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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.

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.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

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.

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

12 Apr 2019

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

On Friday, the Russian government awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian award, 'Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle'.

I know Nepal, Bhutan are parts of India: Donald Trump

04 Feb 2019

I know Nepal, Bhutan are parts of India: Donald Trump

US President, Donald Trump, never fails to entertain people with his amusing antics, albeit unknowingly.

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

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.

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

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.

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

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.

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

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.

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

19 Sep 2018

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.

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

25 Aug 2018

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people today outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

21 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets were fired toward the Presidential Palace in the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the capital city's old quarter.

Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage

20 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban ambushes buses; takes over 100 people hostage

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses today on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by the insurgents, provincial officials said.

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

28 Jul 2018

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.

Afghanistan Blast: Injured Afghan Sikh brought to AIIMS for treatment

07 Jul 2018

Afghanistan Blast: Injured Afghan Sikh brought to AIIMS for treatment

A Sikh man injured in the blast that claimed 19 lives in Afghanistan's Jalalabad this week has been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi.

Afghanistan: Islamic State claims attack on Sikhs, Hindus in Jalalabad

02 Jul 2018

Afghanistan: Islamic State claims attack on Sikhs, Hindus in Jalalabad

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan yesterday that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus.

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

09 Jun 2018

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban has today announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against "foreign occupiers" would continue.

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban; operations against IS active

07 Jun 2018

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban; operations against IS active

Afghanistan government announced today a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan. However, operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.

Sorry Rashid Khan fans, Afghanistan President isn't giving him away

26 May 2018

Sorry Rashid Khan fans, Afghanistan President isn't giving him away

Many Indians wanted Afghanistan player Rashid Khan to be given citizenship of our country after his fantastic performance against Kolkata Night Riders on Friday.

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration center kills 31

22 Apr 2018

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration center kills 31

At least 31 people were killed, and several others were wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

17 Mar 2018

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul today killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks.

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

13 Mar 2018

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on his unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday said that elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan Government.

One killed, several injured in Kabul blast

02 Mar 2018

One killed, several injured in Kabul blast

A blast in Kabul this morning has killed at least one and injured four, the Afghan government said.

Tillerson in Afghanistan: Discusses US Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan and India

24 Oct 2017

Tillerson in Afghanistan: Discusses US Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan and India

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a short surprise visit to Afghanistan ahead of his visit to India and Pakistan.

Suicide bombing targeting Shiite mosque in Kabul kills 4

29 Sep 2017

Suicide bombing targeting Shiite mosque in Kabul kills 4

At least four people were killed and 20 others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Shiite Hussainia Mosque in central Kabul.

Terror attack in northern Afghanistan kills 50, including women/children

07 Aug 2017

Terror attack in northern Afghanistan kills 50, including women/children

At least 50 people, including women and children, were killed when terrorists attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul.

Bacha Bazi: Afghanistan's culturally sanctioned pedophilia

26 Jun 2017

Bacha Bazi: Afghanistan's culturally sanctioned pedophilia

A saying in Afghanistan goes, "Women are for child-rearing, boys are for pleasure".

India-Afghanistan air corridor: Opening new avenues

20 Jun 2017

India-Afghanistan air corridor: Opening new avenues

The very first India-Afghanistan air corridor was inaugurated by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani recently, at a ceremony held at the Kabul International Airport.

ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed last month

08 May 2017

ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed last month

On April 27, the head of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib was killed in a joint Afghan and US Special Forces operation in Nangarhar province, US and Afghan officials have confirmed.

Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

22 Apr 2017

Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

In one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan airbase, Taliban militants disguised as military killed at least 140 soldiers in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Several others were wounded.

Taliban strikes: Dozens killed in attack on army-base in Afghanistan

22 Apr 2017

Taliban strikes: Dozens killed in attack on army-base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants disguised as Afghan soldiers attacked a key army base in Northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing dozens of soldiers.

Afghanistan to penalize abuse of boy sex slaves

22 Feb 2017

Afghanistan to penalize abuse of boy sex slaves

In a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice of sexual abuse against boys, the Afghan government is set to lay out set of stringent penalties for people who engage in "bacha bazi".

Didn't expect this from Pakistan- 'The Afghan Girl'

04 Feb 2017

Didn't expect this from Pakistan- 'The Afghan Girl'

NatGeo's famed "Afghan Girl" Sharbat Gula expressed disappointment over how she was treated in Pakistan.

Heart of Asia Conference: 'Pak-based terror groups' focus of talks

05 Dec 2016

Heart of Asia Conference: 'Pak-based terror groups' focus of talks

For the first time, Pakistan's facilitation of cross-border terror was brought under the spotlight at the Heart of Asia conference; the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad were labelled as destabilizing elements in the region.

Aziz's arrival sparks speculation of peace talks

04 Dec 2016

Aziz's arrival sparks speculation of peace talks

Delegates from over 40 countries will participate at the Heart of Asia conference aimed at fighting terror and bringing peace to Afghanistan.

Security tightened in Amritsar ahead of HoA conference

03 Dec 2016

Security tightened in Amritsar ahead of HoA conference

Security has been beefed up across Amritsar ahead of the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan scheduled to take place from 3-5 December.

Arun Jaitley to lead Indian delegation at 'Heart of Asia'

01 Dec 2016

Arun Jaitley to lead Indian delegation at 'Heart of Asia'

The 'Heart of Asia' conference begins on Saturday and will be held in Amritsar.

Kabul mosque bombing kills dozens of people

21 Nov 2016

Kabul mosque bombing kills dozens of people

A suicide bomb attack inside Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least 30 people. It also injured more than 90 people.

Sharbat Gula returns to Afghanistan

10 Nov 2016

Sharbat Gula returns to Afghanistan

Sharbat Gula, who had appeared on Nat Geo's magazine, arrived back to her home-country of Afghanistan and was welcomed by President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.