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Editorial: Deadly Tuesday

Tuesday, the 19th Day of Holy Month of Ramadan turned deadly for the Afghan masses after terrorists carried deadly attacks across the country, in which scores of civilians were killed and wounded. Gunmen attacked a maternity hospital in Kabul, killing four, injuring five others—blasts in Nangarhar killed 17, injured 45 …

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Editorial: Blow in disguise

Since the signing of the US-Taliban peace pact in February this year, the warring parties have resorted to accusing each other of violating the deal in their own respective ways. At a time when a peace deal should pave further way for cooperation and advancement of the Afghan peace process, …

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Editorial: Turn of events

In an unexpected turn of events, the US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has publicly asked India for the first time to discuss its terrorism-related concerns directly with the Taliban. Since the relative passivity in the peace process with the Taliban, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Khalilzad …

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Editorial: Between hope and misery

There is much obstacle to peace, but there are several strong reasons to believe Afghanistan could eventually become a peaceful country. US has signed pace deal with Taliban and the Afghan government releasing Taliban prisoners in an effort to end the war and enter to the next level of talks …

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Editorial: Brutalizing Afghan migrants

Regrettably, the government of Iran has always treated Afghan refugees with discrimination and the country continues to do so against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic as well. Since the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, in an uncivilized series of actions, Afghans in Iran infected with coronavirus were denied care at hospitals …

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Editorial: Press freedom

May the 3rd, the World Press Freedom Day, is an opportunity to commemorate the sacrifices rendered by the media people and to stand in solidarity with journalists and all those who work to defend a free press in Afghanistan. Fortunately, our country enjoys one of the most vibrant and independent …

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Editorial: Looming human catastrophe

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 is increasing rapidly in Afghanistan in spite of the fact that the government has enforced lockdowns in major cities. The current staggering tally in the country hovers around 2,469 positive cases, with 72 deaths and 310 recovery cases from the disease so far. …

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Editorial: Avoid recipe for division!

Former CEO Abdullah Abdullah notifies about progress in the political negotiations with President Ashraf Ghani to form a joint government. A draft of his final plan of power-sharing with Ghani received by this paper entails the establishment of a so-called Executive Prime Minister slot with a peace-centered mandate. With immense …

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Editorial: Plans coming to naught

The US-Taliban peace accord signed last February is officially in tatters now. Following the increased violence and heavy clashes between the government forces and the Taliban in recent weeks, Gen. Scott Miller, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, has warned the Taliban of a befitting response if they didn’t stop …

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