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Tag Archives: Kabul

At Least Three Killed In Suicide Blast Outside Kabul Cricket Stadium

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  KABUL: At least three people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up while attempting to enter a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. Police said the September 13 blast also injured at least seven people near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium, where hundreds of ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

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KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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US air strike kills 13 civilians: Afghan officials

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KABUL: Thirteen civilians from the same family were killed and another 15 wounded in a US air strike on Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said Thursday. US Forces-Afghanistan said it has launched an investigation into the incident which an Afghan official said also killed more than a dozen insurgents ...

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Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

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KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy shopping street near the US embassy in central Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four people and injuring several others, officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks to hit the Afghan capital, and comes three months after a ...

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

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US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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Tillerson warns Pakistan may lose ‘privileged status’

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WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that Pakistan’s privileged status as a major non-NATO US ally could be in question if it continues to give safe haven to extremists. “We have some leverage,” Tillerson told reporters, “in terms of aid, their status as a non-NATO alliance partner – ...

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Afghan pop star performs despite threats

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KABUL: Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at the heavily protected Intercontinental Hotel. It was a rare music concert in the ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

FILE PHOTO: U.S. helicopter flies near the new-found gold mine site in Nor Aaba, Takhar Province, Afghanistan November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

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EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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