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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghan women officers train at Indian military academy

Afghan women officers train

KABUL: From shooting an AK-47 to dealing with computer-simulated sieges, 20 Afghan women officers are being put through their paces at a military training academy in India. They are the first Afghan women to attend the academy in the south Indian city of Chennai, which has been training men from ...

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Afghanistan to play first-ever Test Cricket in India

Afghanistan CRICKET

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan will play their first ever Test match in India, officials from both countries announced, amid speculation that the game could be played as early as next year. Afghanistan and Ireland were given Test status in June by the International Cricket Council. “The Afghans were scheduled to play ...

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for twelve months after he inadvertently ingested prohibited substances. According to a press release, the wicketkeeper-batsman had consumed, Hydroxycut, a prohibited substance. The ICC had found the substance during a screening test after getting sample on January 17, ...

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Swaraj visits Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar Port

Swaraj IRAN

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday made a previously unannounced stopover at Tehran on her way back from Russia and held a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javed Zarif, a day before the inauguration of the strategically-important Chabahar port. Swaraj was returning from the Russian city ...

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No change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump tough line, says US general

John Nicholson

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that Pakistanis have “been engaged in a very tough fight against extremism inside their own country,” top US general in Afghanistan John Nicholson said he had not seen any significant changes from Islamabad. Members of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network still hide out on the Pakistan side of the ...

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Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf-Ghani-NAWAZ

KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his government has taken necessary steps to maintain peace with Pakistan. According to the Afghan media, speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province, President Ghani said the perceptions that the government`s strategies regarding peace efforts are not clear are ...

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Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan

Elite US troops

WASHINGTON: Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Pentagon had previously put the number of US forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by the ...

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Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks

Pakistan Foreign Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s recent remarks that Taliban still have bases in Pakistan, which he had described as a “big challenge” to efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Muhammad Faisal dismissed the charges at his weekly briefing. ...

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NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

NATO wants full cooperation from Pakistan, says secretary general BRUSSELS: NATO will boost its training mission in Afghanistan by around 3,000 troops, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as Kabul reeled from the latest deadly attack on civilians. The overall size of NATO s training and support mission in the unrest-hit country ...

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India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

Chahbahar Port

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be taken by trucks to ...

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