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Mortar shells fired from Afghanistan side kills tribesman
21st October 2014 Mortar shells fired from Afghanistan side kills tribesman BAJAUR: A man was killed when two mortar shells fired from bordering Afghanistan landed on a house in Tehsil Nawagai, confirmed political administration on Tuesday. According to details, two projectiles that were fired by unknown miscreants in Kunar...
Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity
19th August 2014 Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity KABUL: About 200 Taliban fighters launched an offensive in a province near Kabul on Tuesday as Afghanistan’s disputed election threatens to leave the central government weakened at the same time as US troops pull out. President Hamid Karzai...
Pakistan lodges protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attack
30th July 2014 Pakistan lodges protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attack ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Afghanistan over another attack launched by terrorists from across the border, Aaj News reported. According to statement issued by Foreign Office here on Wednesday, between 70-80 terrorists were involved...
Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers
8th July 2014 Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers KABUL:A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents. The Taliban claimed responsibility for...
Displaced families from Pakistan urgently need aid in Afghanistan: UN
8th July 2014 Displaced families from Pakistan urgently need aid in Afghanistan: UN UNITED NATIONS: Many Pakistani families displaced in Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces following the military operation in North Waziristan are urgently in need of food according to the UN Refugee Agency. An estimated 95,000 people fled to Afghanistan,...
Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’
21st June 2014 Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’ KABUL: Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah held street protests in Kabul on Saturday as fears grow of unrest erupting over alleged fraud in the election one week ago. Abdullah has boycotted the vote count, pitching Afghanistan...
Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in Pakistan’s vital interest: Ahsan
10th June 2014 Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in Pakistan’s vital interest: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal said that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s vital interest. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal stated this while meeting with Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai here on...
UN peacekeeping forces should prevent vacuum in Afghanistan post-US exit: Mushahid
16th April 2014 UN peacekeeping forces should prevent vacuum in Afghanistan post-US exit: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Defence Committee and Pakistan China Institute, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Wednesday said that Pakistan has a pivotal role in ensuring smooth exit of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Pakistan has...
Iran willing to develop trade with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia
16th April 2014 Iran willing to develop trade with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia ISLAMABAD:  Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbass Akhoundi said that Iran built infrastructure for cargo transit on eastern Iran to develop trade with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Iranian trade will contribute to economic development of the...
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran summit helpful in increasing cooperation
28th March 2014 Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran summit helpful in increasing cooperation ISLAMABAD: Analyst Dr. Ghulam Mustafa has said that summit between Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran will enhance cooperation in the fields of security, trade and finance. Talking to Radio Pakistan , he went on to say that this...
Pakistan supports peaceful, stable Afghanistan: Ishaq Dar
3rd March 2014 Pakistan supports peaceful, stable Afghanistan: Ishaq Dar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that Pakistan supports a peaceful and stable Afghanistan for the economic development and well being of people of the two countries. Speaking to Ambassador Beth Jones, Principal Deputy...
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to reach Asia Cup final
3rd March 2014 Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to reach Asia Cup final DHAKA: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 129 runs in Dhaka on Monday to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka posted a modest 253-6 in their 50 overs before bundling out Afghanistan for 124 in...
Asia Cup: Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 32 runs
1st March 2014 Asia Cup: Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 32 runs FATULLAH: Fast-rising Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 32 runs to win their Asia Cup match in Fatullah on Saturday. Afghanistan scored an impressive 254-6 in their allotted 50 overs with Asghar Stanikzai scoring a career-best unbeaten 90 and Samiullah...
Karzai tells US to ’stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority
13th February 2014 Karzai tells US to ’stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority ANKARA: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said Washington should respect his country’s judicial authority after the release of 65 alleged Taliban fighters triggered US condemnation. “Afghanistan is a sovereign country. If the Afghan judicial authorities decide to...
Karzai tells US to ‘stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority
13th February 2014 Karzai tells US to ‘stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority ANKARA: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that Washington should respect his country’s judicial authority after the release of 65 alleged Taliban fighters triggered US condemnation. “Afghanistan is a sovereign country. If the Afghan judicial authorities decide...
Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan soldiers: official
9th February 2014 Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan soldiers: official KABUL: A roadside bomb ripped through an Afghan army vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan on Sunday and killed seven soldiers, an official said. The soldiers were travelling in the Dilaram district of Farah province when their vehicle was hit, saiddefence ministry spokesman General Zahir...
Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out
8th February 2014 Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose 14 percent last year, the UN said Saturday, as NATO troops draw down after more than a decade of war. A total of 8,615 civilian casualties were recorded in 2013, with...
NATO warns Afghan support at risk without troop status accord
27th January 2014 NATO warns Afghan support at risk without troop status accord Afghanistan cannot continue stalling on a post-2014 US and NATO troop status accord without jeopardising essential financial support for its armed forces, NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned Monday. “The Afghan political leadership should not underestimate the negative...
4 dead in Kabul suicide attack targeting govt bus: officials
26th January 2014 4 dead in Kabul suicide attack targeting govt bus: officials KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died. The attack...
Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies: officials
5th January 2014 Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies: officials KABUL: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday evening in a district housing several embassies and NATO’s military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day...
NATO opens post-2014 talks with Afghanistan
21st December 2013 NATO opens post-2014 talks with Afghanistan KABUL: NATO on Saturday opened negotiations with Afghanistan over a proposed military force to stay in the country after next year, but said no deal would be signed until after a separate agreement with the US was completed....
Afghanistan no longer considered strategic depth
19th December 2013 Afghanistan no longer considered strategic depth In a major policy shift, adviser to prime minister on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz Wednesday informed Senate that the concept of Afghanistan as a strategic depth has become ‘totally outdated’ and needs no more importance....
378 Pakistanis incarcerated in Afghan jails: Na told
16th December 2013 378 Pakistanis incarcerated in Afghan jails: Na told ISLAMABAD: A total of 378 Pakistani prisoners have been incarcerated in various Afghan jails, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab said on Monday. Answering the questions of legislators in National Assembly, he said government was in constant...
Mushahid calls for UN Peace-keeping Forces to fill vacuum in Afghanistan
14th December 2013 Mushahid calls for UN Peace-keeping Forces to fill vacuum in Afghanistan ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Saturday said the current situation in Afghanistan is entirely different from that of September-2001. The presence of Afghanistan’s non-neighboring countries’ peacekeeping mission, supported by the UN, might fill...
Premier has ‘Zero conflict policy’ with neighbours: Ahsan Iqbal
12th December 2013 Premier has ‘Zero conflict policy’ with neighbours: Ahsan Iqbal LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has “Zero conflict policy” with neighbours, including India, Afghanistan and other states in the larger interest of the country. He was addressing...
US pledges $15mn to bring electricity to Pakistan, Afghanistan
12th December 2013 US pledges $15mn to bring electricity to Pakistan, Afghanistan The United States has committed $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000) that on completion would help bring electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. While announcing the funding the State Department expressed the...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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