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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.

 
More than 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks
14 Nov 2017 10:56

More than 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks

Islam times - Almost two dozen police officers have been killed by Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan.

 
Hamid Karzai: US Colluded With ISIL in Afghanistan
12 Nov 2017 07:10

Hamid Karzai: US Colluded With ISIL in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in his country.

 
Afghan President’s India Visit to Help Tighten Pakistan Encirclement
28 Oct 2017 19:18

Afghan President’s India Visit to Help Tighten Pakistan Encirclement

Islam Times - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani recently visited India to discuss expansion of relations between the two Asian nations. Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India both highlighted the commitment of their countries to increase counterterror efforts. The Afghan president also met ...

 
Taliban attacks leave 50 dead, 200 injured in two Afghan provinces
17 Oct 2017 12:25

Taliban attacks leave 50 dead, 200 injured in two Afghan provinces

Islam times - The Taliban militants have launched coordinated attacks on police forces in two neighboring provinces in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

 
This AFP file photo taken on July 17, 2003 shows an IKONOS satellite image provided by Space Imaging of a suspected "black site" facility near the Afghan capital of Kabul.
11 Oct 2017 04:18

Memos reveal torture of detainees at CIA black site in Afghanistan

Islam Times - New details have been disclosed about the CIA’s torture program at a black site prison near Kabul, Afghanistan, thanks to newly unsealed documents the spy agency and US Defense Department were forced to declassify over a lawsuit filed by victims of the torture program.

 
A US Air Force ground crew inspecting an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet at the Bagram AirBase, in the Parwan province some 50kms north of Afghanistan capital Kabul. (AFP file photo)
10 Oct 2017 09:12

US military dropped 751 bombs in Afghanistan in September

Islam Times - The United States military has dropped a total of 751 bombs on Afghanistan in September, the highest monthly number in the past seven years, according to data by the US Air Forces Central Command.

 
Afghanistan Protesters Decry 16 Years of US-Led Occupation
9 Oct 2017 08:11

Afghanistan Protesters Decry 16 Years of US-Led Occupation

Islam Times - Protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul, demanding an end to the “American occupation” as the country marks 16 years since the beginning of the US and NATO invasion.

 
US Strategy Aims to Prolong Afghan War: Ex-President Karzai
9 Oct 2017 08:07

US Strategy Aims to Prolong Afghan War: Ex-President Karzai

Islam Times - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has once again censure the United States’ new strategy toward his country, saying it carries a “message of war and bloodshed” in the region.

 
Hekmatyar against Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar
4 Oct 2017 05:19

Hekmatyar against Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

Islam Times - A senior Afghan politician and warlord has opposed the bid to close the Taliban office in Qatar as he insisted that his party supports the legitimate demands of the group.

 
In this photograph taken on May 3, 2017, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers train at the Kabul Military training center (KMTC) on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 17:35

'Erroneous' air raid kills 10 Afghan soldiers in Helmand

Islam Times - Ten members of Afghanistan's security forces have been killed in an airstrike during an offensive against the Taliban militants in the southern province of Helmand.

 
The Afghanistan Quagmire
29 Sep 2017 08:30

The Afghanistan Quagmire

Islam Times - It is impossible to win a war that you cannot define. That seems to be the main lesson to be drawn from Afghanistan, where a so-called victory seems ever more unreachable. It is also the conclusion of several experts on the region, who fear U.S. forces would be mired forever in that unjustly ...

 
Smoke billows after rockets were fired near the airport in Kabul on September 27, 2017. (Photo by EPA)
28 Sep 2017 04:21

NATO: Civilian casualties due to missile malfunction in Afghan capital

Islam Times - A missile "malfunction" during a US airstrike on the Afghan capital Kabul has resulted in several civilian casualties, NATO says.

 
US Mission to Reconstruct Afghan Security Forces Failed
25 Sep 2017 03:59

US Mission to Reconstruct Afghan Security Forces Failed

Islam Times - Pentagon has failed to reconstruct Afghan national defense and security forces 16 years after the US attacked the Asian country allegedly to eradicated terrorism there, an American watchdog reported.

 
U.S. President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
25 Sep 2017 03:55

US Keeps Eyes on Afghan Minerals to Cover $117 Billion Cost of War

Islam Times - President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have voiced support for US companies developing Afghanistan’s vast trove of minerals, in what Trump sees as payment for the US’s role in the drawn out war.

 
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 ...