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Poverty is one of the meanest menaces in human society. It is responsible for myriads of social evils and disturbances. It is a quagmire that not only grasps the society from its legs but also clasps an individual from his throat.


Journalists are one of the most important members of the society as they perform the vital responsibility of providing timely and useful information and, in certain cases, the true face of truth to the people.


Since its inauguration, economic revival, countering corruption and reform have been high on the agenda of the National Unity Government (NUG). Yet, the growing insurgency and insecurity pose major challenges in enacting socio-economic reforms, as president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had time and again said the government’s first year was one of the “survival”, and the second as one of “defense”, during which it faced an uphill battle against the insurgency following the December 2014 international military drawdown.


Earlier this week Pakistani foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that in order to improve Pak-Afghan relations, Islamabad had suggested a ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Action Plan for Solidarity’ to Kabul. The document offers a comprehensive plan for “constructive and meaningful” engagement between the two countries through working groups in areas of politics, economy, military, intelligence sharing and refugee issues, explained the spokesman.


The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has filled the air with fear as reports say that the ISIL fighters gained firm foothold in the country after losing ground in Iraq and Syria.


One Belt, One Road project, a megaproject, initiated by China, has become more popular among the world economic powers, making hot topics of the regional and international media. 



Nowadays good and encouraging economic and infrastructural news have once again made blue the foggy atmosphere of the country’s sky.


In continuation of signing economic agreements among Afghanistan and regional countries, this time, Afghanistan signed about twenty agreements with Uzbekistan government following signing of Lapis Lazuli Road Agreement among Afghanistan


A wide range of anger has observed against the heart-wrenching, and homicidal incident of killing 10-members of a family on Friday night in Khiarkhana area of Kabul’s Police District 15th at the hands of illegal armed men.


Joining of Afghanistan to SCO could provide good opportunities to this country in different fields and has important dimensions, because SCO members could cooperate Afghanistan in war on terror and economic rebuilding.


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spotlight image Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, is a former top diplomat who retired as India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations. In his new political avatar, as an important minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Puri told INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS that
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What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


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From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.


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