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Afghanistan terror attack: 'Let the world know that he died protecting the gurdwara, and his Sikh brothers'

April 01, 2020 7:21 am

Says the family of Mahram Ali Shagasi, the lone Muslim killed in the Afghanistan terror attack, who was shot in the head when he tried to stop the gunman from entering the gurdwara

UN Security Council condemns 'heinous' terror attack on Sikh gurudwara in Afghanistan

March 27, 2020 4:02 pm

In a statement issued on Thursday, the 15-nation Council said it "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place in Shor Bazar area.

Afghanistan imports coronavirus epidemic from Iran as thousands continue to stream in

March 27, 2020 12:42 pm

Thousands of displaced Afghans continue to flow across the border from Iran, which has reported among the world’s highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

US condemns terrorist attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

March 26, 2020 8:13 am

The people of Afghanistan deserve a future free from the ISIS-K and other terrorist activity, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

At least 25 killed in IS attack on Kabul gurdwara, India calls it diabolical, cowardly

March 26, 2020 3:26 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack, and New Delhi said “such cowardly attacks” at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic is reflective of the “diabolical mindset” of the perpetrators and their backers.

Kabul gurdwara attack: Death toll rises to 25, PM Modi expresses condolences

March 25, 2020 7:16 pm

According to per news agency AFP, the ISIS terrorist group, which has targeted Sikhs before in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan government to release Taliban prisoners as UN backs push to end war

March 11, 2020 9:38 am

US warned the Taliban that the current high level of violence was "not conducive to advancing the peace process" after the 15-member U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Gunmen kill at least 27 at memorial for Afghan Shiite leader

March 06, 2020 7:04 pm

Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said the injured had been taken to hospitals in Kabul. All of the casualties were civilians, said Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

International court backs Afghan war crimes probe

March 05, 2020 4:20 pm

The Hague-based international court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against a pretrial chamber's rejection in April 2019 of Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's request to open an investigation in Afghanistan.

Key elements of US Afghan strategy are unchanged. Pakistan is again at high table

March 03, 2020 12:05 pm

In an election year, the US needs to show that it is not fighting someone else’s battles and is making “sincere efforts” at peace-making.

AFGHANISTAN PHOTOS

In war-torn Kabul, library-on-wheels offers free reading to children

July 11, 2019 1:50 pm

This library-on-wheels is an effort to inculcate reading habits in children of Afghanistan, which suffers from low literacy rate and conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Afghanistan's youth wary of future with Taliban

February 09, 2019 10:09 am

Afghanistan has a strikingly young population, with more than 60 percent of its 35 million people under the age of 25, and half under the age of 15, according to the UN population agency

India will not forget or turn away from Afghanistan: PM Modi at Salma Dam's inauguration

June 05, 2016 2:34 pm

PM Narendra Modi's visit takes Indo-Afghanistan relations a step further as he inaugurates the Salma Dam in Herat province.

Afghanistan seal historic win over West Indies, Chris Gayle celebrates with the winners

March 28, 2016 12:53 pm

West Indies lost to Afghanistan by six runs in their final Super 10 stage match on Sunday.

South Africa vs Afghanistan: AB de Villiers show leads South Africa to win over Afghanistan

March 20, 2016 10:01 pm

Afghanistan give South Africa a score but Protea bowlers defended 209 to give their team first win WT20 2016.

ICC World T20: Tillakaratne Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win over Afghanistan

March 18, 2016 3:20 pm

Sri Lanka, riding high on Dilshan's unbeaten 83, beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Women rights activists face threat in Afghanistan: Amnesty

April 07, 2015 5:24 pm

Amnesty International says the activists, who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country, face increased violence, including sexual assault and assassinations.

Dominant New Zealand breeze past Afghanistan

March 08, 2015 2:00 pm

New Zealand stomped Afghanistan to take their World Cup 2015 record to 5-0 and moved 4 points clear of Sri Lanka.

Australia back to dominating ways

March 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Australia thumped Afghanistan in the most one-sided match of the World Cup.

AFGHANISTAN VIDEOS

Congress co-relates PM Modi’s Pak visit with Pathankot attack

January 09, 2016 11:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh reacted on the recent Pathankot attack and said that considering America’s interest, it is reflected that America is involved in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Taking account of the Pathankot attack, Singh said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should investigate the matter.