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Neesham, Williamson guide NZ to facile win over Afghanistan

Taunton: Kane Williamson and James Neesham starred with bat and ball respectively as New Zealand eased past Afghanistan, who were without Rashid Khan for one part of the game, with a seven-wicket victory which ensured they maintain their clean slate, in a rain interrupted World Cup tie here on Saturday. After asking Afghanistan to bat […]

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Mohammad Shahzad ruled out of WC with knee injury

London: Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the ongoing World Cup following a knee injury. Wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil has been called in as Shahzad’s replacement and it has been approved by the Event Technical Committee. Shahzad had retired hurt after suffering a knee injury in the warm-up fixture against Pakistan. […]

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Watch: Afghanistan Cricket players shake a leg on Bollywood song!

As the World Cup fever grips Cricket lovers all across the globe, it seems even players are enjoying the mega tournament and that too with Bollywood songs. An Instagram video of wicket keeper-batsman of Afghanistan, Mohammad Shahzad and spinner Rashid Khan has gone viral in which they can be seen shaking a leg on a […]

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in low-scoring clash

Cardiff: Averting what could have been an another upset in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lankan bowlers stepped up to salvage pride for their team as they succeeded in wrapping up minnows Afghanistan for 152 runs in 32.4 overs to set up a 34-run victory in the rain-affected clash at the Sophia […]

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13 killed in Afghan flash floods, heavy rain

Firoz Koah (Afghanistan): At least 13 people have lost their lives and more than 100 houses have been destroyed due heavy rain and flash floods in Afghanistan’s Ghor province over the past two days, officials said on Saturday. Talking to reporters here, provincial Governor Ghulam Nasir Khazih said that the floods largely damaged provincial capital […]

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Kabul: At least 15 Taliban militants were killed following airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, the government said on Sunday. Fifteen Taliban militants were killed following air raids in Sangin, Nad Ali and Musa Qala districts of Helmand province on Saturday, Presidential Information Coordination Centre was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency. The Centre’s statement […]

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India supplies two helicopter gunships to Afghanistan

New Delhi: As part of its assistance to Afghanistan, India on Thursday handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Kabul to battle terrorism. The two helicopter gunships will replace the four supplied in 2015, giving more fire power to the Afghan armed forces. Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar, acting Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid, Air […]

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Security forces defuse 20 landmines in Afghanistan

Kabul: Security forces in Afghanistan have unearthed and defused 20 landmines in Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. The landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were planted by militants in Shah Wali Kot district’s Charchenar village where engineering teams of provincial police discovered them, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs said in a statement cited by […]

10 militants killed during NATO airstrike in Afghanistan

Kabul: A NATO-led coalition forces’ pilot-less aircraft struck a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan and killed 10 militants, police said on Saturday. The strike, which was conducted in Barmal district, killed 10 militants and destroyed a militants’ vehicle, Xinhua news agency quoted policeman Shah Mohammad Aryan as saying. In a separate incident in Wardak province, a […]

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22 IS militants killed, 2 captured in Afghanistan

Kabul: Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and two others captured on Tuesday as security forces stormed their hideouts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, an official statement said. According to the statement, the special operations were launched in the early hours of Tuesday against the hideouts in Khogiani district, reports Xinhua news agency. Four hideouts […]

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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 […]

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2,200-year-old workshop unearthed in Peshawar

Peshawar: Archaeologists from the University of Peshawar (UoP) said that they have discovered remains of metal workshops from the Indo-Greek period dating back to the 2nd century BC. The discovery has been made from a site in the Hayatabad neighbourhood of Peshawar, located close to the border of the Khyber district, said professor Gul Rahim […]

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Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor

Islamabad: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran. The 105-carat diamond has been part of the British crown jewels for the past 150 years. Chaudhry also endorsed the demand that the British empire must apologise to […]

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99 militants killed in Afghan battle

Kabul: At least 99 Taliban militants and 12 government security personnel have been killed in a fierce and lengthy battle in Afghanistan’s Badghis province, officials said on Monday. The fighting has been raging since Saturday in Bala-Murghab district of the province and left 25 insurgents and 34 security personnel injured, the Defence Ministry said in […]

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India, Russia discuss situation in Afghanistan

New Delhi: India and Russia had wide-ranging discussions on evolving situation in Afghanistan during Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s two-day visit to the country. An External Affairs Ministry release said that during the visit which concluded on Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary met Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov for foreign office consultations. The discussions reviewed the implementation […]

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Taliban commander among 12 killed in Afghanistan

Maymana (Afghanistan): A dozen militants including Taliban key commander Mawlawi Hussain were killed in Qaisar district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province on Tuesday, Army officials said. “Security forces in a surprise move against the enemies stormed Taliban hideout in Doshakh area of Qaisar district early Tuesday, killing 12 insurgents including notorious commander Mawlawi Hussain on the […]

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8 policemen killed in Afghan base camp attack

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan): Eight police personnel were killed and six others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a police camp in Afghanistan’s Balkh province overnight, the police said on Tuesday. “The Taliban armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed an Afghan Local Police (ALP) base camp in Shaikhah village of Sholgara district. In an ensuing gunfight, eight […]

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11 dead as heavy rain, flood hit Afghanistan

Maymana (Afghanistan): At least 11 people have died and nine others injured due to downpour and flash floods in Afghanistan’s Faryab, Jawzjan and Sari Pul provinces over the past two days, officials said on Saturday. Talking to reporters, Jawed Bidar, spokesman for the Faryab provincial government, said eight people had lost their lives in parts […]

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90 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan: Police

Kabul: More than 100 people, including 13 civilians, have been killed as government forces and Taliban fighters intensified operations over control of Talawka area in Afghanistan’s Kunduz city, police said on Sunday. Police officer Abdul Baqi Nuristani told the media that more than 90 Taliban fighters had been killed and 30 others injured since Thursday […]

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One of 7 Indians abducted in Afghanistan returns

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has said one of the seven Indians abducted in Baghlan province of Afghanistan has safely returned. Militants had abducted seven employees of an Indian company KEC in May 2018 in Bagh-e-Shamal village. “We are grateful to the Afghanistan government for their support in securing the release and repatriation of […]

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World Bank provides Afghanistan $235 mn for development

Kabul: The World Bank has provided a grant of $235 million to the Afghan government to support its efforts for development and stimulating growth in the country, the country’s Finance Ministry said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Acting Minister of Finance Humayon Qayoumi and World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan Shubham Chaudhuri signed the new financial […]

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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 […]

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US president's tenor and tone 'completely unacceptable': Congress on Trump's library jibe

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday termed as “completely unacceptable” US President Donald Trump’s ‘library’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked the government to remind America of India’s assistance to Afghanistan. Trump took a jibe at Modi for funding a “library” in Afghanistan, saying it is of no use in the war-torn country. […]

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India dismisses Trump's jibe at Modi on Afghanistan

New Delhi: India on Thursday dismissed US President Donald Trump’s remark that it is not doing enough for peace and stability in Afghanistan, with sources here saying New Delhi does not send troops abroad except under specific UN mandate. “India firmly believes in the critical role that developmental assistance can play in transforming human lives,” […]

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 […]