Politics & Security

Mullah Omar’s death presents a chance for peace and stability in Afghanistan, says White House

Mullah Omar’s death presents a chance for peace and stability in Afghanistan, says White House

2015-08-01 122 Zariza Correspondent

​Confirming the death of former Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, the White House on Friday said that will pave the ground for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Op-Ed

How fasting in Ramadan helps in developing self-restraint and self-discipline

How fasting in Ramadan helps in developing self-restraint and self-discipline

2015-06-17 391 Syed Zafar Mehdi

​The holy month of Ramadan starts from Thursday. It is an illuminating example of how humanity can come together in a positive way for a common good.

Zariza Special

Empowering Afghan women to become leaders and changemakers

Empowering Afghan women to become leaders and changemakers

2015-06-20 1519 Syed Zafar Mehdi

​Afghanistan currently sits on the cusp of what has been termed the ‘transformation decade’, and nothing is more important for the National Unity Government (NUG) and its international partners than preserving and building on the gains of the past decade.

Law & Crime

UN seminar in Bamyan addresses the issue of women’s access to justice in Afghanistan

UN seminar in Bamyan addresses the issue of women’s access to justice in Afghanistan

2015-07-29 155 Zariza Correspondent

​A large number of prosecutors, lawyers, human rights experts, police officers, religious scholars and women’s rights activists participated in a day-long seminar organized by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in central Bamyan province on Tuesday.

Cinema & Entertainment

Award-winning documentary film ‘Saving Mes Aynak’ released for free in Afghanistan

Award-winning documentary film ‘Saving Mes Aynak’ released for free in Afghanistan

2015-06-25 1363 Zariza Correspondent

​Saving Mes Aynak, an award-winning documentary film that follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori in his campaign to save the Mes Aynak site in central Logar province from demolition by a Chinese company, has been released in Afghanistan.

Kabul Post

Access to information: Different yardsticks for local and foreign journalists in Afghanistan

Access to information: Different yardsticks for local and foreign journalists in Afghanistan

2015-08-01 71 Ajmal Mohammadi

​Over the past few years, a number of English language institutes have mushroomed across the country, witnessing tremendous rush of students who want to ‘hone’ their communication skills.

Travel Tales

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

2015-07-04 245 Syed Zafar Mehdi

​Last week, driving up the magnificent Panjshir valley in northeastern Afghanistan, 150 km north of Kabul, I saw beauty in its most pristine form.

Photo Features

In Pictures: Kabul shopkeepers witness surge in sale of dry fruits ahead of Eid

In Pictures: Kabul shopkeepers witness surge in sale of dry fruits ahead of Eid

2015-07-12 768 Naimat Rawan (pictures and text)

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, is celebrated in Afghanistan with tremendous fervor. As the festival approaches, there is huge rush in markets. People are shopping for clothes, gifts and food items. When it comes to food, nothing beats dried fruits. Eid al-Fitr festivities are incomplete without dried fruits.

Literature and Poetry

Bengali classic ‘Deshe Bideshe’, which chronicles Afghan history and politics, translated into English

Bengali classic ‘Deshe Bideshe’, which chronicles Afghan history and politics, translated into English

2015-07-06 360 Press Trust of India

​Bengali classic ‘Deshe Bideshe’, which provides an insight into Afghanistan's history and politics, has now been published in a new English translation titled “In a Land Far from Home”.

Interviews

“If there is no opium cultivation in Helmand, there will be no war”

“If there is no opium cultivation in Helmand, there will be no war”

2015-03-05 386 Abdul Sanay Amanpoor

Mohammad Gulab Mangal, who served as the governor of Helmand province between 2008 and 2012, talks about the anti-narcotic campaign and why it has proved a big disaster.