Aghanistan

  • Afghanistan landslide rescue now focuses on displaced May 4, 2014

    Kabul: Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, with the number killed or missing put at between a few hundred and as many as 2,700. The United Nations said the focus now was on helping more than 4,000 displaced...
  • More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghanistan landslide May 3, 2014

    Kabul: Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced. Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster...
  • 'Taliban likely to be long-term threat in Afghanistan' April 8, 2013

    Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan: The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after US troops complete their combat mission in 2014, the top US military officer said Sunday. In an Associated Press interview at Bagram...
  • Bomb kills Afghan family including hours-old baby November 12, 2012

    Kabul: A roadside bomb killed a family of six, including a baby born just hours before, in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, local officials said. The family was leaving a maternity hospital in Khost province in a pick-up truck when the bomb exploded, said a statement from the office of the...
  • Clarke confident Aus will get back to top August 25, 2012

    Dubai: Michael Clarke on Friday said he was confident that Australia can regain the top spot if they play well after slipping to fourth in the world one-day rankings for the first time in three years. The four-time world champions begin their quest to regain the lead with the first-ever one-day...
  • Training ground Kashmir for Afghan troops April 9, 2008

    New Delhi: For years, the dreaded Pashtoon militant has defined the Afghan presence in Jammu and Kashmir. Now to find common ground between the two countries, Afghan Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak is visiting Kashmir this week to witness counter-terrorism drills. Wardak will be given a ringside view of counter-terrorist operations,...