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Editorial: Harsh blow

Afghanistan’s economy predominantly fueled by aid has taken a harsh blow due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown and quarantine, inflicting unprecedented suffering on the impoverished people and further triggering the country into poverty. Overwhelmed by abject poverty and financial pressure, a man was reported to have committed suicide a few days …

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Editorial: Synergized approach required

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic’s death toll soaring, with the US topping the list, President Donald Trump has attacked China once again by questioning whether it was a “mistake that got out of control” or a crisis that was started deliberately. Surprisingly, he warned that Beijing would face consequences …

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Editorial: Hypocrite role

Given the circumstances, it is without a doubt that our country needs united leaders now more than ever to maintain security, address the coronavirus pandemic, and pursue peace negotiations with the Taliban. But unfortunately, the saga of political rift stemming from the last year’s controversial presidential election between two leaders …

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Pull-back: A false display

When the US-Taliban peace accord was signed in February, two of its classified annexes triggered a hullaballoo among Afghan and American politicos. The authorities concerned dodged many criticisms by alluding that the annexes set the criteria for a critical element of the agreement – which was what mechanism of ‘peace’ …

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Editorial: Laudable measures

The peace process is seemingly back on track with confidence-building steps being taken by the belligerent parties. Although the timeline of the US-Taliban peace pact has been disrupted due to the complex realities on the ground, coming to terms on the prisoner swap promise brings optimism into the picture once …

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Editorial: Blame game

Despite the US-Taliban peace deal signed in last February, trust deficit and hostility could still be seen among the rivals, with non-implementation and disrupted timeline of the deal’s terms further compounding the issue. In a meeting this week in Doha, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General …

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Editorial: Avoid recipe for further divide!

The political, or rather the presidential wrangling in Afghanistan has overshadowed many other national issues facing the country. It’s been six months since the presidential polls last year but the electoral commission-endorsed President Ashraf Ghani and self-proclaimed president of ‘inclusive government’ Dr. Abdullah Abdullah have locked horns over the mantle …

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Editorial: The progress made so far

It’s agreed upon that the peace process in Afghanistan is not an affair to be solved overnight. There are many issues and stumbling blocks to be anticipated before sustainable peace is reached. By far, the implementation of the US-Taliban pact signed in February has been ticklish as sides were locked …

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Editorial: Feigned contempt

The political impasse stemming from disputed Afghan vote, has frustrated the Afghan masses, US administration and the foreign donors with stinging message to cut aids in Afghanistan, which is a lifeline for the fragile economy. US already withheld one billion dollars and withholds another one billion if Afghan feuding leaders, …

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