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Editorial: New Deadline

After failing to meet the May 1 deadline agreed upon by the former US president Trump Administration and the Taliban, now the new deadline popped up. US troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11. The current US President Joe Biden after a rigorous policy review has decided to pull out …

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Editorial: Lying and insincerity

While the Taliban are yet to confirm their participation in the upcoming Turkey conference, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad is here in Kabul to encourage the administration of President Ashraf Ghani to take preparation for participation in this senior-meeting. His visit included meetings with incumbent and …

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Editorial: Take your time

Planning to withdraw from Afghanistan is indeed a big task for the US administration under the leadership of Joe Biden who is apparently in a hurry to take out the remaining US troops. It’s good to withdraw from Afghanistan and give the ongoing peace process a chance to succeed. The …

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Editorial: Stop Selective Treatment

The poor governance of President Ashraf Ghani brought him under harsh criticisms inside and outside Afghanistan. His administration is caught in deep corruption, mismanagement, and the main critical point is the selective treatment in government appointments. He has been lambasted by the Afghan parliament and politicians including the chairman of …

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Editorial: Another election, another debacle

Elections in Afghanistan always present formidable challenges if it fails to produce widely accepted and credible results which did not so in the past two presidential elections that nothing was left for another civil war. Both the key candidates and the current President and the Chairman of the High Council …

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Editorial: Peace building and spoilers

As violence continues to escalate around Afghanistan, some individuals and circles have been tagged as spoilers in the road to a dignified peace. It has raised many eyebrows as why and how do some groups actively seek to spoil the peace process. Some prospect is that imposed or ill-conceived peace …

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Editorial: Covid-19’s 3rd wave brewing

While the world is trying to prevail in the tough challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with the implantation of vaccines made by several top companies, Afghanistan is facing the possible third wave of the virus. Although the pandemic put the whole world in a chaos, its primer effects have been …

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Editorial: Terrorism – a political weapon

The regional countries have to join hands in countering terrorism in all its forms and manifestation. The threat of religiously motivated terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh and ETIM is undeniable and it could pose major risk if ignored. It won’t be robust all …

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