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How the world’s best health minister responds to the COVID-19 crisis in Afghanistan? [php] By Mohammad Azeem Zmarial Kakar, Date:26/03/2020 As the novel corona virus sweeps across Iran, the Afghan-Iran border remains open without considering the health risk that the novel corona virus could pose to the population of Afghanistan. Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) as the leading... read more
Ghani in Bubble trap [php] Ali Husnain , Date:23/03/2020 ​Afghanistan is certainly on a tipping point in its conflict history.  It is not a stalemate that has brought the US and Taliban to table, but intense bombing of Taliban and a range of pressure on Pakistani state.  It is a short window of... read more
Fragile Educational System in Afghanistan: a case of Jalalabad City [php] Ziaullah Akhtar, Date:18/03/2020 Almost all provinces of Afghanistan had schools built by ministry of education under international humanitarian aids but due to harsh security reasons the schools are either burnt to ashes or banned by Taliban insurgents. The governmental schools at... read more
Open up the borders (for journalism)! [php] Gie Goris and Jago Kosolosky , Date:18/03/2020 ‘While the world is forcing us to cooperate internationally and begging for global remedies for everything from the coronavirus to the climate crisis, there is still far too little attention to global journalism’. Gie Goris and Jago Kosolosky,... read more
The US – Taliban Deal “Prosperity or Curse” [php] Pasoon Sadozai, Date:12/03/2020 On 29th February 2020, following 18 months of negotiations, the US and the Taliban finally signed the anticipated landmark “peace agreement”. The US hopes that this would end their involvement in their longest war that is approaching 20 years and... read more
Why should Afghanistan release 5k prisoners if the US won't release just one? [php] Clive Stafford Smith, Date:08/03/2020 The recent, tentative peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Doha, has predictably provoked a frustrated response in Kabul. As an American, I understand this anger. President Donald Trump is... read more
Stop wearing face masks: US Surgeon says in a tweet [php] Mohammad Timor Nawabi, Date:04/03/2020 U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adam, in a tweet that caught the attention of the media, has asked the people to avoid purchasing masks for protecting themselves from Coronavirus. "Seriously, people," he began, and though it's a tweet, you can... read more
The gender power gap [php] Antonio Guterres, Date:04/03/2020 Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems of our age. Everywhere, women are worse off than men – simply... read more
Epic of foreign affairs [php] Ali Husnain , Date:02/03/2020 Foreign ministries of countries often have the finest Foreign Service officerstrained to represent, promote and protect the interest of a country abroad. Afghanistan is rarest of exception when it comes to Foreign Service and diplomatic missions.... read more
The rigmarole of intra-Afghan peace dialogue [php] Ali Husnain , Date:01/03/2020 The US government signed a peace accord with the Taliban in an attempt to end the war in Afghanistan after many rounds of closed door negotiation. Seven days of reduction in violence has built some confidence in the readiness of Taliban to talk... read more




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