Feature / Analysis

 Zalmai Rassoul a Probable Candidate for Presidency: Karzai


President Hamid Karzai on Saturday said that Zalmai Rassoul, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, could be a likely candidate for the Presidential election in the spring. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, held in Beshkik, Kyrgyzstan, President Karzai met with...

 Afghan Farmers Ask Military to Pay Up for Land


Villagers in eastern province seek compensation for areas taken over to build NATO bases. Residents of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan complain that large swathes of their farmland have been appropriated to build military bases, and the owners have received little or no compensation. ...

 Harassment Goes Unchecked in Kabul


The capital, often thought to be a leader of progress in Afghanistan, reportedly suffers from a culture of harassment. Verbal abuse and unwelcomed sexual advances are said to have a severe impact on the way many women in Kabul live their lives, and yet law enforcement has not done much to addres...

 Afghanistan is mostly offline but ready to embrace social media


Imagine living in a country where only 3.5 percent of the population uses the Internet. When you ask a neighbor about Facebook, they give you a confused look. Posting a status update on Twitter is a foreign concept, and most citizens still rely on printed newspapers and radio reports. That’s...

 Rahul’s Ghareeb Rath versus Modi’s Elite Wagon


For the first time in the history of elections, two rival individuals are so interestingly pitted against each other. Through rallies, they are venting their hearts out to the nation. And with each speech, the difference between their approaches and attitudes is becoming sharper. Under normal ci...

 Pastor Accidentally Burns 2,000 Bibles instead of Qur'an‏


Pastor Accidentally Burns 2,000 Bibles in Protest of 9/11 Attacks MULBERRY, Fla: A Florida pastor set fire to more than 2,000 Bibles that he believed to be Qurans before authorities could extinguish the flames and arrest him. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Rev. Terry Jones and hi...

 The Niqab - a convenient veil for Islamophobia?‏


If I wasn't someone with first-hand experience, being a niqab wearing women myself, I would think that Muslims were a tad paranoid in saying that politics and the media run a recurring cycle of Islamophobic jabs. As a woman who has worn the niqab in England, it appears that when there's little l...

 Obama’s Syria Debacle


I am not a war monger; I know the meaning of war, the death toll, the suffering, and the destruction of property along with the spirit of innocent men, women and children. That said, regardless of how appalling the use of force is to achieve any objective, there is a time when force must be used...

 Christianity and climate change: the relationship between God and green


A new survey suggests that evangelical Christians in the US are more likely to be climate sceptics. Adam Corner investigates In debates about climate change scepticism, much has been made of the influence of people's political beliefs. Especially in the US, but in other Anglophone countries t...

 We Killed Sushmita Banerjee’ Says Renegade Taliban Militia


A brutal renegade Taliban militia says they interrogated, then killed, the Indian author, bizarrely claiming she was a spy. Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau report. Around midnight late last week, half-a-dozen gunmen quietly scaled the 12-foot-high mud-brick wall surrounding the modest house a...

 Kabul’s hidden gardens offer Afghans haven from war


Today Kabul is synonymous with war, destruction and security checkpoints. Creating peaceful gardens in the capital of landlocked, war-torn Afghanistan is not easy. But Kabul was once known as a city of gardens. Indeed, behind the razor wire and 10ft walls of private residences, there are still v...

 IEC Takes Steps to Prepare Candidates, Increase Voter Registration


Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretariat, on Friday announced that a select group of 14 Presidential and 400 Provincial Council candidates received information packets this past week to help prepare them for the upcoming nomination process and next ...

 New technology built to stop suicide car bombers


A technology is being tested at a secret location in Norway that can make a car’s engine cut out using high-intensity jammers. Better still, it can also take out drones, jet skis, and any other vehicle used to deliver bombs. And it has also positively tested disrupting remote control-activated...

  Raucous Scene Grips Afghan Capital: Soccer Euphoria


KABUL, Afghanistan: The Olympic Stadium in Kabul has not seen this big a crowd since the Taliban used the place for public executions, with attendance mandatory. No coercion was needed on Thursday to bring tens of thousands of delirious fans here to greet their national soccer team on its ret...

 AYC Presses for Youth Participation in Elections


At a conference held in Kabul city on Thursday, the Afghan Youth Coalition (AYC) said that the elections are the only option for Afghanistan to pursue if it wants to see a successful and peaceful political transition. The AYC added that no other option would be acceptable to them for shaping the...

 Poop power: Ghana turning human waste into energy


 Groundbreaking disposal methods, which have leapfrogged over Western technologies, transform human waste into valuable fertilizer, biofuel and biodiesel. ACCRA, GHANA: Standing on the beach, Fredrik Sunesson points to a thick, 100-metre-long brown line in the ocean. “Would you believe it?...

 Despite Threats, 9/11 Passes Quietly in Kabul


KABUL, Afghanistan: Every Sept. 11 anniversary comes with dire threats of reprisal — terrorist claims that circle the globe for days in advance. But perhaps nowhere else this year was the threats as excruciatingly detailed as in Afghanistan. A mysterious e-mail circulated with a claim that t...

 Afghan Army Struggles in District Under Siege


SANGIN, Afghanistan: Some days, the Afghan soldiers worry that the mud walls around their headquarters in this embattled district are barely enough to keep the Taliban out. Perhaps more problematic is that the crumbling facade appears to be keeping the soldiers in. Nolay Base takes direct fire a...

 Twelve Years After 9/11 Terrorism Still A Global Threat


On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda operatives executed four coordinated hijackings of commercial flights in the U.S., successfully crashing two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Virginia. The day will forever be remembered for the de...

 Afghanistan Celebrates Historic Soccer Triumph


Afghanistan's national soccer team has united the nation in joy after claiming the country's first-ever international trophy in the sport. The Afghan national men's team beat holders and tournament favorites India 2-0 in the final in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to clinch the South Asian Footbal...


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