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Obituary: Hedyatullah Zaheer

Yesterday the world became a darker place as Afghanistan buries yet another son. Some would say an all-too-common occurrence in the land where peace...

Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraq’s militia leader turned champion of poor

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr surprised the world when his Sairoon Alliance captured more parliamentary seats than any other party or alliance in Iraq's parliamentary...

Mission Afghanistan: India-China cooperation on economic projects will reduce trust deficit between them

Afghanistan seems to have emerged as a platform providing new possibilities of India-China cooperation. An agreement reached at Wuhan in China during the recently...

The scenario in Afghanistan

The abduction of seven Indians in Afghanistan has raised two questions. One relates to the incident itself and the second on what it signifies...

Mainstreaming FATA

Gone are the days of colonialism, yet we see its remnants to this day. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is such a space...

Private Sector Investment Needed to Support Growth in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s economy is forecast to moderate to 2.5% growth in 2018 and 2019 due to the challenging security and political situations in the country,...

Disguised federalism and the myth of “peace provinces” in Afghanistan

By Zarlasht Safy SarsamHizbe Islami leader’s proposal to grant local autonomy to the Taliban in a few provinces in hopes of reconciliation with the...

Afghan Scientist’s Tribute to Stephen Hawking

Almost every one of us who uses a smartphone are starting and ending our busy days by checking our smartphones for the latest messages...

Pakistani covert support for Taliban revealed

Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the Central Command, disclosed in congressional testimony this week that despite a new U.S. policy of pressuring Pakistan,...

The plight of Afghan women for real equality

International Women’s Day celebrates women who contribute to the well-being and development of our global community. Similarly, in Afghanistan, this day has been celebrated...

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