Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OPINION

Selfies lead to mental health issues

KABUL: Selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or smartphone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick....

Silk Road Initiative Offers Economic Benefits from China to Europe

Introduction In 1948, the US made one of the best and most successful decisions in its foreign policy history. It approved the Marshall Plan to...

New Opportunities In South Asia

On 24th September, Cherat played host to the first joint military exercise between Russia and Pakistan. This development is symbolic of a rapprochement between...

The Zombies’ Bridge of Kabul

“Zombies Zombies…..” my little nephew Ali shouted with utter embarrassment when he first saw them approaching our car. They were blooded and walking with...

The Islamic world’s last hope against terror: A non-violent Mujahid

LONDON: A narrative of an intrinsic link between Islam and violence is promoted by a small minority of extremists dividing our society into us...

Crowd Fund Your Dreams

The security of a 9 to 5 job has been overpowered by the thrill of creating something of your own. In recent times, most...

Telecom Taxes in Afghanistan: A Reliable Source of Revenue or A Seizure

Thirteen years ago Afghanistan as a war torn country had no telecommunication services. After the re – emergence of the telecommunication sector in Afghanistan...

Afghanistan’s Accession to WTO: A Cost – Benefit Analysis

Afghanistan applied for World Trade Organization accession on 21 November 2004, on 13 December 2004 a working party was created to give Afghanistan an...

TOP 5 CYBER SECURITY THREATS TO MOBILES

As we fast approach 2016, my security team and I have been compiling a forecast of mobile security trends and vulnerabilities that concern us...

Secrets of high performing teams

I spend a lot of time thinking about teamwork; how teams function, how they operate, how they fail or succeed, and how the most...

NATO is harbouring the Islamic State

“We stand alongside Turkey in its efforts in protecting its national security and fighting against terrorism. France and Turkey are on the same side...

Turkmenistan’s Pipelines Strategy

Turkmenistan has huge mineral wealth, including reserves of natural gas that are estimated to be the fourth largest in the world. However, when the...

FROM AID TO TRADE: GETTING AFGHANISTAN STAND ON ITS FEET

LONDON: On 23rd June 2015, Christopher Kolenda, a good friend, senior military fellow at King’s College London and former adviser to General McChrystal, presented...

How War Affects Mindset

One of my countrymen tells a story of torture and punitive punishment at the notorious Guantanamo prison. He was incarcerated there for several months—imprisoned...

Time To Come Out Of Shadows

The transformation of power in Kabul has brought the analysts to believe a transformation in foreign policy of the Afghan government particularly towards Pakistan....

SPORT

Nepal turns to GPS devices to catch hoax climbers

KATHMANDU: Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them...

TRAVEL

Russia imposes ban on Tajik airline

MOSCOW: Russia’s Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Sunday that it has imposed a ban on flights of the Tajik airline Somon...

Sights and Sounds of Sri Lanka

What is the magic of Bukhara?

LIFESTYLE

Malala gets honorary Canadian citizenship

OTTAWA: Nobel Peace laureate and girls education advocate Malala Yousafzai is on a visit to Canada to receive her honorary citizenship and address the country's...