Afghanistan

After 911 it marked the first phase of the War on Terror. But history may be repeating itself: first a British army was defeated here at the height of Empire, then the Soviets were forced to withdraw, now Coalition forces are facing increasing resistance

Crossing the border into Hungary

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU’s field of dreams

We explain why the accompanying Associated Press article is little more than disinformation

3 US contractors killed in Afghanistan after suicide car bomber hits NATO convoy

3 US contractors killed in Afghanistan after suicide car bomber hits NATO convoy

The US remains in Afghanistan to ensure the lucrative narcotics trade continues. Only now private contractors have been enlisted

American soldier dies in attack on NATO base in Afghanistan

Worst suicide bombings in six years kill more than 50 people

Police in  multicultural Sweden. Click to enlarge

Afghan Migrants Abducted Woman And Gang Raped Her for a Week

Swedish politicians and policy makers are in denial but there’s a telling irony in this

ISIL fighters in Afghanistan are Really CIA and MI6 Thugs

Drugs and Rare Earth Elements (REEs), worth trillions, are fuelling Afghanistan’s continuing conflict. A former Mujahideen, who fought the Soviet occupation explains

Inside the Afghan Parliament during the ongoing attack. Click to enlarge

Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament Building in Kabul

Over 20 reported injured with officials saying that 7 attackers killed

Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

The US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people. But this is only a fraction of the total number of deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past two decades

High fail: Afghan opium production rises as ex-Blackwater profits

The REAL reason for Western ‘intervention’ in Afghanistan and a lucrative new source of revenue for the firm formerly known as Blackwater

Frakhunda. Click to enlarge

No ISIS in Afghanistan, They Made it Up

Using it as a pretext for US troops to stay and guard the opium harvest

Afghanistan's poppy fields produce 90% of the world's opium. Is this why Obama wnats nearly ten thousand U.S. troops to remain? To continue to guard the lucrative drugs trade? Click to enlarge

Obama says more troops will stay in Afghanistan next year

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan suspended, at least until next year. Nearly ten thousand troops to remain

Afghanistan's poppy fields produce 90% of the world's opium. Is this why Obama wnats nearly ten thousand U.S. troops to remain? To continue to guard the lucrative drugs trade? Click to enlarge

Flower power? Afghan opium production hits all-time high

After the Taliban had outlawed opium production, Coalition forces can now leave Afghanistan: mission accomplished

Little girl at a camp for internally displaced near the Afghan capitol, Kabul. Click to enlarge

Afghans fleeing war now face brutal winter

As Coalition forces prepare to depart at the official end of their combat mission, the misery for Afghan civilians looks set to continue. But there is one success story

Rape dogs used by US in Afghanistan

Rape dogs used by US in Afghanistan

After the release of the CIA torture the world is reeling in shock. However as Lasha Darkmoon explains, much has been omitted from the report that’s even worse

Obama Secretly Extends US Combat Role in Afghanistan

Obama has secretly authorised the continuation of US combat operations against the Taliban for another year

The primary purpose of the deal is to permit the US to continue training Afghanistan’s roughly 350,000 security forces. Click to enlarge

US troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 after officials sign security pact

The longest war in US history just got a little longer as a new deal will allow US troops to remain in Afghanistan for another decade

New Afghan Attack Kills 7 After US General Slain

The slaying of a US general and wounding of 15 NATO troops wasn’t the only insider attack Tuesday. Hours later an Afghan policemen fired on NATO troops before he was shot; while in Tirin Kot a third insider attack left 7 Afghan policemen dead

A NATO soldier opens fire in an apparent warning shot in the vicinity of journalists near the main gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

Afghan attack kills US major general, wounds 15

Afghan insider kills U.S. general, wounds 15 other NATO soldiers including a German brigadier general

Taliban storms NATO logistic compound in E. Afghanistan, 4 killed

Taliban steps up seasonal summer offensive, storming compound and torching 25 trucks carrying supplies for coalition forces

Iran tries to block Afghanistan’s opium boom

This Associated Press article omits to mention that the U.S. led invasion of Afghanistan opened the way for the booming opium production. After the Taliban had outlawed the cultivation of opium poppies in 2000

$1 Trillion Motherlode of Lithium and Gold Discovered in Afghanistan

Beyond its lucrative drugs trade, which the U.S. invasion helped revive, it looks like there more rich pickings to be had in Afghanistan