Monday, 23 September 2019

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghanistan opens probe into sexual favour allegations

KABUL: Afghanistan’s attorney general opened an investigation Tuesday into allegations that some members of President Ashraf Ghani s administration are trading government positions for sexual favours. The accusations made last week by General Habibullah Ahmadzai, a former security advisor to Ghani, have sparked an outcry in Kabul. Many have taken ...

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Rise in attacks on Afghan schools alarming: UNICEF

KABUL: A latest UNICEF report has pointed out alarming rise in the attacks on schools in the war-torn Afghanistan. The report released on Tuesday has counted around 200 attacks on schools last year alone, thereby cutting children’s access to education amid worsening security situation. Attacks on schools have surged from ...

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England dismiss Afghanistan in World Cup warm-up

LONDON: Afghanistan were bowled out for 160 against England as Jofra Archer and Joe Root took three wickets apiece in a World Cup warm-up match here at the Oval. Fast bowler Archer struck twice with the new ball before ending some late resistance from Mohammad Nabi. Afghanistan were in danger ...

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Rashid Khan puts a positive spin on Afghan World Cup bid

KABUL: Afghanistan are making steady progress as a young cricketing nation and can boast a true star in Rashid Khan, whom they hope will to take them to the next level. The 20-year-old, who is top of the Twenty20 world rankings, will be a key weapon in the World Cup ...

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Steve Smith hits ton as Australia edge out England

SOUTHHAMPTON: England fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith’s first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9. James ...

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Afghanistan beat Pakistan in WC warm-up match

BRISTOL: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by three wickets in their World Cup warm-up match at Bristol County Ground on Friday. Pakistan had set a 263-run target after they were bowled out in the 48th over in the match. Afghanistan achieved the required target in 49.4 overs at a loss of seven ...

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Afghan spin the key for new captain at World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan’s World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament. Under Asghar, Afghanistan had made serious progress, beating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at last year’s Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates ...

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Shahzad century fires Afghanistan to World Cup warm-up win

BELFAST: Mohammad Shahzad smashed a blistering 101 as Afghanistan fine-tuned their World Cup preparations with a 126-run thrashing of Ireland to draw the one-day international series on Tuesday. Afghanistan were put in to bat by the hosts in Belfast and Shahzad made them pay with his 87-ball century. Together with ...

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389 registered Afghan families repatriated to Afghanistan: UNHCR

KABUL: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voluntary repatriated 389 registered Afghan families comprising 1,528 individuals to Afghanistan from Pakistan after the winter break, resumed on March 1. According to the UNHCR report issued here on Tuesday, the voluntary repatriation operation had been suspended for the winter period ...

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Imran Khan ready for ‘any co-op’ on Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution in Afghanistan, fully owned and led by the Afghans themselves. Talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who made a telephone call to him yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the spirit of brotherhood defined ...

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