Death of Tamerlane
In January the Scourge of God caught a cold. One of history’s most brutal butchers, now perhaps in his seventies, had set out with an army 200,000 strong from Samarqand, his capital, to try conclusion...
Ghaznavid Empire
CEThe Ghaznavid dynasty (Persian: غزنویان‎) was a Persianate Muslim dynasty of Turkic mamluk origin at their greatest extent ruling large parts of Persia, much of Transoxania, and the ...
Ghaznavid Empire - Wikipedia
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was – along with the Indo-Greek Kingdom – the easternmost part of the Hellenistic world, covering Bactria and Sogdiana in Central Asia from 250 to 125 BC. It was centered ar...
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom - Wikipedia
Islamic State of Afghanistan
The Islamic State of Afghanistan (Persian: دولت اسلامی افغانستان‎, Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan) was the new official name of the country Afghanistan after the fall of the communist state. Dem...
Samanids
The Samanid dynasty (Persian: سامانیان‎, Sāmāniyān), also known as the Samanid Empire, or simply Samanids (819–999), was a Sunni Persian Empire in Central Asia, named after its founder ...
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Timurid dynasty
The Timurid dynasty (Persian: تیموریان‎) was a Sunni Muslim Persianate dynasty of Turco-Mongol lineage that ruled over an empire comprising modern-day Iran, the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, A...
Timurid dynasty - Wikipedia
Umayyad Caliphate
The Umayyad Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة الأموية‎, trans. Al-Ḫilāfat al-ʾumawiyya) was the second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. This ca...
Umayyad Caliphate - Wikipedia
Death of Tamerlane
In January the Scourge of God caught a cold. One of history’s most brutal butchers, now perhaps in his seventies, had set out with an army 200,000 strong from Samarqand, his capital, to try conclusion...
Zaranj
Zaranj or Zarang (Persian/Pashto/Balochi: زرنج) is a city in southwestern Afghanistan, near the border with Iran, which has a population of approximately 49,851 people as of 2004. It is the capita...
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UN Security Council Resolution 1267
United Nations Security Council resolution 1267, adopted unanimously on 15 October 1999, after recalling resolutions 1189 (1998), 1193 (1998) and 1214 (1998) on the situation in Afghanistan, the Counc...
Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud
Ghazi Saiyyed Salar Masud (Persian: غازى سيد سالار مسعود‎) (died 14 Rajab 424AH / 1032 AD) was a Turkic warrior and the nephew of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi. He was son of Ghazi Salar Sahu who was d...
Northern Alliance
The Afghan Northern Alliance, officially known as the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (Persian: ‏جبهه متحد اسلامی ملی برای نجات افغانستان‎ Jabha-yi Muttahid-i Islāmi-yi Mil...
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Ahmad Samani
Ahmad ibn Ismail (died January 12, 914) was amir of the Samanids (907–914). He was the son of Isma'il. He was known as the "Martyred Amir".
Ahmad is first mentioned in the early 900s, when he was ...
Heliocles I
Heliocles (Greek: Ἡλιοκλῆς; circ. 145–130 BCE) was a Greco-Bactrian king, relative (son or brother) and successor of Eucratides the Great, and probably the last Greek king to reign over the Bactrian c...
Heliocles I - Wikipedia
Ahmad ibn Asad
Ahmad (d. 864/865) was a Samanid ruler of Ferghana (819-864/5) and Samarkand (851/2-864/5). He was a son of Asad.In 819, Ahmad was granted authority over the city of Ferghana by Caliph Al-Ma'mun's gov...
Gazi Saiyyed Salar Sahu
Ghazi Saiyyed Salar Sahu or Ghazi Saiyed Salar Dawood or Sahu Bin Ataullah Alavi or Salar Sahu (Persian: غازى سيد سالار ساھو‎) was commander in the army of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi who came to the...
Kingdom of Afghanistan
The Kingdom of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان واکمنان‎, Dǝ Afġānistān wākmanān; Persian: پادشاهي افغانستان, Pādešāhī-ye Afġānistān) was a constitutional monarchy in southern centr...
Former Salafist states in Afghanistan
Various Salafist states appeared during Afghanistan's war with the Soviets and following period of civil war. The Salafist ideology was disseminated in Afghanistan by Saudi supporters of the Afghan re...
Afghan Interim Administration
The Afghan Interim Administration (AIA), also known as the Afghan Interim Authority, was the first administration of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime and was the highest authority of t...
Diodotus II
Diodotus II (Greek: Διόδοτος Β΄; c. 252 BC – c. 223 BC) was a Greco-Bactrian king from c. 239 BC, son of Diodotus I. He is known for concluding a peace treaty with the Parthian king Arsaces, in order...
Diodotus II - Wikipedia
Saffarid dynasty
The Saffarids (Persian: سلسله صفاریان‎) were a Muslim Persianate dynasty from Sistan that ruled over parts of eastern Iran, Khorasan, Afghanistan and Balochistan from 861 to 1003. The dynasty, o...
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Qila Mubarak
Qila Mubarak (Punjabi: ਕ਼ਿਲਾ ਮੁਬਾਰਕ, Hindi: क़िला मुबारक, Urdu: قلعہ مبارک‎), is a historical monument in the heart of the city of Bathinda in India. It has been in existence from 9...
Qila Mubarak - Wikipedia
History of Afghanistan (1992–present)
This article on the History of Afghanistan since 1992 covers the time period from the fall of the Najibullah government in 1992 to the ongoing American military presence in Afghanistan.
After the ...
History of Afghanistan (1992–present) - Wikipedia
Eastern Afghanistan Operations
When the Uzbek Khan, Muhammad Shaybani besieged Kandahar, Babur found his nascent Kingdom of Kabul in trouble. He felt that Kabul would be the next target of the Uzbeks. So he consulted with his men a...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي امارات‎, Da Afghanistan Islami Amarat) was the state established in 1996 when the Taliban began their rule of Afghanis...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - Wikipedia