Tensions have been mounting in western Asia following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last month, with Tajikistan reportedly beefing up its military presence on the Tajik-Afghan border in response.
This past Saturday, September 25th, hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C. to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians across the globe in the first large-scale march of its kind in US history.
Leaders of several Central and Eastern European nations have warned the European Union that they will not accept immigration as an answer to the bloc’s falling birth rate.
A Christian missionary and former US Army Special Forces and Ranger officer has reported that the Taliban in Afghanistan appear to have carried out mass executions since the US withdrawal last month, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
The Netherlands faces political turmoil after becoming the first Western nation with ministers resigning over the U.S—led coalition’s dramatic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The European Union’s chief suggested Wednesday that the EU should soon have its own army after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The co-founder of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban has disappeared from public view after a reported internal row over the Islamist group’s new government.
The defeat of the American-backed government in Afghanistan has increased the danger that the al Qaeda terrorist group will launch another attack on the United States very quickly, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Tuesday.
Reports are emerging that underground ministries are losing contact with Christians in Afghanistan who are now living under the violent rule of the Islamic extremist Taliban, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The Taliban are violently opposed to anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity and, as most believers in Afghanistan are former Muslims, they face death, torture, and abduction if found.
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead.
Some 200 people, including about 30 Americans, left war-ravaged Afghanistan Thursday on one of the first international commercial flights since last month. The Qatar Airways flight to Doha with onboard men, women, and children marked the reopening of the Kabul airport after it was damaged after the Taliban captured the capital.
While in grave danger under the new rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Afghan church is understood to be standing firm in the faith and hopeful for spiritual revival in their country, Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM) has reported on its Facebook page. GCM is a Christian organization dedicated to “Discipling Muslims in Restricted-Access Nations to Jesus Christ,” and is in close contact with the underground church in Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Taliban on Wednesday to stop blocking charter flights carrying Americans who are trying to leave Afghanistan.
The leader of the last remaining resistance in Afghanistan said Wednesday he would never surrender to Afghanistan’s Islamist Taliban rulers.
The president of Turkey reportedly mulls an alliance with the Taliban or other pro-Sharia groups ruling Afghanistan, a move that could further harm Turkish-U.S. relations.
Christians stuck in Afghanistan face imminent death after the Islamist Taliban group announced on Wednesday, the formation of a government.
The Taliban’s new interim government of Afghanistan includes Interior Minister Sarajuddin Haqqani, who is on the FBI’s most-wanted list for terror attacks, Sky News reports. The Taliban announced the composition of the new government during a news conference on Tuesday.
It appears that massive databases built by the US and its allies for the Afghan people have now fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and may be used to identify and persecute locals who worked with America during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, Associated Press (AP) reports.
Panjshir province, the last bastion of resistance forces in Afghanistan, was bombed by Pakistani Air Force drones, reports said on Sunday. Former Samangan MP Zia Arianjad was quoted as saying by Aamaj News that Pakistani drones have bombed Panjshir using smart bombs.
Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land.