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HIA calls attempted shoe attack on Hekmatyar a conspiracy of foreign intelligence

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KABUL: The Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar strongly condemned an attempt by an individual to hit the leader of the party with a boot during the Friday prayers, calling it a move hatched by the foreign intelligence. The party in a statement said an individual who attempted to throw a boot at Hekmatyar and create an atmosphere of chaos during ...

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2 children killed, 3 wounded in Pakistani shelling

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KABUL: At least two children have been killed, and three others sustained injuries as a result of mortar shelling by Pakistani forces into the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The notorious Pakistan forces fired more than 37 mortars into Spinajai, Sapo, Mastal Kandaw, Darosar and Babil villages of Nazyan district. The shelling was continued from 12pm till 6pm yesterday, ...

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2017-Shpageeza Cricket League ends peacefully: Dragons won the championship

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Afghanistan’s 2017 domestic T-20 Cricket League, Shpageeza, ended peacefully Friday, with     Band-e-Amir Dragons winning the championship in final game by beating the Mis Ainak Knights by 4 runs, with last ball, bowled by oversee player, TL Chatara of Zimbabwe. In the final match, played in Kabul International Cricket Stadium, the Dragons bat first and put a total of 158 in ...

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Ghani and Trump agree rare earth minerals to boost national security

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NEW YORK: The Afghan and US Presidents have agreed to boost the development of the rare earth minerals of Afghanistan in a bid to boost economy and national security of the two countries. The issue of the development of the rare earth minerals of Afghanistan was discussed during a meeting between Trump and Ghani in New York on the sidelines ...

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India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ in response to PM Abbasi’s allegations

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NEW YORK: The Indian Mission in the United Nations strongly reacted to the allegations of the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi during the UN General Assembly in New York city. “It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim,” India’s permanent representative to UN Syed ...

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Ghani, UN chief talk Afghan peace, terror war

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NEW YORK: President Ashraf Ghani met United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Thursday and discussed with him the war against terrorism and regional issues. A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said the UN chief assured the Afghan leader of the world’s body multifaceted support to the Afghan peace process. It quoted ...

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Pak’s awkward demàrche: Of terror, Baloch, and Geneva

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EDITORIAL: Instead of responding in a rational and mature way, those sitting in the echelon of power in Pakistan, bungled and bedeviled it once again as their reaction is nothing, but just an act of tinkering and mere rhetoric. The way they responded to the American president Donald Trump, who has worn a sternly angry look against Pakistan’s overt and ...

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US strategy to bring 80pc territory under Afghan control: President Ghani

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President Ashraf Ghani has said the United States four-year security plan would help the Afghan government bring under its control 80 percent of the country’s territory, a media report said on Thursday. “The four year plan involves the goal of really bringing 80 percent of the territory of the country under control,” Ghani told National Public Radio in an interview ...

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Pak-US relations not defined by Afghan conflict only: Pakistani PM

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The Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the relations between Islamabad and Washington are not defined by conflict in Afghanistan only as he is optimistic to restore the relations which have been strained due to the presence of the terrorist groups and their sanctuaries in the country. Speaking at Washington’s Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on Wednesday, Abbasi ...

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Pakistan share concerns on new US strategy, greater Indian role in Afghanistan

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The Pakistani officials are saying that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has shared Islamabad’s concerns regarding the new US strategy and greater Indian role in Afghanistan during his meeting with the US Vice President. Pakistan’s foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua has told local media reporters that Abbasi during the meeting expressed concern over the greater role the new policy advocated for ...

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