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Afghanistan’s First Oil Field Opens Up

Afghanistan’s First Oil Field Opens Up

September 07, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

Everybody knows about Afghanistan's vast depos its of minerals with the latest estimates putting the country's wealth of minerals at $3 billion. Ainak copper deposits in the province of Logar located south-east of Kabul has already been auctioned with China Metallurgical Group, a government-owned company from China having won the international ...

Mullah Omar Declares Victory

Mullah Omar Declares Victory

September 07, 2011 | Abbas Daiyar

An Eid message on behalf of the Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been released by the propaganda website of the Islamic Emirate. The Al-Emara website claiming to represent Taliban has been very active with propaganda reports and disinformation. Though they are much updated about attacks, and post news reports mixing the content with some true ...

The Second Regional Anti-narcotics Conference

The Second Regional Anti-narcotics Conference

Jawad Rahmani | September 07, 2011

Yesterday, when I was on my way to office, I suddenly came across two persons fighting and throwing stones towards each other. However, all stones threw were missed but people gathered, including myself to stop them. Soon I figured out that both were opium-addicts. They were fighting in district 13 of Kabul city a place known as Pule-Sokhta, ...

The Dushanbe Regional Summit - Walking the Talk

The Dushanbe Regional Summit - Walking the Talk

September 06, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The Presidents of Afghanistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Pakistan held the Quadrilateral Regional Summit on Friday, September 2, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The summit and its outcome have been an encouraging sign of a greater convergence of opinions and ideas among the countries of our region at a time when the need for enhanced cooperation among these ...

ANA has Become Far Better

ANA has Become Far Better

September 06, 2011 | Jawad Rahmani

One of the critical issues in Afghanistan of President Hamid Karzai has been the process of security recruitment. Right after the outstation of Taliban regime, the entire administrative system, unlike many countries in the world passed through a similar track, collapsed, and there remained no recognized hierarchical administrative system ...

Mineral Deposits, the Only Big Hope

Mineral Deposits, the Only Big Hope

September 06, 2011 | Sher Ali Yecha

Afghanistan remains of strategic interest for several reasons. Geographically, it's at the crossroads of the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia. Geologically, its rugged landscape holds over $3 trillion in untapped mineral resources, including iron, copper, cobalt, gold, and lithium, the metal critical to the batteries ...

The Ill-Fated Refugees

The Ill-Fated Refugees

September 05, 2011 | Dilawar Sherzai

The issue of refugees is an international problem and needs proper attention from international commu nity. The refugees who leave their homelands in search of better life, most of the times suffer different sorts of hardships before they reach somewhere safe. Most of them even do not reach to the destination they set ...

What Makes Optimistic

What Makes Optimistic

September 05, 2011 | By Jawad Rahmani

After spending around three years out of my home country Afghanistan, I finally returned back with surprisingly cheerless mod to see and experience what I have been hearing and following from far away. Chronically categorizing, there are two types of Afghan migrants and refugees for whatever reason they left the country: old and new ...

Britain’s Police, Multiculturalism and Racism

Britain’s Police, Multiculturalism and Racism

Musa Khan Jalalzai | September 05, 2011

The recent riots and economic terrorism in the streets of Britain and the way it was tackled raised many question about the performance and credibility of the police department and its intelligence unites. During violence and disorder, Britain's police officers were in trouble and failed to protect public and government properties across the ...

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

September 04, 2011 | Dilawar Sherzai

No existing society in the world is perfect. There are different factors in every society that are responsible for creating injustices and crimes and pollute the systems. Though in every society there is a system of maintaining justice but ideal justice can never be achieved as there are evident short comings. There have been development and ...

Groping the UK system

Groping the UK system

September 04, 2011 | Farman Nawaz

Last day, I was watching Hard Talk program on BBC World News. It was about a paralyzed person in UK who wishes to die but through a legal process. His argument is that for six years he is living this way and there is no hope of his recovery therefore he wants to get rid of this dependent life which is not only a burden for him but for his family ...

Bonn Meet Best Bet for a Stable Afghanistan

Bonn Meet Best Bet for a Stable Afghanistan

September 03, 2011 | Dr. Hussain Yasa

President Barack Obama maintains that his vision for a way out of the Afghan conflict involves a new political settlement in Afghanistan, backed up by an agreement with the regional powers.
He has proclaimed the importance of diplomacy in his discussions about the security transition and the upcoming 2nd Bonn Conference with ...

Mullah Omar’s Message

Mullah Omar’s Message

September 03, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

Che recent hard-hitting message of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taliban's supreme leader, delivered just before the Eid-ul Fitr, is a good yardstick by which we can measure and understand what the Taliban and their leadership's thinking is towards the current situation in the country and the proposed peace talks. The message sits in an uneasy ...

Target Killings in Pakistan

Target Killings in Pakistan

September 03, 2011 | Dilawar Sherzai

Another tragic incident on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 added to the series of target killings and bombings in Quetta, Pakistan. The incident was a car bomb blast which intended to target those who were saying their Eid Prayers in Hazara Eid Gah, Quetta. The blast occurred some meters away from the Eid Gah, on Gulistan Road and resulted in the ...

Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism

August 29, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

There are different ways of perceiving a religion, or it would be better to say that there are different degrees of perceiving a religion. There are people who strictly adhere to the basic teachings of religion and are reluctant to make any compromise regarding even the slightest deviations from those teachings. The people with strict adherence for the

The Road to Success in Afghanistan-Nation-Building

The Road to Success in Afghanistan-Nation-Building

August 29, 2011 | Sajjad Hussain

The United States has spent nearly a trillion dollars over the past ten years, fighting two wars in vastly different places. A small portion of this effort has been dedicated to what has commonly been called nation-building. In fact, U.S. mission has been a mixture of both state-building, which further develops the institutions of ...

The Volatile Situation in Af-Pak Border Regions 

The Volatile Situation in  Af-Pak Border Regions 

August 29, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The death of around 35 Pakistani security forces in a Taliban attack on security posts in Chitral district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has once again given birth to fears that the situation in border areas is becoming increasingly volatile. Allegedly, the militants had crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. In the ...

Superstitions

Superstitions

August 28, 2011 | By Dilawar Sharzai

The world is replete with different sorts of thoughts, ideas, feelings and beliefs. These thoughts, ideas and beliefs are basically the endeavors to understand the world or the different phenomena in the world. Since the very beginning of their life on earth human beings have wondered about different things existing in the world ...

Taliban Surge & Uncertain Future

Taliban Surge & Uncertain Future

August 28, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Reading the very current course of political crisis in Afghanistan and worldwide and the excessive growth of fundamentalists claims a very uncertain and dismal future for the people of Afghanistan and for the world at large. We witness every day the surge of Taliban movements, by targeting the key officials and their acceleration in occupying ...

The Persisting Problem of Unemployment

The Persisting Problem  of Unemployment

August 28, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

Among the many problems Afghanistan is grappling with, unemployment continues to be one of the gravest. According to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, around 3.5 million persons in the country, who otherwise should be engaged in some sort of gainful employment, are unemployed. Officials from the same ministry have ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Terrorism

Afghanistan, Pakistan  and Terrorism

August 27, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Last weak, Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari, talking to the delegation of ambassadors of Central Asian countries in Islamabad emphasized that stable Afghanistan is must for peace in the region. He mentioned Pakistan's willingness for reconciliation process that is going on in Afghanistan. "Pakistan supports every effort intended towards peace and ...

The Parliamentary Crisis, a Dangerous Systemic Failure of the System

The Parliamentary Crisis,  a Dangerous Systemic  Failure of the System

August 27, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The saga of the parliamentary crisis, still far from over, has shown that the rule of law and its supremacy, as universal principles, are still alien to Afghanistan's political elite and its body politic. The ongoing crisis has its origins primarily in violation of the laws that are in force in pursuit of narrow personal and group interests and further, the absence of a ...

The Story of Quds Day in Kabul

The Story of Quds Day in Kabul

August 27, 2011 | By Abbas Daiyar

Yesterday a neighbor was asking me about the protesters and their demands on Friday in Kabul. He thought it was another of the unending protest rallies of parliamentary candidates. And to his utter surprise, I said it was a protest rally for Palestine, and that I had been to the demonstration. He was ...

Libya and the West’s “Humanitarian Imperialism”

Libya and the West’s “Humanitarian Imperialism”

August 25, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

As the endgame in Libya draws closer, the world is bracing itself for the post-Qaddafi Libya, wherein business opportunities and oil and construction contracts await those who have been and are quick enough to cultivate closer links with the Libyan National Transitional Council. Well, one is sadly disappointed to see young masses caught in ...

Iran’s Nuclear Controversy

Iran’s Nuclear Controversy

August 25, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Iran has recently agreed to resume talks regarding its nuclear program but it wants to pursue them through Russia as it considers the talks with Russia glazed with good intentions. There has been a stalemate regarding any such talks between Iran and major powers of the world and Iran has been going through certain sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council. Six ...

Corruption is the Common Cause of Destruction & Annihilation

Corruption is the Common Cause  of Destruction & Annihilation

August 25, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Indeed, the abuse of public position in our society for some private gain is quite likely a growing problem and has become the ultimate hurdle towards progress and sustainability. Corruption is one of the old driving factors in every society of the world particularly ...

2nd Bonn Conference- A Probable Last Chance to Rescue Afghanistan

2nd Bonn Conference- A Probable Last Chance to Rescue Afghanistan

August 24, 2011 | Dr. Hussain Yasa

President Obama has reaffirmed that his vision for a way out of the Afghan conflict involves a new political settlement in Afghanistan backed up by agreement with the regional powers. This is the line he took while briefing his political and security chiefs on Thursday August 11. The next day he continued to proclaim the importance of ...

Afghanistan Needs a Modern Stock Exchange

Afghanistan Needs  a Modern Stock Exchange

August 24, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

Afghanistan's financial system is undergoing a slow process of modernization although the traditional financial markets and bazaars still dominate the way individuals, firms and government handle their financial matters. Much like any other sector in today's Afghanistan, slowly, foundations are being laid and modern ideas and expertise are ...

Opium Fire from Afghanistan

Opium Fire from Afghanistan

August 24, 2011 | Mohd. Ahsan

Opium fire from Afghanistan is burning Afghanistan itself, countries in and beyond the region. Afghanistan has turned into an opium producing factory that involves thousands of people and is making booming profit each year. From a simple drug hawker to war lords, tribal leaders and high ranking government authorities, all are having growing ...

No Headway in Talks with Taliban - Time for a Rethink?

No Headway in Talks with Taliban - Time for a Rethink?

August 23, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

From the very beginning, it has been obvious to those who, in some measure, know Afghanistan, the Taliban and the ongoing war that talks, negotiations and reconciliation with the insurgency and the Taliban have always been easier said than done. The latest indications in this direction has come in the form of the Taliban's spokesman ...

No More Ambiguities

No More Ambiguities

August 23, 2011 | By Dilawar Sharzai

The concerns regarding the future of the peace process and transition period in Afghanistan have been increasing with each passing day. There are expectations that there will be some sort of reconciliation between the government and Taliban, which would pave the way for better socio-political conditions in the country; and that the ...

Afghanistan’s Abandoned Agriculture Products

Afghanistan’s Abandoned Agriculture Products

August 23, 2011 | Najeeb Farhad

Afghanistan's economy is dependent on agriculture. For this reason, agriculture empowerment has been promoted as the main means of economic recovery and growth. Enabling the country's farmers would mean helping a sizeable portion of the society who can create jobs, keep the country's unique natural standing and provide abundant bread to the ...

IEC Also Ran Amok

IEC Also Ran Amok

August 22, 2011 | SherAlam Saqib

Finally, on Sunday, August 21, 2011, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) disqualified nine sitting MPs to be replaced with another 9 candidates previously certified as having lost the parliamentary election. The decision was announced by the IEC chairman, Fazl Ahmad Manawi, during a press conference in Kabul. He said that the ...

Pakistan, the Key to Stability in Afghanistan

Pakistan, the Key to  Stability in Afghanistan

August 22, 2011 | Mohd.Ahsan

With all the allegations Pakistan has on its head, its role and relations with the US and Afghanistan is to be considered important for stability in Afghanistan at a point where Afghanistan is standing at an important juncture – talks with Taliban and withdrawal of international community. Three decades of war in Afghanistan has caused ...

Nuclear Proliferation

Nuclear Proliferation

August 22, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Human beings, in the struggle for their survival, have gone to every possible extreme. They, both individually and in the form of some groups, have proved the Darwin's Theory of "Struggle for survival and survival of the fittest" correct in human society as well. There have been clashes and wars among human beings for the sake of the ...