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The Greek-American CIA Spy Who Empowered the Taliban

Afghanistan's Taliban owe a lot to a Greek American CIA spy who ran the largest covert operation in the agency's history in arming the Mujahideen in the 1980s

The Greek Teacher Who Was Kidnapped by the Taliban

In October 2019 Greek teacher Thanasis Lerounis was kidnapped by the Taliban in a welfare center for the Kalash people in Pakistan

US Warns of Al Qaeda Retaliation After Zawahiri Killing

The US has warned Americans traveling abroad that they face an increased risk of violence after the US announced the killing of Ayman al Zawahiri, the chief of Al-Qaeda. His killing in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend...

US Kills Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri in Afghanistan Drone Strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden confirmed on Monday. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul...

Hundreds Killed, Scores Injured in Afghanistan Earthquake

More than 900 people have been killed, and scores were injured after a powerful earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to the country's state news agency. Pictures shared on social media showed people on stretchers, rubble, and ruined homes in...

Bactria: The Ancient Greek State in Afghanistan

Bactria, a huge area in todays' Afghanistan, was the eastern edge of the ancient Greek empire, established by Alexander the Great.

Cities Around the Globe Founded by Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great , who lived from July 356 BC to 10/11 June, 323 BC, was an intrepid conqueror and a brilliant military general.

Happiest Countries in the World: Where Does Greece Stand?

The World Happiness Report, which measures the happiest countries in the world, recently released its rankings, and both Greece and Cyprus measure in the top 100. Greece ranks at the fifty-eighth spot on the list, a stunning 10-spot increase from...

When Women’s Rights Ignored Around the World, Nations Fail

When nations fail to protect their women, not allowing them to take on a full role in the everyday life of society, the nations themselves fail, comparing examples from Afghanistan under the Taliban and then after the US invasion...

Woman Known as “The Afghan Girl” Finds Refuge in Italy

The woman once known around the world as "The Afghan Girl," who was on the cover of  National Geographic Magazine back in 1985, has now reached Italy and is staying there in safety after fearing for her life after...