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Members of the United Nations Security Council gather for a meeting on Afghanistan at the UN headquarters in New York on January 19, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)
20 Jan 2018 07:24

US-led invasion worsened Afghan security situation: Iran diplomat

Islam Times - A senior Iranian diplomat says the US-led invasion of Afghanistan has merely led to the deterioration of the security situation in the Asian country, urging enhanced economic ties with Kabul to pave the way for an international fight against terrorism there.

 
Afghan Govt. Denies Holding Informal Talks with Taliban in Turkey
16 Jan 2018 12:07

Afghan Govt. Denies Holding Informal Talks with Taliban in Turkey

Islam Times - The Afghan government reacted at the ongoing informal talks with the Taliban terrorist group in Turkey saying the participants of the meeting do not represent the Afghan government.

 
Afghan Forces Thwart ISIS Attacks in Kabul, Several Arrested
6 Jan 2018 04:32

Afghan Forces Thwart ISIS Attacks in Kabul, Several Arrested

Islam Times - Security forces in the Afghan capital Kabul have managed to foil attacks planned by ISIS Takfiri terrorists.

 
Afghanistan in Focus of China, India Economic Strategies
4 Jan 2018 04:07

Afghanistan in Focus of China, India Economic Strategies

Islam Times - Amid rapid economic development in China which is relentlessly seeking an upper hand in the global markets, some rivals are trying to set up roadblocks ahead of Beijing in a bid to shatter the Asian economic power’s dominance dreams. It appears that two important projects can reshape the ...

 
US Army General Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command (AFP photo)
3 Jan 2018 08:07

US commander urges Afghan army to press Taliban during winter

Islam Times - A top US commander has called for a more aggressive approach in the Afghan army against a normally quieter Taliban during the winter season, saying more American "trainers" would be deployed to the front lines to escalate the offensive.

 
A roadside bomb Kills 11 civilians in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand.
2 Jan 2018 04:28

2017: Over 200 Killed, 1,700 Injured Only in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

Islam Times - War and terror attacks in 2017 have left more than 1,900 casualties in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported on Sunday.

 
Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
28 Dec 2017 08:33

40 killed, 32 injured in blasts near Afghan news agency office in Kabul

Islam Times - Multiple blasts near an office of a media outlet in the Afghan capital of Kabul have left at least 40 people dead and 32 others injured, officials say.

 
This file photo shows US forces at a poppy filed in Afghanistan
27 Dec 2017 05:12

$150 Billion Narcotics Smuggled from Afghanistan as US-Led Forces Watch: Pakistan FM

Islam Times - Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says it was strange that narcotics worth 150 billion dollars are smuggled out of Afghanistan despite the presence of US-led forces.

 
A US Marine looks on as Afghan National Army soldiers raise the Afghan National flag on an armed vehicle during a training exercise to deal with IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in Helmand province, August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
25 Dec 2017 11:16

More US troops to hit frontlines in Afghanistan

Islam Times - More American troops are gearing up to hit the frontlines in Afghanistan, says General John Nicholson, who commands US forces in the country.

 
Six killed as terrorist blast hits near Afghan intelligence agency compound
25 Dec 2017 09:57

Six killed as terrorist blast hits near Afghan intelligence agency compound

Islam Times - At least six civilians have been killed and three others wounded in another Daesh bomb attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in the capital, Kabul.

 
Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
18 Dec 2017 11:33

Militants Storm Military Center in Kabul, Afghanistan

Militants attacked on Monday an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul, where an intense fighting with police is underway.

 
Facts about Rise of ISIS in Afghanistan
15 Dec 2017 15:41

Facts about Rise of ISIS in Afghanistan

Islam Times - In 2014, when ISIS takfiri-terrorist group was rising and gaining ground in some West Asian countries such as Syria and Iraq, militants who later founded its affiliates in the Afghan territories were moving from Pakistan’s northern borders into eastern and southeastern Afghanistan.

 
French nationals among Daesh militants in Afghanistan after Mideast defeat: sources
11 Dec 2017 08:30

French nationals among Daesh militants in Afghanistan after Mideast defeat: sources

Nationals of France are reportedly among the foreign militants joining Daesh ranks in northern Afghanistan, where the notorious terror group has established a foothold after losing its territorial rule in Syria and Iraq.

 
Afghan Parliament
10 Dec 2017 06:30

Afghan Parliament Demands Severing Ties with US Over Al-Quds Move

Islam Times - The Afghan parliament asked on Saturday the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the US in a protest against President Donald Trump’s decision on al-Quds(Jerusalem).

 
Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Chief Executive, meet Rashid Alimov, Secretary General of SCO on sidelines of Sochi Summit
6 Dec 2017 06:01

Why Kabul, SCO Share Interest in Afghanistan Membership?

Islam Times - After occupation of Afghanistan by the US and its allies in 2001, the country found special weight and focus in the geopolitical and geostrategic observations of Central and West Asia regions.

 
Afghan Forces Kill Top Al-Qaeda Leader, Senior Taliban Commanders
5 Dec 2017 08:13

Afghan Forces Kill Top Al-Qaeda Leader, Senior Taliban Commanders

A top leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group was killed along with 80 people in a military operation by Afghan army, the country's intelligence service said on Tuesday.

 
ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into U.S. Military, CIA for Alleged War Crimes in Afghanistan
21 Nov 2017 21:58

ICC Prosecutor Requests Investigation Into U.S. Military, CIA for Alleged War Crimes in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to authorize an investigation of reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan ...

 
Russia Eyes Active Role in Afghanistan, Breaking with Three-decade Restraint
20 Nov 2017 07:12

Russia Eyes Active Role in Afghanistan, Breaking with Three-decade Restraint

Islam Times - In past few years and as a result of growth of a variety of takfiri and terrorist groups, on top of them ISIS, in West Asia region, Afghanistan has witnessed penetration of some of these groups to its territories.

 
Afghan forces free 30 people from Taliban captivity
19 Nov 2017 10:10

Afghan forces free 30 people from Taliban captivity

Islam times - Afghan government forces have rescued at least 30 people from captivity at the hands of the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, officials say.

 
Afghanistan War Crimes Probe A Sham and Cover-up For US
15 Nov 2017 08:54

Afghanistan War Crimes Probe A Sham and Cover-up For US

Islam Times - When The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it was planning to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, the timing seemed appropriate.