Afghanistan

Pakistan Reopens Afghanistan Border Crossing After Deadly Clash

KABUL, May 28 – Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours. The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” after Afghan officials submitted a request, according to a

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Around the World: Ramadan 2017 in Pictures

USA A Muslim American man does pull-ups before taking part in the Maghrib sunset prayer on the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 27, 2017.                           Malaysia              

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Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed in an operation

KABUL, May 8 – The head of Daesh in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27 conducted jointly by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, U.S. and Afghan officials said on Sunday. Hasib, appointed last year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a U.S.

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Kabul Security Gates in Storage as Afghan Officials Trade Accusations

By Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Dec 15  – A set of giant security gates financed by China and intended to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling lie stored in a warehouse more than five months after they arrived, while Afghan authorities bicker over who should install them. Intended for the four main entry points

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Western Governments Call for Investigation of Afghan Vice President

KABUL, Dec 13 – Afghanistan’s Western allies called on Tuesday the government to investigate allegations that a vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, had been involved in assaulting and abducting a political rival last month. Dostum, a former warring faction commander with a notorious reputation and a lingering power base in northern Afghanistan, is accused of

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Bergdahl Seeks Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments

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India, Afghanistan Plan Air Cargo Link Over Pakistan

By Sanjeev Miglani AMRITSAR, India, Dec 3 – India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between them. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in

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Taliban Hang Student Suspected Over Assassination – Official

KABUL, Dec 3 – Taliban militants hanged a university student in public in a village west of Kabul after accusing him of involvement in the death of a senior Taliban official, a local government spokesman said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Mangal said Faiz ul Rahman Wardak, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, was hanged

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