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Pakistan minister calls US envoy to Afghanistan 'little pygmy' in Twitter spat

US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass had tweeted, "Some aspects of cricket apply well in diplomacy, some do not. Imran Khan, important to resist the temptation to ball-tamper with the Afghanistan peace process and its internal affairs."

In US pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader

Since his 2016 election campaign, Trump has made the case to end the Afghan conflict that began in 2001 and has tied the prospect of troop drawdowns in Afghanistan to success in peace talks. But it is unclear if Trump will accept a deal at any cost - something that Ghani and other Afghans increasingly fear.


Six killed, 23 injured in several explosions during new year festival in Afghan's Kabul

The attacks came on Nowruz, an ancient Persian festival to mark the start of spring that is widely celebrated in Afghanistan but has also faced opposition from some hardline Islamists, who say it is un-Islamic.

Three explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul, says Afghan official

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says Shiite worshippers came to the Karti Sakhi shrine in the Afghan capital when the blasts took place on Thursday morning in the Shiite neighborhood. It's unclear what caused the explosions.

Killed, orphaned, sold: Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Some 927 children were killed last year, the most since records have been kept, according to a UN report released in February.

Taliban kill 22 Afghan forces in attack on checkpoints

Last week, around 100 Afghan soldiers in the western Badghis province fled their posts and tried to cross the border during a weeklong battle with the Taliban, officials said Sunday.


Pak airspace closed, Afghans find air tickets too steep to return home

Sitting at the travel agency office, part of a string of small shops at Bhogal, Mohammad discusses with travel agent Saeed Mustafa, also an Afghan national, the prospect of ticket prices coming down. He has around 20 days before his visa expires.

No breakthrough after weeks of US-Taliban talks, but progress could be made

The chief U.S. peace envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, was expected to fly back to Washington on Tuesday night to brief Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Afghan journalist wounded in bombing; 10 troops killed

Radio and TV journalist Nesar Ahmad Ahmadi was wounded when a sticky bomb attached to his car exploded as he was heading to work in Helmand province.

Terrorism 'like cancer', hurts India, Afghanistan: Afghan diplomat

National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib said Pakistan talked about brotherhood and historical linkages but hardly shows any cooperation in combating terrorism.

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Afghanistan's youth wary of future with Taliban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Cup 2015: The Heroes from the Minnows

We take a look at some of the biggest performers from the minnows in the first fortnight of the World Cup.

Heavy winter snow results in Afghanistan avalanche

More snow was predicted for central Afghanistan, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -12 degrees Celsius.

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

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.