Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Three blasts in a Kabul funeral kill 20

Kabul, June 3 (Agencies): Three blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 20 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The explosions continued a wave of violence in the capital since a devastating truck bombing on Wednesday killed 90 and injured hundreds. Twenty people were killed by the...

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Car bomb kills at least 40 in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter

Kabul, May 31 (AFP): At least 40 people were killed or wounded Wednesday as a massive blast ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately...

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Afghanistan’s first all-women TV station goes on air on Sunday

Kabul, May 20 (Reuters): Afghanistan’ first all-women TV station, Zan TV ("Women's TV"), goes on air on Sunday ,May 20. The launch has been preceded by a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. Female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, but an entire station for women is a novelty. Its arrival highlights the fact...

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Afghan Prez accepts resignation of Defense Minister and Army Chief after deadly camp attack

KABUL (AFP): The Afghan defense minister and his army chief resigned Monday, days after what is believed to be one of the deadliest-ever Taliban attacks on a military base triggered calls for officials to step down. "President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff," a one-line statement from the presidential palace said....

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Pakistan opens border with Afghanistan after Kabul threatens airlifting of refugees

Islamabad, March 6, (Dawn): Pakistan will temporary open border crossings at Torkham and Chaman for two days to allow stranded Afghan nationals to return to their country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Monday. Afghanistan's Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had earlier said that Afghanistan would make arrangements to airlift thousands of Afghan nationals who are  stranded in...

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Afghanistan says it will airlift Afghan refugees if Pakistan does’nt open border in two days

Islamabad, March 5 (The Express Tribune): Afghanistan’s envoy in Pakistan said here on Saturday, that he will urge his government to arrange special flights to airlift Afghan nationals stranded in Pakistan if the country does not reopen the border within two days. Pakistani authorities closed the border with Afghanistan on February 16 after 88 people were killed in a suicide...

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Unfair to accuse Afghanistan of supporting terrorism: Afghan CEO Abdullah

Kabul, February 21 (Outlook Afghanistan): The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah  said at the Council of Ministers' meeting here on Monday,  that  Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of supporting terror and violence. “The only solution is to cooperate with our anti-terror campaign and to stop supporting terrorism,” Abdullah said. He...

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World’s largest unlawful expulsion of refugees taking place in Pakistan

By Sanaa Alimia/Dawn BY expelling millions of Afghans, Pakistan is engaged in one of the world’s “largest unlawful mass forced return of refugees”. From Fortress Europe’s human rights violations on refugees to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, anti-refugee trends are at a global peak. Yet whilst the Syrian refugee crisis and Trump’s anti-Muslim policies generate moral outrage in Pakistan, there is...

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