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Are we Failing or Retreating?

Are we Failing or Retreating?

December 21, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Recently, The US Department of Defence has expressed that the progress of Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) had been unstable, highlighting that although they have...

Pollution: The World Threatening Issue

Pollution: The World Threatening Issue

December 20, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Many governments and individuals still underestimate air pollution warnings while it recognized as a biggest life threatening enemy in the planet and likely to put the biggest brake on...

Towards Democratization

Towards Democratization

December 20, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Democracy is an impossible thing until the power is shared by all, but let not democracy degenerate into monocracy.” In democratic states, people are entitled equally and no...

Role of Universities in Modern Societies

Role of Universities in Modern Societies

December 18, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The institutions we know today as ‘university’ have played a significant role in societal development for at least 500 years. The term ‘university’ originates...

Women: from 1919 to 2016

Women: from 1919 to 2016

December 17, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nearly a century back in 1919 Amanullah khan came in power as a king in Afghanistan. He began to reform many social and political institutions to modernize the country. He did not...

NUG Facing Serious Challenges

NUG Facing Serious Challenges

December 15, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the last two years, Afghanistan has been facing unprecedented challenges. However, several major development projects have initiated, launched or completed. But the government has...

The Perfect Paragon of Humanity

The Perfect Paragon of Humanity

December 15, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Muslims across the world celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet (PBUH) on the third month (Rabiul Awal) of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims celebrated the day with religious...

Shocking Corruption

Shocking Corruption

December 14, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to the latest report by Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), an estimate of $3b bribes paid during the year – an almost 50% increase compared to last year. The amount of bribes...

The Fruition and Futility of Political Wrestling

The Fruition and Futility of Political Wrestling

December 13, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The war on terror was ushered in following the 9/11 incident, to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. The United...

Flagrant Violation of Human Rights Continues

Flagrant Violation of Human Rights Continues

December 12, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds...

UPs and Downs to Women’s Rights

UPs and Downs to Women’s Rights

December 12, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Basically, the Bonn agreement in 2001 served as a framework for the establishment of democratic government in Afghanistan. Among others, the implementation of the Bonn Agreement led...

Fall of Aleppo may Initiate End of Revolution

Fall of Aleppo may Initiate End of Revolution

December 10, 2016 | Manish Rai

After reclaiming almost all of Aleppo, Syria's former commercial capital, President Assad has got his biggest prize of the war. It would put his forces in control of the country's...

The Controversy over Ghani’s Rhetoric

The Controversy over Ghani’s Rhetoric

December 08, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Terrorism is a global scourge and a serious threat to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Militancy continues unabated and has sacrificed thousands of life within the two last years. The National...

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

The Afghan-Pak Chilly Relations Linger

December 06, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

"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...

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

Dramatic Increase in HIV/Aids

December 06, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

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...

The Little Heroine

The Little Heroine

December 05, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

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...

Heart of Asia Conference

Heart of Asia Conference

December 04, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

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...

Cannibalistic War in Syria

Cannibalistic War in Syria

December 03, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

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...

Children’s Vulnerability to Social and Political Challenges

Children’s Vulnerability to Social and Political Challenges

December 01, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

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...

Investment in Water Infrastructure

Investment in Water Infrastructure

December 01, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

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...

Afghanistan: From Land Lock to Land Link

Afghanistan: From Land Lock to Land Link

November 30, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The railway running 85 km from Atamyrat, Turkmenistan to the Ymamnazar border crossing point and 3 km towards Afghanistan’s border facilities at Akina was officially...

We are as strong as we are literate

We are as strong as we are literate

November 29, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows communicating effectively. The importance of literacy lies not just in the ability to...

Nonviolence – A Panacea for the Bleeding Wounds

Nonviolence – A Panacea for the Bleeding Wounds

November 28, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. I believe in this method because...

Kabul: Life Threatening Winter

Kabul: Life Threatening Winter

November 27, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Kabul will get less snow this winter but will see higher levels of pollution. They warn that if Kabul residents...

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

November 26, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After each of several deadly attacks on Shia peaceful people in Kabul and Balkh province, there has no action taken place except the people are called not to forget the unity while...

The Sacrificial Lambs of Terrorism

The Sacrificial Lambs of Terrorism

November 24, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

In recent months, the stories told by Afghans have been sad ones that have largely to do with deaths. We have counted the death of individuals who fell victim to terrorism. The emergence...

Unprecedented Food Crisis

Unprecedented Food Crisis

November 23, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Food crisis is one of the long lasting unsolved problems to impoverished countries including Afghanistan; globally, it takes the life of around 30,000 - 60,000 people each day...

Root of all Challenges

Root of all Challenges

November 22, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

All challenges in a nation originated from existing problems in education higher education; because higher education has recognized as foundation of all infrastructure and of the most...

The War Victims

The War Victims

November 22, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The violation of humanitarian law in Syria outrages the collective conscience as women and children are burning amidst violence and bloodshed. The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq...

In Pursuit of Peace

In Pursuit of Peace

November 21, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan nation bears the brunt of terrorism and civilian fatalities make the headlines in national and international media. The Taliban’s radical leader Mullah Haibatullah...

Needs for Translation movement

Needs for Translation movement

November 21, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

We live in a world where English, as a universal language, spoken everywhere is translation still important? The answer is absolutely yes, here are many reasons articulate why...

A Surge in Sectarianism

A Surge in Sectarianism

November 20, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

In Syria, men, women and children bear the brunt of sectarian violence. The fundamental rights of the ethnic minority groups are violated on the grounds of their race, sex and creed...

Street Harassment in Afghanistan

Street Harassment in Afghanistan

November 19, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Street harassment exists almost everywhere in the world but exceptionally it disguised the face of Afghanistan to be the most insecure place for women in the world. It is said that...

From Bad to Worse!

From Bad to Worse!

November 17, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Terrorism is a great barrier before the nascent democracy in Afghanistan. With the fall of the Taliban’s regime, democracy was established with the endorsement of Constitution...

Opening New Chapter of Relations between US and Russia

Opening New Chapter of Relations between US and Russia

November 16, 2016 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to a statement released by the Kremlin, the two leaders, The newly elected US president Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, held their first ever talk in...