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Daily News Analysis

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

Scott Shane

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14372016-08-27

Is the West, especially the US waking up to Saudi Arabia's destructive influence in the world? This article reproduced from the New York Times, raises pertinent questions about Saudi role, funding and ideological support of extremism in the Muslim world. The photo shows Saudi-inspired ISIS takfiri terrorists executing prisoners.

Daily News Analysis

US attempted to push Karzai out in 2009 election – Gates

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14352014-01-10

Robert Gates, the former US Defence Secretary has confirmed in writing what Afghan President Hamid Karzai had said all along: that the US wants to manipulate the 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan the way it tried in 2009. In his about to be published memoirs, Gates says the late US diplomat for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke was actively involved in undermining Karzai.


US takes its Afghan war into Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

Safar 07, 14332012-01-01

How long this standoff will continue is debatable but what we need to consider is how this situation has deteriorated to a point that the US feels it can attack and kill Pakistanis at will.

News & Analysis

Afghan resistance amid ongoing agony and suffering

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14322011-10-01

Since April 1978, the Afghans have experienced nothing but war. An entire generation has grown up with violence, murder and mayhem. First it was the Russians, followed by various Afghan factions fighting it out among themselves, then came the Taliban and now the Americans and their NATO allies.


Afghanistan: nine years after US invasion

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 18, 14312010-10-01

It was exactly nine years ago that US-led western forces invaded and occupied Afghanistan. The ostensible reason was to avenge the attacks of 9/11.


Few fooled as US insists on going ahead with Afghanistan’s farcical elections

Zia Sarhadi

Sha'ban 27, 14262005-10-01

Afghanistan’s thrice-postponed presidential election, due to be held on October 9, is turning into a grand farce. Far more people are registered than are eligible to vote, though that hardly cramps the American installed-puppet Hamid Karzai’s style...

Special Reports

Role of western mercenaries highlighted in Afghanistan

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 18, 14252004-10-01

Three groups of people have always operated in tandem with the crusading policies of Western governments: Churches, so-called aid-workers, and soldiers of fortune, the last more aptly described as criminals and terrorists doing their governments’ dirty work...


Afghan elections postponed as Karzai and US face increasing problems

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14252004-08-01

Hamid Karzai, the US-appointed president of Afghanistan, is used to saying one thing and doing the opposite because he has little authority to make decisions; such is the plight of all puppets...


US takes losses in Afghanistan, as fighting shows the war is far from over

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 01, 14232002-03-15

As the fighting on March 2 in the Arma mountains showed, the war in Afghanistan is far from over. On March 4th, the Pentagon admitted that eight American soldiers had been killed and 50 injured in the latest US offensive.


US’s treatment of Afghan prisoners causing concern even among allies

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Qa'dah 18, 14222002-02-01

America’s treatment of prisoners from Afghanistan has embarrassed even its closest allies. France and Germany have officially urged Washington to ensure that the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are treated lawfully, and the European Union has called for their rights to be protected.


US failing to achieve political goals as Taliban remain defiant

Iqbal Siddiqui

Ramadan 01, 14222001-11-16

Northern Alliance troops were reported to be moving south through the Afghan countryside towards Kabul on November 11, two days after their capture of Mazaar-e Shareef from Taliban forces.

Islamic Movement

The potential and pitfalls of working with non-Muslim critics of America and the West

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 15, 14222001-11-01

One feature of the crisis that began on September 11 has been the extent to which the US’s subsequent policy has been questioned and opposed by so many people even in the West. Even in America, where war-fever has been most intense, opposition to the attacks on Afghanistan has been evident, in demonstrations on university campuses, in New York and other cities...


Hundreds dying as US missiles and bombs hit Afghan cities and villages

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 29, 14222001-10-16

he beginning of US assaults on Afghanistan on October 7, killing scores of people, may have little to do directly with the attacks on September 11 in New York and Washington, despite claims to the contrary.

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