Politics & Security

Jalrez carnage was shocking; guilty officials would face appropriate action: Dr. Abdullah

Jalrez carnage was shocking; guilty officials would face appropriate action: Dr. Abdullah

2015-07-06 54 Zariza Correspondent

​Joining the chorus against alleged negligence on part of the senior security officials, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday expressed shock and outrage over the carnage in Jalrez.

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

2015-06-17 284 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 1333 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.

Business & Economy

Australia’s biggest aid project in Afghanistan, run by Save the Children, ends

Australia’s biggest aid project in Afghanistan, run by Save the Children, ends

2015-07-02 213 Zariza Correspondent

​Less than three months after their five aid workers were killed by armed insurgents in central Uruzgan province, the funding of Australian charity Save the Children has been cut.

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

2015-06-25 894 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.

Health & Education

India offers fellowship training program to Afghan doctors at a leading New Delhi hospital

India offers fellowship training program to Afghan doctors at a leading New Delhi hospital

2015-07-04 190 Zariza Correspondent

​To learn latest medical practices and methods to deliver quality healthcare services, a team of 12 doctors from Afghanistan is currently undergoing a fellowship training program at New Delhi’s Ganga Ram Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER).

Kabul Post

Canada calls for proposals on promoting empowerment of women in Afghanistan

Canada calls for proposals on promoting empowerment of women in Afghanistan

2015-07-05 169 Zariza Correspondent

​The Canadian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) is calling for proposals on promoting the advancement of women rights and empowerment in Afghanistan.

Travel Tales

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

2015-07-04 112 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: TedxKabulWomen speakers discuss invigorating ideas to inspire change

In Pictures: TedxKabulWomen speakers discuss invigorating ideas to inspire change

2015-05-29 1121 Naimat Rawan (pictures and text)

This year’s TEDxKabulWomen event was held on Friday in Kabul. Many Afghan women from diverse fields spoke on the occasion and presented their invigorating ideas before an impressive audience of students, activists and entrepreneurs.

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 17 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”

2015-03-05 336 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.