Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 15th, 2021

Conflicting Demands and Lack of Consensus Likely to Hamper Peace Talks

January 13,2021 | Editorials

The ongoing intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, Qatar’s capital, encounters hurdles from the start. Head of the Taliban negotiators Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Haqqani had not traveled to Doha, which signifies ...Read more

Afghans Expect Violence-Free Year

January 12,2021 | Editorials

Last year was really bloody for the people of Afghanistan as scores of civilians and soldiers were killed in the wake of the Taliban’s intensified attacks...Read more

Bumpy Road of Peace Talks

January 11,2021 | Editorials

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have started in Doha and the two sides have their own priorities. Ceasefire and formation of the future government ...Read more

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You Fight but Your Leaders Live in Peace: Mohib to Taliban

You Fight but Your Leaders  Live in Peace: Mohib to Taliban

January 13,2021 | National

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib has called on Taliban fighters not to sacrifice their lives for their leaders who were based abroad and had no concern for ...Read More

Some Govt Organs Create Problems for Traders: ACCI

Some  Govt Organs  Create Problems for Traders: ACCI

January 13,2021 | National

>KABUL - Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) members say some figures in government organs create problems for traders, which complicates ACCI activities.Read More

War Against Afghan Govt, People Illegitimate: Egypt

War Against Afghan Govt,  People Illegitimate: Egypt

January 13,2021 | National

KABUL - Egyptian Ambassador Ahmad MahmoodEsmaelUsman has stressed the need for enhancing bilateral relations with Afghanistan and termed the ongoing violence and conflict against ...Read More

Pakistan Committed to Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan

Pakistan Committed to Peaceful, Stable  Afghanistan

January 13,2021 | National

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s consistent support for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan ...Read More

Wolesi Jirga Defiant on Not Approving 2021 Budget

Wolesi Jirga Defiant on  Not Approving 2021 Budget

January 12,2021 | National

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday warned of not approving the 2021 draft budget until balance in provincial allocations is maintained and new ministers-designate are introduced ...Read More

Iran, Afghanistan Agree to Develop Intl. Railway Link: MP

Iran, Afghanistan Agree to  Develop Intl. Railway Link: MP

January 12,2021 | National

TEHRAN – Spokesperson for Iranian Parliament Civil Commission announced the approval of a draft agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan on international ...Read More

Ghani: Civilian Deaths Caused by Taliban’s ‘Use of Houses’

Ghani: Civilian Deaths Caused by Taliban’s ‘Use of Houses’

January 12,2021 | National

NIMROZ - Two days after an airstrike in Nimroz reportedly killed 18 civilians--all members of one family--President Ashraf Ghani sent a message of condolence to the families ...Read More

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Pompeo, in Tuesday speech, to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links: sources

Pompeo, in Tuesday speech, to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links: sources

January 13,2021 | International

WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use newly declassified U.S. intelligence on Tuesday to publicly accuse Iran of ties to al Qaeda, two people familiar ...Read More

India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities

India starts shipping  COVID-19 vaccine to cities

January 13,2021 | International

NEW DELHI- India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive.
The first consignment of vaccines ...Read More

‘We’ll act with urgency’: Pelosi says House will impeach Trump

‘We’ll act with urgency’: Pelosi says House will impeach Trump

January 12,2021 | International

WASHINGTON- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday the House will go ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as she pushes Vice President Mike ...Read More

Yemen’s Houthis condemn US move to brand them terrorists

Yemen’s Houthis condemn US move to brand them terrorists

January 12,2021 | International

A leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday the Iran-aligned group reserved the right to respond to any US move to blacklist it after the Trump administration announced its intent to designate it as a foreign terrorist organisation...Read More

Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in Indonesia’s West Java

Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in  Indonesia’s West Java

January 11,2021 | International

JAKARTA- Two landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 11 people and injured 18 others in western Indonesia, according to officials...Read More

Kazakh ex-president’s party set to retain hold on power in Sunday’s vote

Kazakh ex-president’s party set to retain hold on power in Sunday’s vote

January 11,2021 | International

ALMATY- A party led by Kazakhstan’s powerful ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev is set to sweep Sunday’s parliamentary election, as it has done for decades ...Read More

Editorials »

Conflicting Demands and Lack of Consensus Likely to Hamper Peace Talks

January 13,2021 | Editorials

The ongoing intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, Qatar’s capital, encounters hurdles from the start. Head of the Taliban negotiators Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Haqqani had not traveled to Doha, which signifies ...Read More

Afghans Expect Violence-Free Year

January 12,2021 | Editorials

Last year was really bloody for the people of Afghanistan as scores of civilians and soldiers were killed in the wake of the Taliban’s intensified attacks...Read More

Bumpy Road of Peace Talks

January 11,2021 | Editorials

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have started in Doha and the two sides have their own priorities. Ceasefire and formation of the future government ...Read More

Rights to Freedom of Religion Should be Ensured

January 10,2021 | Editorials

Religious freedoms have been one of the controversial issues and encountered serious challenges and restrictions around the globe. With the rise of religious radicals, who violate ...Read More

Amendments to Constitution – A Bone of Contention in Peace Talks

January 09,2021 | Editorials

All in all, the peace process is thorny with many ifs and buts. The Taliban are likely to put amendment to the Constitution at the table in the latest round of talks as they will ...Read More

Taliban’s Ambivalence about Declaration of Ceasefire

January 06,2021 | Editorials

Afghanistan and Taliban negotiators have sat around the table in Qatari capital of Doha for the second time to find a settlement for the conflict. The two sides, which reached an agreemen ...Read More

Prospects in Latest Round of Peace Talks

January 05,2021 | Editorials

In the second round of the intra-Afghan dialogue, ceasefire and the future system will be the main issues to be discussed between the negotiating sides. A sense of concern continues ...Read More

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Let’s Re-recognize and Re-build a New History with Pakistan

Let’s Re-recognize and Re-build a New History with Pakistan

January 13,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

Pakistan is one south Asian countries neighbored with Iran and Afghanistan from the west, neighbored with India from the east, neighbored with china from the north and neighbored ...Read More

Has Lukashenko Won?

Has Lukashenko Won?

January 13,2021 | Sławomir Sierakowski | opinion

Following his fraudulent re-election victory in August 2020, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko spent more than 100 days suppressing the massive peaceful protests that ...Read More

Crimes in the Context of Insecurity

Crimes in the Context of Insecurity

January 12,2021 | Sajjad Aasim | opinion

Recently, Afghanistan is facing a very challenging phase of its history as the country is confronting a rising wave of insecurity with no clear indications of whether peace can ...Read More

A Fairer Way to Help Developing Economies Decarbonize

A Fairer Way to Help Developing Economies  Decarbonize

January 12,2021 | Kenneth Rogoff | opinion

Last year was really bloody for the people of Afghanistan as scores of civilians and soldiers were killed in the wake of the Taliban’s intensified attacks. Afghan people ...Read More

Unity and its importance for overcoming national challenges

Unity and its importance for overcoming  national challenges

January 11,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

National unity refers to a particular condition in which all citizens, regardless of their ethnic, racial and religious belongings are considered equal and equally enjoy from ...Read More

The Return of US Intelligence

The Return of US Intelligence

January 11,2021 | Kent Harrington | opinion

Tradition has it that when less-than-beloved CIA station chiefs are transferred from their posts abroad, their long-suffering staff celebrate with a wheels-up party...Read More

The Philosophy of War in Human Society

The Philosophy of War in Human Society

January 10,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari | opinion

When we look at the history of human society, no period of history is free from war and conflicts as if war is an inherent feature of human society. Even, no advancement and no modernization ...Read More