Afganistan

  • Indian government grants USD 1 million for Afghan stadium August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government has given approval to a grant of USD 1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, according to a report. The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina, a northern suburb of Kandahar city, on the land...
  • Afghanistan says ready to work for peace without Pakistan help March 27, 2013

    Kabul: Afghanistan is shocked by Pakistan's "complacency" in the nascent Afghan peace process and is ready to work without Islamabad's help on reconciliation, Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin told Reuters on Wednesday. It was the first time Afghanistan has suggested the possibility of going it alone without its neighbour. Regional power...
  • 9 troops died in two days in Afghanistan August 13, 2011

    Kabul: Insurgent attacks have killed nine NATO service members in the past two days in Afghanistan, where the USled coalition is mourning the deaths of 30 American troops and eight Afghans in a helicopter crash last week, military officials said on Friday. The Aug. 6 crash was the single deadliest loss...
  • Pakistan: Our stability helps global interests February 20, 2011

    Beijing: Against the backdrop of growing IndoUS ties and China's burgeoning trade relations with India, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Beijing has a "greater responsibility" to play a balancing role to bring about stability in South Asia. "China is a country which is economically moving in the right direction....
  • 'India has critical role in Afghanistan' February 14, 2011

    Singapore: India has a critical role in the reconstruction of wartorn Afghanistan and has continued supporting Kabul by providing financial aids, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the country's former foreign minister said here on Monday. "India, being the world's largest democracy, cannot be left out of Afghanistan's efforts in rebuilding the country," said...
  • Kabulbased Indians duped in Dubai over job prospects March 11, 2010

    47 people have paid more than Rs 2 lakh each to agents, who had them flown to Dubai in January and from there to Kabul. They were left in camps, supplied with food and water for a few days and then abandoned. ...
  • Hindu priest feels victimised in Kabul March 9, 2010

    A Hindu priest in Kabul is torn between serving his faith and returning home. As Pujari of the Asamayi Devi Mandir Sharma is an oddity in the staunchly Muslim country. So is his flock of 30 odd Hindu families; they're all Afghan citizens but are running scared after the last...
  • Watch: French hostages cry for help February 15, 2010

    The Taliban on Sunday released a video that shows two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan in December. The link was posted on a Internet by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. ...
  • Afghan insurgents kill 8 CIA agents, 4 Canadians December 31, 2009

    Kabul: Insurgents intensified their campaign against military targets and USled forces in Afghanistan, killing eight US CIA agents at a base and four Canadian servicemen on patrol and a journalist accompanying them. US officials said the dead Americans killed in a suicide bombing on a military base in southeastern Khost...
  • Sporadic attacks as Afghans vote to elect new govt August 20, 2009

    Kabul: Sporadic attacks hit Afghan towns as polls opened on Thursday for an anxiously awaited presidential election that Taliban fighters have vowed to disrupt, but the United Nations said the turnout was encouraging. "The vast majority of polling stations have been able to open and have received voting materials," said Spokesman...
  • Bomb blast kills 12 civilians in Afghanistan August 3, 2009

    Kabul: A remote-controlled bomb targeting a police convoy killed 12 people on Monday in western Afghanistan, a day after three American soldiers died in a complex militant ambush in the country's east. The bomb blast occurred in the city of Herat. Ten civilians and two police officers were killed, said a...
  • Indian Army Chief meets US military officials July 23, 2009

    Washington: Indian Army Chief, General Deepak Kapoor, has kicked off a dialogue with the top US military leadership with meetings focusing on the regional security situation. Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral, Mike Mullen and his counterpart in the US Army, General George...
  • US launches massive military offensive in Afghanistan July 2, 2009

    Nawa:Thousands of US Marines poured from helicopters and armored vehicles into Taliban-controlled villages of southern Afghanistan on Thursday in the first major operation under President Barack Obama's strategy to stabilise the country. The offensive was launched shortly after 1am on Thursday local time in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold and the...
  • Taliban, al-Qaeda may become global threat: Zardari June 22, 2009

    Washington: The Taliban and the al-Qaeda could spread in other parts of the world if they were not defeated in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has warned. "Pakistan and the world community cannot afford defeat in the war against terror," Zardari wrote in The Washington Post on Monday. Zardari...