NATO set to announce sending more troops to Afghanistan

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BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says 15 nations have pledged deploying more troops to Afghanistan. At a press conference here, Stoltenberg said: “We will end the day with a meeting of all nations contributing to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. We will discuss the future of NATO’s presence in that country.” Ahead of defence ministers’ meeting, the secretary general said NATO’s ...

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India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghan


WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan as they expressed concern over rising instability in the war-torn country caused by terrorism. Trump thanked the Indian people for their “contributions to the effort in Afghanistan, and for joining us in applying new sanctions against the ...

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Afghanistan and Pashtun belt in Pakistan celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday


KABUL: The supreme court of Afghanistan confirmed Sunday, the 25th of June, as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the country. The Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar also announced Ed-ul-Fitr on Sunday. Shawwal moon sighted in Kabul, Peshawar and many parts across the Durand Line. The Saudi Arabia authorities earlier announced that Sunday will be the first day of ...

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Trump administration to close special envoy’s office for Afghanistan and Pakistan


The President Donald Trump administration will close the office of the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, it has been reported. According to the Wall Street Journal, quoting informed US sources, the office will be absorbed into the larger State Department division responsible for South and Central Asia. The officials speaking on the condition of anonymity said the acting US ...

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Children at orphanage miss their parents on Eid festival


KABUL: Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival for many after one month of fasting, worship and prayers but orphan and homeless children are far to enjoy the celebration of these important religious days. Reyazuddin, 12, hailing from Badakhshan province, is among the children who lost his father and stays at the Alauddin Orphanage of capital Kabul from the past three years. When ...

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Hekmatyar urges Ghani to do more for peace

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar speaks during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul

KABUL: Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Friday asked President Ashraf Ghani to take more effective steps for peace and choose the path of an intra-Afghan dialogue to end the conflict. In his message in connection with religious festival Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Hekmatyar urged political leaders to agree on a new effective strategy for ...

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Afghans witness bloody Ramadan


KABUL: There is an explosion, a suicide attack, attack on security forces and killing civilians in different ways almost every day in different areas of Afghanistan that was expected to be at least calm during the holy month of Ramadan like other countries, the month, in which Muslims feel themselves closer to the almighty God by taking fast, praying more ...

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Karzai condemns deadly Helmand attack

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KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai “strongly” condemned Thursday’s attack on the civilians in the southern province of Helmand. A suicide bomber detonated his car filled with explosives just outside the branch of the New Kabul Bank at around 12:00pm in the Lashkar Gahn city, the provincial capital. At least 34 people were martyred and more than 50 others injured in ...

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At least 34 killed as car bomb hits bank in Southern Afghanistan


KABUL: Thirty-four people have been killed and 58 others wounded in a car bomb outside a bank in the southern province of Helmand, the provincial governor’s office said. Local officials said the bomb was detonated on June 22 outside the New Kabul Bank branch in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, causing casualties among civilians, staff of the New Kabul Bank ...

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Afghanistan: Over 20 killed in car bombing in Helmand


Kabul: Over 20 people were “martyred” and 55 more were injured today after a suicide bomber detonated his car against the provincial branch of the New Kabul Bank in Lashkargah, capital city of Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor told Afghanistan Times over 20 people have been “martyred” and 55 others “mostly civilians” were injured in the bombing ...

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