Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Former Taliban hostage arrested for 15 charges including assault

Joshua Boyle - Caitlan Coleman

MONTREAL: A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault , illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports. Joshua Boyle was freed last October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their ...

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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: ISPR

Major General Asif Ghafoor

RAWALPINDI: The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster. At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a ...

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At least 40 killed, 30 wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

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KABUL: At least 40 have been killed and 30 injured in a double blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul: one took place near a mosque and the other reportedly hit a cultural center, according to local TV citing the Health Ministry. The explosive devices were apparently detonated by suicide attackers, 1TV channel reported, citing the ...

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Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

Atta Mohammad Noor

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to oust one of the country’s most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency. Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of the strategically important northern province of Balkh, has ...

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Moscow ready to cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Russian foreign ministry


MOSCOW stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan , Russia’s Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with state news agency published on Saturday. Russia maintains contacts with U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells, said Zamir Kabulov, special representative to the Russian president on Afghanistan ...

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Pakistan has much to lose from harbouring terrorists, says Mike Pence

Mike Pence

KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore America’s commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents there. In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan, Pence ...

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Reporters Without Borders says 65 journalists killed in 2017


PARIS: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says that 65 journalists were killed in 2017, the lowest toll in 14 years. According to figures released by the non-governmental organization on Tuesday, 60 percent of the journalists who were killed were murdered. RSF said the overall decrease is due to journalists leaving countries ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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