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US President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 05:26

Over 3,000 extra US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Islam Times - The Pentagon has confirmed that the US is sending over 3,000 additional soldiers to war-ravaged Afghanistan, citing the so-called war on terrorism.

 
An Afghan police officer surveys the damage from a truck bomb near several embassies in Kabul in May. (photo via The New York Times)
17 Sep 2017 05:58

US to expand Afghan capital’s security zone to extend military presence

Islam Times - The US military is planning to expand boundaries of the Green Zone in the Afghan capital Kabul in an effort to not only bring nearly all Western embassies, NATO and American military headquarters within the protected area, but to prolong US military presence in the country well into the ...

 
Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?
13 Sep 2017 13:15

Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?

Islam Times - The US Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Special Representative to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia Affairs Alice Wells has told the Voice of America news agency that Washington has put to work its efforts to prepare the ground for negotiations between the Afghanistan government ...

 
Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets
13 Sep 2017 05:24

Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets

Islam Times - Hundreds of Afghans have staged a protest in a district near the capital Kabul to express anger at propaganda leaflets dropped by American jets last week that were deemed offensive to Islam.

 
US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay
10 Sep 2017 05:04

US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay

Islam Times - As the US unveiled its new strategy in Afghanistan in late August, revealing controversial powers granted to the American forces has drown reaction and rejection of the Afghan government. The leverages, according to the American President Donald Trump, will allow the American commanders ...

 
Khawajah Asif
10 Sep 2017 04:37

Pakistan Pursues Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: FM

Islam Times - Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawajah Asif said Islamabad wants securing in neighboring Afghanistan, reacting to Afghan President Ghani’s remarks regarding Kabul’s readiness to hold peace talks with Pakistan.

 
US Benefits from Afghanistan Drugs Production
3 Sep 2017 10:42

US Benefits from Afghanistan Drugs Production

Islam Times - Afghanistan is a country struggling with a wide range of crises that seemingly stood as reason for the deployment of the foreign forces to Afghanistan.

 
Trump and Pakistani support for jihadists
31 Aug 2017 07:43

Trump and Pakistani support for jihadists

Islam Times - President Trump’s project to reorient US foreign and military policy from imperialism to cooperation is beginning to bear fruit. Since his speeches in Riyadh and Brussels last May, almost all Muslim states (with the exception of Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey) have ceased supporting ...

 
As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire
31 Aug 2017 07:35

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire

Islam Times - A quagmire is defined as a complex or unpleasant position that is difficult to escape. President Trump’s recently announced war plans in Afghanistan maintain that quagmire. They come at a time when US Empire is failing and its leadership in the world is weakening. The US will learn what ...

 
Deadly explosion heard near US diplomatic mission in Kabul
29 Aug 2017 10:19

Deadly explosion heard near US diplomatic mission in Kabul

Islam Times - A bomb attack has struck near the US Embassy in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five people, officials say.

 
UK Special Air Service (SAS) forces (file photo)
28 Aug 2017 06:58

UK special forces to join Trump’s Afghanistan troop surge

Islam Times - UK troops from the Special Air Service (SAS), a special forces unit of the British Army, are gearing up to return to Afghanistan as part of US President Donald Trump’s new strategy to boost troop levels in the war-torn country, according to a new report.

 
Understanding Afghanistan’s Haqqani Network
28 Aug 2017 06:29

Understanding Afghanistan’s Haqqani Network

Islam Times - One of the leading insurgent groups in Afghanistan is the Haqqani Network. Since occupation of the country in 2001, the group has been held accountable for some of attacks against the American forces in the capital Kabul. An ally of Taliban, Haqqani Network is also blamed for a wide range ...

 
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
28 Aug 2017 06:27

US Military Strategy in Afghanistan Doomed to Failure: Pakistan PM

Islam Times - US military strategy in Afghanistan has never worked and will not work in future, Pakistani Premier has said

 
Death Toll from ISIS Mosque Attack in Kabul Rises to 28
27 Aug 2017 04:14

Death Toll from ISIS Mosque Attack in Kabul Rises to 28

Islam Times - Death toll from ISIS terrorist group's attack on a Mosque in the Afghan capital topped to at least 28 including women and children, the chief of Kabul’s hospitals said Saturday.

 
ISIS Terrorists Kill 20 in Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghan Capital
26 Aug 2017 04:32

ISIS Terrorists Kill 20 in Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghan Capital

Islam Times - ISIS Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a Shiite Mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul which left over 20 worshipers dead during Friday prayers.

 
Ex-President Karzai Opposes New US Strategy for Afghanistan
24 Aug 2017 04:32

Ex-President Karzai Opposes New US Strategy for Afghanistan

Islam Times - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he strongly opposes the new strategy of the United States for Afghanistan and Central Asia.

 
Afghan soldiers inspect damaged army vehicles after a bomb attack in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, August 23, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
23 Aug 2017 13:24

Taliban bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand leaves casualties

Islam Times - At least five people have been killed and over 2 dozen wounded when a car bomb exploded at a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File photo)
23 Aug 2017 09:14

Tillerson says US won’t win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has undermined President Donald Trump’s promise to win the Afghan war and defeating the Taliban, saying Washington might not succeed in the war.

 
Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan
23 Aug 2017 06:19

Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghanistan -- a geopolitically strategic country with a massive wealth of untapped mineral resources -- could serve as a conduit for Central Asian gas and oil and a source for the opium trade as well an essential staging ground for US imperialism's effort to destabilize the heart of Eurasia,...

 
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally at the Durham Miners Gala in Durham, north east England on July 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Aug 2017 06:06

Trump’s Afghan strategy will cause more bloodshed, terrorism: Corbyn

Islam Times - UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the British government not to “obediently applaud” US President Donald Trump’s plan for the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan and more bombing, saying the new American strategy will cause more bloodshed, and increase terrorism....