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Editorial: A wake-up call

Due to a perpetual war ongoing for decades, Afghanistan’s economy is still not up on its feet. There is an excessive economic dependency on international partners for government expenditure. Amid the fledgling situation of the Afghan economy, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report predicted that the ongoing political uncertainty …

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Editorial: Back to square one

With immense pressures from the international community regarding forming an inclusive government, feuding Afghan leaders are finally caving in. President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah – the twin presidents who both sworn in on the same day – are reportedly inching closer to a rapprochement with their spokespersons confirming that …

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Editorial: Hardly-hit education sector

As the COVID-19 is becoming more and more prevalent in Afghanistan with the total number of positive cases around 145 now – including four deaths – Afghanistan is being affected from multiple fronts. The Afghan government took the extreme measure of announcing a three-week lockdown in capital Kabul in a …

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Editorial: Countrywide lockdown required

Afghanistan so far has around 94 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, with four deaths, as the virus is spreading from thousands crossing the border each day from hard-hit neighboring Iran. As the coronavirus-induced crisis and panic are spiraling out of control, fortunately, there have been a few measures taken by …

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Editorial: Gurdwara attack cannot divide us

The Wednesday terrorist attack on our Sikh compatriots in Kabul city that killed at least 25 innocent worshippers inside a Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in the old part of the capital, reminds Afghans of cowardly efforts by the enemies of independent and united Afghanistan who try to divide the Afghan people …

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Editorial: The carrot-and-stick approach

Afghanistan arrives at another grim milestone amid the political wrangling between rival Afghan leaders – President Ashraf Ghani and self-proclaimed president Abdullah Abdullah. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo failed to end the political impasse or reach a power-sharing deal between the feuding leaders, who both claim to be …

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Editorial: Brazen interference

Afghanistan has always been a victim of regional and global countries’ power games. The internal rifts within Afghanistan, coupled with foreign meddling, have made the country weakest to the extent that currently every country easily hooks its claws into Afghanistan to ensure their nefarious designs and interests. As Afghanistan is …

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Editorial: Cease panic buying!

The spike and outbreak of COVID-19, as 22 positive cases of this new strain of coronavirus have been registered so far across Afghanistan, has resulted in spurring Afghan people to engage in panic buying. Local profiteers availing of the opportunity have increased the prices of edible items and medicines. In …

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Is Afghanistan a killing field?

The horrid reality of war in Afghanistan isn’t properly and precisely relayed to the rest of the world. The collateral damage and disproportionate killings of innocent people as a byproduct of the current war are shocking. The United Nations roughly estimates that 32,000 civilians have been killed so far in …

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