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Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary

14 Apr 2021

Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden is expected to make a formal announcement about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The US will pull the remaining combat troops from the war-torn country by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks.

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

25 Dec 2020

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

In a development that has left Beijing embarrassed, a 10-member module that operated a terror cell has been busted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials in the know told HT.

Australia set to host Afghanistan for one-off Test in 2021

20 Dec 2020

Australia set to host Afghanistan for one-off Test in 2021

Australia are set to host Afghanistan for a one-off Test match in November next year.

India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

25 Nov 2020

India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

Sending a message that it stands by its allies, India on Tuesday released new development initiatives for war-torn Afghanistan. The initiatives include the construction of a dam and nearly 150 projects which would cost $80 million.

Afghanistan: 14 rockets land in Kabul; five dead, 21 injured

21 Nov 2020

Afghanistan: 14 rockets land in Kabul; five dead, 21 injured

As many as 14 rockets landed in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, taking the lives of five people and injuring 21, said reports.

IPL 2020: NewsBytes team of the tournament

11 Nov 2020

IPL 2020: NewsBytes team of the tournament

Mumbai Indians hammered the Delhi Capitals to win a record fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy.

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul University leaving 19 dead, 22 wounded

02 Nov 2020

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul University leaving 19 dead, 22 wounded

At least 19 people were killed and 22 wounded as gunmen stormed the Kabul University in Afghanistan on Monday, the Interior Ministry said.

Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

18 Oct 2020

Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

At least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured in a suicide car bombing in the western Ghor province of Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

IPL 2020: Squad analysis of Sunrisers Hyderabad

11 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: Squad analysis of Sunrisers Hyderabad

In 2016, Australian opener David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a maiden Indian Premier League title.

CPL 2020, Day-4: Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia seal wins

23 Aug 2020

CPL 2020, Day-4: Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Lucia seal wins

Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks registered victories on Day 4 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

27 Jul 2020

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.

#ThisDayThatYear: Shikhar Dhawan reaches this historic feat in Bengaluru

15 Jun 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Shikhar Dhawan reaches this historic feat in Bengaluru

On this day in 2018, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a historic feat in Test cricket.

Afghanistan cricketers resume training in Kabul

08 Jun 2020

Afghanistan cricketers resume training in Kabul

The marquee Afghanistan players returned to training, on Sunday, as the Afghanistan Cricket Board commenced a month-long camp in Kabul.

Cricket Australia announces dates for summer fixtures: Details here

28 May 2020

Cricket Australia announces dates for summer fixtures: Details here

Cricket Australia has announced a full international schedule for the 2020-21 summer.

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

25 Mar 2020

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

04 Mar 2020

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

Days after the United States signed an accord with the Taliban, aimed at bringing peace in ravaged Afghanistan, President Donald Trump spoke with one founder of the terrorist organization.

US, Taliban sign historic peace deal to end Afghanistan war

29 Feb 2020

US, Taliban sign historic peace deal to end Afghanistan war

After months of negotiations, the United States and Taliban on Saturday signed a historic peace agreement to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Passenger plane with 83 onboard crashes in Taliban-held Afghanistan area

27 Jan 2020

Passenger plane with 83 onboard crashes in Taliban-held Afghanistan area

A passenger plane crashed in the Deh Yak district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Monday.

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

29 Dec 2019

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP boss, Mayawati, has suspended a party MLA from Madhya Pradesh after the latter allegedly supported the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Cricket: A look at the worst moments this year

28 Dec 2019

Cricket: A look at the worst moments this year

The year 2019 in cricket had a packed schedule that included some major tournaments.

#ComicBytes: Facts about Iron Man movies haven't shown yet

18 Dec 2019

#ComicBytes: Facts about Iron Man movies haven't shown yet

Genius, Billionaire, you know how it goes.

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

16 Dec 2019

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

Amid nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people should not believe rumors and work towards maintaining peace and harmony.

Ex-Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib threatens to expose corruption in ACB

12 Dec 2019

Ex-Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib threatens to expose corruption in ACB

Former Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib has threatened to expose Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for its ongoing corruption.

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

12 Dec 2019

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."

Asghar Afghan replaces Rashid Khan as Afghanistan captain: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Asghar Afghan replaces Rashid Khan as Afghanistan captain: Details here

Afghanistan have re-appointed Asghar Afghan as the captain of the national team for all formats, as he replaces Rashid Khan.

Amit Shah defends Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, slams Congress' past

09 Dec 2019

Amit Shah defends Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, slams Congress' past

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to correct Congress' mistakes, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday as he defended his government's decision to give Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslims from neighboring countries.

Who is Karim Janat: Afghanistan's new bowling sensation

17 Nov 2019

Who is Karim Janat: Afghanistan's new bowling sensation

Afghanistan have risen to fame in world cricket, courtesy their fine performance over the past years, as a result, producing some incredible players.

Nicholas Pooran banned for ball-tampering: Details here

13 Nov 2019

Nicholas Pooran banned for ball-tampering: Details here

West Indian youngster Nicholas Pooran has been banned from four T20Is after being found guilty of attempting to change the condition of the ball during the recently-concluded third ODI against Afghanistan in Lucknow.

How Kieron Pollard forced umpire to change no-ball decision

13 Nov 2019

How Kieron Pollard forced umpire to change no-ball decision

Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard is one of the top players in Caribbean cricket. He is also the current captain of the side in the ongoing limited overs series against Afghanistan.

Windies end five-year ODI series winless streak, beat Afghanistan

10 Nov 2019

Windies end five-year ODI series winless streak, beat Afghanistan

Former world champions Windies ended their five-year series winless streak in ODIs, as they beat Afghanistan in the second ODI of the ongoing three-match series.

Top al Qaeda leader, born in Uttar Pradesh, killed

09 Oct 2019

Top al Qaeda leader, born in Uttar Pradesh, killed

A top leader of al Qaeda was killed by the joint forces of the United States and Afghanistan on September 23, reports claimed.

Taliban releases three Indian engineers kidnapped last year

07 Oct 2019

Taliban releases three Indian engineers kidnapped last year

In a sigh of relief for India, three engineers, who were abducted in May 2018 by the Taliban, were released on Sunday in exchange for 11 Taliban members. The swap happened at an undisclosed location.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in T20I: Here are the records broken

15 Sep 2019

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in T20I: Here are the records broken

Afghanistan were too good for Zimbabwe in the second T20I of the tri-series involving Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Osama bin Laden's son killed in US counter-terrorism operation: Trump

14 Sep 2019

Osama bin Laden's son killed in US counter-terrorism operation: Trump

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that Hamza bin Laden, the son of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation. Reportedly, Hamza was expected to succeed his father as the leader of the al-Qaeda.

On 9/11 anniversary, rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan

11 Sep 2019

On 9/11 anniversary, rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan

A rocket exploded at the United States Embassy in Afghanistan's Kabul on Wednesday, the anniversary of 9/11 attack.

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh: Here're the records scripted by Rashid Khan

09 Sep 2019

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh: Here're the records scripted by Rashid Khan

Afghanistan scripted history on Monday when they beat Bangladesh by 224 runs in a Test match at Chittagong.

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

09 Sep 2019

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh: Here are the records broken

The Afghanistan cricket team scripted history by winning the one-off Test match against Bangladesh.

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

08 Sep 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

Here are the first Test centurions from every cricketing nation

07 Sep 2019

Here are the first Test centurions from every cricketing nation

Test cricket is considered to be the ultimate format of the game.