Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Asghar Afghan returns as Afghanistan captain

KABUL: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including ...

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Taliban attack on US military base kills at least 2

KABUL: Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, killing at least two person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck the Bagram air ...

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Cornwall puts West Indies in command against Afghanistan

Rahkeem Cornwall

LUCKNOW: Rahkeem Cornwall picked up a career-best 7 for 75 as Afghanistan squandered a sound start to be dismissed for 187 on the first day of the inaugural Test at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. In response, West Indies lost two early wickets before John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks took them ...

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15 killed in roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

Fifteen people were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, according to an Afghanistan presidential spokesman. Siddik Siddiki said the bomb was detonated as a civilian vehicle was passed it. He claimed the bomb was placed by the Taliban. The Taliban has not ...

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United States backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday that it supported continued Indian involvement in Afghanistan, even as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw troops. India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan s government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored ...

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Schoolboy Naseem Shah pitches up for debut in Australia

MELBOURNE: Teenage tearaways are part of the fabric of Pakistan cricket but schoolboy seamer Naseem Shah could redefine the term “wunderkind” if selected during the test series in Australia. The 16-year-old from Lower Dir district on the border of Afghanistan would eclipse former home captain Ian Craig as the youngest ...

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‘Panipat’ sparks anger among the Pashtun’s of Afghanistan

BOLLYWOOD: After the trailer of Bollywood movie ‘Panipat‘ released, it sparked anger among the Pashtun’s tribe of Afghanistan. The Panipat trailer went viral among Afghanistan social media users with many controversial discussions. Some have welcomed it as the reality of history, while other group have criticized it, claiming that parts ...

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Afghan airstrike takes out 14 Taliban militants

KUNDUZ: At least 14 Taliban militants, including a militants’ divisional commander, were killed in an airstrike carried out by Afghan Air Force in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, police said. The sortie was launched late Monday by Afghan Air Force against a hideout belonging to Taliban militants in Qarluq, an area ...

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