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Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

14 Aug 2020

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

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.

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.

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.

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

06 Jan 2020

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

On Friday, a mob gheraoed a gurudwara in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city and hurled stones at the holy shrine.

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

03 Jan 2020

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

Earlier on Friday, the United States confirmed to have killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Iraq's Baghdad Airport.

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

02 Jan 2020

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sought to ban the organization, the Popular Front of India (PFI), suspecting its complicity in the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state, which have claimed 19 lives.

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.

Joining US' terror-war was Pakistan's "biggest blunder", feels Imran Khan

24 Sep 2019

Joining US' terror-war was Pakistan's "biggest blunder", feels Imran Khan

When the United States went all out against the Taliban in the aftermath of the attack on twin towers on September 11, 2001, Pakistan should have stayed out of it, opined the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

US agrees with Russia, China on pulling troops from Afghanistan

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

At least 30 killed as gold mine collapses in Afghanistan

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Trump writes to Imran Khan, wants to talk about Taliban

04 Dec 2018

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.

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

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.

Pakistan: 3 suspects arrested in JUI-S chief Haq's assassination case

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan: 3 suspects arrested in JUI-S chief Haq's assassination case

Pakistan police have arrested three suspects in connection with the assassination of top cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, who was also known as the 'godfather of Taliban', the Express Tribune reported.

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

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.

Pakistan: 'Father of Taliban' Maulana Samiul Haq killed in knife-attack

03 Nov 2018

Pakistan: 'Father of Taliban' Maulana Samiul Haq killed in knife-attack

Pakistani political and religious leader Maulana Samiul Haq was killed in knife attack at his home in Rawalpindi on Friday evening.

Afghanistan: Election candidate killed in bomb blast; seven injured

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.

Taliban attacks kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan province

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.

Pakistan: Boys' primary school blown up by Taliban

30 Sep 2018

Pakistan: Boys' primary school blown up by Taliban

A boys' primary school was blown up today by the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Taliban kills 10 Afghanistan security forces in separate assaults

17 Sep 2018

Taliban kills 10 Afghanistan security forces in separate assaults

In two separate incidents, the Taliban today killed at least 10 Afghan police and military officers, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in Afghanistan

11 Sep 2018

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in Afghanistan

At least five people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up among protesters in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, in the latest violence to hit the country.