Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.
The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence.
John Allen, top US general and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has urged the Taliban to renounce violence and respect women's rights if it wants to play a part in the country's future.
Speaking to Jennifer Glasse, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Kabul on Saturday, Allen said the al-Qaeda affiliated group would have to soften their views to gain acceptance in the country that has somewhat opened since its ouster in 2001.
Oops! Blundering Taliban chief accidentally reveals names of 400 recipients on secret mailing list including provincial governor, activists and an Afghan warlord.
Saying 'sorry' might not be enough when a Taliban spokesman tries to explain this hugely embarrassing blunder to his boss.
The unfortunate insurgent pressed send on a routine email last week with one big mistake in it: he had publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Taliban militias attacked the NATO logistic convoy in Bakwa district, in the Western Afghan province of Farah, killing the commander of a private security contractor.
"During the attack which came last night (Saturday night) Soufi Jabbar, commander of Abdulwahab private security contracting company was killed," an Afghan security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Afghanistan's Jomhor News Agency.
The Afghan official said Taliban militias also torched a foreign oil tanker in Bakwa district on Sunday morning.
Hackers posted pictures of executions and pro-Afghan government messages.
For once, we have a hacking attack and defacement that might not have anything to do with Anonymous. What seems like the work of somebody within Afghanistan, the Taliban Web site has been attacked and defaced by those who wish to point out the atrocities the group commits.
The Taliban wants to jump on the social media bandwagon, experts say. Their goals: spread propaganda and gain followers, especially youth.
Recently, the Taliban added a forum to its official website, in order to answer religious questions from users and provide information about its ideology.
Website spokesperson Zabjullah Mujahid personally answers people's queries. One youth posted concerns about his freedoms, should the Taliban again rise to power. "Would an Islamic emirate be extremist, like in the past, and use violence against the youth?," the user asked.