Military history of Afghanistan
The written history of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان تاريخ‎ , Da Afġānistān Tārīkh), can be traced back to around 500 BCE when the area was under the Achaemenid Empire, although evidence ...
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Congratulations, You're The New Taliban Leader -- Here's What To Expect
Congratulations Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. You've been elected by the central Shura of the Taliban as the movement's new Emir, just the third since it was founded. Here's what you can expect in th...
Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed In Airstrike, Taliban Source Says
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in an airstrike in Pakistan, sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban, reached through an intermediary by CNN, confirmed.
Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
At least 69 people, some celebrating Easter, are killed by a blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say, as a Taliban faction claims the attack.
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Sources Say Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Dead On Afghanistan
A spokesman for the Afghan president said Wednesday that the government had confirmed news that has circulated widely as a rumor in the region for at least two years: that Mullah Mohammed Omar, the o...
Cataphracts: Armored Warriors and their Horses of War
By the 7th and 8th centuries B.C., the role of the chariot in battle was gradually being replaced by cavalry units in the Near East. Some were armed lightly and were used to harass the enemy from afar...
Taliban Muslims Sexually Abusing Young Boys Being Trained To Be Suicide Bombers
Taliban molestation of boys, once rarely discussed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is now becoming a more common topic of conversation. Nematullah, a former would-be suicide bomber, told Afghanistan’s N...
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...
Mughal Empire
The Mughal Empire was one of the greatest empires and Royal Courts in history. They were great supports of the Arts, including great building, jewlery, poetr...
Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy...
Achaemenid Empire - Documentary 1/5
Well this video is a documentary episode of the Engineering an Empire series from the History channel. The video is presented by Peter Weller and it is reg...
Achaemenid Empire - Ancient Persia
An ancient superpower! Persian empire had control over the entire middle east for hundreds of years.for sure in the future, Iran (a free Iran)will gain back ...
Pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan
Archaeological exploration of the pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan began in Afghanistan in earnest after World War II and proceeded until the late 1970s when the nation was invaded by the Soviet Unio...
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Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
The Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (or BMAC, also known as the Oxus civilization) is the modern archaeological designation for a Bronze Age civilisation of Central Asia, dated to ca. 2300–170...
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex - Wikipedia
Medes
The Medes (/miːdz/, Old Persian Māda-, Ancient Greek: Μῆδοι, Hebrew: מָדַי) were an ancient Iranian people who lived in an area known as Media (North-western Iran and south-east Turkey) and who s...
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Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire is any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (now Iran) with boundaries that fluctuated around that core, extending far into regions that would later become Pakistan,...
Achaemenid Empire - Wikipedia
Wars of Alexander the Great
The wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon ("The Great"), first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local ch...
Wars of Alexander the Great - 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
Mauryan Empire
The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gang...
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Saka
The Saka (Old Persian: Sakā; New Persian/Pashto: ساکا‎; Sanskrit: शक Śaka; Greek: Σάκαι; Latin: Sacae; Chinese: 塞; pinyin: Sāi; Old Chinese: *Sək) was the term used in Persian and S...
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Parthian Empire
The Parthian Empire (/ˈpɑrθiən/; 247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire /ˈɑrsəsɪd/, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran. Its latter name comes from A...
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Kushan Empire
The Kushan Empire (Bactrian: κοϸανο; Sanskrit: कुषाण राजवंश Kuṣāṇ Rājavaṃśa; BHS: Guṣāṇa-vaṃśa; Parthian: 𐭊𐭅𐭔𐭍 𐭇𐭔𐭕𐭓 Kušan-xšaθr) was an empire originally formed in the early 1st ce...
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Kidarites
The Kidarite (Chinese: Jiduolo) were a dynasty of the "Ki" clan, probably originating from the Hara Huna Kingdom. They were part of the complex of Iranian-speaking tribes known collectively as Xionite...
Hephthalite
The Hephthalites (or Ephthalites), also known as the Sveta Huna (in sanskrit), White Huns, were a nomadic confederation in Central Asia in Late Antiquity. At the height of its power in the first half ...
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Kabul Shahi
The Shahi (Devanagari: शाही), Sahi, also called Shahiya or Hindu Shahi dynasties ruled one of the Middle kingdoms of India which included portions of the Kabulistan and the old province of Gandhara (n...
Kabul Shahi - Wikipedia
Pala Empire
The Pala Empire was a Buddhist imperial power in Classical India. It is named after its ruling dynasty, all of whose rulers bore names ending with the suffix -Pala (meaning "protector" in Prakrit). Th...
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Islamic conquest of Afghanistan
The Islamic conquest of Afghanistan (642–870) began in the middle of the 7th century after the Islamic conquest of Persia was completed, when Arab Muslims defeated the Sassanid Empire at the battles o...
Islamic conquest of Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Ghaznavids
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 ...
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Ghurid Dynasty
The Ghurids or Ghorids (Persian: سلسله غوریان‎; self-designation: Shansabānī) were a formerly pagan and later Sunni Islamic dynasty of Eastern Iranian descent (possibly Tajik) originating in the...
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