and important ones. These include food, cloth and shelter. Provided...Read More

Moderate Approach Should be Valued

November 30, 2016 | Editorials

Human beings, in their quest to understand the world and different phenomena in it, have gained knowledge and developed ideologies. These ideologies have, without any doubt, assisted...Read More

Accountability

November 29, 2016 | Editorials

Having been provided with enormous amount since 2001, Afghan government’s sincere efforts seemed infinitesimal if not none, for not having taken any sufficient proportional step...Read More

Article/opinion »

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

December 06, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

"We need to identify cross-border terrorism and a fund to combat terrorism. Pakistan has pledged $500m for Afghanistan’s development. This amount can be spent to contain extremism...Read More

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

December 06, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Afghanistan is in the early stage of dramatic increase of HIV/AIDs while the main route of transmission are reported needle sharing; Officials in the ministry of public health of Afghanistan...Read More

The Little Heroine

The Little Heroine

December 05, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

A woman dressed in a simple yellow dress was gazing out the window. The twinkling stars filled her eyes with a gleam of hope. Perhaps, she was waiting for the morning to see the...Read More

Heart of Asia Conference

Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The Heart of Asia Conference (HoA) was formed in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 02, 2011, providing a platform for regional cooperation in the heart of Asia by placing...Read More

Cannibalistic War in Syria

Cannibalistic War in Syria

December 03, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Syrians burn amidst war and violence as militancy escalates. The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) violates humanitarian law and spills the blood of men, women and...Read More

Children’s Vulnerability to Social and Political Challenges

Children’s Vulnerability to Social and Political Challenges

December 01, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Children are susceptible to social, political and economic challenges all around the world. Their life is replete with pain and sufferings. They are left at the mercy of child labor...Read More

Investment in Water Infrastructure

Investment in Water Infrastructure

December 01, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Water is the foundation of life but no major investment has taken place to fight against widespread water issues in Afghanistan. According to reports 32 percent of people have...Read More