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Blasts at Afghan gas storage facility kill 11: officials
25th August 2015 Blasts at Afghan gas storage facility kill 11: officials
HERAT: At least 11 people including several children were killed in a series of explosions at a gas storage facility on the edge of the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said Tuesday. The explosions triggered an inferno...
Two Pakistanis held with Daesh commander in Nangarhar
18th August 2015 Two Pakistanis held with Daesh commander in Nangarhar
WEB DESK: The National Directorate of Security (NDS)- Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has detained Hayatullah alias Mansour, a commander of the terrorist group of Daesh, in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement issued on Monday by NDS states that the...
TurkmenGaz to take stake in gas pipeline to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
12th August 2015 TurkmenGaz to take stake in gas pipeline to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
ISLAMABAD: Turkmenistan’s national gas company has agreed to take a 51 percent stake in a consortium seeking to build a long-planned gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, an official involved in the project said on...
The walls have eyes: Kabul’s anti-corruption graffiti
12th August 2015 The walls have eyes: Kabul’s anti-corruption graffiti
KABUL: Under a soldier’s watchful gaze, a group of artists paint a blast wall outside Kabul’s presidential palace with a huge pair of eyes in bright, almost psychedelic colours. Alongside the eyes, a slogan reads: “Corruption cannot be...
Ghani accuses Pakistan of sending ‘messages of war’
11th August 2015 Ghani accuses Pakistan of sending ‘messages of war’
KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan on Monday of sending “messages of war” and harbouring bomb-making camps, after a wave of devastating blasts in Kabul killed at least 56 people. A Taliban suicide car bomber claimed lives...
Suicide bomb kills six in first Taliban attack since new leader announced
7th August 2015 Suicide bomb kills six in first Taliban attack since new leader announced
KABUL:A Taliban suicide truck bomber has killed six people in Afghanistan, in the first major insurgent attack since the announcement of leader Mullah Omar’s death. The blast in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of insurgency-prone Logar province just south of...
Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar ’legitimate target’
4th August 2015 Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar ’legitimate target’
KABUL: Afghanistan’s spy agency on Monday banned all mourning ceremonies for deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar, warning that any gatherings condoling his death would be a “legitimate target” for Afghan forces. The Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death...
Jalaluddin Haqqani dead?
1st August 2015 Jalaluddin Haqqani dead?
PESHAWAR: Taliban sources have claimed on Friday that Haqqani network chief Jalaluddin Haqqani also passed away one year ago and was buried in Afghanistan. According to a private television channel, the Taliban sources have claimed that Jalaluddin Haqqani,...
Leading global Cloud Client manufacturer appoints regional distributor for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
31st July 2015 Leading global Cloud Client manufacturer appoints regional distributor for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
KARACHI: A leading Global manufacturer of Cloud Client, Payment Terminals, Financial devices and Desktop cloud solutions in the Asia pacific region has appointed its regional distributor for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The Fujian Centerm Information Company Limited, one...
UN calls Mullah Omar’s support to talks a ‘positive development’
16th July 2015 UN calls Mullah Omar’s support to talks a ‘positive development’
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has welcomed as a “positive development” Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar’s endorsement of direct talks between his group and the Afghan government, saying the world body fully supports the peace process. “It’s obviously...
Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban
8th July 2015 Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban
by Ali Hussain ISLAMABAD: An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai is in Islamabad to negotiate the prospects of a peace process in a war-torn Afghanistan directly with representatives of Afghan Taliban – an...
President Ghani’s dilemma
3rd July 2015 President Ghani’s dilemma
-Editorial The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is understandably frustrated; he finds himself increasingly inadequate to blunt the Taliban’s annual spring offensive which moves closer by the day. No doubt attack on the parliament was effectively checked – Afghan...
Attack on Afghan parliament
24th June 2015 Attack on Afghan parliament
Editorial It is almost given that as snow melts opening space for wider conflict there is noticeable spike in Taliban attacks on the government positions. But the stridency their annual spring offensive acquired this year is unprecedented. After...
Kabul Parliament comes under attack
22nd June 2015 Kabul Parliament comes under attack
KABUL: Taliban militants stormed into the Afghan parliament early Monday morning, Aaj News reported. One of the militants blew up outside the parliament. Others forcefully entered the parliament building. Live television footage showed lawmakers being evacuated amid smoke....
Four attackers killed as overnight gunfight in Kabul diplomatic quarter ends
27th May 2015 Four attackers killed as overnight gunfight in Kabul diplomatic quarter ends
KABUL: Gunfire and explosions rang out Wednesday in a diplomatic quarter of Kabul as security forces waged an all-night battle with Taliban militants who tried to storm a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family. The standoff ended...
Enemies of Afghanistan are enemies of Pakistan: Sartaj
26th May 2015 Enemies of Afghanistan are enemies of Pakistan: Sartaj
WEB DESK: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Monday declared that “enemies of Afghanistan are enemies of Pakistan” and the two neighbours have resolved to root out the menace of terrorism through...
Pakistan and Afghanistan sign intelligence sharing deal
19th May 2015 Pakistan and Afghanistan sign intelligence sharing deal
The intelligence services of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and co-ordinate operations against Taliban militants, a Pakistani military spokesman said Monday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Afghanistan’s...
Search operation arrests three Afghans
16th May 2015 Search operation arrests three Afghans
PESHAWAR: Police arrested 35 suspects including three Afghan national in a search operation and defused explosives in Charsadda, Aaj News reported. The suspects were arrested from Gulberg and Nothia. A case has been filed against the Afghan nationals...
Terrorist attack in Kabul strongly condemned by Pakistan
15th May 2015 Terrorist attack in Kabul strongly condemned by Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned terrorist’s activities in all its forms and manifestations, said Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson late on Thursday, Aaj News reported. According the spokesperson, “Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Park Palace Hotel in Kabul...
Five people including foreigners killed in Kabul guesthouse siege
14th May 2015 Five people including foreigners killed in Kabul guesthouse siege
KABUL: An American was among five people killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping several foreigners and triggering an hours-long overnight standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the...
PM vows to eradicate terrorism
12th May 2015 PM vows to eradicate terrorism
KABUL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to hunt down terrorist elements, and vowed that a peaceful Afghanistan is inevitable for the stability of region, Aaj News reported. He was speaking at conference held in Kabul where he met...
PM receives a warm welcome in Afghanistan
12th May 2015 PM receives a warm welcome in Afghanistan
KABUL: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif received a warm reception when he arrived here on a day-long visit to the Afghan capital to hold talks with the Afghan leaders. Prime Minister Sharif who is heading a high level...
PM, Army Chief to visit Afghanistan
11th May 2015 PM, Army Chief to visit Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sahrif along with other dignitaries will visit Afghanistan tomorrow, Aaj News reported. The delegation will negotiate bilateral relations between the two countries. According to the PM’s spokesman, earlier...
Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers
18th April 2015 Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers
JALALABAD: A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city’s police chief said. Police were investigating whether...
Suicide bomber kills 33 outside bank in Afghanistan
18th April 2015 Suicide bomber kills 33 outside bank in Afghanistan
JALALABAD: A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials. “Thirty-three dead bodies and more than 100 wounded...
Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan: officials
11th April 2015 Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan: officials
KABUL: The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers have been found, weeks after they were abducted by armed gunmen in the volatile south of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The group of workers for Save the Children was snatched...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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