Afghanistan leader pledges to defend Islamic system no matter what the cost

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The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada, has pledged not to waver from the path of Islam "even...

Prominent salafi scholar killed in Afghanistan

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A prominent Afghan salafi imam and scholar - Sheikh Sardar Wali Saqib - has been killed. The scholar, who was the head of the Nereng...

Mufti Taqi Usmani urges Afghanistan to open girls’ schools

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One of the world's leading Islamic scholars, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, has urged Afghanistan to open girls' secondary schools. Mufti Usmani is a leading scholar...

Afghanistan, Niger and Mali are celebrating Eid al-Fitr today

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Afghanistan was the first Muslim nation to declare Eid al Fitr last night and Afghans are celebrating the festival today across all provinces. The Supreme Court...

At least 47 killed in Pakistani attack on eastern Afghanistan

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The death toll from Pakistani military air raids in the eastern Afghanistan on Saturday has risen to at least 47, officials said. “Forty-one civilians, mainly women and...

Battle for Mazar-i-Sharif looms in Afghanistan

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The Taliban are rapidly approaching the biggest city in northern Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif, following a recent offensive that has seen them take a series of...

Taliban urge international media to stop trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan

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A senior Taliban leader has called on the international media and community to stop trying to wreak havoc in Afghanistan and destroy the country's...

Afghanistan starts to publicly implement Sharia punishments

The Afghan authorities have started publicly implementing Sharia hudood punishments for the first time since they took power a year ago.  Local media is reporting...

UK apologises to Afghanistan as British nationals are released

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The British government has apologised to Afghanistan, renounced violence in the country and said there is no alternative to pragmatic engagement with the current Islamic...

Afghanistan: Loya Jirga confirms Shari’ah will be ruling system

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A grand assembly of Afghan tribal and religious leaders (Loya Jirga) has declared allegiance to Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzadeh and confirmed that Shari'ah law will...