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In this late April 1988, file photo, Soviet soldiers observe the highlands, while fighting Islamic guerrillas at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that the two adversaries actually have more in common, especially when it comes to what they want to see in a postwar Afghanistan: a stable country that does not serve as a base for extremists to export terrorism. Both countries also are aligned in their opposition to militants from the Islamic State group.(AP Photo/Alexander Sekretarev,
2 Jul 2020 12:04

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
2 Jul 2020 11:54

Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations.

This picture taken on June 30, 2020 shows a view of Israel
1 Jul 2020 16:51

Israeli annexation plan goes wrong amid internal rifts, intl. backlash

​Today is the first of July and Israel's much-publicized scheme to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley has not gone exactly as planned amid widening differences within the Israeli ruling coalition and against the backdrop of massive international opposition to the land grab attempt.

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments
1 Jul 2020 16:50

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments

​Iran and Qatar’s special envoys for Afghanistan held a meeting in Doha, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran said.

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1 Jul 2020 15:48

Russia Foreign Ministry: NYT article on Russia in Afghanistan fake from US intelligence

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to US intelligence agencies’ involvement in Afghan drug trafficking.

Pakistan and COVID-19; enabling peace in Afghanistan?
9 May 2020 15:57

Pakistan and COVID-19; enabling peace in Afghanistan?

Pakistan which has been a harbinger of peace in Afghanistan; even before 9/11 necessitated the coining of the term. Pakistan now finds itself at a crossroads – wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic with its role in Afghanistan far from over, even after the signing of the Doha Peace Deal.

Military Expert Reveals US Plot to Replace Hashd Al-Shaabi with American Forces
26 Apr 2020 15:57

Military Expert Reveals US Plot to Replace Hashd Al-Shaabi with American Forces

A prominent military expert warned that Washington is implementing a plot in Western al-Anbar province to replace Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) with its own soldiers.

An Iranian medic attends to a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus at a hospital in Tehran on March 1, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
5 Apr 2020 14:33

'EU should oppose US sanctions amid virus pandemic'

Iran's Ambassador to Belgium Gholam Hossein Dehqani has warned of the adverse consequences of unilateral and illegal US sanctions on the Islamic Republic's fight against the deadly new coronavirus, urging the European Union to oppose Washington's restrictions.

Palestinian artists work on a sand sculpture depicting the earth with a message reading "Stay Home" along a beach in Gaza City during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 31, 2020. (AFP photo)
5 Apr 2020 14:26

Israel prevents Palestinians from combating COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic death toll grows and the number of those infected creeps past one million confirmed cases, worldwide, the Palestinian health workers of Gaza and the West Bank try desperately to prevent the spread of the virus in the occupied territories. Unfortunately, however, this effort ...

Afghanistan calls for aid in drugs fight
16 Jan 2014 17:09

Afghanistan calls for aid in drugs fight

Afghanistan’s counter narcotics minister has called for more international aid in fighting against opium cultivation in the country.

Sharon, the butcher of \
13 Jan 2014 16:54

Sharon, the butcher of \'Sabra and Shatila\' dead at 85

Payam Aftab – According to Alalam TV, former Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, notorious for his war atrocities against Palestinians during occupation of Palestine by Israel, dies at 85.

13 Jan 2014 16:39

Half of US Congressional Politicians Are Millionaires

For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.

Iraqi Sunnis, Shias unite against Qaeda
5 Jan 2014 16:01

Iraqi Sunnis, Shias unite against Qaeda

Iraqi Sunni tribesmen have joined the army in the fight against al-Qaeda-linked militants in the western province of al-Anbar.

Large explosion rocks Beirut, causes casualties
27 Dec 2013 14:33

Large explosion rocks Beirut, causes casualties

A large explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, causing casualties. The Friday blast left at least five people dead and dozens injured. Former Finance Minister Mohammad Chatah was among the victims of the bombing.

Protesters Block NATO Supply Route In Quetta
26 Dec 2013 19:32

Protesters Block NATO Supply Route In Quetta

Hundreds of members of Pakistani parties Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jumat-e-Islami (JI) have staged a protest against U.S. strikes by blocking a NATO supply route in Quetta in northwestern Pakistan.

Syria Signs Major Oil Exploration Deal with Russia
25 Dec 2013 21:11

Syria Signs Major Oil Exploration Deal with Russia

Damascus signed a major oil exploration deal with a Russian company in the Syrian capital Wednesday, which will allow for exploration in a section of the Syrian waters.

Ayatollah Khamenei :The control room of the world should not be managed by the dictatorial will of a few Western countries
30 Aug 2012 15:34

Ayatollah Khamenei :The control room of the world should not be managed by the dictatorial will of a few Western countries

Human life is considered cheap in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and expensive in America and Western Europe. The security of America and Europe is considered important, while the security of the rest of humanity is considered unimportant.

WikiLeaks exposes Saudi-Israeli ties
15 Jun 2011 16:12

WikiLeaks exposes Saudi-Israeli ties

Freshly- released WikiLeaks documents have uncovered a deep alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia, reportedly affecting Riyadh's ties with regional states.

The End of the Mubarak Regime is the End of America in the Middle East
14 Feb 2011 13:55

The End of the Mubarak Regime is the End of America in the Middle East

Hasib Sabbagh, a senior fellow for the Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations wrote an article examining why America was not successful in Egypt and in stopping the Egyptian revolution.

Egypt
7 Feb 2011 11:40

Egypt's MB hails Leader's support

A senior member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has expressed gratitude to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for his support of the Egyptian revolution.

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