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  • Ireland vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I at Bready Cricket Club LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India, Live Coverage on TV

    Afghanistan and Ireland will clash again on the 3rd and final T20 International (T20I) match on August 24 at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland. The match starts at 8:30 PM (IST). Afghanistan have a good record against Ireland in twenty20 cricket, Afghanistan have won 9 and Ireland won 3 out of 12 matches they have played against each other.

  • Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul, clashes underway near Eidgah Mosque

    Kabul: Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city’s old quarter. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a three-month ceasefire.


    Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st T20I at Bready Cricket Club LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India, Live Coverage on TV

    It is less than 12 months since being awarded full member status by the ICC, Ireland and Afghanistan are on the same side of the boat. Afghanistan with the likes of blistering batsmen Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi, the visitors have a robust batting line-up which is well followed up by some classy bowling in the form of Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran.

  • Afghanistan launches vaccination campaign targeting 9.9 million children

    Kabul: The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a five-day nationwide immunity vaccination campaign on Monday targeting 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Ministry said in a statement. During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Burqa-clad suicide bombers kill at least 29 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

    Khost: Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan today as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 80 in the latest attack on the minority. Officials said they feared the death toll could rise after the assault, the latest targeting civilians who have borne the brunt of the violence in Afghanistan’s long conflict.

  • Afghanistan: Roadside bomb hits bus, killing eight, wounding 40, says officials

    Herat: A roadside bomb hit a Kabul-bound passenger bus in western Afghanistan today, killing at least eight people and wounding around 40, mostly women and children, officials said. “It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but unfortunately it got a passenger bus,” Farah provincial police spokesman Muhibullah Muhib told AFP.

  • Taliban official says group spoke with US official

    Islamabad: The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said today. It marked one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end to the country’s protracted war. The official described as “useful” a meeting with Alice Wells, the US’s top diplomat for South Asia, earlier this week. He

  • Afghanistan: 54 released from Taliban prison, informs Afghan official

    Kabul: An Afghan official says at least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said today the prisoners were freed after a commando unit raided the prison late last night in Musa Qala district.

  • Babri Masjid destroyed by ‘Hindu Taliban’, SC told

    New Delhi : The Babri Masjid was destroyed by the “Hindu Taliban” just like the demolition of the Buddha statue by the Taliban at Bamiyan in Afghanistan, a litigant in the Ayodhya temple-mosque land dispute case told the Supreme Court on Friday.

  • IS releases picture of Baghdadi’s slain son brandishing rifle

    Kabul: The Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan and Pakistan released a picture of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son Hudhayfah al-Badri, who was killed in an operation in Syria earlier this month.

  • Pakistan, US to work towards peace in Afghanistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan and the US have agreed to remain engaged for peace in Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday. The agreement came during a meeting between US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells and Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa here on Tuesday, reports Dawn news.

  • Rape capital doesn’t need ostrich approach

    You read with a mixture of alarm and scepticism, the poll report by the London-based Thomson Reuters Foundation that India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, beating Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

  • UN chief condemns Jalalabad terror attack on Sikhs, Hindus

    United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus, asserting that any attack targeting civilians is “unjustifiable” and in clear violation of international law.