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Qatar to act as US diplomatic representative in Afghanistan

Qatar to act as US diplomatic representative in Afghanistan

The United States and Qatar have reached an agreement for Qatar to represent American diplomatic interests in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.Dan Verbin, Canada, 12/11/2021 20:18
ISIS claims gun and bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital

ISIS claims gun and bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital

Attack in the center of Kabul killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 more.Elad Benari, 03/11/2021 02:02
Afghanistan's last Jew stuck in limbo in Turkish hotel room

Afghanistan's last Jew stuck in limbo in Turkish hotel room

Zebulon Simentov allegedly demands $10 million dollars and money for a winter coat to move to Israel, where he has family.Dan Verbin, 28/10/2021 22:56
Following Afghanistan catastrophe, more oppose Biden’s withdrawal

Following Afghanistan catastrophe, more oppose Biden’s withdrawal

The catastrophic decision to withdraw was driven not by safety, facts or foreign policy objectives, but by partisan politics.Op-edBruce S. Ticker, 20/10/2021 19:57
Afghanistan's last Jew on his way to Israel

Afghanistan's last Jew on his way to Israel

Zebulon Simantov, who left Afghanistan several weeks ago, is due to arrive in Israel within a few days.Nissan Tzur, 18/10/2021 11:15
Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

Suicide bomber triggers explosion at Shiite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during Friday services.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2021 16:08
ISIS claims Afghanistan suicide attack

ISIS claims Afghanistan suicide attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/10/2021 20:09
Explosion in North Afghanistan mosque, 100 reportedly killed

Explosion in North Afghanistan mosque, 100 reportedly killed

Reportedly nearly 100 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded when a blast ripped through a Shia mosque in northern AfghanistanArutz Sheva, 08/10/2021 16:34
Massive suicide bombing in Afghanistan mosque

Massive suicide bombing in Afghanistan mosque

A suicide bomber detonated in a mosque in northern Afghanistan, leaving at least fifty dead or injured.Arutz Sheva Staff , 08/10/2021 15:25
Did Pakistan's secret service help the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan?

Did Pakistan's secret service help the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan?

The Pakistani secret service has faced scrutiny for allegedly helping the Taliban regain power and squash resistance in Panjshir.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 11:04
Recognize the Taliban or face horror

Recognize the Taliban or face horror

This is not the Taliban’s first experience governing Afghanistan. If the movement has learned from past experiences, so has the world.Op-ed.Dr. Salem AlKetbi , 06/10/2021 08:24
Taliban returns to city where they destroyed Buddha statues in 2001

Taliban returns to city where they destroyed Buddha statues in 2001

Villagers are alleging the group has blown up another ancient statue belonging to a persecuted minority group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 17:04
What America has forfeited in abandoning Afghanistan’s strategic geopolitical position

What America has forfeited in abandoning Afghanistan’s strategic geopolitical position

Looking back at America's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, we see monumental errors that did not consider the bigger picture .Op-edDavid Hersch, 03/10/2021 15:14
Watch: Biden booed at Congressional baseball game

Watch: Biden booed at Congressional baseball game

Some members of the crowd can be heard screaming “boo” and “Joe you suck” for Biden's handling of the Afghanistan crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 09:50
Afghanistan's last Jew: 'Don't rely on the US'

Afghanistan's last Jew: 'Don't rely on the US'

'I was in danger every day, I had no choice': Zebulon Simantov, Afghanistan's last Jew, talks about his escape. Will he go back?Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/09/2021 10:57
Gen. Mark Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Gen. Mark Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Top American military commanders testify to Congress that they recommended keeping several thousand troops in Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/09/2021 00:03
'They just shoot you': Gay Afghan speaks about fears of Taliban

'They just shoot you': Gay Afghan speaks about fears of Taliban

A gay man discusses what might happen to him if apprehended by the Taliban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2021 23:58
U.S. marine jailed for posting video criticizing army leaders

U.S. marine jailed for posting video criticizing army leaders

The marine had been instructed to put an end to his comments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2021 22:41
Watch: Trump invites 'hero' marine who pulled baby over wall onstage during live event

Watch: Trump invites 'hero' marine who pulled baby over wall onstage during live event

The Marine said it was 'the best moment of his life' as supporters chanted 'USA, USA!'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2021 21:17
Taliban hang dead body in town square

Taliban hang dead body in town square

4 bodies of alleged criminals hanged in various locations in city of Herat after alleged kidnapping attempt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 08:08
Zebulon Simantov, Afghanistan's last Jew, wants to settle in New York

Zebulon Simantov, Afghanistan's last Jew, wants to settle in New York

Zebulon Simantov finally divorced his wife - and urges Americans not to support either Trump or Biden in the 2024 elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/09/2021 22:58
British PM honors UK synagogue for Afghan refugee collection

British PM honors UK synagogue for Afghan refugee collection

Bushey United Synagogue given Points of Light Award for collecting thousands of pieces of clothing for Afghan refugees.Dan Verbin, Canada, 24/09/2021 21:43
Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

America cannot repair every enemy although it did so successfully after WWII. Op-ed.Prof. Daneil Pipes, 24/09/2021 05:13
World order: Consequences of the Afghanistan drawdown

World order: Consequences of the Afghanistan drawdown

Moscow seeks to promote a multilateral world order led by the UN Security Council.permanent members Russia, the US, UK, China, France. Op-edDr. Salem AlKetbi , 23/09/2021 12:00
Israeli philanthropists help dozens flee Afghanistan for United Arab Emirates

Israeli philanthropists help dozens flee Afghanistan for United Arab Emirates

Jewish aviation professional leads operation funded by Israeli donors to help dozens, including female athletes, flee Afghanistan to UAE.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/09/2021 07:12
Taliban claim residents of last stronghold given 'amnesty' despite reports of brutality

Taliban claim residents of last stronghold given 'amnesty' despite reports of brutality

Afghanistan’s last resistance stronghold fell at the beginning of September but contradictory versions of the takeover continue to surface.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 20:55
Green Beret on Afghanistan pullout: 'Every time I think this can't get any worse, it does'

Green Beret on Afghanistan pullout: 'Every time I think this can't get any worse, it does'

Former US army officer blasts the Biden administration for its failure to protect American citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 13:55
Watch: Afghan-born American ventures home to save his family

Watch: Afghan-born American ventures home to save his family

The man dispels Biden's claims of a contingency plan to bring home Americans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2021 10:18
Poll: 70% of Americans call Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘national humiliation’

Poll: 70% of Americans call Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘national humiliation’

New poll reveals that dissatisfaction with Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal crosses party lines.Dan Verbin, Canada, 17/09/2021 22:21
Marco Rubio demands US designate Taliban a terror organization

Marco Rubio demands US designate Taliban a terror organization

Republican Senator demands State Department produce annual report on countries which hold diplomatic relations with the Taliban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2021 16:02
Democratic senators criticize Biden over Afghanistan pullout

Democratic senators criticize Biden over Afghanistan pullout

Senator Bob Menendez, normally a Biden ally, says the withdrawal from Afghanistan was "fatally flawed".Ben Ariel, 15/09/2021 06:34
Former presidents Bush, Clinton & Obama to help Afghan refugees

Former presidents Bush, Clinton & Obama to help Afghan refugees

The former heads of state have banded together to form a new group that will aid the resettling newcomers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 21:57
Downward spiral? Taliban release legal code for women's education

Downward spiral? Taliban release legal code for women's education

With the Taliban announcing a series of restrictions on women's education, backers of the Islamist regime voiced resentment of the West.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 17:22
Watch: Afghan women march in support of the Taliban

Watch: Afghan women march in support of the Taliban

Nearly 300 completely-veiled women, flanked on all sides by gun-wielding militants, held a march in support of the Taliban on September 11.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 15:33
Watch: Taliban whip women protesters

Watch: Taliban whip women protesters

Women protesting rights abuses at the hands of the new regime, including an all-male government, attacked by militants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 14:41
Watch: Tajik forces' 'prepare' for Taliban threat

Watch: Tajik forces' 'prepare' for Taliban threat

As the Taliban gains strength, Tajikistan's army assesses its 'combat readiness' by holding a major military exercise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 14:25
Watch: Protesters bash Biden - 'You left Americans behind'

Watch: Protesters bash Biden - 'You left Americans behind'

Trump supporters in New Jersey assailed Biden with insults, accusing him of the senseless death of American soldiers in Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 12:44
Trouble brewing within Taliban's senior echelons?

Trouble brewing within Taliban's senior echelons?

With a number of tribes who've always been at odds making up the Taliban, divisions are emerging less than 2 weeks into the new regime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 11:50
NYT report: Biden's drone attack killed US aid worker - not ISIS terrorist

NYT report: Biden's drone attack killed US aid worker - not ISIS terrorist

The NYT claims to have obtained 'exclusive security footage and witness accounts' suggesting the U.S. didn't know whom it had killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 11:27
Trump berates Biden: 'You surrendered in defeat'

Trump berates Biden: 'You surrendered in defeat'

Former President Trump calls out Biden's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 09:39
An Afghan Pashtun's analysis of what has befallen his homeland

An Afghan Pashtun's analysis of what has befallen his homeland

Pashtuns, the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan; (possibly descendants of the lost tribes of Israel) are prey for terrorists. Op-ed.A.(name withheld)., 12/09/2021 09:37
Taliban shoot rebel leader's brother as Measles outbreak stops flights

Taliban shoot rebel leader's brother as Measles outbreak stops flights

Taliban fighters reportedly tortured and executed Rohullah Saleh, brother of former Afghanistan vice president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 08:30
Trump blasts Biden over 'horrible' withdrawal from Afghanistan

Trump blasts Biden over 'horrible' withdrawal from Afghanistan

Former US President on Afghanistan withdrawal: It looked like we retreated, it looked like we gave up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 06:04
Fuzzy language can’t change Afghanistan reality

Fuzzy language can’t change Afghanistan reality

Efforts to divert attention from what is actually happening have thus far not succeeded.Op-ed.Prof. Donna Robinson Divine, 11/09/2021 22:25
Taliban allows hundreds of US, foreign citizens to leave on chartered flights

Taliban allows hundreds of US, foreign citizens to leave on chartered flights

After days of banning chartered flights to rescue westerners still stuck in Afghanistan, Taliban allows the flights to take off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2021 17:44
Watch: Afghanistan's last remaining Jew leaves the country

Watch: Afghanistan's last remaining Jew leaves the country

According to reports, despite threats to his life, Simantov was hesitant to leave his native state till the last moment.Eitan Divinsky, 08/09/2021 21:43
Canadian Jewish groups providing help to Afghan refugees

Canadian Jewish groups providing help to Afghan refugees

B’nai Brith Canada and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center working with Afghan immigration org to aid refugees arriving in Canada.Dan Verbin, Canada, 06/09/2021 19:40
'I'm a mom, I couldn't leave the kids in Afghanistan alone'

'I'm a mom, I couldn't leave the kids in Afghanistan alone'

An Afghan refugee struggled to get her family out of the country. She says a Jewish group was her lifeline.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 06/09/2021 09:14
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked refuses to grant Afghan women entry to Israel

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked refuses to grant Afghan women entry to Israel

Group of Afghan women cyclists requested to spend a month in Israel before moving on. Shaked refused.Ido Ben Porat, 05/09/2021 22:59
'We hope someone take them in' - Crisis looming in Afghanistan?

'We hope someone take them in' - Crisis looming in Afghanistan?

Human rights advocates are warning of the dire results of the American withdrawal.i24NEWS, 05/09/2021 14:51
American stranded in Afghanistan: 'Am I going to die here?'

American stranded in Afghanistan: 'Am I going to die here?'

A woman who visited her native country to get married finds herself stranded with no hope of getting out & Taliban searching for Americans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2021 14:02
Huckabee on Biden's 'deceitful' call to Afghan leader: Betrayal

Huckabee on Biden's 'deceitful' call to Afghan leader: Betrayal

Mike Huckabee says Biden is ‘done’ as president if media stops 'covering up' for him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2021 08:58
17 killed in 'celebratory' gunfire as Taliban claim victory in breakaway province

17 killed in 'celebratory' gunfire as Taliban claim victory in breakaway province

Both sides are claiming to have the upper hand in fighting over Panjshir Valley, controlled by resistance forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2021 08:46
Trump blasts Biden: He disrespected our service members

Trump blasts Biden: He disrespected our service members

Trump lambasts Biden over his withdrawal from Afghanistan: Seeing Taliban riding in American vehicles is just disgraceful.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 03:41
How the Afghanistan debacle looks from Dubai

How the Afghanistan debacle looks from Dubai

Has the US failed in Afghanistan? What has happened is the most serious warning of the erosion of American influence in the world. Op-ed.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 02/09/2021 07:18
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: Coordination with Taliban a 'possibility'

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: Coordination with Taliban a 'possibility'

Gen. Mark Milley says it is “possible” the US will seek to coordinate with the Taliban on counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 04:08
Report: Taliban gives US tanks, military equipment to Iran

Report: Taliban gives US tanks, military equipment to Iran

US military equipment from Afghanistan emerges in images from Tehran.Gary Willig, 01/09/2021 20:41