Wednesday, 23 October 2019

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EU calls for Afghan ceasefire as Esper visits Kabul

KABUL: European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a ...

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Top Ghani rival Abdullah claims victory in Afghanistan election

KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan s chief executive and President Ashraf Ghani s top rival, claimed victory Monday after the first round of voting in the presidential election over the weekend, though official counting is still ongoing. “We have the most votes in this election,” Abdullah said at a news conference. “The results ...

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Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll

KABUL: Afghanistan deployed more than 100,000 troops and police to guard polling stations in a presidential election which the Taliban has threatened to disrupt with suicide bombings and rocket attacks. Every election in the last decade has been marred by violence in Afghanistan, where Taliban Islamic militants are fighting U.S.-backed ...

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Nabi, Mujeeb lead Afghanistan to victory against Bangladesh

DHAKA: Afghanistan continued their success story against Bangladesh, handing the home side a 25-run defeat in their second match of the tri-nation Twenty20 tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday. Mohammad Nabi hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls to help Afghanistan recover from 40-4 and post ...

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Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

KABUL: Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the militants look to keep voters from the polls with bloody attacks. For months now a question mark has hung over the September 28 vote, in ...

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Pakistan can provide US military bases: Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: Presidential candidate Joe Biden went on the offensive in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, taking on the Afghanistan issue and saying that a future United States strategy in the war-torn country could depend on bases in Pakistan. “We can prevent the United States from ...

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Trump vows to hit Taliban ‘harder’ than ever as US marks 9/11

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America marked the 18th anniversary on Wednesday of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan. Trump spoke after aborting what would have been a historic peace summit and as relatives remembered the victims ...

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Rashid leads Afghanistan to famous Test win over Bangladesh

CHATTOGRAM: Rashid Khan picked up six second innings wickets to lead Afghanistan to a famous 224-run win over Bangladesh in the maiden Test match between the two sides at Chattogram. Racing against time to complete a win with less than four overs left in the weather-hit match, the longest-format rookies ...

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Rahmat Shah makes first Afghanistan Test hundred

CHITTAGONG: Rahmat Shah became the first from Afghanistan to hit a Test hundred as a resolute batting performance against Bangladesh earned them the first-day honors. Rahmat’s 102 and Asghar Afghan’s 88 not out led Afghanistan to 271-5 at stumps in the one-off Test, the visitors’ third ever. Rahmat and Asghar ...

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