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Editorial: War, peace going hand in hand

Ironically, while the peace process is steadily progressing, the violence is also raging in Afghanistan. Contrary to the expectations tied to the Feb.’s US-Taliban peace pact in terms of reduction in violence, as a matter of fact, if anything, the war and violence have only increased. It means that war …

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Editorial: Den of thieves or what?

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on Afghan masses. The official tally put the total number of positive cases nationwide at more than 29,000. Of them, at least 8,841 are said to have recovered and about 598 are said to have lost their lives. This is while the …

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Editorial: Turn the tide of bitter optics!

June 20 marks the World Refugee Day, a day most significant for Afghanistan to raise awareness of the situation of Afghans who are enduring hardships within and without the country. According to official figures of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, more than 6.5 million Afghans are refugees overseas as …

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Editorial: Every step should be measured

The progress in the peace process in Afghanistan has been promising recently. Thousands of prisoners have been released by the Afghan government and the Taliban, a move that contributed to somewhat trust-building among the warring sides. Reports of the possible launch of intra-Afghan talks by the end of June are …

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Editorial: Govt’s sweetening-up technique

A recent report has revealed that the government has been obstructing the release of two important reports on the corruption and irregularities at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and at the National Procurement Authority (NPA). Despite being finalized five months ago and sent to the Presidential Palace for discussion and …

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Editorial: US double standards

Waging a war for almost decades unquestionably gives rise to atrocities and human rights abuses, whether it’s the handiwork of the Taliban, the US or the Afghan government. Afghanistan has been the arena of such longest war and its people have been victimized for ages. Now that the peace talks …

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Editorial: Resolving issues with neighbors

The Afghan peace process is on an upward trajectory in terms of progress and is inching the country closer to peace and stability. Invalidated speculations are floating that say the long-awaited intra-Afghan talks between the government and the Taliban would be held by the end of this month at the …

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Editorial: Don’t play into the hands of enemies!

Despite the US-Taliban peace deal, a three-day Eid-ul-Fitr truce and promises of reduction in violence, fighting has further escalated in Afghanistan against all expectations. Violence continues to rise as attacks between both sides – the government and the Taliban – persist. Meanwhile, the US military informed of launching its first …

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