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Editorial: Silent Tsunami

Already having more than enough on its plate in terms of dealing with electoral crisis and peace with insurgents, Afghanistan is also faced with yet another huge challenge of dealing with narcotics – something that is the main source financing terrorism and contributing to the unabated corruption in the country. …

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Editorial: Shambolic exercise

Although the prospects of resuming peace talks to end the 18-year conflict give war-weary Afghans a sense of relief, the highly disputed presidential election only takes it away. It’s been two months since the presidential election was conducted but the electoral management bodies haven’t been able to announce the preliminary …

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Editorial: What’s the truth of the matter?

About two weeks back, the Guardian newspaper and the TOLONews published an investigative report, quoting the Logar Civil Society Association Head, Musa Mahmoodi, about sexual abuse of male school students in the province. The report had said that 546 boy students of six schools in Logar were sexually misused by a …

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Editorial: Vulnerable class of society

Women in Afghanistan have been constantly suppressed and their rights violated, partly due to the never-ending conflicts. Although their situation has improved to some extent over the past one and a half decades, they still face violence across the country. Among many others, a few of the improvements could be …

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Editorial: A recipe of failure

As the resumption of Afghan peace talks seems to be in the pipeline, Afghans have apprehensions about the political future of the country. The Taliban have already hinted that in the next round of peace process, they would solely negotiate upon what Afghanistan’s future political dispensation should look like? It’s …

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Editorial: Window of opportunity

Currently, the results of the fraud-tainted presidential election and the resumption of peace talks with the Taliban are two predominant matters which have brought Afghanistan to a turning point. The recent developments in terms of the peace process have increased optimism in this regard. Last week, the Afghan government released …

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Editorial: Protests getting out of control

It’s been more than a week that Iran is submerging nationwide protests sparked by a two-fold rise in fuel prices and the rationing of petrol. As per the Iranian authorities, the spike in fuel prices is ostensibly acting in the public interest and that the money raised would be distributed …

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Editorial: Will this work?

Indeed, restoration of peace will take time, but defiantly it will come. Any peace deal requires patient and hard work. Moreover, a step-by-step course to test bona fides, build confidence, reduce violence and encourage the difficult negotiations in which the Afghans themselves determine the political future of their country. Since …

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