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In World
April 3, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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An Afghan forces air strike on a gathering of Taliban representatives in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday (April 2) caused numerous casualties, including civilians, officials said. Abdul Hameed Hameedi, a local police official, said the strike in Dasht-i Archi district outside Kunduz city hi...
In Latest Stories
March 31, 2018 9:48 am gmt |
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home region of Swat was once a mi...
In Pakistan
March 29, 2018 7:01 am gmt |
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Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan on Thursday (March 29), six years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen over her advocacy for schooling for girls. Pakistani station Geo TV showed footage of Yousafzai at Islamabad’s international airport walk...
In Asia
September 6, 2016 4:07 am gmt |
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Security forces blocked off streets in Kabul early on Tuesday (September 6) after a car bomb hit the centre of the city late on Monday (September 5). The blast came just hours after a pair of Taliban suicide attacks near the Defence Ministry which killed at least 24 people including a number of senio...
In World
August 9, 2016 6:27 am gmt |
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At least 70 people died when a suicide bomb tore through a crowd of mourners gathered at a Pakistani hospital Monday, in an attack claimed by both the Taliban and Islamic State group. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security forces to “decimate” terrorists after the blast at the Ci...
In World
August 5, 2016 8:39 am gmt |
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Six foreign tourists and their driver were wounded in Afghanistan on Thursday (4th Aug) in an attack by gunslingers on their convoy as it passed through western Herat province, Afghan government officials said. The group of at least a dozen travellers included eight British citizens, three Americans ...
In Latest Stories
August 5, 2016 4:59 am gmt |
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A Pakistani government helicopter crash-landed in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan on Thursday (4th Aug) and all passengers and crew are feared captured by the insurgents, officials said. The helicopter went down in Logar province, near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan’s lawless an...
In India
August 3, 2016 7:00 am gmt |
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Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister who will take part in the SAARC ministerial conference on Wednesday (3rd Aug), faces a threat from four terrorist outfits. According to Intelligence Bureau, the threat perception is high from the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban and the al Qaeda in the...
In Latest Stories
August 1, 2016 4:41 am gmt |
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The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound in Kabul early on Monday (August 1) after a powerful explosion was heard all around the city. A security services official said four heavily armed attackers were fighting on the site of the Northg...
In Britain
June 3, 2016 11:19 am gmt |
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British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon pledged to continue support for Afghanistan during a surprise visit to Kabul on Thursday (June 2). Fallon met with Afghani Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the capital, where he also urged the Taliban to join peace talks. “I have come to Kabul to und...
In World
March 28, 2016 12:00 pm gmt |
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Rockets fired by Taliban fighters struck the compound of Afghanistan’s new parliament on Monday (March 28) as the country’s top intelligence official and caretaker Interior Minister prepared to address the assembly. Lawmakers said no-one was reported wounded, contradicting Taliban spokesm...
In Asia
February 27, 2016 11:56 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber killed an Afghan militia commander and at least 10 others in the eastern province of Kunar near the border with Pakistan on Saturday (Feb 27) officials said. Provincial Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai said the bomber rode up on a motorcycle to the entrance of the government compound in ...
In World
February 23, 2016 10:40 am gmt |
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Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China met in Kabul on Tuesday (February 23), aiming to set a date for the first direct talks with the Taliban since a previous round in the peace process broke down last year. At a meeting in Islamabad last month, officials from the four cou...
In Latest Stories
January 28, 2016 6:43 am gmt |
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Campaigner Malala Yousufzai has called for more to be done to educate millions of refugee Syrian children displaced within Syria and surrounding countries. Nearly half the roughly four million children displaced in the region are not in school, according to a new report by the Malala Fund. They risk ...
In Latest Stories
January 27, 2016 5:22 am gmt |
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An Afghan policeman drugged and shot dead 10 of his comrades in the central province of Uruzgan early Tuesday. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. “The policeman who had connections with armed militants first poisoned his comrades and than shot all of them during the night in a check...
In World
January 17, 2016 10:53 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son’s release from Taliban captivity, local officials said. The son was killed and more than a dozen others, including his father, were wou...
In Asia
January 13, 2016 7:10 am gmt |
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A suspected suicide bomb blast on Wednesday (Jan 13) killed at least 14 people close to a polio eradication centre in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, police said, with most of those killed policemen detailed to guard vaccination workers. At least 12 policemen, one paramilitary officer and on...
In Canada
January 12, 2016 10:39 am gmt |
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A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday. Colin Rutherford, who was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, was release...
In World
January 2, 2016 3:49 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber has killed two people at a French restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Another 15 people were injured in the car bomb attack on the Le Jardin restaurant, Kabul Criminal Investigation Department head Faraidoon Ubaidi said. All of the casualtie...