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AFGHANISTAN NEWS

Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home

August 11, 2020 8:17 pm

Over the weekend in Kabul, an Afghan traditional council, known as the Loya Jirga, agreed to free the final 400 imprisoned Taliban, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring sides.

A video of Afghan children caught carrying chicks in their pockets has netizens in splits

August 06, 2020 12:08 pm

The boys were seen walking away with the birds in their pockets, and netizens said it was impossible not to let them go after seeing "such cuteness".

Family of Sikh refugees in Amritsar says told to go to Afghanistan to get documents for visa extension

July 28, 2020 4:34 pm

The Afghan embassy in Delhi told that the passport can only be renewed with help of documents that can only be arranged by visiting Afghanistan.

Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan — how many remain, why they want to leave

July 28, 2020 2:54 pm

Following terror attack on a gurdwara in Kabul, Sikhs and Hindus have been urging the Indian government for evacuation. A look-back at the history of these minorities in Afghanistan.

Afghan girl shoots dead two Taliban men who killed her parents

July 22, 2020 3:24 pm

The girl identified as Qamar Gul took the family's AK-47 assault rifle and shot dead the fighters. She also wounded several more fighters after they dragged her parents from their home and killed them

Suicide car bombing in north Afghanistan causes casualties

July 13, 2020 2:25 pm

A provincial hospital chief, Abdul Khalil Musadiq, said at least 43 wounded _ mostly civilians and including children _ were taken to hospitals in the area.

Afghanistan: Bomb, mortars kill 23 civilians in Helmand

June 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Both the Taliban and the Afghan military are blaming each other for the attack on Monday in Sangin district.

India condemns abduction of Sikh community leader in Paktia province in Afghanistan

June 22, 2020 8:42 pm

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the "targeting and persecution" of the minority community by terrorists at the behest of their external supporters is a matter of "grave concern".

Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; nine killed

June 03, 2020 4:59 pm

The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for any of those attacks but they did say they carried out one attack on Afghan forces since the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

AFGHANISTAN PHOTOS

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.

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.

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.