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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.

Afghanistan’s Ancient Greek City and the Mystery of its Demise

The ancient Greek city of Ai-Khanoum in Afghanistan was discovered by accident in the 1960s, but its demise has captivated historians and archaeologists for decades. The city that was lost under the desert sands for almost two thousand years was...

Taliban Ban Hair and Beauty Salons in Afghanistan

The Taliban have ordered hair and beauty salons in Afghanistan to shut in the latest restriction faced by women. A Vice and Virtue Ministry spokesman told the BBC businesses had one month to comply, starting from 2 July when...

The Ancient Greeks from Crete Who Founded a City in South Asia

Located in a strategically and geopolitically important region, in the modern nation state of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan, is a place called Bajaur, once part of the Paropamisadae region ruled by the ancient Greeks of India. A...

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.

Afghanistan Develops Supercar Model

In spite of Afghanistan’s recent notoriety due to restrictions on women by the Taliban, a domestic supercar called Mada 9 was developed in the country. The vehicle is putting the nation on the map for different reasons this time. The...

Taliban Ban Women From University Education in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, the Taliban suspended the right for women to access university education. The ban on women entering higher education follows earlier revocations of women's educational rights made earlier this year. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 2021 amid...

The Greek-American CIA Spy Who Helped the Afghans Defeat the Soviet Invaders

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...