Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – Team Squads

LONDON: Full list of squads announced for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019, which gets underway on 30 May in England and Wales. All teams have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup. Teams can still make changes until one week before the start of the tournament. England: ...

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Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

KABUL: Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan’s national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women’s participation in sport is her “red line” as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban. Former politician Farkhunda Zahra Naderi tweeted that the protection of female leadership roles should be non-negotiable. ...

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Gunman opens fire at a wedding, killing 3: Afghan official:

KABUL: An Afghan official says a gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony in eastern Khost province, killing at least three people before he fled the scene. The motive for the attack was unknown and no militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting on Sunday night in the district ...

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Three US soldiers, contractor killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: An attack outside Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed three US service members and one American contractor, according to the US military. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Army Col. David Butler told VOA a vehicle-borne bomb exploded near a convoy on a security patrol near ...

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Top Afghan cricket players criticise change of captain

KABUL: Afghanistan has named a new captain to lead the cricket team into the forthcoming World Cup – a move that has not gone down well with some of the players. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced Gulbadin Naib would skipper the one-day side, Rashid Khan the Twenty20 team and Rahmat ...

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US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN

KABUL: Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said. The air strike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban and combined Afghan and US forces that lasted about 30 ...

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Broadcast costs derail Afghanistan’s proposed Zimbabwe tour

HARARE: Afghanistan’s proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had asked Zimbabwe Cricket to host the series in Harare to help their team prepare for the World Cup in England. ...

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Taliban leader Omar lived next to US Afghan base: biography

BERLIN: Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that highlights embarrassing failures of American intelligence. Washington believed the one-eyed, fugitive leader had fled to Pakistan, but the new biography says Omar was in fact living just three ...

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