Friday, 29 May 2020

Tag Archives: Afghan

Kabul ‘concerned’ about US-Taliban deal, seeks clarification

KABUL: The Afghan government expressed doubts about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information about the risks it poses. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in Kabul this week, when he shared with Afghan officials an agreement “in principle” that Washington has forged ...

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World powers meet in Geneva on Afghan reforms, peace prospects

KABUL: Afghan leaders and international diplomats meet in Geneva to evaluate whether strategies and aid offered to Afghanistan are helping resolve the quagmire created by the 17-year war, paving way for the withdrawal of foreign troops. The two-day conference on Afghanistan, jointly hosted by the Afghan government and the United ...

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Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

KABUL: The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process, the country´s de facto prime minister told AFP. Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as “chief executive” of the unity government in Kabul, struck ...

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Migrants lead cricket charge in Sweden

AFP STOCKHOLM: Wooden bats and red balls are taking over Sweden’s fields: cricket is booming in the Scandinavian country thanks to Afghan and Pakistani migrants who’ve found a way to reconnect with their roots. In a country where ice hockey reigns supreme, cricket was barely seen here 10 years ago. ...

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for twelve months after he inadvertently ingested prohibited substances. According to a press release, the wicketkeeper-batsman had consumed, Hydroxycut, a prohibited substance. The ICC had found the substance during a screening test after getting sample on January 17, ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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Afghan pop star performs despite threats

KABUL: Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel. It was a rare music concert in the ...

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At Least 24 Killed, 42 Wounded In Kabul Deadly Car Bomb Attack

KABUL: A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast. The attacker detonated a bomb in his car in a mainly Shia neighbourhood in the west of ...

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