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Background Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919. A brief experiment in democracy ended in a 1973 coup and a 1978 communist counter-coup. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979 to support the tottering...
Hi, My name is Jon and I’m working with the UK humanitarian aid charity Human Appeal who have just released a video to coincide with Ramadan at https://youtu.be/d967ddQWuOM that I thought I’d send over for possible inclusion on Islam Tribune or to share on your social media channels. In the video a shadow sculpture turns a child into an amalgamation of the rotting food, damaged medical...
Although the whole World calls a class of countries as “developing countries”, in reality this “developing countries” class is simply an “underdeveloped countries” class. Thus the main “clash” of our day is between developed countries and underdeveloped countries, not a clash of civilization as it is often said. Today the main problem of the Islamic world is “underdevelopment”. Just like...
During his annual marathon question-and-answer session today Russian President Vladimir Putin took unsurprising questions from a pen sioner in the far east, a new Russian citizen in Crimea, and a former Ukrainian riot policeman in Moscow. Then came a video message from Edward Snowden. "Zdravstvuyte," said the former NSA employee, using the formal Russian word for "hello." After explaining that several U.S....
A Christian couple has reportedly been sentenced to death for blasphemy in in Pakistan's Punjab Province. The couple was arrested in July 2013 after an imam alleged they had sent a text message that he regarded as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. A defense lawyer for the couple said they denied being responsible for the message. Lawyer Nadeem Hassan told the AFP...
Afghan voters braved heavy rains, long lines, and the threat of Taliban attacks to cast ballots in what appears unprecedented numbers in the April 5 presidential election
Russian President Vladimir Putin has long intimidated media in his own country. And now he seems to have spooked the world's oldest publishing house.
  Afghan officials are combining old and new methods to deliver ballots and voting boxes to remote villages ahead of the April 5 presidential election. More than 3,000 donkeys, burros, and oxen have been enlisted to carry ballot materials to the most inaccessible, mountainous pockets of Badakhshan, Nooristan, Ghazni, Konar, and other provinces. "We have rented the animals from local villagers and...
Compared with the rest of the country, which is plagued by frequent militant attacks and bombings, Afghanistan's northeastern Kapisa and Parwan provinces enjoy relative peace and stability. Taliban militants don't enjoy a strong presence there.
Millions Of Afghan Women Register To Vote, Hoping To Have An Impact
Pakistani police say former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb exploded shortly before his convoy was due to pass early on April 3. The bomb was planted on Musharraf's route from an army hospital to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad. Nobody was injured and there have so...