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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.

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.

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.

08 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

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.

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.

18 Aug 2019


#KabulAttack: 63 dead in bomb blast at wedding, 180 injured

At least 63 people have been killed and over 180 injured when a powerful bomb explosion ripped through a packed wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

07 Jul 2019


After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based terror organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have reportedly shifted their cadres to Afghanistan following the Indian Air Force's airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot.

12 May 2019


Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

A political adviser and former journalist named Mena Mangal was shot dead in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, days after she wrote on social media that her life was under threat.

08 May 2019


Afghanistan: Boy celebrating his prosthetic limb will melt your heart

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27 Apr 2019


US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

The United States yesterday agreed with rivals Russia and China on a goal of withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan, a key component of a peace deal being negotiated by Washington.

24 Apr 2019


US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than insurgents do: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by the US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released today revealed.

25 Mar 2019


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19 Mar 2019


One of seven Indian engineers, abducted by Taliban, returns home

Ten months after being kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, one of the seven Indian nationals has safely returned to India, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

02 Mar 2019


Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as fighting continued during a pause in peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators.

15 Feb 2019


At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.

14 Feb 2019


Afghan peace talks: Taliban to meet US, Pakistan officials soon?

The Taliban said yesterday its negotiators would next week meet the top US and Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Imran Khan during a key round of talks in Islamabad as part of the ongoing Afghan peace talks.

12 Feb 2019


Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghanistan president dies at 93

Sibghatullah Mujadidi, who was Afghanistan's first president following the withdrawal of invading Soviet troops from Afghanistan and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-communist government, has died.

06 Feb 2019


US: We're holding 'constructive talks' with Taliban, Trump informs Congress

Informing Congress that his administration is holding "constructive talks" with the Taliban, US President Donald Trump said today that after two decades of war in Afghanistan, the hour has come to at least try for peace.

02 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Powerful 5.6-magnitude quake jolts Afghan-Pakistan border; tremors in Delhi-NCR too

A powerful 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening jolted the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. Strong tremors were also reportedly felt across several parts of North India, including Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir.

30 Jan 2019


Pak-supported terrorists will continue attacks in India, Afghanistan: US Spymaster

Terrorist groups supported by Pakistan, which uses some terror outfits as "policy tools", will continue to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, according to America's top spymaster.

16 Jan 2019


Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

The Taliban yesterday threatened to end contact with the US if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from Afghanistan.

15 Jan 2019


Bomb blast kills Indian in Afghanistan, MEA condemns 'cowardly attack'

An Indian national was among those killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said and called for the perpetrators of the assault as well as those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously.

06 Jan 2019


At least 30 killed as gold mine collapses in Afghanistan

At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan today.

05 Jan 2019


Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

US President Donald Trump's jibe about India building a library in Afghanistan is coming back to haunt him now.

03 Jan 2019


Trump wants India, Russia, Pak to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Expressing dissatisfaction over New Delhi's decades-old role in the Afghanistan peace process, US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he wants the regional countries, including India, Russia, and Pakistan to fight the Taliban in the war-torn country.

25 Dec 2018


Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

An hour-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said today, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghanistan capital this year.

04 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Trump writes to Imran Khan, wants to talk about Taliban

US President Donald Trump has written to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan's help with stuttering Afghan peace talks and support in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to end the 17-year brutal war in its neighboring country, Pakistani officials said yesterday.

15 Nov 2018


In blistering 4-hour-long attack, Taliban kills 30 Afghan cops

Afghan officials said the Taliban has killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in Afghanistan's Farah province.

09 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

US 'war on terror' has killed over 500,000 people: Report

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched after 9/11 attack in 2001, according to a study released yesterday.

05 Nov 2018


Afghanistan: Taliban attack Army-police checkpoint; Kills 13 soldiers, cops

The Taliban attacked a checkpoint today in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least seven soldiers and six policemen.

31 Oct 2018


Afghanistan: Army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

Due to bad weather, an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed today in Farah province, Afghanistan, killing all 25 onboard.

Afghans vote in Kandahar poll today, delayed after police-chief assassination

Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.

17 Oct 2018


Afghanistan: Election candidate killed in bomb blast; seven injured

In a deadly attack, a bomb placed under a sofa killed an Afghan election candidate on Wednesday, the officials said, as violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot.

16 Oct 2018

United Nations (UN)

UN says 3 million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food

At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned yesterday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living memory.

09 Oct 2018


Taliban attacks kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan province

An official said a Taliban assault in Northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan has killed 12 members of the security forces and wounded another 10.

09 Oct 2018


Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

It seems like Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is all set for a change of leadership.

05 Oct 2018


Kashmiri student beaten up in Sharda University, over 350 booked

A Kashmiri student was beaten up after a fight broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students at Greater Noida-based Sharda University yesterday, prompting police to book over 350 students for rioting and related offenses.

24 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistani TV anchor shows 'middle-finger' on air, Twitter loses it!

Asia Cup 2018 is not only about cricket, it seems. During a bulletin on Pakistan v/s Afghanistan match, a Pakistani news anchor was caught off-guard "flipping the bird and guffawing" as the camera rolled a few seconds before he was ready.

22 Sep 2018

Pakistan Cricket Team

Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan fans vent fury at Rashid Khan

Afghanistan's 20-year-old spinner Rashid Khan was subjected to wrath by Pakistan fans during the Super Four battle of the 2018 Asia Cup.

19 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Delhi: Modi, Afghan President hold talks to boost bilateral cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on ways to further boost bilateral cooperation.

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