Sunday, 18 November 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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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Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a ceasefire with Taliban from Monday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday, despite the heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central city of Ghazni. “The conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it will continue as long as the Taliban preserves ...

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Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: official

  KABUL: A suicide bomber killed three foreign soldiers in an attack on a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO’s mission in the country said. “Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan,” it said ...

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre

KABUL: A militant attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, officials said, after the more than six-hour assault was brought to an end by security forces. At least 67 people, including students and teachers, were inside the centre ...

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Afghanistan: Kabul hit by multiple explosions

KABUL: Multiple explosions have rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, with three confirmed to have been caused by rockets that hit a residential area, officials have said. At least three people were wounded in the attacks, with police deployed to the area to find the launch site, an official told the AFP ...

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Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to improve coordination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to improve coordination between working groups constituted under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity. The agreement came at the first meeting of the working groups between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Kabul. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the talks were held under the Afghanistan-Pakistan ...

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