Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

World Day for Social Justice

February 21, 2017 | Editorials

February 20 was celebrated as World Day of Social Justice. The theme of the day was: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”. The day emphasized...Read more

Serious Concerns in Afghanistan

February 20, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read more

No Clarity about Parliamentary Elections

February 19, 2017 | Editorials

One of the most important elements of a democratic system is elections. Timely and regular elections ensure smooth functioning of a democratic system. However, if the elections are...Read more

National »

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

February 21, 2017 | National

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the Council of Ministers' meeting on Monday said “Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of...Read More

Decision on Troop Levels in Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

Decision on Troop Levels in  Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

February 21, 2017 | National

KABUL - The US secretary of defense, scrapping a planned visit to Kabul due to bad weather, says he will decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan. Jim Mattis told reporters accompanying...Read More

Pakistan Welcomes Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror Cooperation Pledges

Pakistan Welcomes  Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror  Cooperation Pledges

February 21, 2017 | National

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday welcomed Afghan leaders' statements to cooperate with Pakistan in anti-terror fight. He told a high level meeting that...Read More

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

February 21, 2017 | National

ISLAMABAD - A United Nation (UN)'s special envoy arrived Pakistan Monday to reduce tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country...Read More

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed for 12 Years over Corruption

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed  for 12 Years over Corruption

February 21, 2017 | National

KABUL - A former senior official of the ministry of interior was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of involvement in corruption. Abdul Waseh Raufi, the former assist...Read More

Insecurity Increases Capital Flight from Country

Insecurity Increases  Capital Flight from  Country

February 21, 2017 | National

KABUL - Growing insecurity, ransom demands and threats to traders and investors in the recent months has tripled security expenses of their businesses, officials of the Industries...Read More

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

February 20, 2017 | National

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban’s political office if the rebel group does not evince any interest in joining the peace process...Read More

International »

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

February 21, 2017 | International

WASHINGTON - Eighty percent of Americans believe the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be maintained despite doubts about the alliance among the Trump administration, a...Read More

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

February 21, 2017 | International

MOSCOW - The newly-developed ballistic missiles of Russia can penetrate any U.S. missile shield, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. At a program on the Rossiya-1...Read More

Trump Must Punish Russia for Election Interference: Graham

Trump Must Punish Russia for  Election Interference: Graham

February 20, 2017 | International

MUNICH — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought...Read More

UN and Others Play Down Expectations for Geneva Talks on Syria

UN and Others Play Down Expectations for Geneva Talks on Syria

February 20, 2017 | International

MUNICH - The United Nations and other parties to Syrian peace efforts on Sunday softened any expectations of a major breakthrough at U.N.-led talks in Geneva next week, with U.S. policy... Read More

Tough U.S. Demands for Burden-Sharing Dominate NATO Talks

Tough U.S. Demands for Burden-Sharing Dominate NATO Talks

February 19, 2017 | International

BRUSSELS - Defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ended their two-day talks in Brussels on Thursday whose agenda was dominated by discussions...Read More

Russian FM Calls for “Post-West” Order at Munich Security Conference

Russian FM Calls for “Post-West” Order at Munich Security Conference

February 19, 2017 | International

MUNICH - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday that his country wants pragmatic and mutually respectful relations with the United States, calling for a "post-West" order...Read More

Editorials »

World Day for Social Justice

February 21, 2017 | Editorials

February 20 was celebrated as World Day of Social Justice. The theme of the day was: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”. The day emphasized...Read More

Serious Concerns in Afghanistan

February 20, 2017 | Editorials

The opinions of the people and intellectuals towards the socio-political scenario in Afghanistan appear to be divergent and there are not clear certainties in this regard. There are...Read More

No Clarity about Parliamentary Elections

February 19, 2017 | Editorials

One of the most important elements of a democratic system is elections. Timely and regular elections ensure smooth functioning of a democratic system. However, if the elections are...Read More

Inevitability of Society and State

February 18, 2017 | Editorials

Since the earliest times, man is known to have lived in society. Even when he was not so civilized, he lived in the company of his fellow beings whether his society started...Read More

Working for Self-Reliance

February 16, 2017 | Editorials

The concept of self-reliance is not new. It has consistently adorned official declarations and political statements to the morbid point of becoming a cliché. In theory...Read More

Ex-Governor of Bamyan Wins N-Peace Award

February 15, 2017 | Editorials

Though everyday there are different news items related to insecurity and problems in Afghanistan, every now and then there are certain pieces of news that are encouraging and...Read More

A Political System Requires Accountability

February 13, 2017 | Editorials

Accountability is a key requirement of good governance. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations must be accountable to the public...Read More

Article/opinion »

US-Russia Relations under President Trump (Second Part)

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Naser Koshan | opinion

Both Russia and the US hold the world’s largest nuclear stockpile, any mishaps in dealing with each other potentially alarms catastrophic consequences for the rest of the...Read More

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Dr. Faisal Ali | opinion

The major religions of the world deplore, condemn and prohibit interest in all its forms. The Manu Smriti of Hinduism categorically expresses sentiments for contempt of usury in chapter...Read More

US-Russia Relations under President Trump

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump

February 20, 2017 | Naser Koshan | opinion

Though US president Trump and Russian president Putin have not met officially, but the bromance between the two is already the talk of the town as much as it is a myth considering the...Read More

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury

February 20, 2017 | Dr. Faisal Ali | opinion

Interest is the pillar of Fractional Reserve Banking which is contrary to the philanthropic objectives intended for beating the extremities of poverty and the creation of dignified...Read More

Will The Blame Game Mitigate Challenges?

Will The Blame Game Mitigate  Challenges?

February 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Following the Thursday’s suicide bombing in the southern Sindh province, which killed and wounded hundreds of people, Pakistani officials lashed out at Afghanistan stating...Read More

A Turbulent Year for Kabul and Islamabad

A Turbulent Year for Kabul and Islamabad

February 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia | opinion

Terrorist networks have inflicted indescribable sufferings upon Afghan and Pakistani nations and the cul-de-sac of peace talks was not brokered within the past political debates...Read More

What is the key factor to economic development?

What is the key factor to economic development?

February 16, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

According to World Bank estimates, the economic outlook for the coming years are not very hopeful; The World Bank estimates that Afghanistan’s growth rate is going to marginally...Read More