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Editorial: Wreaking havoc delegated to Daesh now

The lagging unresolved issues in the peace process have facilitated a conducive environment for terrorist groups – especially Daesh – to solidify their footprints and show that they are still capable of wreaking havoc even if there’s a reconciliation deal among the Afghan government and the Taliban. This means the …

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Editorial: Upbeat about intra-Afghan talks

Once again, people are upbeat about the launch of intra-Afghan talks in the upcoming few days, mainly because the Afghan leaders demagogically make them believe so. Sources say the stumbling block of prisoner release – whereby the government has refused to release 400 Taliban inmates with heavy crimes out of …

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Editorial; Extremely heartbreaking

The existence of several ethnics, religions and languages in a society indicate the unity and love among the citizens with painting a great image of beauty of a unified nation. Afghanistan is one of those rare countries in the region that has several religions, ethnics and languages. Besides the Pashtons, …

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Editorial: War or peace?

When all stakeholders claim of inching closing to the start of intra-Afghan talks, Afghans expect they are finally on the verge of heaving a sigh of relief. But then tragic incidents of violence are carried out by the warring sides – with civilians being the ones victimized to a great …

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Editorial: Controversy over NFP

One of the heated debates nowadays is the recently-launched National Food Package (NFP) by the government which has received a backlash from the public, civil society and the parliament. NFP program is worth $244 million through which essential food items would be distributed among millions of vulnerable families. President Ashraf …

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Editorial: Celebrate the print media pioneer!

July 22 marks the 14th anniversary of this fine establishment, the Afghanistan Times, which is undeniably the leading English newspaper nationwide. Our staffers are celebrating this day on which the daily came into existence and are proud to be part of an organization that is committed to serving the nation …

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Editorial: Kabul blackouts

In this modern age when every daily activity largely depends on electricity, Afghanistan still suffers from the scarcity of power, which is imported by our sole power utility from Central Asian countries. However, the utility has proven inadequate to meet the needs of people in the whole country. Besides, the …

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Editorial: Seek modus vivendi!

Consider their track record; apprehensions existed since well before the signing of a power-sharing deal between President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Abdullah Abdullah in May. However, their recent modus operandi concerning key national issues are only realizing and substantiating those worries. It’s only the beginning of their joint government but …

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