Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, December 4th, 2020

No End to Insurgency?

December 02,2020 | Editorials

Afghanistan is embroiled not only in instability, but there are many issues challenging the government. The continual terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, despite the downfall of ...Read more

Taliban Seek to Monopolize Power

December 01,2020 | Editorials

The Taliban seem to be in pursuit of monopolization of power since they are narrowing the room for ethnic and religious minority groups. Practicing upon fundamental ideology ...Read more

Public Attitudes Towards Women

November 30,2020 | Editorials

Women’s rights and freedoms were a contentious issue in Afghanistan and violence against women continued in the post-Taliban administration. Women were susceptible to violence ...Read more

National »

Ghani Instructs Health Officials in Fight Against Second Wave of COVID-19

Ghani Instructs Health Officials in Fight Against Second Wave of COVID-19

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL, Afghanistan – President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting Tuesday evening spoke with the provincial heads of the Public Health ...Read More

Biden Invited to NATO Summit on Afghanistan

Biden Invited to NATO  Summit on Afghanistan

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL - US President-elect Joe Biden has been invited to a NATO summit early next year when allies may decide on the future of mission in Afghanistan, the alliance chief says...Read More

ADB Provides Afghanistan Protective Equipment

ADB Provides Afghanistan  Protective Equipment

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a third batch of personal protective equipment worth more than $470,000 to help Afghanistan combat the Covid-19 pandemic...Read More

First Joint Market to be Operationalised in February: Pakistan

First Joint Market to be  Operationalised in February: Pakistan

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL - Pakistan has shared the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of Joint Border Trade Markets (JBTMs) with Afghanistan, a statement from Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul said...Read More

Taliban Tackles Afghan Pace with Iranian Diplomat in Qatar

Taliban Tackles Afghan Pace with Iranian Diplomat in Qatar

December 02,2020 | National

DOHA, Qatar – A group of Taliban delegation on Monday met with Iranian Ambassador to Doha Hameed Raza Dihqani, discussing intra-Afghan negotiations amid delays on the main talks...Read More

Ministerial Nominees Complete Reports to Parliament

Ministerial Nominees  Complete Reports to Parliament

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL - The process of group reporting of programs by the ministerial nominees to the House of Representatives has ended.
The last batch of ministerial nominees ...Read More

Abdullah Faces Criticism for Incomplete Reconciliation Council

Abdullah Faces Criticism for Incomplete Reconciliation Council

December 02,2020 | National

KABUL - Analysts on Monday criticized Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, for the delay in making the council fully staffed and functional ...Read More

International »

Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial planes to use its airspace

Saudi  Arabia  allows  Israeli  commercial planes to use its airspace

December 02,2020 | International

Saudi Arabia agreed to let Israeli airliners cross its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates after talks between Saudi officials and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner ...Read More

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

December 02,2020 | International

NAIROBI- The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering in camps in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region ...Read More

Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around  Nagorno-Karabakh

December 02,2020 | International

UNITED NATIONS- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "looks forward to" working with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, according to the UN chief's spokesman ...Read More

EU considers how to ‘renew and reinvigorate’ U.S. ties after Trump

EU  considers how to  ‘renew and  reinvigorate’ U.S. ties  after Trump

December 01,2020 | International

BRUSSELS- The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald ...Read More

Kuwait to host creative advertisement award of Arab Media Forum

Kuwait to host creative advertisement award of Arab Media Forum

December 01,2020 | International

KUWAIT CITY- Kuwait will hold creative advertisement award 2020 of the Arab Media Forum in December to promote a competitive and creative spirit, Madhi Al-Khamis, general secretary ...Read More

Yemen: Houthis claim killing of several Saudi soldiers in Marib

Yemen: Houthis claim killing of several Saudi  soldiers in Marib

December 01,2020 | International

Yemen’s Houthi fighters have claimed the killing of at least eight Saudi soldiers ...Read More

Editorials »

No End to Insurgency?

December 02,2020 | Editorials

Afghanistan is embroiled not only in instability, but there are many issues challenging the government. The continual terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, despite the downfall of ...Read More

Taliban Seek to Monopolize Power

December 01,2020 | Editorials

The Taliban seem to be in pursuit of monopolization of power since they are narrowing the room for ethnic and religious minority groups. Practicing upon fundamental ideology ...Read More

Public Attitudes Towards Women

November 30,2020 | Editorials

Women’s rights and freedoms were a contentious issue in Afghanistan and violence against women continued in the post-Taliban administration. Women were susceptible to violence ...Read More

Women’s Vulnerability Around the World

November 29,2020 | Editorials

Women’s rights are violated in many parts of the world, including democratic countries. Women are threatened on social media and harassed mentally and sexually...Read More

Afghanistan Needs Corruption-free System

November 28,2020 | Editorials

Afghanistan’s dysfunctional system is frustrating for the citizens. Corruption continues within the government machinery and poverty lingers on despite billions of dollars ...Read More

Trump’s Withdrawal Plan Marks His Failure in Afghanistan

November 25,2020 | Editorials

Regarding terrorism, the US President Donald Trump said in his inaugural speech that “we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”. Exactly two years later ...Read More

Will Pakistan Support Intra-Afghan Dialogue?

November 24,2020 | Editorials

The political gap between Kabul and Islamabad is likely to be narrowed with high-level exchanges. Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Kabul, accompanied by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ...Read More

Article/opinion »

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

December 02,2020 | Manish Rai | opinion

Islamic State claimed responsibility for some major attacks in Afghanistan recently including Kabul University and rocket attacks in the capital Kabul. The terror outfit has ...Read More

Reform UN to keep it relevant

Reform UN to keep it relevant

December 02,2020 | Bimal Prasad Mohapatra | opinion

Post-World War-I and following Paris Peace Conference, on 10 January 1920, the world got the first worldwide intergovernmental organization called the League of Nations (LON), headquatered in Geneva ...Read More

Burgeoning Insecurity in Afghanistan

Burgeoning Insecurity in Afghanistan

December 01,2020 | Sajjad Aasim | opinion

With the intra-Afghan peace talks in limbo in Doha, Qatar, Afghanistan has been experiencing an unprecedented wave of insecurity. Afghan security forces have been bearing ...Read More

Afghanistan: in the eve of second wave of covid-19

Afghanistan: in the eve of second wave of covid-19

December 01,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In parallel to changes in weather conditions, the concerns over second wave of covid-19 have also increased in Afghanistan. According to latest official reports, 283 positive cases ...Read More

The Implication of Identity Crisis on Afghanistan’s National Unity

The Implication of Identity Crisis on Afghanistan’s National Unity

November 30,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

The identity issues have been one of very hot topics in recent centuries. Although the history of identity issue could be ascribed simultaneous to the history of human ...Read More

European Strategic Complacency Is Not an Option

European Strategic Complacency Is Not an Option

November 30,2020 | Josep Borrell | opinion

Joe Biden’s election as the next president of the United States has raised hopes in Europe of putting the transatlantic relationship back on track. But there can ...Read More

Women Identity Crisis: Root Factors of Violence in Modern Era

Women Identity Crisis:  Root Factors of Violence in Modern Era

November 29,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

In recent days, the issues of violence against women was one of the hot topic in the country. According to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), the physical ...Read More