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Solutions remain elusive in conflict-weary Afghanistan

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By IHSANULLAH OMARKHAIL-Invaded many times throughout its history, Afghanistan has been a major battleground for successive empires. The Russians and the British used it as a buffer zone…

Security tautened ahead of Eid festival: MoI

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AT-KABUL: Security would be tightened ahead of Eid-al-Fitr festival, in which security institutions would be on high alert to provide safe and sound environment for the Afghan masses…

Hamid Karzai: Former Afghan president hopeful for ‘permanent peace’ with Taliban

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Former Afghan President Karzai has hailed the ceasefire agreement between Kabul and the Taliban at DW’s Global Media Forum. He also said the West, including Germany, must admit…

Editorial: A peacefully Eid in the offing

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The upcoming Eid- al-Fitr will be the most peacefully ever since 2001 after Taliban group announced ceasefire for the first time, reciprocating government’s move. The Taliban ordered their…

Violence precedes Taliban ceasefire; 5 dead in Ghazni

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AT-KABUL: As the days of a historic cease-fire is nearing, the Taliban are not reluctant to stage fatal attacks against civilians and security forces as officials said militants…

MPs disgruntled over gov’t for hiding Taliban secret talks

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AT-KABUL: The members of parliament say that the government had not informed them of its “secret” talks with the Taliban representatives, urging that the people and their representatives…

Thanking Remarks to His Excellency, the President of Afghanistan

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It is an open secret that Afghanistan has been paving a way toward meeting the new challenges while adapting the new strategy for strengthening ties with all relevant…

Political parties warn against election amid system reform conundrum

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AT-KABUL: Representatives of a number of political parties have warned the government against holding the October elections with the ‘outdated’ and nonfunctional SNTV electoral system. More than 35…

Gov’t pursues grip on power, not election transparency; ex-advisor

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AT-KABUL: The government is focusing on how to prolong its power, this is important for the government officials, not transparency of the election, said an adviser for the…

Locals forge a peace deal in a sign of hope for Afghanistan

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MEHTARLAM – For nearly four years, opposing clans pointed weapons at each across an almond grove set in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range. Nearby elementary…