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Editorial: Ferocious jousting for power gets going

With the long-awaited final returns of the controversy and fraud-mired 2019 Presidential Election out, the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has been declared as the winner as he narrowly secured victory in the disputed count, amassing 50.64% of the vote. His rival, Abdullah Abdullah, has been announced as the runner-up by …

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Editorial: The law of the jungle

It’s been nearly five months but the fate of the last year’s presidential election hasn’t been determined yet. Dominantly marred by fraud and mired in controversies, the results of the September’s polls are still in the doldrums, rendering the future of Afghanistan in limbo. The current situation has also resulted …

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Editorial: Govt.’s passivity towards sexual abuse

Afghanistan is undeniably a conservative society firmly committed to traditional, cultural, social and religious values. Afghan people regard their Islamic and national values as most sacred and stand ready and willing to do whatever is necessary to preserve them. Thus allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of women or children …

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Editorial: Women in arms

Insecurity and political instability in a country facilitates a hot-bed for giving rise to many issues. Afghanistan has been struggling with such kinds of issues for a long time now. Last year, the issue of a pedophile ring being responsible for the abuse of hundreds of children in Logar schools …

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Editorial: Turn the tide of corona!

The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in China has now reached 1,016, after 108 people died from the virus on Monday, the highest daily toll since the outbreak began late last year. In addition, some 42,638 other people have caught the virus and are infected. Despite there is still ambiguity about the origin …

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Editorial: Biden’s morally bankrupt remarks

During presidential election inter-partisan debates in the United States, it has become customary for the leading candidates to engage in debates where they table topics for discussion which are often the most controversial issues of the time. A recent instance is of a hardcore democratic politician’s remarks regarding Afghanistan, something …

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Editorial: Apathy and ignorance toward crime

Over past few years, government of Afghanistan has oscillated from isolation and faux pas to debacle, and back – with its popularity at lowest ebb. Issues that haunt and magnify government’s default fall in sphere of governance, war, insecurity, political instability and corruption. Aside from the armed opposition and elusive …

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Where is ‘tremendous progress’?

The Afghanistan peace process has arrived at a turning point. What happens in the next few weeks in the talks between the Taliban and the Americans will determine whether the country will once again witness durable peace and stability or whether it will continue to be the scene of continued …

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Editorial: On-again, off-again relationship

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are strained more often than now. There are always multiple excuses and problems to spoil the ties. Ranging from cross-point fires and trade hurdles to visa issuance difficulties, there is a myriad of issues between the two neighbors. The problem of visa issuance at the …

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