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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...
Pakistan protests with Afghanistan on killing of Pakistanis
10th April 2015 Pakistan protests with Afghanistan on killing of Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday strongly protested with Afghanistan, over killing of five Pakistani nationals inside that country. Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement said the Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was called to Foreign Office, and handed over...
Suicide blast kills at least 13 in east Afghanistan: officials
2nd April 2015 Suicide blast kills at least 13 in east Afghanistan: officials
KHOST: A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an attack near a complex housing the governor of a restive eastern province bordering Pakistan, officials said....
Pakistan makes sincere efforts to facilitate peace process in Afghanistan: Secretary Defence
25th March 2015 Pakistan makes sincere efforts to facilitate peace process in Afghanistan: Secretary Defence
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan made sincere efforts to help stabilize Afghan government and facilitate peace process in Afghanistan, Secretary Defence, Lt. General (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak said. He was talking to US Deputy Commander for CENTCOM, Vice  Admiral Mark Fox...
England win toss and field first against Afghanistan
13th March 2015 England win toss and field first against Afghanistan
SYDNEY: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to send his bowlers out to have a crack at Afghanistan’s batsmen under leaden skies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. With both sides already eliminated from...
New Zealand v Afghanistan scoreboard
8th March 2015 New Zealand v Afghanistan scoreboard
NAPIER: First innings scoreboard in the World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Afghanistan at McLean Park in Napier on Sunday: Afghanistan Javed Ahmadi lbw b Boult 1 Usman Ghani b Vettori 0 Nawroz Mangal b...
Afghanistan 186 all out against New Zealand
8th March 2015 Afghanistan 186 all out against New Zealand
NAPIER: Afghanistan were all out for 186 in the 47th over batting first against New Zealand in their Pool A World Cup match in Napier on Sunday. For New Zealand, Daniel Vettori took four for 18 to become...
Women’s cycling team pushes past roadblocks in Afghanistan
7th March 2015 Women’s cycling team pushes past roadblocks in Afghanistan
KABUL: Malika Yousufi lined her bike up alongside her teammates on a lonely road outside the Afghan capital, getting ready for her weekly training ride away from the disapproving stares of Kabul. Yousufi is part of Afghanistan’s Women’s...
Australia defeat Afghanistan by 275 runs
4th March 2015 Australia defeat Afghanistan by 275 runs
PERTH: Australia hit the highest World Cup score on Wednesday when they made 417-6 against Afghanistan on their way to a 275-run victory, the biggest winning margin in tournament history. The four-time champions went past the previous best...
Australia bat against Afghanistan in World Cup
4th March 2015 Australia bat against Afghanistan in World Cup
PERTH, AustraliaL Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bowl in the World Cup Pool B game against Australia at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Australia made two changes for the match, with all-rounder Shane...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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