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Editorial: Erroneous path

Indeed, there must be an end to the 40th years of war in Afghanistan that exhausted us all. Many Afghans born in the war, many die, and the new generation is getting grow in the war. This bad phenomenon must come to an end and the peace has to be …

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Editorial: Mend your ways next time!

Since the US-Taliban peace talks – which continued for 10 months – collapsed last week and the US President Donald Trump declared them ‘dead’, the parties into war have engaged in heavy exchanges and the nation has seen an escalation of clashes across the country, with the militants vowing to …

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Editorial: Muscle flexing from NUG leaders

In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement to halt peace talks with the Taliban, the preparations for the upcoming September 28 presidential election – which were widely expected to be delayed under any US-Taliban deal – went on into full thrust. In addition to that, the presidential …

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Editorial: Walking away, not an option!

The Afghan peace stakeholders should know better ground reality than seeking quick-fix solutions to the Afghan war and walking away from negotiations because dialogue makes things possible where abandoning it achieves nothing. The US President Donald Trump recently announced that negotiations with the Taliban – which had been ongoing for …

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Editorial: Peaceful mourning

The Ashura was observed across the country with solemnity on Tuesday to pay homage to Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict and beefed up security to protect mourners from any untoward incident.On the tenth day of the Islamic Month of Muharram, Imam Hussain, the grandson of …

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Editorial: On the way to economic prosperity

As per the experts’ opinion, the only way to get Afghanistan out of current miseries, economic isolation and its dependence on foreign aid is opening up new trade routes and corridors. Their viewpoints carry some weight because according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoCI) figures, at least 7,400 …

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ُEditorial: Nobody goes unpunished!

As preparations for the upcoming presidential election are in full swing, an estimated 9.6 million people – including 3.3 million women – who have registered as voters would go to polls to elect a leader of their choice. The democratic exercise on September 28 would be the fourth time whereby …

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Editorial: Aggrandized Taliban won’t stop

Spending about a year negotiating with the Taliban, the US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad says US has reached a peace deal in principle – pending the approval of Afghan president and his US counterpart –to pull 5,400 troops out of Afghanistan in 135 days. Concurring with Khalilzad’s interview …

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Editorial: Ceasefire—need of the hour

The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul after he wrapped up the ninth round of peace talks with the Taliban. Upon his arrival, he showed President Ashraf Ghani the draft of an agreement between the US and the Taliban which is expected to clear the …

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