Free Press Journal
  • Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan     

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a roadside bomb struck a microbus in the eastern Ghazni province, killing six people. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says women and children were among those killed in Monday’s blast, which also wounded three people.

  • Afghan Taliban announces 3-day Eid Ceasefire

    Kabul: The Taliban announced today a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against “foreign occupiers” would continue. But the group warned its fighters would “strongly defend” themselves if attacked, according to a statement sent to the media two days after the Afghan government announced a week-long ceasefire.

  • Rashid Khan helps Afghanistan complete 3-0 rout of Bangladesh

    Dehradun: Wonder spinner Rashid Khan once again came to his side’s rescue and produced a brilliant final over to help Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by one run in the nail-biting third and final T20 International, en route to a 3-0 series whitewash here today.

  • Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I at Dehradun Stadium: LIVE Cricket Score, Match commentary, updates

    Afghanistan with a lead of 2-0 is all set to hit a hatrick against Bangladesh if they win the third and final T20I game. Rashid Khan with 7 wickets in two T20Is has proven to be a huge asset for the Afghanistan team. Bangladesh can only play for pride now as they have no chance of winning the series. This win would certainly give Afghanistan a lot of confidence ahead of the India Test.

  • Gunmen kill 4 praying at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

    Kabul:Officials say four people praying at a mosque have been shot to death in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attackers opened fire from a car Wednesday afternoon while more than 15 people were praying in the mosque.

  • Rashid takes four to help Afghan win series vs B’desh

    Dehradun : Mohammad Nabi (31 not out) and Samiullah Shenwari (49) played sensible knocks following spin sensation Rashid Khan’s heroics, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by six wickets in the second T20 match here on Tuesday to clinch the three-match series with one match to go.

  • Rashid, Zadran star as Afghan beat Bangladesh by 45 runs

    Dehradun : Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan (3-13) and pacer Shapoor Zadran (3-40) shared six wickets between them as Bangladesh failed to chase down 168-run target in the first T-20 international here. Afghanistan registered 45-run win as  Bangladesh could manage to score only  122 runs in 19 overs. Opener Liton Das top scored for Bangladesh with 30 runs.

  • Karthik to replace injured Saha for Afghanistan Test

    New Delhi : India’s wicket-batsman batsman Wriddhiman Saha was on Saturday ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year’s Indian Premier League.

  • With one eye on India test, Afghanistan to face Bangladesh in three T20s

    Dehradun: Afghanistan will take on Bangladesh in a three-match T20 series starting here tomorrow, dividing their focus ahead of the historic Test debut against India in two weeks’ time. While the dates of the Afghanistan’s inaugural Test against India was announced back in January, the series against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was only confirmed last month.

  • Afghan spin-quartet up for historic India Test 

    New Delhi : World’s premier T20 bowler Rashid Khan will headline a four-pronged spin attack in the 15-strong Afghanistan squad announced on Tuesday for the historic one-off Test against India in Bengaluru, starting June 14.

  • Afghan forces mistakenly kill 9, mostly civilians: Officials

    Kabul: Afghan forces mistakenly killed nine people, most of them civilians, during raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province which has been a base for the Islamic State group and other militants, officials said today. The raid, which took place late last night in Chaparhar district, also wounded eight other civilians, said provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat. A local police commander was among the dead, he added.

  • Ignored Rohit says he is at peace with his Test career

    Mumbai : A formidable force in white ball cricket, India’s limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma seems to have made peace with his below-par Test record, now that “half of his playing career” is over. By his own admission, Rohit now doesn’t fret over his Test selection and just wants to enjoy the remainder of his playing career.

  • Injured Saha doubtful for Afghan Test

    New Delhi : In a bid to regain full fitness ahead of India’s historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan next month, injured wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha will see specialist doctors to assess his thumb injury, the BCCI said in a statement on

  • US drone strikes kill 11 IS militants in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 11 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after US and NATO-led coalition forces launched airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, authorities said on Monday. “The drone strikes were launched on Sunday. Two IS militants were also wounded and three vehicles were destroyed after the raids,” an Army statement said.

  • Rajput looks to replicate Afghan success with Zimbabwe

    Mumbai : Lalchand Rajput is determined to bring back glorious days of a struggling Zimbabwe just like he transformed Afghanistan cricket team. Rajput was recently appointed as Zimbabwe’s interim head-coach as he replaced Heath Streak, who was sacked.

  • Talks will strengthen strategic ties: PM Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed hope that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin would further strengthen the ‘special and privileged’ strategic partnership between India and Russia.

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    2 IS militants killed in US drone strike

    Kabul: At least two militants associated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) have been killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.

  • Pakistan can do more with respect to regional security: Pentagon

    Washington D.C.: In what appeared as the United States’ (US) dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s efforts to maintain regional security, Washington has highlighted that the country can do more in terms of it.