Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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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Dostum survives suicide attack near Kabul Airport, 11 killed

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded 14 at the entrance to Kabul international airport today, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Senior government officials, political leaders and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the ...

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In Policy Shift, US Open To Meeting With Taliban

WASHINGTON: The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, US officials said. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate ...

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