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  • Citizens’ rights should be protected in peace talks, says AIHRC chairperson

    In July 2019, President Ghani appointed Shahrzad Akbar as chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Kabul Now has talked to Ms. Akbar, inquiring what changes the country’s human rights commission has gone through and what challenges it is facing. Question:  Six months ago when you appointed to chair the…

  • Tit for tat: new chapter of US-Iran conflict

    The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States are marred with a fueling history of regional hegemony and contra adversarial global ambitions. Once a formidable ally to that of the Shah in Tehran, the United States cut off all diplomatic ties with the country, following its abduction of diplomats…

  • Kandahari girl is apprehensive over unconditional talks with Taliban

    In a late November evening, Shabnam walked out of her university to a nearby bookstore to buy a book. On her way back to home, she was wounded in a shooting incident: a bullet hit her left arm. She was taken to a hospital and doctors at the hospital advised…

  • A narrative of war without war

    By: Jamaluddin Aram We sat at a table in a Persian restaurant, ordered tea and talked about Afghanistan: its politics, Kabul’s late afternoon dust storms, the teahouses and restaurants of Pul e Surkh, old friends, and her new film Wolf and Sheep. We were in Schenectady, NY. She had come…

  • “ICC is concerned about Afghanistan,” says Court’s spokesperson

    On December 03, 2019, Kabul Now’s Asad Kosha sat with Fadi Abdullah, the spokesperson for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to discuss ICC’s future investigation into situation in Afghanistan. This exclusive interview comes while the ICC is under fire by the rights group for having rejected an investigation into situation…

  • Afghan peace talks, Pakistan and Taliban

    In 1999 when Parweez Musharaf, then the Pakistani Army Chief, grabbed power in a bloodless coup, said that the best strategy against the Taliban was to recognize them. Musharaf noted: “the fact, a majority of 55 percent of Afghans are from the Pashtun tribe[s]. Afghanistan has always been ruled by…

  • Orange the world: end gender-based violence

    This op-ed  has been written by John R. Bass, US Ambassador to Afghanistan. Kabul Now has published it with no editorial change. I would like to extend an invitation.  It is open to each and every person in Afghanistan; every man and woman; young and old; those living from Nimroz…

  • Reformist or opportunist; does Saleh tell truth?

    Former Afghan spy chief, Amrullah Saleh, who is a running mate of the incumbent president Ashraf Ghani in 2019 presidential election, as early as yesterday, Sunday, November 24, claimed that he had accessed to an audio tape which leaks racist jokes made against the Hazaras of Afghanistan. Mr. Saleh, who…

  • Hydro-Climatic modeling techniques

    BY: SALMAN KHAN A very famous quote about modeling “With poor assumptions, a man can make more mistakes with a computer in a milli-second, than he could in a lifetime of common sense”. An assembly of concepts in the form of a mathematical equation that portrays understanding of a natural…

  • Hydro-climatic modeling techniques in HKH region: a step towards CRWRDM

    BY: HALEEMA ATTAULLAH The Hollings Center for International Dialogues, a non-profit and non- government organization, hosted two full day training workshop on: “Hydro-climatic Modelling Techniques in the HKH region” in Dubai. The training focused on how researchers from the HKH region; Pakistan and its neighboring country Afghanistan have carried out…

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