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This photo, taken in mid-October 2015, shows Afghan Taliban militants gathered around parts of a US F-16 aircraft that was shot in the Sayid Karam district of Paktia Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by AFP)
18 Jun 2017 10:23

Several killed, wounded in attack on police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

Islam Times - Taliban militants have staged a deadly two-phase attack on a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

 
Afghan Forces Thwart Major ISIS Plan to Establish Emirate
18 Jun 2017 06:06

Afghan Forces Thwart Major ISIS Plan to Establish Emirate

Islam Times - Afghan forces have foiled a major plan by ISIS terrorist group to establish a so-called emirate known as Khorasan province in Afghanistan, the country’s acting Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami has said.

 
US President Donald Trump (L) jokes with Defense Secretary James Mattis as he meets with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, March 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
15 Jun 2017 06:27

Trump allows Mattis to raise Afghanistan troop level

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has reportedly allowed Pentagon chief James Mattis to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan, amid mounting criticism about the new administration’s strategy in the war-torn country.

 
Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a series of explosions that targeted a funeral of a politician’s son, who was himself killed during an anti-government protest a day earlier, in Kabul June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Jun 2017 12:24

Afghanistan suspends 2 top security officials

Islam Times - The Afghan presidential palace says in a statement that two of the country’s top security officials have been suspended after bombings in Kabul and a subsequent protest over security in the capital left dozens dead and wounded.

 
Kabul’s Last Week Bomb Attack Killed 150: President
7 Jun 2017 09:25

Kabul’s Last Week Bomb Attack Killed 150: President

Islam Times - Death toll from Kabul's last week truck bomb has climbed to more than 150, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.

 
Legacy of Chaos and Carnage: Who Will Weep for Afghanistan?
7 Jun 2017 06:31

Legacy of Chaos and Carnage: Who Will Weep for Afghanistan?

Islam Times - The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) was formed in 1965 in opposition to the autocratic rule of King Zahir Shar.

 
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (C) stands as national anthem plays during an international peace conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul June 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Jun 2017 10:13

Kabul hosts multi-nation peace confab amid tight security

Islam Times - Afghanistan’s government is holding a multi-nation peace conference in the capital, Kabul, which remains on lockdown in the wake of a fatal Daesh bombing last week.

 
Afghan policemen cordon off a road near the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
3 Jun 2017 11:34

Afghan authorities lock down Kabul after protest clashes

Islam Times - Afghan authorities have blocked the streets in the center of the country’s capital of Kabul after a recent demonstration led to deadly clashes between police and protesters.

 
Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq Named World’s Least Peaceful Nations
3 Jun 2017 08:25

Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq Named World’s Least Peaceful Nations

Islam Times - Annual Global Peace Index (GPI) has named the warn-torn countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen as the least peaceful countries in 2017.

 
US & NATO Continue to Stoke Violence in Afghanistan
3 Jun 2017 04:51

US & NATO Continue to Stoke Violence in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Commenting on the Kabul bombing that killed 90 people earlier, Matthew Hoh, an ex-marine and former State Department official said that the US-led military occupation of Afghanistan only foments the smoldering conflict and causes more civilian suffering.

 
An Afghan man carries an injured man to a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday.
1 Jun 2017 06:58

Hundreds Killed, Injured as Huge Explosion Hits Kabul’s Diplomatic District

Islam Times - A suicide car bomb rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 90 and injuring hundreds more.

 
NATO Summit Revealed Members’ Divergent Attitude to Afghanistan
1 Jun 2017 06:27

NATO Summit Revealed Members’ Divergent Attitude to Afghanistan

Islam Times - The NATO member states' leaders met on May 25 in Brussels to discuss the military organization's challenges, with the Afghanistan issue being one of the tops on the agenda of the meeting.

 
Russian Foreign Ministry: “Unidentified” Aircraft Assist Daesh in Afghanistan
1 Jun 2017 05:02

Russian Foreign Ministry: “Unidentified” Aircraft Assist Daesh in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation declared that Russia would like to draw attention to reports, which are received regularly, of “unidentified” aircraft that have been seen providing support to local Daesh terrorists in various parts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ...

 
Moscow Accuses US of Supporting ISIS in Afghanistan
27 May 2017 06:44

Moscow Accuses US of Supporting ISIS in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Russia accused the US and NATO of "covering up their own support for terrorists, primarily ISIS militants" in Afghanistan.

 
Afghan security forces arrive at the site on an attack on the state-run radio and television building in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, May 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
17 May 2017 11:21

Militants attack TV, radio building in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

 
Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban
17 May 2017 06:31

Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban

Islam Times - Afghan forces have liberated the Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province ten days after the Taliban terrorists seized its control.

 
Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges
10 May 2017 08:42

Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Kabul Saturday, May 7, to discuss with the Afghan officials a set of issues as Tehran raises security concerns majorly caused by recent developments in the neighboring country.

 
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (Photos by AFP)
8 May 2017 05:03

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed in joint strike with US: Ghani

Islam Times - Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has announced the death of the Daesh terrorist group’s leader in the country during a joint raid with the US.

 
Members of the Pakistani border security force prepare to deploy to the Afghan border at a camp on Chaman border, May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
8 May 2017 04:51

Pakistani troops destroy 5 Afghan border posts, kill 50 soldiers: Army

Islam Times - The Pakistani army says it has destroyed up to five Afghan border checkpoints and killed 50 security personnel in retaliation to a recent alleged Afghan cross-border attack on Pakistan, which left several people dead.

 
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 17, 2017.
6 May 2017 12:02

Daesh is a US product: Afghanistan's ex-president

Islam Times - Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai holds the US responsible for the rise of Daesh in his homeland, saying Washington is in cahoots with the notorious terrorist group it has created.