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Tag: Afghanistan

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 […]

Pakistan rules out access to Afghanistan via Wagah border

Islamabad: Pakistan has ruled out possibility of linking access to Afghanistan via Wagah border for transportation of Indian goods, arguing the transit trade was not a trilateral issue in anyway, a media report said on Thursday. “We have asked Afghanistan for not linking trade access through Wagah border and they agreed to it because the […]

US preparing to withdraw over 5K troops from Afghanistan: Report

Washington: The United States is preparing to withdraw more than 5,000 of its troops from Afghanistan as part of an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a ceasefire and renunciation of Al-Qaeda, a media report said Thursday. The White House did not immediately respond to the news report. Later, the authorities denied […]

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 […]

Afghan peace talks: Taliban agrees to reduce violence

Doha: The Taliban has agreed to reduce violence by stopping attacks on “religious centres, schools, hospitals, educational centres, bazaars, water dams and workplaces” in Afghanistan, that could expedite the end of the 18-year war in the war-torn nation, the media reported on Tuesday. The agreement taken at the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Conference on Peace in Doha […]

Ikram Ali breaks Tendulkar's 27-year-old WC record

Headingley: Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil drew comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar for a stunning knock against the West Indies in their last World Cup game which his team lost by 23 runs. On Thursday, Ikram broke Tendulkar’s record for the highest score by an 18-year-old at an ICC World Cup at Headingley, where the Little Master […]

34 killed in Kabul blast, Taliban claim responsibility

Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and 68 injured after a powerful blast claimed by the Taliban rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul in the morning rush hour on Monday, authorities said. The attack comes when a Taliban delegation and US representatives are carrying out the seventh round of meetings in Qatar to discuss […]

Wasim leads Pakistan to dramatic victory over Afghanistan

Leeds: Pakistan survived a mighty scare to continue its surge towards the World Cup semifinals with Imad Wasim (49 not out) showing nerves of steel to guide them to a tense three-wicket win over Afghanistan, here Saturday. In heart-stopping action, the gritty Afghanistan yet again came close to creating a big upset but were denied […]

Kohli should pick Bhuvi over Shami for WI tie: Tendulkar

Mumbai: Despite Mohammed Shami taking a memorable hattrick in India’s win over Afghanistan in the last game, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels Virat Kohli should go with Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their next World Cup 2019 tie against the West Indies on Thursday. “For the upcoming match between India and West Indies, if I had to […]

Shakib emulates Yuvraj to achieve rare WC feat

Southampton: Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan, number one ODI all-rounder, has achieved a rare feat by becoming the only second player to score a 50 and take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. On Monday, Shakib continued with his golden run in the ongoing tournament as he first scored 51 off 69 balls — […]

All-round hero Shakib keeps Bangladesh in the hunt

Southampton: Shakib Al Hasan’s stellar all-round show on Monday helped Bangladesh stay in the race for a World Cup playoff spot. They beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage encounter at Southampton’s Rose Bowl and Shakib scored 51 off 69 balls before becoming the first Bangladeshi player to record […]

12 militants, 2 security personnel killed in Afghan gunfight

Kabul: Twelve militants and two security personnel were killed after a clash erupted in Tagab district of Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. A group of Taliban militants, according to provincial police spokesman Abdul Shaqaeq Shurash, launched offensives on Shapigali and Nawa areas of Tagab district on Thursday night and police returned fire, triggering heavy fighting […]

World Cup 2019: Afghanistan crumble to 125 all out against South Africa

Cardiff: Afghanistan only managed 125 runs all out in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage game against South Africa. With the Proteas winning the toss and electing to field first, Afghanistan were blown away by their pacers and Imran Tahir and it was only a late surge from Rashid Khan that took them to […]

10 killed, 9 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul: As many as 10 people, including five civilians, were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a police vehicle at Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place around 4.15 p.m. near a security check-point, Nangarhar Governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyanai told Efe news. The […]

Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 6

Kabul:  At least six people of a family were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said. The blast occurred at 9 a.m. in Dand district when a civilian vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb planted by militants. Two women, two young men and two children died on […]