Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tag Archives: Taliban

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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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’

Afghanistan

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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Afghanistan to double special forces in fight against Taliban

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KABUL: Commandos armed with RPG-7 rocket launchers aim at a tank hundreds of metres away, fresh recruits to Afghanistan’s most skilled fighting force — an elite group whose growing strength, US generals say, worries the Taliban. These new members of Afghanistan’s Special Operations Command (SOC) will soon be on the frontline ...

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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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US air strike kills 13 civilians: Afghan officials

Kabul

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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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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’

Rex Tillerson

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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Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England. BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of ...

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