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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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‘Buddhas of Bamiyan’ may be restored


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2(ANI): Scientists have said that it may be possible to reconstruct the smaller of two giant 1,500-year-old 'Buddhas of Bamiyan' statues blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan 10 ... Read more...

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Former Taliban member visits UK for secret insurgency-ending talks


February 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A former senior Taliban member who is said to be in close contact with the group's leader Mullah Omar, is reportedly in Britain for insurgency ending negotiations. ... Read more...

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Mulla Umar refused Karzai’s 35,000-govt jobs offer for Taliban fighters


November 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Taliban Supreme leader Mulla Umar has turned down the Afghan government's offer of 35,000 jobs for his fighters, putting an end to all hopes of a breakthrough ... Read more...

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Pak facilitating Afghan-Taliban secret meetings for own strategic advantage: Editorial


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 2(ANI): Pakistan would be facilitating secret meetings between Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban leaders to take the heat off itself without having to launch a full-scale offensive against ... Read more...

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Musharraf lists West’s ‘three blunders’ that gave the world scourge of terrorism


October 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has alleged that the West committed three blunders years back, the outcome of which Pakistan and Afghanistan are still bearing in ... Read more...

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Afghan Govt. moves to help nation’s biggest bank


September 5th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep.6 (ANI): The Afghan government is scrambling to shore up the nation's largest bank to stem a looming financial crisis.The New York Post quoted an Afghan official as saying that ... Read more...

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Afghan women fear Taliban resurgence: NYT


July 31st, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 31 (ANI): As Afghan and Western governments explore reconciliation with the Taliban, Afghan women fear that the peace they long for may come at the price of rights ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kandahar don’t trust Americans, other foreign military forces


March 27th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Mar.27 (ANI): A tribal elder in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has said most Afghans fear the coming of more foreign troops, and don't trust them.Shahabuddin Akhunzada said his Eshaqzai tribe has ... Read more...

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Taliban Second-In-Command Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader Captured, In Custody


February 17th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Karachi, Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the reports of the senior officials of the United States, the second in command of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader, has been ... Read more...

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Faction of Taliban in favour of talks with US: ex-Afghan minister


November 12th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov.12 (ANI): Former Afghan Minister Mullah Wakil Ahmed Mutawakal, who held the post of Foreign Minister in the Taliban government, has said that some leaders of the outlawed outfit are ... Read more...

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Two US troops killed as NATO calls for revised Afghan strategy


August 31st, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 31 (DPA) Two US soldiers were killed Monday by roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan, as NATO's top commander in the country, US General Stanley McChrystal, called for a revised ... Read more...

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Afghan vice president survives ambush


July 26th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 26 (DPA) Militants using machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked one of President Hamid Karzai's running mates in northern Afghanistan Sunday, but caused no casualties, the provincial governor said. Mohammad ... Read more...

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Now, Pak sharia chief wants Islamic rule over entire world


February 18th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,Feb.18 (ANI): After inking a deal with the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government for implementation of Islamic law in the Swat Valley, the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, has ... Read more...

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Australia spurns US request to take Guantanamo inmates


January 10th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 10 (DPA) Australia rejected Saturday a formal request from the US to resettle Chinese nationals currently detained in the Guantanamo Bay military prison.The Australian newspaper said Prime Minister Kevin Rudd ... Read more...

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War-ravaged Pak will be Obamas most difficult test: NYT


November 24th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 24 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obamas most difficult test would be Pakistan, a country with 170 million people and up to 60 nuclear weapons, WHICH may be collapsing ... Read more...

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US on edge of historical defeat in Afghanistan: Taliban


September 12th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep 12 (ANI): Afghanistans insurgent Taliban movement said that the United States was on the edge of an historical defeat in Afghanistan, seven years after invading following the 9/11 attacks. ... Read more...

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Musharrafs ouster leaves Paks anti-terror policy uncertain


August 19th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 19 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs resignation yesterday left serious repercussions on the US-led War on Terror, as he remained actively involved in running the country''s counter-terrorism policy ... Read more...

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Officials say Bush administration has told Musharraf to step down


August 14th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.14 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly been told by the Bush Administration to step down voluntarily rather than prolong an ongoing political crisis and face impeachment. CBS News quoted ... Read more...

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Google Earth reveals Afghanistan’’s unknown historic sites


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A leading Australian archaeologist has safely uncovered historic sites in a remote part of war-torn Afghanistan - all with the help of Google Earth. David Thomas, a Ph.D. ... Read more...

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Expert slams Pak for spending billions on defence in face of non-existent war with India


June 20th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A Pakistani expert on Indo-Pak relations has reportedly said that Islamabad was wasting money by increasing the budgetary outlay every year on defence, as India was never ... Read more...

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New Zealand army denies damaging Afghanistan Buddha statues


May 4th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, May 4 (DPA) The New Zealand army denied Sunday damaging the ruins of one of Afghanistan's famous Bamian Buddha statues while detonating an unexploded rocket in the area. Najibullah Harar, head ... Read more...

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US officials urge Nawaz to soften anti-Musharraf stand, ex-PM refuses


March 26th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 26 (ANI): Siding with their old time anti-terror ally (Musharraf), two key US officials camping in Islamabad - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Jihadis seeking safer Sufi monasteries khanqahs to under attack madrassas in Pak


March 17th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 17 (ANI): In the wake of frequent attacks on madarassas by security forces, the jihadis in Pakistan are increasingly turning to khanqahs (Sufi monasteries) for setting up sanctuaries, while ... Read more...

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US to expand its military presence in Pak


December 26th, 2007 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): The United Stated is planning to send its Special Forces to Pakistan that will train and support indigenous counter-insurgency forces and clandestine counter terrorism units, US defence officials ... Read more...

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Shakiras hip shaking sparks broadcast row in Afghanistan


November 20th, 2007 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov20 (ANI): Afghanistans largest private television station, Tolo TV, is facing a possible legal action from the Government for broadcasting a concert by Colombian singer Shakira.Senior Muslim clerics and the ... Read more...

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Security remains elusive in Afghanistan, says UK think tank


November 14th, 2007 - 2:32 am ICT by admin
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