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LeJ disguised as Daesh targeting Christians in Quetta

KARACHI: At least 15 Christians have been killed in a fresh spate of violence in Quetta. No arrest has been announced. In the latest attack on the religious minority, unidentified men sprayed volley of bullets on worshipers who were walking out of a church after attending the Sunday service. Two people died and three others,…

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Lifted by India, South Asia regains growth lead, still lags on jobs

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2017 – South Asia is the fastest growing region in the world–according to the latest report by the World Bank.  This is largely driven by India’s growth rebound and is not consistent among countries. Despite accelerating global growth and trade, exports remain weak. Progress on fiscal consolidation is slow, and deficits are…

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad fined after playing for Pakistan club

Kabul, Afghanistan: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday. Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about $4,400) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the…

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Taliban seize district in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Taliban militants captured a district in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province near the provincial capital early on Thursday and killed more than a dozen people including the district’s governor, a police official said, reported Reuters. Ghazni’s Khawaja Omari district was considered one of the province’s safest districts. The militants killed district governor Ali Dost Shams,…

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Top ‘Islamic State’ commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike: officials

KABUL: A high-ranking Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed in an airstrike, officials said Saturday, as Afghan and US forces dial up attacks on the militant group. Qari Hekmat was the top commander of IS’s Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, where the group established a stronghold after coming under intense…

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Won’t let terrorists use our soil against each other: Abbasi, Ghani

KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed that they would not allow terrorists to use their soil for anti-state activities against each other. “Peace, prosperity and stability of the two countries are interlinked,” said a statement issued after a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and President Ashraf Ghani held in Kabul on Monday. The…

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Pakistan respects sovereignty of Afghanistan: National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua has said that Pakistan respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan. He was addressing Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum in Islamabad on Wednesday. The National Security adviser said both Pakistan and Afghanistan have rendered great sacrifices in the war on terrorism. He said Pakistan is committed to peace…

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Suspected TTP terrorist arrested in Quetta

QUETTA: A suspected TTP terrorist has been arrested by the security forces from Quetta, announced Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo on Tuesday. “The arrested terrorist has confessed to his involvement in 11 terror attacks, including suicide bombings,” Bizenjo said. The suspect was identified as Fazl-ul-Haq and hails from Sheikh Mandah in Quetta. Home Minister Sarfraz…

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Terrorists planning attacks from Afghan soil, Pakistan hands over dossier to Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has handed over a dossier to Afghan authorities containing evidence of the involvement of Afghanistan based terror groups in terrorist activities within Pakistan, Foreign Office said on Thursday. According to the Foreign Office, the dossier contains evidence of the involvement of Afghanistan based TTP in the suicide bombing at a Pakistan Army unit…

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Foreign Office rejects reports of clashes between Pak-Afghan forces

KARACHI: Foreign Office spokesperson on Wednesday categorically rejected the media reports regarding the alleged clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces, Radio Pakistan reported. In a tweet, Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul said a news item published in Afghan media regarding the clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces is false. The embassy said no incident of Pakistan…

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Pakistan supports President Ghani’s peace plan: Khawaja Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said bringing Taliban to the negotiating table and establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility of the international community. Addressing the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan in Uzbekistan, he said Pakistan has been consistently stressing for the resolution of Afghan conflict through a political settlement. He emphasized the need…

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Video of Afghan mother cradling baby in exam goes viral

KABUL: Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she hopes will help her fulfil her dreams. The powerful photo, taken by a professor at Nasir Khusraw private university in central Afghanistan, has gone viral after striking a chord in a…

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Afghanistan thrash Windies to win World Cup qualifying final

Harare, Zimbabwe: Mohammad Shahzad starred as Afghanistan laid down a marker ahead of next year’s World Cup by romping to a seven-wicket thrashing of the West Indies in Sunday’s qualifying final in Harare. Leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan became the fastest bowler ever to reach 100 one-day international wickets as the Windies were bowled out for…

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Afghanistan beat Ireland to qualify for World Cup 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe: Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets on Friday to qualify for the Cricket World Cup. Asghar Stanikzai hit an invaluable 39 not out off 29 balls to guide the Afghans to 213 for five in reply to Ireland’s 209/7. Afghanistan clinched the final spot after holding their nerve in the final Super Six…

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Afghanistan should do more to eliminate TTP sanctuaries: FO

  Pakistan has highlighted the presence of TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan and it is a matter of satisfaction that the US is addressing the issue. However, more needs to be done, said Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal He was speaking at his weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, reported Radio Pakistan. He said there…

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Top US general in Afghanistan urges ‘tired’ Taliban to talk peace

Bagram: Now is the best time for the Taliban to negotiate for peace, the top US general in Afghanistan said Wednesday, warning that an increased air and ground campaign against the insurgents would only get worse. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last month unveiled a plan to open talks to end the 16-year-old war, offering to…

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Taliban elements open to peace talk: US Defense Secretary

KABUL: Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have…

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Suicide blast leaves nine dead in Afghanistan

Kabul: A suicide bomber blew himself up in an area of Kabul on Friday, killing at least nine people, officials said, as militants dial up pressure on the war-weary Afghan capital. The Islamic State group’s local franchise claimed responsibility for the blast, the SITE Intelligence Group said, as it seeks to stir up sectarian violence…

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Cricketer banned for two matches

Harare, March 7: Big-hitting Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended for two matches, just three months after returning from a one-year doping ban, the ICC announced on Wednesday. The 30-year-old slammed his bat against the pitch next to the main wicket after being dismissed for 24 in Afghanistan’s two-run defeat by Zimbabwe in World…

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One killed as Kabul car bomb targets foreign forces: ministry

KABUL: A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign forces convoy rocked eastern Kabul early Friday, killing at least one civilian and injuring four in an area where many expatriates reside, the Afghan interior ministry said. “Unfortunately around 9:00 am, a car bombing took place in (the) Qabil Bay area of Kabul,” ministry spokesman Najib Danish…

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Taliban pour cold water on invitation to Afghan peace talks

KABUL: The Taliban on Thursday issued a cool response to proposals that they should begin peace talks with the Afghan government, a day after President Ashraf Ghani offered a pact to recognize the insurgents as a legitimate party in negotiations, reported Reuters. The movement has not yet given any formal answer to Ghani’s invitation, made…

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