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Gunmen attack Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 11 people
Gunmen attack Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 25 people

Kabul: Heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers blasted their way into a Sikh gurdwara in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 worshippers and wounding 8 others, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the strife-torn country. The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar […]

Iran Rejects US-Taliban Peace Deal

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the so-called peace deal between the Taliban and the United States is an attempt by Washington to justify its illegal presence in Afghanistan. “The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the US measures as an attempt to legitimize the presence of its forces in Afghanistan … The United States […]

Pak-Afghan Border To Be Closed From Monday

Islamabad: The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Chaman will be closed for an initial period of seven days starting from Monday aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus in both the countries, the Interior Ministry here announced on Sunday. According to a notification issued by the Ministry, the border closure was “in the best […]

Pak hails US-Taliban deal as harbinger of Afghan peace

Islamabad: Pakistan has welcomed the signing of the historic agreement between the US and Taliban as a major step towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of war and hoped that the Afghan factions would avail this opportunity to reach a mutual accommodation. Pakistan was represented at the signing ceremony in the Qatari […]

US-Taliban Deal Could See US Pullout In 14 Months

Kabul: The US will reduce its troop levels from 13,000 to 8,600 in Afghanistan in the coming months, but the pullout would depend on the Taliban meeting their commitments to prevent terrorism and not showing “bad faith” to talks, officials said here on Saturday as America and the militant group signed a landmark peace agreement […]

8 dead in Afghan airstrike amid US-Taliban peace efforts

Kabul: At least eight civilians, including a child, have been killed in an airstrike that targeted Taliban militants in Afghanistan, government officials said on Saturday, amid a breakthrough in peace talks between the US and the insurgent group. The air raid was carried out on Friday in the eastern province of Nangarhar. “Unfortunately, eight civilians, […]

18 Taliban Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Kabul: Afghan forces, during a cleanup operation, have killed at least 18 Taliban militants in the country’s Takhar province, officials said on Saturday. The operation, backed by military planes, was conducted over the last two days in the troubled Darqad district of the province, resulting in the death of at least 18 Taliban fighters and […]

10 Soldiers Killed In Afghan Blast

Kabul: Ten soldiers were killed and four others injured as a bomb exploded near an Army checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Saturday. The blast took place at around 4.30 a.m. at the checkpoint located in Sangin district, reports Xinhua news agency The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Helmand province is regarded as […]

Rajya Sabha Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Replying to a six-and-a-half-hour debate on the bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said the legislation seeks to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities in the three countries and not […]

Over 10 mln Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

United Nations: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan, while stressing that the UN is committed to supporting the people and government of Afghanistan in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in […]

241 IS Members Surrender In Afghanistan

Kabul: A total of 241 members of the Islamic State (IS) terror group have surrendered to the Afghanistan government in Nangarhar province, a military statement said on Saturday. “A total of 241 IS members and loyalists — 71 men, 63 women and 107 children — have surrendered to local authorities in Achin and Mohman Dara […]

7 Killed, Several Injured In Kabul Car Bomb Explosion

Kabul: At least seven people were killed and seven others injured on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in a northeast neighbourhood of the Afghan capital, where military and civilian airports and a foreign military base are located, said sources. The explosion occurred at around 7.25 am local time in the northeast of the Afghan […]

62 Killed In Twin Blasts In Afghan Mosque

Kabul: At least 62 people were killed and around 60 others were wounded in two blasts inside a mosque in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan during Friday prayers. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesperson for the Nangarhar governor, confirmed the toll. The mosque is in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Meyna district of Nangarhar. The incident […]

Al-Qaeda In Indian Subcontinent's India-Born Chief Killed In US-Afghan Raid

Islamabad: India-born Asim Umar, the chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has been killed during a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Afghan officials said on Tuesday. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri had announced the formation of the AQIS to take the fight to India, Myanmar and Bangladesh […]

3 Indians Released In Exchange For Taliban Prisoners

Kabul: Three Indian engineers who were taken hostage about six months ago in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province have been freed in exchange for 11 Taliban prisoners, a former commander of the militant group has said. The news was confirmed by Sayed Mohammad Akbar Agha on Sunday, TOLO News reported. According to Agha, the freed Taliban members […]

India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction: Congressional report

Washington: India, which has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defence relationship with Kabul, a latest Congressional report has said. “India has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but New Delhi has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defense relationship […]

14 Taliban Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Kabul: Fourteen Taliban militants were killed in a series of operations launched by the Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, authorities said on Monday. The operations were staged in turbulent Khawja Omari and Dih Yak districts on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. Seven arms and weapons caches have also been destroyed, the government said in […]

Two Indian spies sneaked into Balochistan: Pak media

Islamabad: Two alleged Indian spies sneaked into Balochistan province for terror activities and fled to Afghanistan, a news report said. Geo News, quoting sources, said the two alleged Indian spies – one of them oddly identified as Swami Asemanand, and the other as Goband Part, had sneaked into Pakistan from Iran. The two were involved […]

Afghanistan Sets New Record For Most Consecutive T20I Wins

Dhaka: Afghanistan have created a new record for registering the most consecutive wins in T20 Internationals. On Sunday, Afghanistan rode on brilliant performances from Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman as they defeated Bangladesh by 25 runs in the third match of the ongoing tri-series involving Zimbabwe as well. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 164/6 in […]

Trump threatens Taliban on anniversary of 9/11

Washington: President Donald Trump on Wednesday – the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks – promised to escalate combat against the Taliban in Afghanistan, two days after cancelling peace talks with the insurgent group because of a new deadly attack in Kabul. In a speech at the Pentagon to commemorate the attacks on the […]

Blast at US embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary

Kabul: A powerful explosion occurred near the US embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack in the US. No casualties have been reported so far. Images on social media show a plume of smoke rising near the building of the US embassy in the exclusion zone […]

Rashid Leads Afghanistan To Historic Win Against Bangladesh

Chattogram: Rashid Khan followed up his first innings fifer with a six-wicket haul as Afghanistan made short work of the Bangladesh tail to record a historic win here on Monday. This is the first time Afghanistan won a Test away from home in what was their first away Test. They beat Bangladesh by 224 runs. […]

Rashid Khan Becomes Youngest Ever Test Captain

Chittagong (Bangladesh): Ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh which got underway here on Thursday, has become the youngest player ever to lead a Test side. Rashid, who turned 20 years and 350 days on Thursday, surpassed the record of Tatenda Taibu who led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka […]

No complete withdrawal from Afghanistan: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has indicated that the US forces will not completely withdraw from warn-torn Afghanistan and America will have “somebody there” to make sure that Taliban does not regain control. During the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump had pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war. The Trump […]

Grand celebrations to mark 100 yrs of Afghanistan's Independence on Monday

New Delhi: The capital city of Kabul has been decorated and a host of big events planned for Monday, including the inauguration of the restored Darul Aman Palace, to commemorate 100 years of Afghanistan’s Independence, officials said. A senior official at the Afghan Embassy here said the iconic palace, restored over a period of nearly […]