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  • US's Kerry in Kabul to try to break deadlock over Afghan presidency August 8, 2014

    Kabul: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday for his second visit in under a month to push a deal between the country's two presidential candidates on how to share power after an audit of a disputed election is complete. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah shook hands...
  • Three foreign advisers killed in suicide attack near Kabul airport July 22, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocketpropelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • 11 Afghan security force members killed in attacks July 13, 2014

    Kabul: Insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed 11 Afghan security force members, authorities said on Sunday, as a suicide car bomb attack wounded three NATO troops. The deadliest attacks happened overnight in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province, when insurgents raided Afghan police and army checkpoints in Aliangar district, said Sarhadi Zwak spokesman...
  • Oil tankers destroyed as rockets hit Kabul July 5, 2014

    Kabul: Several oil tankers caught fire and were reduced to ashes as three rockets fired by militants slammed into a parking lot in Kabul, drivers at the site said. "It was 11 p.m. Friday night when three rockets hit the parking lot in Arghandi area on the outskirts of Kabul city...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown June 30, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates on Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count in a dispute that could trigger instability. The United Nations and donor countries have been trying for months to prevent...
  • Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigns June 23, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned on Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. Zia ulHaq Amarkhail said that he denies any involvement in fraud but he is stepping down "for the national interest." One...
  • 5 NATO soldiers killed by 'friendly fire': Afghan officials June 10, 2014

    Kabul: NATO today launched an investigation into the deaths of five soldiers in southern Afghanistan as local officials blamed a "friendly fire" error by a coalition air strike. The deaths in the restive province of Zabul were the worst single incident for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) since five...
  • Bombs strike Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's convoy June 6, 2014

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says two bombs struck his convoy as it was leaving a campaign event at a wedding hall in Kabul, wounding his security guards. An AP reporter and a police officer at the scene of the blast said several people were wounded. It was not immediately clear...
  • Taliban video shows handover of US soldier June 5, 2014

    Kabul: The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan. The video, emailed to media on Wednesday, shows Bergdahl in traditional Afghan clothing sitting in a pickup truck parked on a hillside. More than a dozen Taliban fighters with machineguns stand...
  • At least 350 killed, over 2000 missing in Afghanistan landslide May 2, 2014

    Kabul: A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried about a third of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked on helplessly and the governor appealed for shovels and other equipment to help dig through the mass of...
  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' March 29, 2014

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of the...
  • Jaipur Foot makers to camp in Kabul for differently-abled Afghans March 29, 2014

    The makers of the famous artificial limb Jaipur Foot on Friday announced that they would hold a month long camp in Kabul in May this year for the benefit of handicapped Afghans. "There is a target to benefit 1,000 handicapped persons through this camp which will be organized in association with...
  • No Indian among those killed in Kabul Taliban attack: MEA March 21, 2014

    No Indian is among the fatalities in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel, the Indian external affairs ministry said on Friday. "No Indian has been killed. We have confirmed this," a ministry official said. Earlier, reports had said that an Indian was among the nine people killed in a deadly Taliban...
  • Indian among nine killed in Taliban attack in Kabul March 21, 2014

    Kabul: An Indian was among the nine people killed in a deadly Taliban attack in a popular hotel in Kabul, sources said on Friday. Four of the attackers were also killed. Two women from Canada and New Zealand and two men from India and Pakistan were among four foreigners killed in...
  • Nine killed in Taliban attack in Kabul hotel March 21, 2014

    Kabul: Nine people, including four women, were killed in a deadly Taliban attack in a popular hotel in Kabul, sources said on Friday morning. Four attackers too were killed. "Nine people were also killed in last night's (Thursday) Taliban attack in Serena Hotel besides four gunmen," an Afghan security source told...
  • CJ Show: Wife of a martyred soldier fights for her rights January 26, 2014

    CJ Poonam Pathania is the wife of slain soldier Ajay Singh Pathania who was killed in Kabul embassy attack. After her husbands death, politicians had promised that her family will be taken care of, but till date none of those promises have been fulfilled. Today she has turned a CJ...
  • Up to 15, mostly foreigners, killed in Kabul suicide attack January 18, 2014

    Kabul: Up to 15 people, mostly foreigners, were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, police said. Islamist Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack in the upscale Wazir Akbar Khan district, which hosts many embassies and...
  • Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies January 5, 2014

    Kabul: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday in a district housing several embassies and NATO's military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day in Afghanistan after a NATO soldier was killed when six Taliban suicide attackers tried...
  • Karzai lauds India for its financial aid to Afghanistan December 15, 2013

    Pune: Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that India's financial assistance to the tune of USD 2 billion would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure and economic regeneration in Afghanistan. "Indian assistance would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure in the country to recover from turmoil,"...
  • Explosion near Kabul airport, no casualties reported December 11, 2013

    Kabul: A heavy explosion was heard near Kabul airport in Afghanistan early on Wednesday morning. There have been no reports of casualties yet. The nature of the explosion is not clear so far. "Based on our information there was a explosion near KAIA," said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Ghafar Sayedzada,...
  • John Abraham: Bollywood has no stories to tell September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: John Abraham, who has been propagating off-beat and 'sensible' films in a space full of masala entertainment, believes that Bollywood currently lacks 'sensible' stories to tell. "We lack stories. We have no stories to tell. We put five songs with five comedy scenes and say it's done," John told...
  • 'Shakespeare in Kabul' is repetitive but deserves a dekko September 18, 2013

    To say "Afghans don't do tragedy", after having witnessed three decades of war and subjugation as a society and continuing to suffer, is to say that the Afghans have a darn good sense of humour. And that's exactly what sticks in Stephen Landrigan's, a former American journalist, and Qais Akbar...
  • Four more arrested for murder of writer Sushmita Banerjee September 11, 2013

    Four more men were detained on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, taking the total number of arrests to six, sources said. The four men - identified as Nawab, Ruzi Khan, Mohammad Rahim and Mir Hamza - were being questioned, the sources said. Afghan police...
  • Afghanistan host friendly after 10year absence August 20, 2013

    Kabul: Afghanistan hosted their first football international in 10 years on Tuesday, with their national team beating Pakistan 30 in front of a sellout crowd of 6,000 people in Kabul. Labeled the "Friendship Match", Afghanistan took the lead at the newlybuilt Afghanistan Football Federation Stadium through striker Sanjar Ahmadi in the...
  • Three Chinese murdered in Afghanistan's capital, one missing: Embassy August 11, 2013

    Three Chinese citizens were found murdered in an apartment in Afghanistan's capital, according to a statement issued by China's embassy in Kabul carried on a Chinese staterun news agency. The report said the three were killed on Thursday but did not say the whether the victims were men or women. It...
  • Sikh girls in Afghanistan face difficulty in finding Mr Right July 31, 2013

    Facing difficulty in finding suitable match for their daughters, Indianorigin Sikhs in Afghanistan are getting them married at an age when they are hardly educated or fully grown up, an MP of the country said in Patiala on Tuesday. "Girls there are worst affected. Their parents, mostly from business community,...
  • Afghanistan: 3 Indians killed in Taliban suicide attack July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Three Indians were on Tuesday killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a NATO supply company's compound in Kabul. The three Indians were working in a housing compound, when the Taliban attack began with a suicide bomb in a large truck. Two or three insurgents fought guards for...
  • Afghanistan: NATO compound in Kabul attacked; 6 killed July 2, 2013

    Kabul: Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with smallarms fire, killing four guards and two civilians, police said. All four suicide attackers were also killed. Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful car...