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20 June, 2018 11:12 AM Taliban strikes Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

The Taliban had observed a cease-fire over Eid al-Fitr last weekend but rejected the government’s request for an extension. Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first 20

13 June, 2018 11:37 AM Abdullah Abdullah to be chief guest at Test debut of Afghanistan cricket team

Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will be Kabul’s representative on Thursday to witness his country’s Test debut in Bengaluru against India. Official sources said the cricket event marks a successful culmination of India’s sports diplomacy with Afghanistan which began after the fall of Taliban in 2001. “This is the first Test match 21

12 June, 2018 6:24 PM We will negotiate only with Taliban: Afghan official

There are no good or bad terrorists and the international community should work together to remove terror infrastructure, said Dr. Arian Sharifi, Director of National Threat Assessment, National Security Council of Afghanistan. India too has been advocating a similar approach on terrorism while the international community tried to bring the “good Taliban 163

8 June, 2018 4:22 PM U.S. to intensify anti-IS operations during truce period with Taliban

Comes during a temporary, unconditional ceasefire between the Ghani regime and the militants. The U.S. intends to step up military operations against Islamic State (IS) in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced 54

3 June, 2018 4:49 PM 44% of Afghan children are out of school: report

Increase in violence is the main reason Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organisations said in a report on Sunday. Spreading violence has forced many schools to close, undermining fragile gains 94

22 May, 2018 11:52 AM Pakistan ISI wants JeM to carry out bigger terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan’s spy agency ISI has reportedly directed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to carry out a big terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. The outfit has been asked to strengthen its base in the Valley to ensure that the attack is carried out. Authorities believe that the ISI is relying more on JeM, rather than outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul 70

18 May, 2018 12:07 PM Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 16 security forces

Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have attacked several security posts in three provinces, killing 16 security forces. Ramadan Ali Mooseni, deputy provincial police chief, said on Friday the Taliban launched an attack the previous night in Ghazni province’s remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others 14

2 April, 2018 4:01 AM Malala Yousafzai ending first visit to Pakistan since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is ending her first visit to Pakistan since being shot in 2012 by Taliban militants trying to kill her for promoting girls’ education. Ms. Yousafzai and her family were at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Monday morning to return to London after the four-day visit. Touching scenes were witnessed when the now-20-year-old 92

29 March, 2018 5:17 AM Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan, first time since attack

Almost six years after Malala Yousafzai was shot at point-blank by the Pakistani Taliban, the young Nobel laureate returned to her home country, Pakistan, on Thursday. The 20-year-old arrived at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near capital Islamabad and is expected to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The capital was put on high alert 121

6 March, 2018 11:47 AM BJP leader under fire for hinting Periyar's effigy could face Lenin's Tripura statue fate

Senior BJP leader H Raja on Tuesday drew a lot of backlash after he said that the statue of social reformer Periyar (EVR Ramasamy) in Tamil Nadu may meet the same fate as the one of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin which was pulled down in Tripura. “Who is Lenin? What is the relevance he holds in India? What is the link between communism 218 2