Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Islamabad girds up for ‘tough talk’ with Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing for ‘tough talk’ with Afghanistan in coming weeks when army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will travel to Kabul at the invitation of President Ashraf Ghani. Although Gen Qamar has in principle accepted Ghani’s invitation, he is waiting for the ‘appropriate time’ to visit Afghanistan in a ...

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UAE ambassador to Afghanistan, Governor Kandahar wounded in blast

KABUL: The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Afghanistan has been wounded in  the southeastern city of Kandahar in a bomb blast that also killed at least seven people. The attack on Tuesday, which took place during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy, wounded 17 ...

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12 killed as lorry ploughs into Berlin Xmas market

BERLIN: A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more in what police said was a suspected terror attack. mbulances and heavily armed police rushed to the area after the vehicle mounted the pavement of the market in ...

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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE – US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan from 2003-2004 by torturing prisoners in what appeared to be a deliberate policy, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange questioned by prosecutors

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors on Monday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him. Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, who will be present while Assange is questioned by an Ecuadoran prosecutor, entered ...

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Afghan girl raped by police chief

18 years old Afghan girl raped by police chief when she tried to report her own rape LONDON: A young Afghan girl who went to the police station to report being raped was then raped by the district police commissioner in his office, she said on Monday. The 18-year-old, who ...

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Pakistan hopes Trump will help resolve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday expressed its hope that the United States President-elect Donald Trump will keep his word, and help resolve the Kashmir issue with India after assuming power in January. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, while addressing a weekly news briefing here on Thursday, said that the new ...

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