Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Zazai smashes six sixes in an over in APL clash

DUBAI: Afghan 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai joined a select group of cricketers on Sunday by smashing six sixes in an over in a domestic tournament. Opening the batting for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 tournament, Zazai tore into left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari in the fourth ...

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Afghanistan signs major mining deals in development push

KABUL: Afghan officials have signed contracts for two major mining projects in northern Afghanistan, pushing ahead with plans to develop the country’s mineral reserves but drawing criticism over the involvement of a former minister in the project. The deals were signed in Washington on Friday with mining and investment group ...

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Afghan government rejects proposals to privatise war

  KABUL: Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces, following a renewed push by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater. Erik Prince, whose company came to prominence during the war in Iraq, has been lobbying ...

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Mike Pompeo urges Afghan Taliban to seize opportunity for dialogue

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the United States looked forward to working with ...

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Afghanistan, India tie Asia Cup thrilling match

DUBAI: Afghanistan pulled off a sensational tie off the penultimate ball against India in the Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Mohammad Shahzad’s 124 lifted Afghanistan to 252-8 in 50 overs while India were all out in 49.5 overs with the scores level. Title ...

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

ABU DHABI: Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball in the 50th over to give his team a nerve-wracking three-run win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Needing eight to win off the 50th over Afghanistan lost Rashid Khan for five off the ...

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Asia Cup 2018: Sri Lanka knocked out by Afghanistan

ABU DHABI: Minnows Afghanistan recorded a great upset win to knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup in Group B One-day International here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday. Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by ...

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Afghan suicide attack toll soars to 68

JALALABAD: The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holiday. The bombing on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar was the latest in a wave of deadly insurgent ...

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UN condemns twin bombings in Kabul sports centre

  KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded, according to ...

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No way other than negotiations to solve Kashmir issue: Shah Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed on Monday that Pakistan’s interests are the first priority as the foreign policy will begin and end at the country. Speaking at his maiden press conference in Islamabad, Qureshi maintained that Pakistan is facing immense challenges and the government is determined for ...

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