Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

‘Terrified’ after Kabul stadium blast, Razzaq quits Afghan league

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quit the Shpageeza Cricket League in Kabul and is returning to Pakistan following a suicide blast near a cricket stadium there on Wednesday that killed three people. The blast occurred when there was a match under way between the Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak ...

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CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country. Citing current and former intelligence and ...

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At Least Three Killed In Suicide Blast Outside Kabul Cricket Stadium

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  KABUL: At least three people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up while attempting to enter a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. Police said the September 13 blast also injured at least seven people near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium, where hundreds of ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

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Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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China, Pakistan agree to work together for national security

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BEIJING: Pakistan and China have agreed to work together for defence and regional security. Later, at a joint talk with media, Pakistani Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed that solution of the Afghan problem has to be a fundamentally political solution and that there is no military solution to ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

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KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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Afghanistan to double special forces in fight against Taliban

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KABUL: Commandos armed with RPG-7 rocket launchers aim at a tank hundreds of metres away, fresh recruits to Afghanistan’s most skilled fighting force — an elite group whose growing strength, US generals say, worries the Taliban. These new members of Afghanistan’s Special Operations Command (SOC) will soon be on the frontline ...

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Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

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KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani in his Eidul Azha message has reached out to Pakistan offering “comprehensive negotiations” to bring peace to their troubled relationship. Like most Muslim countries, Afghanistan is celebrating Eid on Friday while in Pakistan it will be celebrated on Saturday. “Peace with Pakistan is our national ...

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