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What blows punch journalists in Afghanistan?

By Abdullah Abed-Afghanistan continues to remain in newsrooms, making headlines due to ongoing war, explosions, high-profile attacks, beheadings, record high civilians’ death toll, sever poverty, corruption, drugs, violence against women…and so on. But amid all these misses and wretches there are some success stories- but still struggling to handle the …

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The best way forward to tackle Afghanistan’s never-ending plight

By Elenoire Laudieri-Until the Soviet invasion in 1979, Afghanistan was little known outside Asia. In the West, it mainly attracted the interest of scholars of history and archaeologists as the landlocked country roughly coinciding with the ancient region of Central Asia called Bactria,which was invadedby Alexander the Greatin 329 BCE. …

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Opinion: Pantomime of FATA reforms

By Afrasiab Khattak-Ultimately the 31st Constitutional Amendment bill, providing for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on May 24. The bill is now to be passed by the Senate and …

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My friend gave his life for Afghanistan’s better future

By Hamdullah Mohib-Hidayatullah Zaheer, known as Zee to his many friends, was killed earlier this month in my hometown of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, during a terror attack on a cricket match that he organized to celebrate peace and unity during the holy month of Ramadan. The attack killed eight people and …

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Era of political instability and its impact on youth

By Farahnaz Rahmani-Political stability and peace-building are among the key concerns of today’s Afghan people, but also the areas they are most disappointed about. In recent years, the people’s belief about the progression of society towards peace and political stability has been severely damaged. The belief in a united country …

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France Election, 2017: Emmanuel Macron’s Reform Agenda

By Shogofa Sahar-French election 2017 created many controversies among analysts due to its unexpected results and the election of Emmanuel Macron and the big achievement by his newly established party, La République en Marche!. This paper focuses on President Macron’s reform agenda and analyzes the extent to which his reform …

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Pashtuns in Pakistan seeking justice

By Imtiaz Wazir-The Pashtun Takhafuz (Protection) Movement—a rapidly growing and most popular civil rights movement continued to test Pakistan’s tolerance for democratic disagreement, contradicting with those officially held with a massive public demonstration that drew more than 20 thousand protesters to Karachi on May 13. Despite the surety of a …

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Bacha Khan International University A gateway to academic Afghanistan

By Pashtana Durrani-Handful civil society members have started struggle for establishing Bacha Khan International University. The initial concept note was written by Khan Wali Khan Basharmal, an educationist and a political economist engaged in Afghan and International sphere while writing on relevant concepts and strategies. Later this concept note was …

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Schooling reforms needed to improve learning process

By Mohammed Gul SAHIBBZADA-Government funded schools take on the largest number of students from grade one to grade twelve across the country, and Ministry of Education is the largest employer in Afghanistan. Thousands of schools are run by the Ministry across the country. Thousands of teachers and school administrative staffs …

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