Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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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Bill in US Congress seeks end to Afghan war

NEW YORK: Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would end the nearly two-decade-long Afghanistan War. The 2019 American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act would have the United States declare victory in Afghanistan and set a 45-day deadline for a plan ...

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Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill at least 20

KANDAHAR: At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan´s Kandahar province, the UN said, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said widespread flooding inundated Kandahar city and surrounding ...

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Naib stars as Afghanistan down Ireland in 1st ODI

DEHRADUN: Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international. Naib took two wickets to help dismiss Ireland for 161 and then struck a crucial 46 as Afghanistan achieved their target in 41.5 overs in the north Indian city ...

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Acting Pentagon chief arrives in Afghanistan

KABUL: Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday as the United States seeks to support the Kabul government while negotiating peace with the Taliban. Shanahan will meet President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was not part of major talks between US and Taliban officials last ...

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World Bank offers Afghanistan $235 million

KABUL: The World Bank provided a grant of 235 million US dollars to Afghan government to support its efforts for development and stimulating growth in the country, Afghan Ministry of Finance reported on its website. Acting Minister of Finance Humayon Qayoumi and World Bank country director for Afghanistan Shubham Chaudhuri ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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Two Afghan journalists killed in attack on radio station

KABUL: Two journalists were shot and killed when gunmen stormed their radio station in northeast Afghanistan, officials said, underscoring the dangers faced by reporters in the war-torn country. The pair, both men in their 20s, were gunned down inside the studios of Radio Hamsada, a private broadcaster based in Taloqan, ...

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