Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

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KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental ...

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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan, alleges Karzai

Hamid Karzai

KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that the ISIS was a ‘US construct’ whose forces have been helping the militant group in Afghanistan. “Absolutely,” he told Russia Today in an exclusive interview in London when asked whether he agrees that the ISIS was a US construct. Asked if ...

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U.S. yet to announce exact troop number deployment in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the exact number of additional U.S. troops to be deployed in Afghanistan was not still clear. “Afghan security forces continue to take the lead but we are going to give them more advantages,” Mattis responded to a query when ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

Abbasi-Rouhani

NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Afghan President Ghani at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan

Ashraf Ghani

UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump´s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win ...

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‘Terrified’ after Kabul stadium blast, Razzaq quits Afghan league

Abdul-Razzaq

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quit the Shpageeza Cricket League in Kabul and is returning to Pakistan following a suicide blast near a cricket stadium there on Wednesday that killed three people. The blast occurred when there was a match under way between the Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak ...

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CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country. Citing current and former intelligence and ...

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