Feature / Analysis

 Home Remedies for Treating a Double Chin


A double chin is not fun to have. It makes us self-conscious, makes us feel overweight and may create distress. While there are methods such as cosmetic surgeries and liposuction that can remove the problem, it is possible to get rid of a double chin using natural solutions and some lifestyle ch...

 Afghan Child Labor in Focus


In a radio message on Thursday night, President Hamid Karzai called attention to child labor problems in Afghanistan and urged Afghan families and businesses not to exploit the desperation of many young Afghans for work. Sixty percent of Afghans are said to be under the age of 20. The younge...

 Jirga Organizers Say Jirga Will Not Undermine Parliament


While many maintain the upcoming Loya Jirga wield's undue power over the all-important Kabul-Washington security pact, Sediq Mudaber, the head of the Jirga organizing commission's secretariat on Friday argued otherwise. President Hamid Karzai's decision to defer to a Loya Jirga judgment on t...

 Final Candidate List Delayed: ECC


The final list of eligible Presidential and Provincial Council candidates of the spring elections was scheduled to be released tomorrow, November 16. However, officials from the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have said that the names will not be known for another few days. The Indepen...

 CIA's Financial Spying Bags Data on Americans


Information on International Money Transfers Includes Financial and Personal Data of Americans The Central Intelligence Agency is building a vast database of international money transfers that includes millions of Americans' financial and personal data, officials familiar with the program say...

 Mullah Fazlullah’s Rise Complicates Ties Between Kabul, Islamabad


The rise of Mullah Fazlullah as the Pakistani Taliban's leader marks not only a power shift within the militant network but also threatens to ignite fresh conflict between Islamabad and Kabul. ISLAMABAD: The rise of Mullah Fazlullah as the Pakistani Taliban’s new leader marks not only a power ...

 UN: Afghan Opium Cultivation at Record High


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has risen to a record high, possibly spurred on by farmers seeking to insure their incomes against uncertain conditions after the NATO troop pullout concludes in 2014. In the report, released on ...

 Afghanistan Needs Producers, Not Pity


Award-winning helmer says nation is brimming with talent, but its film industry needs support and structure Afghan filmmaker Siddiq Barmak won a Golden Globe for his first movie, 2004’s “Osama” — the tale of a teenage girl who pretends to be a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother an...

 Rich nations must pay up if U.N. climate talks to succeed: China


Slow-moving U.N. negotiations on fighting climate change can advance only if rich nations fulfill their promise to provide billions of dollars in finance to developing countries, China's chief climate negotiator Su Wei said Thursday. He told reporters in Warsaw that developed nations should make...

 Quitting Over Syria‏


The release of the White House “Government Assessment” on August 30, providing the purported evidence to support a bombing attack on Syria, defused a conflict with the intelligence community that had threatened to become public through the mass resignation of a significant number of analysts. Th...

 High time Congress cemented its relationship with Muslims


Instead of giving up his aggressiveness, Rahul Gandhi needs to be even more aggressive, albeit with the care it requires. It is becoming increasingly likely that India may soon witness fascism take the driver’s seat in Indian politics. At least, this is what the media is trying to make the...

 How could your dental and heart health ever be connected?


Study: Brushing Your Teeth Is Good For Your Heart How could your dental and heart health ever be connected? Well, according to new research conducted in England, there is a rather strong connection between the ways you care for your pearly whites and your chance of suffering a heart attack. T...

 Pentagon Concerned About Afghan Air-Support


A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Defense indicated Afghan forces may be without adequate air support as the NATO withdraws wears on in the lead up to the end of its combat mission in December of 2014. While Afghan forces earned confidence points in the way they handled in...

 Last Jew in Afghanistan faces ruin as kebabs fail to sell


KABUL: Zabulon Simintov always removes his kippah, the skullcap worn by Jewish men, before entering his cafe in a dilapidated building that also houses Afghanistan's last synagogue. "Let me take off my cap, otherwise people will think something bad about me," Simintov said cheerfully as he de...

 Rising Afghan security risks could prompt mining spending cut


Sources close to the matter say a group of six Indian companies may slash investment in an Afghan iron ore mine amid rising security risks. A group of six Indian companies may slash investment in an Afghan iron ore mine to almost an eighth of its original plan amid rising security risks, two p...

 Illinois congressman back from Afghanistan, lauds U.S. successes


Adam Kinzinger backs military drawdown by end of 2014, says thousands of U.S. troops will be needed on ground afterward WASHINGTON: After a visit to Afghanistan, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said he supports the drawdown of U.S. forces at the end of 2014 but believes 9,000 to 10,000 U.S. troops will be ...

 The Hypocrisy in Our Politicians


The day of the Jackals   The politicians of Pakistan are not in the habit of saying anything in a measured and reflective manner. They do not believe in masterly understatements. Their preference is to howl like the jackals infesting the Margalla hills of Islamabad whose psychedelic cacophony d...

 A Class Of Her Own


In the settlement of Moach Goth on the outskirts of Karachi lives a heroine. To meet her you must drive out towards the provincial border of Sindh and Balochistan. En route to Moach Goth, you are shown the flyover that collapsed, the factory that burned, and an entrance to Lyari, the ghetto whos...

 Poppycock – Or Why Remembrance Rituals Make Me See Red‏


The poppy helps us avoid a search for the meaning of war On the briefest of visits to London, I was appalled to notice that our television presenters and politicians and dignitaries have almost all resorted to stereotype by wearing those bloody poppies again – even though I suspect most of the...

 Dubai chalo, Dubai Diaspora


The biggest airport in the world is opened at Dubai just last week for Emirates airline. The first airline having three A380, the world’s biggest aircraft, with shower in the first class cabin’s bathroom and the seats turned into a beds. Dubai's aviation industry achieved its biggest milestone t...


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Opinion

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