100 Years of Afghan-German Ties Marked at Kabul Event

100 Years of Afghan-German Ties Marked at Kabul Event

Sunday, 30 August 2015 15:24 Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 16:07 Written by Sonil Haidari   President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah and the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday celebrated 100-years of Afghan-German relations at an official function at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. In addition to Ghani, Abdullah and Steinmeier, […]

Analysts Push for Action on New Kabul Bank

Sunday, 30 August 2015 20:15 Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 09:53 Written by Geeti Mohseni Some Afghan economic commentators on Sunday urged the government to take the necessary steps to make the final decision on the fate of New Kabul Bank. According to these economic analysts, New Kabul Bank faces a loss of […]

Corruption A Huge Challenge For Balkh Residents

Corruption A Huge Challenge For Balkh Residents

Wednesday, 26August 2015 18:43 Written by Aref Musavi A new study by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) has found that corruption is one of the biggest challenges for Balkh residents after the issue of unemployment. The survey was conducted by AISS in twelve provinces of Afghanistan including Balkh. A cross-section of the population […]

Ten Afghan Women Awarded Medals of Malalai

Ten Afghan Women Awarded Medals of Malalai

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 17:55 Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 19:26 Written by Nabila Ashrafi The Afghan Presidential Palace on Wednesday awarded ten women activists with the Medal of Malalai for their courageous fight for women's rights. Minister of Women's Affairs, Dilbar Nazari, presented the medals to the recipients on behalf of President […]

Daughter of King Amanullah Khan Remembers Time of Hope

Daughter of King Amanullah Khan Remembers Time of Hope

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 20:43 Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 22:05 Written by Sharif Amiri Princess Hindia, the daughter of King Amanullah Khan, on Wednesday celebrated Afghanistan’s independence by highlighting her father’s goals for developing Afghan society. The independence celebrations on August 19 mark the 96-year anniversary of the treaty signed between Afghanistan […]

Civilian Casualties Remain at Record High Levels: UNAMA

Civilian Casualties Remain at Record High Levels: UNAMA

Afghanistan’s ongoing war continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians with numbers for the first six months of 2015 remaining at record highs, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday. In their latest findings for the first six months of this year, UNAMA’s 2015 Midyear Report on Protection of Civilians […]

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

The Chinese education system – with its long school days and tough discipline – tops global league tables. But how did British pupils cope when five Chinese teachers took over part of their Hampshire school? For the BBC documentary Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School, an experiment was carried out at the Bohunt School […]