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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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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb toll exceeds 100

Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning as the toll for those killed by a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance in Kabul topped 100 people, sharply raising tensions after insurgents struck in the city for the second time in a week. At least 103 people were killed ...

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Taliban Bomb in Ambulance Kills 95 near embassies in Kabul

KABUL: A bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on a busy Kabul street on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and injuring at least 158 others, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants ...

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Pakistan, US spar over drone strike

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States made conflicting claims on this week’s drone attack in Kurram Agency by the US forces based in Afghanistan as the two sides struggle to build trust. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan sticks to its ...

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Afghanistan U19s demolish New Zealand in quarter-final

OVAL: Afghanistan couldn’t have dreamed of a more satisfying quarter-final. They laid down a marker and sent a message to more fancied opponents that they were not a side to be taken lightly. In doing so, they dismantled the home side, New Zealand, in perhaps the most comprehensive manner imaginable. ...

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