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Pak, B'desh, Afghan Citizens Given Indian Citizenship: FM Sitharaman

Chennai: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a law to confer Indian citizenship to a person and not a law to cancel citizenship. Sitharaman said during the past six years 2,838 persons from Pakistan, 914 persons from Afghanistan and 172 persons from Bangladesh have been conferred Indian […]

Imran Khan
'US to press Imran to take irreversible action against terrorists & facilitate Taliban talks'

Washington: The United States would press Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is slated to meet President Donald Trump next week, to take irreversible action against terrorist and militant groups, and to facilitate peace talks with the Taliban for an intra-Afghan dialogue, the White House said Friday. Khan, the 66-year-old cricketer-turned politician, is scheduled to […]

14 dead in Taliban attack on aid group in Kabul

Kabul: The death toll of a Taliban attack targeting an international aid group in the Afghan capital jumped to 14 on Thursday, with the militant group warning it would conduct more such strikes to avenge the civilian casualties of counter-insurgency military operations by Afghan and foreign forces. A group of Taliban attackers on Wednesday triggered […]

US, Pakistan officials discuss Afghan-peace process

Islamabad: US and Pakistani officials held delegation-level talks on the Afghan peace process here on Monday, the media reported. US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad for a meeting with the government’s interagency delegation led by Additional […]

Afghan forces kill 20 militants, overrun Taliban base

Kabul: Afghan government forces have killed 20 militants and overrun a Taliban base in Sari Pul province, an official said on Sunday. Confirming the operation, a provincial government spokesman told Xinhua news agency that several villages in Sayad district were also recaptured from the militants. One security personnel was killed while another sustained injuries, the […]

Taliban attack Afghan security base, 18 killed

Kabul: At least 18 people were killed and 27 others injured after the Taliban attacked a security base in Afghanistan’s Wardak province. The attack took place at the Afghan Special Forces’ station in the provincial capital of Maidan Shar, reports Xinhua news agency. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near the station at around […]

7 killed in Afghan explosion
7 killed in Afghan explosion

Ghazni (Afghanistan): Seven civilians have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. “Seven civilians were killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Ghazni late Sunday,” government spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua news agency. The incident occurred when a running mini bus touched off the IED along a […]

US must not view Pakistan ties through Afghan or Indian lens: Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Washington should not view its ties with Islamabad only through the perspective of the Afghan issue or the ties with India. Talking to media in Multan city after returning from the US, Qureshi said he had tried to make American officials realise that “it […]

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

Kabul: A suicide attack on an Afghan intelligence convoy travelling towards the Afghan capital on Thursday killed at least six people and injured six others, officials said. The attack took place at 5 a.m. in the fifth police district of Kabul when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives hidden in his vehicle as the National […]

Kabul suicide attack: Toll rises to 69

Kabul: The death toll in the suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital here on Sunday increased to 69 and the number of injured to 120, police said on Tuesday. The toll increased as some of the bodies were taken directly to their homes and not to the hospitals. Thus the […]

Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Kabul: At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and are trying to get to the others, BBC reported. The gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at guests and detonating grenades. At least five […]

Doval visits Kabul,discusses strategic issues with top leaders
Doval visits Kabul,discusses strategic issues with top leaders

New Delhi: India and Afghanistan today pledged to further strengthen strategic cooperation as National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the top brass of the country’s military establishment in Kabul. “It was agreed to further strengthen strategic dialogue and consultations for achieving shared objectives,” an official statement […]