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AFGHANISTAN NEWS

Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills at least 19 in Kabul

February 07, 2017 6:33 pm

The Kabul bombing came hours after a roadside bombing killed the top government official of a district in western Farah province.

Amid threats, Afghanistan's first female orchestra Zohra ready to perform at WEF in Davos

January 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, will be performing at World Economic Forum in Davos.

In Afghanistan, mourning women join fight against Islamic State

January 15, 2017 8:56 am

Nearly all of the Afghan women fighters have lost a husband, son or brother to the Taliban or the newly active Islamic State in the province bordering Turkmenistan.

Kandahar: At least 9 killed in blast during UAE envoy's visit, says report

January 10, 2017 11:19 pm

The envoy was also injured in the blast, according to UAE foreign ministry.

Kabul: Twin bombings in Afghanistan's capital kill 38, wound dozens

January 10, 2017 6:37 pm

The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers' offices, according to Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

China-Pak-Russia talks discuss 'deteriorating' Afghan security

December 28, 2016 3:33 pm

Russia and China as the UN Security Council permanent members "confirmed their flexible approach to delisting Afghan individuals from the UN sanctions lists as their contribution to the efforts aimed at launching peaceful dialogue between Kabul and the Taliban."

India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

December 03, 2016 3:18 pm

Officials say the focus of the air cargo service is to improve landlocked Afghanistan's connectivity to key markets abroad and boost the growth prospects of its fruit and carpet industries while it battles a deadly Taliban insurgency.

Decision to halve US troops in Afghanistan may not be made by NATO summit

June 13, 2016 9:52 am

Former commanders and envoys have warned that it would be a mistake.

Afghanistan: Islamic State attack kills six police officials in Nangarhar province

June 11, 2016 6:19 pm

IS affiliated insurgents attacked the administrative headquarters in Haska Mina district killing 6 police officers.

Judith D'Souza's father: I want my daughter back; efforts on to secure release

June 10, 2016 6:32 pm

"Our embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is also in touch with her family in Kolkata. All efforts are being made by the Afghan authorities to secure her early release," an official source said.

AFGHANISTAN PHOTOS

India will not forget or turn away from Afghanistan: PM Modi at Salma Dam's inauguration

June 04, 2016 3:23 pm

PM Narendra Modi's visit takes Indo-Afghanistan relations a step further as he inaugurates the Salma Dam in Herat province.

Afghanistan seal historic win over West Indies, Chris Gayle celebrates with the winners

March 27, 2016 8:34 pm

West Indies lost to Afghanistan by six runs in their final Super 10 stage match on Sunday.

South Africa vs Afghanistan: AB de Villiers show leads South Africa to win over Afghanistan

March 20, 2016 10:01 pm

Afghanistan give South Africa a score but Protea bowlers defended 209 to give their team first win WT20 2016.

ICC World T20: Tillakaratne Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win over Afghanistan

March 17, 2016 11:59 pm

Sri Lanka, riding high on Dilshan's unbeaten 83, beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Women rights activists face threat in Afghanistan: Amnesty

April 07, 2015 5:13 pm

Amnesty International says the activists, who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country, face increased violence, including sexual assault and assassinations.

Dominant New Zealand breeze past Afghanistan

March 08, 2015 2:00 pm

New Zealand stomped Afghanistan to take their World Cup 2015 record to 5-0 and moved 4 points clear of Sri Lanka.

Australia back to dominating ways

March 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Australia thumped Afghanistan in the most one-sided match of the World Cup.

World Cup 2015: The Heroes from the Minnows

March 03, 2015 5:25 pm

We take a look at some of the biggest performers from the minnows in the first fortnight of the World Cup.

Heavy winter snow results in Afghanistan avalanche

February 27, 2015 9:12 am

More snow was predicted for central Afghanistan, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -12 degrees Celsius.

Afghanistan vs Scotland: In match of equals, Afghanistan snatch first World Cup win

February 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Afghanistan beat Scotland by 1 wicket in a dramatic match in Dunedin to claim their first World Cup win.

AFGHANISTAN VIDEOS

Congress co-relates PM Modi’s Pak visit with Pathankot attack

January 09, 2016 11:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh reacted on the recent Pathankot attack and said that considering America’s interest, it is reflected that America is involved in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Taking account of the Pathankot attack, Singh said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should investigate the matter.