Afghans React to Hurricanes in the “Unbeliever’s World”

Strong hurricanes hit mostly the U.S. east coasts, particularly Florida and Houston’s city. Instead of sympathy, blind Afghan Muslim interrupted the natural disaster as God’s ‘punishment’, arguing sins have grown in the ‘unbeliever’s world’. Recent hurricanes hit Caribbean countries, along with U.S. city of Houston and Florida State. During the evacuation and rescue operation, many…

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Wonderful Afghanistan beyond Headlines 

Photo: Christophe  Cerisier The unexplored beautiful land of Afghanistan waits for fascinated adventurers and tourists. From amazing northern landscape of Pamir to survived historical sites of the first regional civilizations in the region are unseen to most foreigners. Afghanistan beyond headlines of International media outlets can be far different. Survived historical sites of Arianna Civilization,…

Corruption is Strategic Threat to U.S. Presence in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump formally announced he was setting out a new “fight-to-win” strategy for Afghanistan, where deployment of more U.S. troops would be top priority. Under the new plan, both Islamabad and Kabul will come under more pressure; Islamabad should stop supporting terrorists and Kabul has to reform its military and its corruption-rife bureaucracy.…

Invisible Children Have Reasons To Dream

Jafar, 12, used to spend his childhood in traffic jams around Kabul. He began working at the age of eight as an espandi, waving a tine of smoky coal made of espand—a kind of plant—over cars to ward off evil spirits. But this year, he has been given a second chance at his childhood to…

Afghan Students Abroad: A Story of Hope for Afghanistan’s Future

In 2013, Omolbanin Rezaie left Afghanistan for the U.S. to continue her education. The journey has taken her to another part of the world for widening her prospective and become a well-educated personality in order to be able to run key positions within government and non-government organizations in the future, aiming to bring big differences…

Invisible Afghan children

Being a child in Afghanistan is a life-time misfortune, where children are invisible victims of the war, desperate poverty and domestic violence. The ongoing war in the country silently leaves children dead or wounded in record numbers. As it seems no end to the war, children likely remain victims. Not only war, but the desperate…

The Stolen Innocence of an Abused Child

Zahra is around 12 years of age and she moved with her mother, father and three siblings to the house next door to us last year. She goes to school, she cleans her house, and she is the eldest daughter of the family. She is a fine little girl, but she cries at least five…

Pakistan’s Double Game Benefits None

From the very beginning of the global war on terror since 2000, Pakistan, a militarized country, has used to play a double game in volatile region which undermine peace and stability of Middle East, Central Asia and Southern Asian countries. The Pakistan’s game doesn’t even benefit Pakistani people, nor does it benefit other countries, including…

Afghan Workwomen Pave New Pathways

An Afghan woman is taught not to live behind walls of her family’s compound. She is supposed to be a good girl and stay with her mom. Later in her life, she should get married and please her husband. After giving birth to children, she has no other choice, rather than spending her time to…