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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 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...

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...

Greece Becomes Safe Haven for Dissident Afghan Women

Athens has become a temporary haven for Afghan women who served a now deposed democracy. Following the Taliban takeover in August, remaining safe in Afghanistan was no longer an option. Female Afghan judges and former members of parliament, together with...

Afghan Refugees Entering Italy in Boats Sailing Out of Turkey

Afghan refugees attempting to find sanctuary in Europe washed up in the Calabria region of Southern Italy last week. The refugees, who are hoping to escape the present unrest in their home country at the hands of the Taliban,...

Girls in Afghanistan Sold to Strangers as Country Devolves into Chaos

Girls in Afghanistan are now being openly sold to complete strangers as a result of the chaos that has reigned there since the Taliban retook the country in August of this year. Although the practice of selling child brides, or...

Greece Offers Permanent Residency to Dozens of Afghan Dissidents

Greece announced on Thursday it is offering permanent residency in the country to a group of 35 Afghans, including human rights workers and their families, following a short stay in neighboring North Macedonia. North Macedonia’s government said the 35 had...

Greece Offers Safe Passage to Female Afghan Judges, Legislators

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed six female Afghan judges and legislators who who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took over in August, to his office on Friday. The women met with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou last week. The women, three...