Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Shahzad fined, asked to relocate to Afghanistan

KABUL: Two weeks after his Man-of-the-Match performance in the final of the World Cup Qualifier, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad has been asked by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to reside permanently in Afghanistan or risk having his contract terminated. Shahzad currently resides in Peshawar, Pakistan. He has also been fined AFN 300,000 (USD 4000 approx.) ...

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to achieve objectives of regional security

KABUL: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Friday agreed on achieving the common aim of regional security through connectivity. They agreed during delegation level talks which were held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere. Afghan president welcomed the prime minister and members of Pakistani ...

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Afghan female powerlifters flex their muscles

KABUL: Inside the Afghanistan Powerlifting Federation’s cramped gym, Rasheda Parhiz lies on a bench wearing a tunic over sweatpants and holding a 70-kilogram (150-pound) weighted bar above her scarf-covered head. The 40-year-old began powerlifting several years ago to help lose weight – she used to weigh 120kg and hid her ...

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Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

KABUL: Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers and three others have been killed in multiple attacks across the country. At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday in the Bala Boluk district of western Farah province when Taliban fighters stormed an army checkpoint. Meanwhile, two suicide car bombers killed at least ...

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Iran, India to work for stability in Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India’s commitment to help Afghanistan become “a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country” after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on ...

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‘Bajwa doctrine’ helps Pakistan stand up to US: British think-tank

LONDON: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank, in an analysis stated that the Pakistan Army under the “Bajwa doctrine” Pakistan appears far more confident than it was when the US threatened then president General (r) Pervez Musharraf and coerced the country into cooperating. In a report published on ...

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Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series

WELLINGTON: Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series. Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333-5 from their 50 overs with his ninth ODI hundred, before Graeme Cremer took 4-41 with ...

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan take third after washout

Pakistan claimed the third position at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third-fourth position play-off match against Afghanistan was washed-out on Thursday without a ball being bowled. Earlier, Pakistan had lost to arch-rivals India in the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup semi-finals. They lost by a massive ...

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Powerful earthquake jolts India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

KABUL/ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and parts in Pakistan and India, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres (119 miles), the USGS said. Frightened ...

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