Sunday, April 27, 2008

Will Afghanistan See Peace in the Near Future? (editorial-report)

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his cabinet members survived another Taliban attack. The Taliban managed to open fire on him in presence of thousands of International Forces and Afghan National Army.

More than six years after the collapse of Taliban regime, the country still suffers insecurity and instability. In late 2002 and early 2003 only Kandahar and Helmand provinces were under the direct threat of Taliban, but with the increase of International Forces not only the violence increased in these two provinces, but also stretched even to capital city of Kabul.

Suicide bombers carried several successful attacks in distances within one mile of the presidential palace and the office of police commissionaire of Kabul. But today’s attack on Hamid Karzai and his cabinet is definitely an indication of their re-empowerment in the country.

Click on the headline and read the BBC report about attack on President Karzai

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Afghan Journalist Wins International Award (Report)

Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, the young and talented Afghan journalist won the International Press Freedom Award for his investigative reporting. His achievements included owning the title of “2008 Reporter of the Year”, and the membership of International Federation of Journalists.
As an Afghan and as a former colleague, I am proud of Mr. Ibrahimi.

Click on the headline to read and read the complete report.