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Wednesday, May 19, 2021



Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

May 16, 2021 2:54 pm

The US has been pressing for accelerated talks as it withdraws the last of its 2,500-3,500 soldiers and NATO its remaining 7,000 allied forces.

Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshipers

May 14, 2021 7:05 pm

The bomb exploded as prayers had begun. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, but initial police investigations suggest the Imam may have been the target.

Car bombing at Afghan school in Kabul kills 55, injures over 150

May 09, 2021 11:17 am

Footage on TV channel ToloNews showed chaotic scenes, with books and school bags strewn across a bloodstained road, and residents rushing to help victims.

Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital

May 08, 2021 8:05 pm

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack although the Islamic State group previously claimed attacks against minority Shiites in the same area.

Gunmen shoot dead former news anchor in Afghanistan's Kandahar

May 06, 2021 5:12 pm

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but government officials and Western powers usually blame Taliban insurgents for what they say is a tactic to spread fear while avoiding large civilian casualties.

Germany eyes new Afghanistan role after troop withdrawal

May 04, 2021 9:04 pm

The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan officially began on Saturday, May 1. The German army plans to bring all of its 1,100 soldiers stationed there back to Germany by mid-August.

Day 1 of the end of the US war in Afghanistan

May 04, 2021 11:09 am

The United States and its NATO allies spent decades building Kandahar Airfield into a wartime city, filled with tents, operations centers, barracks, basketball courts, ammunition storage sites, aircraft hangars and at least one post office.

India is no country for women. Could the pandemic help change that?

April 28, 2021 9:13 am

Gender-based discrimination begins before birth and is instilled in the home. But the current health crisis, with men sharing domestic chores and women carrying corpses, may be an inflection point for Indian gender norms

General: Afghan military will collapse without some US help

April 23, 2021 2:39 pm

In his testimony, McKenzie said it will be paramount to protect the U.S. Embassy and ``it is a matter of great concern to me whether or not the future government of Afghanistan will be able to do that once we leave.''

US continues to have dialogue with Pakistan on terrorism along Afghanistan border: Pentagon

April 20, 2021 12:33 pm

"The president was clear. We are removing US forces from Afghanistan and will maintain the sufficient counter terrorism capabilities we need to detect and prevent threats to our homeland that could emanate from Afghanistan," Kirby said.


Bombing outside Afghanistan school kills 85

May 10, 2021 12:23 pm

Hazara community has been a target of various other Taliban attacks. The triple bomb blast at school witnessed a suicide bomber with explosives in front of the school gate.

How heavy rains caused flooding in these Asian countries

August 02, 2020 4:21 pm

Seasonal heavy rainfall across the Asian continent have resulted in flooding the streets, towns and villages of several countries impacting daily life.

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.


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.