Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Virat Kohli will boost English county cricket, says Chris Woakes

BIRMINGHAM: England paceman Chris Woakes said Friday that Virat Kohli’s decision to play for Surrey will raise the standard of English county cricket, as the Indian skipper faces criticism for missing a landmark Test. Kohli will skip Afghanistan’s first-ever Test, in Bangalore against India, to play county cricket in preparation ...

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7 Indians engineers abducted in Afghanistan

KABUL: In another instance of Indian interests in Afghanistan being targeted, seven Indian nationals working for a power company in the country’s northern Baghlan province were abducted, allegedly by Taliban gunmen. There was speculation over the exact number of men but they are understood to have been accompanied by a ...

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US, Pakistan can work together for regional security: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan can work together to find opportunities to further regional security, says the US Department of Defense. Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W White while speaking at a regular briefing in Washington said: “So with respect to Pakistan, we have opportunities with Pakistan. We think Pakistan can ...

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Rashid Khan: My quick arm action is a plus point for me

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan’s incredible rise has been one of the success stories in world cricket over the past few years. According to ICC, ranked No.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for bowlers, the leg-spinner from Afghanistan has 47 wickets from 29 T20 Internationals at 13.72 and an ...

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Suicide blast at election centre in Kabul kills 57

A security person collects evidence at the site of a suicide attack outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL: A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic ...

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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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