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Pakistani and ISIS militants among 22 killed in Nangarhar airstrike and operations


KABUL: At least twenty militants including Pakistani and ISIS insurgents were killed in the airstrike and military operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said the militants were killed in Nazian and Lalpur districts. The statement further added that seven Pakistani militants and fifteen ISIS loyalists were killed in total during the ...

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Afghanistan strongly reacts at misrepresentation of info by Pakistan on prisoners swap


KABUL: The Afghan government strongly reacted at the misrepresentation of the information by Pakistan regarding the prisoners including the alleged swap of prisoners as well as that of the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav. “This is an information statement and to correct the record on the comments addressed by H.E. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic ...

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6 killed as suicide bomber blows up near Shia mosque in Kabul

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KABUL: A suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shia mosque in Kabul on Friday killing at least six people, police said, as Muslims prepare to observe the holy month of Muharram The attack in the north of the Afghan capital happened as worshipers were gathered inside Hussainia mosque, one of the biggest Shia centers in ...

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Pakistan’s FM admits Haqqanis and other terrorists are liabilities

Foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif

KABUL: The foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif has admitted that terrorist groups and its leaders like Haqqanis are liabilities in yet another gesture the groups were nurtured and have remained intact in the country despite growing international pressures. Speaking at an event at the Asia Society in New York, Asif said asked Washington to stop blaming Islamabad for the ...

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India jumps to 14th rank as best country for expats: HSBC

Driven by strong ratings across a range of economic, experience and family measures, India shines in this year's league table, moving up 12 places since 2016.

The Pakistani passport is still ranked the second worst in the world, just above Afghanistan, this year’s Passport Index revealed. MUMBAI: India leapt up the global rankings by 12 places to take the 14th spot in terms of best country for expats to live and work in, says a HSBC survey. The Index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel ...

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If we fully uphold our security, none can attack our airport: Karzai

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KABUL: The former President Hamid Karzai says that if Afghans were fully maintain security of their country, so none can dare to attack the airport. Former President said this during a gathering to mark the death anniversary of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former President and High Peace Council Head. Karzai hoped that the Taliban to join the Afghan peace and ...

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US, NATO renew commitments to Afghanistan


KABUL: US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan during their visit to Kabul on Wednesday. During joint press conference with President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace, Mattis and Stoltenberg pledged the support of US and NATO allies to the ongoing conflict in the country. They expressed determination to stop ...

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Afghan film “A letter to the President” nominated for Oscar Award


KABUL: An Afghan film “A letter to the President” depicting the life of a woman has been nominated for the Oscar Award. The Roya Film House President Roya Sadat said “We are happy to announce that “A Letter to the President” has been nominated as representative movie from Afghanistan to Oscar Academy Awards by country – Afghanistan selection committee.” She said the film had its first ...

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“Khilafat is coming” – ISIS on the rise in Pakistan


EDITORIAL: The notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), known as Daesh terrorist group is on decline in Middle East, and Afghanistan, but its influence in Pakistan has been rising day to day. The secret, and terrorist activities of ISIS has been reported in the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces, including the FATA, and even the capital, ...

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Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC


LAHORE: Transgender persons will be able to use the name of their gurus as parents in their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her ...

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