Afghanistan Car Bomb Explosion Leaves At Least 17 People Dead

A car bomb explosion in the Afghan city of Puli Alam has left 17 people dead, Al Jazeera reported. The attack came just hours before a ceasefire was set to begin between Afghan security forces and the Taliban. Dedar Lawang, spokesman for the Logar province where the incident occurred, said the explosion happened in a […]

Susan Rice: Donald Trump ‘Picks’ Vladimir Putin ‘Over Our Troops’

In an interview broadcast on Sunday, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said that President Donald Trump “picks” his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “over our troops,” The Hill reported. Rice told NBC that she believes Trump was briefed on the allegations that Russia is offering bounties to Islamist militants for killing […]

Russian Bounties Offered To Afghan Militants Led To Deaths Of Several American Service Members, Report Says

Russian bounties offered to Afghan militants for killing U.S. forces ultimately led to the deaths of several American service members, a new report claims. A report from The New York Times on Friday claimed that Russia had been secretly offering bounties to Afghan militants to kill coalition forces, attacks that took place during peace talks […]

Joe Biden Slams Donald Trump Over Reports That Russia Offered Bounties On US Troops In Afghanistan

During a virtual town hall on Saturday, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump for reportedly ignoring the fact that a Russian intelligence agency had offered bounties to extremists in Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops in the country. Biden opened the town hall by addressing the allegations made against […]

As 2 U.S. Troops Reported Dead In Afghanistan, Donald Trump Boasts On Twitter About ‘Great Reviews’ For SOTU

Two United States special forces soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a report by The Military Times, and six more were wounded in a gun battle that was reported to be an “insider” attack. But though the troop deaths were reported early Saturday afternoon on the U.S. east coast, Donald Trump had […]

Donald Trump’s Cease-Fire Claim Confuses Taliban Leaders Who Say Their Position Has Not Changed

During an unannounced Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Airfield, the largest United States military base in Afghanistan, Donald Trump made a bombshell announcement about U.S. peace talks with the Taliban insurgency in that country. According to Trump’s remarks, Taliban leaders “want to do a cease-fire.” “And it will probably work out that way,” Trump said, […]

Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Troop Speech ‘Typical Of Dementia, Lack Of Awareness,’ Psychiatry Professor Says

Donald Trump made a surprise visit to United States troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day. There, he delivered a speech to the troops that reportedly focused largely on his own claimed accomplishments. According to University of Texas Southwestern psychiatry professor John M. Talmadge, the speech was filled with “‘I am great’ stock phrases,” and in […]

In Surprise Thanksgiving Visit, President Trump Drops In On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill take a break from the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the commander in chief made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to check in with U.S. troops currently stationed there during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to Politico, the visit to Afghanistan marks the president’s first trip to the country during […]

Taliban Free American Kevin King, Australian Timothy Weeks As Part Of Prisoner Swap

Two American University professors have been freed from the Taliban after more than three years in captivity, reports NBC News. The two men, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, were handed over in Zabul province, on the border of Afghanistan, in a prearranged prisoner swap. According to a Taliban leader who spoke on the […]

Donald Trump Stunned Military Leaders By Saying ‘Who Gives A Sh*t About Afghanistan?’ At Meeting, Report Says

Donald Trump reportedly left his top military brass stunned when he called out the U.S. military operations in Afghanistan by saying, “Seriously, who gives a sh*t about Afghanistan?” during a high-level meeting. The account comes from Guy Snodgrass, a retired U.S. Navy commander and the onetime speechwriter to former Defense Secretary James Mattis. Snodgrass is […]

Donald Trump’s Desire To Be The ‘Dealmaker’ Is One Reason U.S.-Taliban Talks Fell Apart, Says ‘Times’ Report

Just days before the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Donald Trump was set to secretly fly the Taliban leaders as well as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the United States for a meeting at Camp David. Per The Inquisitr, the end-goal was peace, and the meeting was ideally going to lead to a […]

Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Peace Deal With Taliban ‘Is Called Losing,’ Says Brit Hume

The Afghanistan war has lasted almost 18 years now, and President Donald Trump remains focused on ending it and bringing U.S. troops home. Negotiators are reportedly closing in on a deal that will set a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops, and peace talks between Afghan and Taliban have led to a […]

Afghanistan Demands An Explanation For Donald Trump’s Controversial Comment About The Afghanistan War

As The Inquisitr previously reported, President Donald Trump boasted Monday that he could win the Afghanistan War in a week. But the president said that winning would come with a high death toll and the country would be “wiped off the face of the Earth,” adding that he would rather work with U.S. allies in […]

Watch Afghanistan Vs. Pakistan Cricket Live Stream: 2019 Cricket World Cup, Start Time, Preview, Watch Live

Pakistan started their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in a dispiriting fashion, to say the least, with a crushing seven-wicket loss to West Indies — with 218 balls to spare, as ESPN reported. But the Men in Green, winners of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, have recently turned their tournament around. After two consecutive victories […]

Watch Afghanistan Vs. Bangladesh Cricket Live Stream: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Start Time, Preview

As they enter the final there matches of their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage, the Bangladesh Tigers face what, in effect, would be a mini-Asia Cup, with India and Pakistan remaining on their fixture list — in addition to Monday’s opponent, the still winless Afghanistan. But though Afghanistan comes into the Bangladesh showdown […]

Watch Afghanistan Vs. India Live Stream: 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Live

The ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup finally got the nail-biting, dramatic upset cricket fans had been waiting for on Friday, as ESPN reported, when a previously struggling Sri Lanka team bowled out hosts and pre-tournament favorites England to hang on for a 20-run victory. Now, on Saturday, winless Afghanistan will try to do Sri Lanka […]

Afghanistan’s Last Remaining Jew

The BBC recently filmed a conversation with one of the world’s most fascinating men: the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan, a man by the name of Zablon Simintov. Jews have lived in Afghanistan since the seventh century, meaning that the Jewish population either predates or was developed right when Islam was being formed as a […]

ICE Deported The Husband Of A U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Despite Having Permission To Stay

The husband of a soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to Mexico last week. The man was detained and forced to leave the country despite being granted permission to stay, according to CNN. U.S. Army soldier Barbara Vieyra was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Her […]

Abdul Rashid Dostum Survives Assassination Attempt, Second Attempt On Afghanistan’s Vice President In A Year

General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the Vice President of Afghanistan, was unharmed in a Taliban-led attack this weekend, reports The Associated Press. Multiple ambushes occurred on the evening of March 30, as General Dostum’s convoy was moving from northern Balkh to his home in the Zawzjan province. Dostum escaped unwounded, but not everyone was so lucky. […]

Donald Trump Pledges New Invasion Of Afghanistan, Saying ‘We Have Very Fast Airplanes’ If Al Qaeda Returns

In an interview that aired on the CBS News program Face the Nation Sunday morning, Donald Trump appeared to waffle on his commitment, announced in December, to pull United States troops out of Syria — while also appearing to say that he would launch a second U.S. invasion of Afghanistan if terrorist groups took hold […]

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham Wants Donald Trump To Meet Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has urged Donald Trump to meet his Pakistani counterpart, PM Imran Khan, as soon as possible in an effort to bring peace to Afghanistan, according to Reuters. Pakistan’s relationship with Washington has been fraught with suspicion lately, but Graham, who is visiting Pakistan, told reporters that he believes progress can be […]

‘#PresidentPelosi’ Trends On Twitter As Donald Trump’s Gaffe Leads To The Cancellation Of Her Afghanistan Trip

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might be the highest-ranking woman in elected office, but that hasn’t shielded her from vilification over the years. One of the most unpopular Congress members in contemporary American politics, Pelosi has lately started to garner new fans, however — thanks in part to her unrelenting resistance to President Donald Trump’s policies. […]

Deployed Marines ‘Have No Idea’ What Is Happening, Unsure If Trump Is Telling The Truth About Withdrawal

Prompting widespread criticism and shocking the world, President Donald Trump announced on December 19 via Twitter the withdrawal of all United States troops from Syria and Afghanistan. As previously reported by the Inquistir, bar a handful of notable exceptions, virtually the entire media and political establishment criticized the decision. Lawmakers from both sides of the […]

Iran Says US Presence In Syria Was ‘A Mistake, Illogical, And A Source Of Tension’

On December 20, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of all United States troops from Syria via Twitter. According to the Washington Post, the president is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan as well. Some countries in the region are satisfied with Trump’s decision to halt U.S. presence in Syria. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said […]

A Toothbrush Holder Bought At A Market Has Been Found To Be An Indus Valley Civilization Relic From 1900 BCE

While visiting a car-boot sale in the West Midlands, Karl Martin bought what he thought could be used as a toothbrush holder for just £4 and was astonished to later discover that what he had actually purchased was an Indus Valley civilization artifact that dates back to 1900 BCE. As the Hindustan Times reported, Martin […]

A Mother In Afghanistan Says She Had ‘No Other Choice’ But To Sell Her 6-Year-Old Daughter

A mother resorted to selling her 6-year-old daughter to feed the rest of her family, CNN is reporting. The United Nations has determined that the drought currently plaguing Afghanistan has resulted in more families being forced out of their homes in 2018 than the violence that’s prevalent in the country has. The UN believes that […]

‘Taliban Aren’t Losing,’ Says Top U.S. Military Officer

General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Saturday that the Taliban “are not losing” in Afghanistan and that much more needs to be done to bring peace to the war-torn nation, according to CNN. “They are not losing right now, I think that is fair to say,” General Dunford said […]

Watch Afghanistan Vs. Bangladesh Asia Cup Cricket Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Live Online

In what was supposed to be a match that would decide the winner of Group B in the Asia Cup 50-overs cricket competition, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will square off on Thursday. As the Dhaka Tribune reports, thanks to some last-minute finagling by the Asia Cricket Council, the game is now a meaningless “dead rubber,” that […]

U.S. Cancels $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan Over Militant Groups

According to HuffPost, the Pentagon announced their final decision to cancel nearly $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s failure to reign in Afghan militant groups in the nation’s capital. President Trump previously suspended the military aid funds earlier in the year after accusing Pakistan of responding to U.S. support with “nothing but […]

Afghan Taliban Kidnaps Dozens Of Passengers After Attack On Bus Convoy

Taliban fighters are currently holding 21 people hostage in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz after ambushing a convoy of three buses traveling in the Khan Abad district, reports CNN. Provincial spokesman Ismatullah Muradi told CNN that the buses were traveling from Badakhshan and Takhar to the capital Kabul and approximately 150 people were abducted after […]

14 Dead From Suicide Bomber Near Kabul Airport, Returning Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum Unharmed

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum returned home on Saturday to cheering supporters and high-ranking officials and escaped possible harm from a suicide bomber by minutes. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the Kabul airport where Dostum landed. The blast killed at least 14 and injured at least 50 more, according to […]

Watch India Vs. Afghanistan Cricket Live Stream: Only Test, Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Online

In what will mark a historic moment, even beyond the world of cricket, for the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, the country will become only the 12th ever inaugurated into the exclusive club of Test cricket playing nations when they take on world powerhouse India — the world’s top-ranked test side, on the ICC points table […]

Kabul Suicide Bombings Claim Life Of Photographer Shah Marai

Two suicide bombings that happened within 20 minutes of each other in Kabul, Afghanistan, around 8 a.m. AFT are responsible for at least 30 deaths, including journalist Shah Marai. Initial reports listed casualties in the single digits, but the numbers have grown steadily. As of 9 a.m. EDT, at least nine of those killed were […]

Veteran Denied U.S. Citizenship Due To A Prior Drug Charge

Miguel Perez, Jr. served in the U.S. military between 2001 and 2004. He was a soldier in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, and was part of classified operations, reported the Chicago Tribune. The Army discharged him based on a drug-related violation. After his discharge, the veterans hospital diagnosed Perez with PTSD. […]

Taliban Hide Explosives Inside A 4-Month-Old Child’s Clothes For An Attack Planned On An Afghan City

Taliban fighters reportedly hid explosives inside the clothes of a 4-month-old-child as part of their scheme to attack the Afghan city of Kunduz. Police stopped the perpetrators while they were making their way to Kunduz to carry out the attack. Five people, including one woman, were arrested while trying the enter the city located in […]

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out On ‘Vulnerability Of Girls’ And How Attention Must Be Paid To Issue

In the wake of the multitude of allegations recently brought against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of notable female figures are speaking out in support of voices of vulnerable young women and girls to be heard. One such figure is Angelina Jolie, also a star who has a history with Weinstein and has […]

Canadian Joshua Boyle Says His American Wife Was Raped, Child Killed While Held In Afghanistan

Canadian Joshua Boyle is now speaking out about what happened while they were in Afghanistan for five years. People shared the details about what Joshua Boyle is now revealing since they have been located. He was found last week after five years in terrorist custody along with his American wife Caitlin Coleman and their three […]

Donald Trump’s Base Furious Over Broken Afghanistan Campaign Promises

Donald Trump made a speech Monday night in which he laid out his administration’s vision for the continuing war in Afghanistan. Not all of the president’s supporters are happy with what he said. Toward the beginning of his Afghanistan speech, which Trump delivered to a crowd of service men and women at Fort Myers in […]

Army Chief Of Staff On The Future Of American Wars

During a late-July address to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., United States Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley spoke on the future identity of American wars. As reported by the Army Times, General Milley described the realities of future armed conflicts by dispelling five key myths or public misconceptions about the nature […]

ISIS Fighters Attack Taliban Positions As Jihadist Infighting Peaks Following Fall Of Mosul

ISIS fighters are turning on their fellow jihadis as Iraqi security forces have officially declared victory in Mosul. Nine months of intense fighting has left the group decimated with most of its fighters in northern Iraq either dead or captured. The fall of Iraq’s second largest city has been the biggest defeat to the group […]

All-Female Afghanistan Robotics Team Barred From Entering The US, So Their Robot Would Travel Alone

An all-female team of aspiring robotics enthusiasts from Afghanistan would not be making it to the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington DC later this month. The girls, who have been rejected twice for a one-week travel visa to the United States, would be sending their creation to the United States instead, where it would compete […]

Prince Harry Opens Up About Mental Health Issues: Suffered Panic Attacks After Losing Mother, Princess Diana

Prince Harry has talked about the emotional trauma he suffered as a result of losing his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of 12. In a new television interview, the 32-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and fifth in line to the throne of England, described in detail the panic attacks he suffered after his […]

U.S. Pours More Troops To Afghanistan But What Is President Trump’s Strategy?

The Pentagon will deploy 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to finally break the stalemate with the Taliban. This will be the President Donald Trump’s first major decision regarding the war which is now in its 16th year. The announcement wasn’t made during a televised address, a press briefing, or a speech at West Point. Instead, […]

Prince Harry Talks About Guilt Over Leaving Afghanistan: ‘I Couldn’t Put My Soldiers At Risk’

Prince Harry has opened up about the guilt he felt for being evacuated out of the war in Afghanistan in 2008 after his location was revealed by several media outlets, including an Australian magazine. Harry is currently on a two-day visit to Sydney, Australia, where he was warmly greeted by thousands of fans who stood […]

Mourning Death Brings More Death: Triple Blast In Kabul Takes Lives Of People At Funeral

Three suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people and injured another 90 at a funeral of a man who died during a protest on Friday in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Triple blasts hit mourners at a cemetery in the Khair Khana district and were left with bloodied bodies and dismembered limbs on the ground […]

Brad Pitt’s New Netflix Film ‘War Machine’ Is So Expensive And Mental You’ll Love It

Brad Pitt will be bringing a whole new level of mental and egoism to Netflix with War Machine, a film about a man trying to change Afghanistan. There’s no new anything to war films these days. It’s all explosions, deaths, the pains of suffering and loss. This is why no matter how politically significant war […]

Afghanistan ISIS Leader Killed: Abdul Hasib Of The Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant Confirmed Dead The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has suffered another setback at the hands of United States special forces. The office of the president of Afghanistan, Mr. Ashraf Ghani, released a statement confirming the death of ISIL leader Sheikh Abdul Hasib following a raid conducted by Afghan and U.S. special forces on […]

Abdul Hasib, ISIS Leader In Afghanistan, Killed According To Government Statement [Updated]

Abdul Hasib, the leader of ISIS-K in Afghanistan, has been killed according to a statement released by the government, as per a report by The Globe and Mail. Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis announced two weeks ago that Hasib had likely been killed in a joint raid with Afghan commandos in Nangarhar province which also […]

The Mazar-i-Sharif Tragedy: Taliban Militants Murder Unarmed Soldiers In Afghanistan

Last month, a squad of 10 Taliban militants dressed in military uniforms and traveling in two army Ford Ranger trucks, drove past seven checkpoints in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. They arrived inside Afghanistan’s largest military installation as unarmed soldiers were emerging from Friday prayers and preparing for lunch. Making sense of the […]

The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ (MOAB) Did Not Cost $314M Total Or $16M A Unit, Says US Air Force Official

Many on social media and several news outlets alleged that the MOAB bomb cost $314 million dollars. The much-talked about price per unit for the MOAB bomb was never confirmed by the US military, although many outlets including the New York Times and Business Insider inaccurately stated that the cost of the MOAB was in […]