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Joint Op-ed by the Ambassadors of the EU and Member States based in Kabul on the occasion of European Climate Diplomacy Week

Joint Op-ed by the Ambassadors of the EU and  Member States based in Kabul on the occasion of  European Climate Diplomacy Week

June 18, 2018 | Ambassadors of the EU and Member States based in Kabul

On 18 June the European Climate Diplomacy Week starts and we, the Ambassadors representing the EU and its Member States, wish to mark this occasion by sharing our thoughts ...

Cycle of Violence Are Against Peace Voice and Islamic Fatwa

Cycle of Violence Are Against  Peace Voice and Islamic Fatwa

June 14, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, the voice of peace is always responded by increasing series of violence in Afghanistan. In few last days, contrary to the morality of ceasefires and recent ...

Taliban’s surprise ceasefire sparks hopes

Taliban’s surprise ceasefire sparks hopes

June 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The surprise and unprecedented ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban has sparked hopes that the move may open the door for peace talks and eventually ...

Strong Functional Mechanism of Electoral Complaint Commission Can Ensure Transparent & Fair Elections

Strong Functional Mechanism of Electoral Complaint  Commission Can Ensure Transparent & Fair Elections

June 11, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

The voter registration process started on 14 April 2018 at thousands of registration centers spread across the country. Till now as of 5th June 2018, almost 5.25 million ...

Role of Women in Social Development Process of Afghanistan

Role of Women in Social Development  Process of Afghanistan

June 09, 2018 | Murtaza Haidary

Social development simply means improvements in the living conditions of human in a society. According to Bilance (1997), “Social Development is the promotion of ...

Reaction Against Religious Scholars’ Gathering

Reaction Against Religious Scholars’ Gathering

June 06, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On Monday, more than 2,000 Afghan religious scholars gathered in Kabul to examine the status of ongoing war in Afghanistan from Islamic viewpoint. After some discussions ...

China’s Role in Building Trust between Afghanistan and Pakistan

China’s Role in Building Trust  between Afghanistan and Pakistan

June 04, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Beijing hosted trilateral strategic dialogue last week to strengthen China-Pakistan-Afghanistan ties and support peace and stability. The three sides reviewed preparation ...

Attack on Ministry of Interior - A Lesson for Afghan Police

Attack on Ministry of Interior -  A Lesson for Afghan Police

June 03, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Ministry of Interior was attacked on 30 May 2018 around noon time at 1200 hrs. Just two days before, 27 and 28 May, a high level security delegation of Afghanistan led by National ...

North Korea: Surprising Retreat From Nuclear Programs

North Korea: Surprising  Retreat From Nuclear Programs

June 02, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Recently, the North Korean leader Kim Jon Un has showed unpredictable flexibility pertaining to his nuclear program and crucial willingness for a complete ...

Chinese Language is the Key to Treasure House

Chinese Language is the  Key to Treasure House

June 02, 2018 | Liu Jingsong

There is an often-quoted and widely loved story named Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in Arabic folk tales collection One Thousand and One Nights. As we know, Ali Baba ...

Drug and Illegal Mining – The Machine of War in Afghanistan

Drug and Illegal Mining – The  Machine of War in Afghanistan

May 31, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan has large energy and mineral resources which can contribute to the country’s economy to a great extent. Afghanistan is also known as . . .

Flood and Drought: Extra Burdens on the Shoulders of Afghan Citizens

Flood and Drought: Extra Burdens on the  Shoulders of Afghan Citizens

May 30, 2018 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

Afghanistan is one of the countries that is highly prone to a number of natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches & man-made disasters...

“Shanghai Spirit” Contributes to Afghan Peace

“Shanghai Spirit” Contributes to Afghan Peace

May 29, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

Next month, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit will be held in Qingdao, China. Leaders of the SCO member states and observer states, including Afghanistan, will be ...

Strong Parliament Needs Strong Candidates

Strong Parliament Needs Strong Candidates

May 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Being on the verge of parliamentary and district council’s elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has started to register candidates for the long-delayed and ...

Historical Similarities between two Afghan-Chinese Provinces: Bamyan and Sichuan

Historical Similarities between two  Afghan-Chinese Provinces: Bamyan and Sichuan

May 27, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The reform and opening-up unleashed by the paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Deng Xiaoping four decades ago have borne the desired result as Chinese . . .

What Sank the Kim-Trump Summit?

What Sank the Kim-Trump Summit?

May 26, 2018 | Ramesh Thakur

When US President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, he blamed “tremendous anger and open hostility” from . . .

Harassment of Women, Hidden Violence in Afghanistan

Harassment of Women, Hidden Violence in Afghanistan

May 24, 2018 | Fariha Easar

Sexual harassment of women in Afghanistan has always been a hidden challenge, but due to the traditional and patriarchal (man-led) structures of the Afghan community ...

Criticisms over the Insecurity Upsurge

Criticisms over the Insecurity Upsurge

May 24, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghans are extremely tired and angry due to endless war and rising numbers of suicide bombings and attacks, especially in recent months. Successive attacks have been carried . . .

Instability in Farah and other border provinces

Instability in Farah and other border provinces

May 23, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Recent fierce fighting between Taliban and Afghan government at many places in the country, more so in Farah, Baghlan, Faryab and Ghazni, and almost simultaneous two attacks...

Taliban’s Response for Repeated Peace-call

Taliban’s Response for Repeated Peace-call

May 22, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Both national and international stakeholders including Afghan people and religious scholars called Taliban, for ceasefire, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan...

The Reasons behind China’s Swift Economic Development

The Reasons behind China’s Swift  Economic Development

May 20, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Poverty alleviation is most likely to bear the desired fruit and the gap between rural and urban areas will be bridged in near future in China. The colossal companies and mammoth.. .

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of IEC and Government

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of  IEC and Government

May 20, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

In democratic societies, elections are the basis for establishment of a representative and legitimized governments. Afghanistan has been grinding in war for the last more . . .

Will New Moves End the Complexities Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Will New Moves End the Complexities  Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

May 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Though Afghanistan and Pakistan has been struggling to end the ongoing conflicts between the two countries but never resulted to a practical outcome.Pakistani officials ...

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan  Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

May 13, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

A well trained, skillful and strong police force is pre-requisite for a stable, secure, law-abiding and flourishing society. Afghanistan has more than one-hundred-and-forty-thousand . . .

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

May 13, 2018 | Shamshad Akhtar

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and ...

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

May 12, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide  Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

May 10, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...

Mining and Construction, Two Important Industries to Drive Economic Development of Afghanistan

Mining and Construction, Two Important Industries to  Drive Economic Development of Afghanistan

May 09, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Economic prosperity and political stability are inextricable for a country to become prosperous and rich. It has been more than one and half decade that international . . .

Unemployment Fuels the Social and Political Disorders

Unemployment Fuels the  Social and Political Disorders

May 08, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to the experts, unemployment issue is the second most fundamental problem of Afghanistan after insecurity but there is no effective strategy to come with the increasing . . .

Learning from China the Art of living in Harmony with Nature

Learning from China the Art of  living in Harmony with Nature

May 07, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The charm and attraction oozing from Chinese rich cultural heritage and tourist destinations will fill one with a strong sense of excitement. You will be immersed . . .

IEC Should Reconsider Conditions for Candidates’ Registration

IEC Should Reconsider  Conditions for Candidates’ Registration

May 07, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) decision to set conditions for nominees in the upcoming parliamentary and district level general elections to submit voters’ IDs along . . .

Afghans’ Economic Woes Dampens Progress towards Peace and Stability

Afghans’ Economic Woes Dampens  Progress towards Peace and Stability

May 06, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

First of May is marked as ‘International Labor Day’ around the globe. Afghan government celebrated this day on Tuesday to honor country’s laborers . . .

To be or not to be; This is the question

 To be or not to be; This is the question

May 05, 2018 | Ali Reza Yasa

To be, or not to be,” was the question raised by Shakespeare in Hamlet. His question fundamentally touched the very essence of the human philosophy of existence...

Afghanistan: Slaughterhouse of Journalist and Civilians

Afghanistan: Slaughterhouse of Journalist and Civilians

May 03, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Unfortunately, the media workers have been deliberately targeted for the purpose of extinguishing the voice of freedom of expression and enlightenment in the country...

A glance at challenges of media in Afghanistan

A glance at challenges of media in Afghanistan

April 30, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Freedom of speech has been facing may ups and downs in Afghanistan while considered one of the top achievements of the new political system. After a few months ...