Politics & Security

Ghani, Abdullah to visit U.S. later this month; Afghan-led peace process to figure in talks

Ghani, Abdullah to visit U.S. later this month; Afghan-led peace process to figure in talks

2015-03-01 90 Zariza Correspondent

President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, and some members of the national unity government (NUG) cabinet are expected to visit U.S. later this month.

Op-Ed

In Afghanistan: the culture of protest and violence or lack of competent legal system to redress grievances

In Afghanistan: the culture of protest and violence or lack of competent legal system to redress grievances

2015-02-28 89 Shafeek Seddiq

The international efforts to rebuild the justice system in Afghanistan as part of state-building have come a long way in the last 12 years. From the zero baseline of the Taliban regime to today

Zariza Special

Who’s who in President Ashraf Ghani’s cabinet

Who’s who in President Ashraf Ghani’s cabinet

2015-01-14 824 Mujib Hakamzada

After weeks of dilly-dallying and wild speculations, the national unity government finally announced the new cabinet on Monday.

Business & Economy

Afghan exports will now have ISO certification to ensure quality and safety

Afghan exports will now have ISO certification to ensure quality and safety

2015-02-28 166 Zariza Correspondent

Barely a few months after Afghanistan became a full member of the International Standards Organization (ISO), world's largest developer of voluntary international standards, work is in progress to certify Afghan exports that meet international standards.

Law & Crime

Notorious gangster Rais Khudaidad executed in Kabul’s Pul-e-Charkhi prison on Saturday

Notorious gangster Rais Khudaidad executed in Kabul’s Pul-e-Charkhi prison on Saturday

2015-02-28 164 Ajmal Mangal

Saidullah alias Rais Khudaidad, the notorious gangster who was arrested by police in Kabul in September last year, was executed in Pol e Charkhi prison early on Saturday.

Sports

Afghanistan’s new football coach, a German with Bosnian roots,excited about his new role

Afghanistan’s new football coach, a German with Bosnian roots,excited about his new role

2015-02-25 204 Zariza Correspondent

​Slaven Skeledzic, the newly-appointed coach of Afghanistan’s national football team, wants to enable a European brand of football to be played in Afghanistan.

Cinema & Entertainment

Indonesian singer participates in Afghan Star, a popular music reality show

Indonesian singer participates in Afghan Star, a popular music reality show

2014-12-27 673 Babrak Yousufzai

Afghan Star, unarguably the biggest and most watched music reality show in Afghanistan, has provided platform to many young and promising Afghan singers since its launch in 2005. However, much to the delight of music lovers in this country, this week a foreign contestant also performed on the show.

Travel Tales

Incredible potential for trade and tourism in Kandahar

Incredible potential for trade and tourism in Kandahar

2014-11-24 583 Sayer Zaland

Kandahar, a southern province that connects with capital Kabul through Maidan Wardak, Ghazni and Zabul provinces, has incredible potential for trade and tourism

Photo Features

In Pictures: Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkey’s first president Mustafa Kamal Ataturk

In Pictures: Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkey’s first president Mustafa Kamal Ataturk

2015-02-22 249 Naimat Rawan (pictures and text)

Anitkabir (memorial tomb), the mausoleum of Turkey’s first president Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, is one of the prime attractions for tourists in Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city.

Books and Authors

Young Afghan writers and poets steal the show at SAARC Literature Festival in Agra

Young Afghan writers and poets steal the show at SAARC Literature Festival in Agra

2015-02-14 537 Freshta Karim

A galaxy of renowned writers, scholars, artists and academics from the eight SAARC countries have converged in the northern Indian city of Agra for the three-day SAARC Literature Festival.

Interviews

“The institutions run or led by youth in Afghanistan have lowest level of corruption”

“The institutions run or led by youth in Afghanistan have lowest level of corruption”

2015-02-12 407 Abdul Sanay Amanpoor

​Sayed Mostafa Sayedi, Head of Policy and Program for Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Information and Culture,speaks about the activities of his department in empowering youth in Afghanistan