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Militant involved in Kandahar hijacking arrested in J&K; (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) In what has been described as a major catch, top militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 ... Read more...

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Terrorist wanted for Kandahar hijacking arrested


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Mehraj-ud-din Dand, a terrorist wanted for his involvement in the hijacking of flight IC-814 flight to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested by ... Read more...

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NATO soldier killed in Afghan blast


September 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led coalition was killed Sunday in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said in a statement."An International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Man jailed for trafficking heroin in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A court in Russia has sentenced a foreigner to six years in a high security prison for trafficking 14.5 kg of heroin in the country, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s first Olympic medallist eyes an encore


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghanistan's first Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpai has vowed to bring more laurels for his country at the London Games beginning Friday.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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Rebuilding education from the ruins: Afghan minister (Interview)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) As Afghanistan engages in rebuilding its educational institutions destroyed by the Taliban, bringing women back into schools and colleges continues to be a challenge, ... Read more...

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Did US spy war cost 9/11 warning?


March 28th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) The US may have missed opportunities to prevent 9/11 due to a turf war between the CIA and the FBI, a British parliamentarian has claimed.Tory ... Read more...

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Taliban suspends peace talks with US


March 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 15 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the US, according to a statement released Thursday by the outfit."Islamic Emirate (the name of the ... Read more...

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Lions of Khorasan are roaring again


December 11th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan, blighted by decades of violence and fundamentalist opposition to modern sports, is - unbeknownst to the outside world - emerging as a football ... Read more...

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Obama slams Pakistan’s terror ties; says be peaceful with India


October 7th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Slamming Pakistan for maintaining ties with "unsavoury characters", President Barack Obama has asked its key ally to stop hedging its bets in Afghanistan and adopt ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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Taliban denies Mullah Omar is dead (Night Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The Taliban's legendary one-eyed leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, Afghan officials and media said Monday, only to backtrack hours later. The Pakistani ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? Taliban denies it (Fourth Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) One-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban were quick to deny this ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? No, says Taliban (Third Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The legendary one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban promptly denied it."Mullah Omar ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? Taliban says no (Second Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) One-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Taliban promptly denied this."Mullah Omar was killed on ... Read more...

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Post Osama, Indian PM readies for Afghanistan trip


May 10th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) With a new chill in US-Pakistani ties following Osama bin Laden's killing, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is all set to travel to Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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A decade since 9/11, Pakistan back to square one: Daily


May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Ten years since 9/11, Pakistan finds itself "back to square one", a leading daily said, adding that with Osama bin Laden dead, the country needs ... Read more...

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Osama was hale and hearty, says wife


May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead by US forces May 2, was hale and hearty and was "not on dialysis", the Al Qaeda leader's ... 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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Bamiyan Buddhas ‘once had an intensely colorful appearance’


February 26th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): The Bamiyan Buddhas-blown up by the Taliban 10 years ago-once had an intensely colorful appearance, scientists have suggested.The two gigantic Buddha statues dating back to the ... Read more...

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Afghan peace efforts: OIC likely to invite Taliban ‘as observers’ to March summit


January 20th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): In an effort to find a negotiated settlement to the Afghan imbroglio, the Taliban leadership is likely to be invited as observers to an Organisation of Islamic Conference ... Read more...

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Pakistan to fully facilitate Afghan peace efforts: Qureshi


January 8th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): Pakistan will not shirk from taking every step possible to promote and facilitate the Afghan reconciliation efforts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Backed by President Hamid ... Read more...

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Afghan peace delegation to arrive in Pakistan on Jan 5


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 3(ANI): An Afghan delegation is scheduled to arrive on a three-day visit to Islamabad on January 5, as part of the Afghanistan Government's efforts to broker peace with the ... Read more...

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Afghan election watchdog disqualifies 19 over poll fraud


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 22 (ANI): Afghanistan's election watchdog has disqualified 19 candidates who contested in the September poll, seven of whom are members of the 249-seat parliament, for alleged fraud.According to ... Read more...

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Abducted Afghan envoy Farahi released after two years


November 14th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 14 (ANI): The Afghan Consul General to Pakistan, Dr Abdul Khaliq Farahi, has been released by unknown abductors after a period of two years.Although it is not confirmed yet ... Read more...

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Taliban demands removal of leaders names from US, UN terror blacklist


October 30th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban is demanding that the names of its senior leaders are removed from US and United Nations terror blacklists and that a number of prisoners ... Read more...

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Oz Muslim leader calls troops in Afghanistan ‘terrorists’


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 23 (ANI): A Muslim leader in Australia has branded the country's troops as the "real terrorists" in Afghanistan.Uthman Badar, spokesman for the controversial Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir, said Aussie ... Read more...

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Pak army has pledged assault on US target ‘epicenter of terrorism’ N.Waziristan: Mullen


October 14th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): As a result of the US push, Pakistan's army has pledged to go after militants in the region which harbours Al- Qaeda and has become "the epicenter ... Read more...

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Pak holds ‘trump card’ to success of Afghan peace talks with Taliban: Gilani


October 13th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 13 (ANI): The renewed Afghan efforts to make peace with the Taliban to end the nine-year war would fail without Pakistan's help, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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UN secretary general hails Afghan voters


September 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded Afghan citizens for their "courage and determination" as they turned up in large numbers to vote Saturday despite the Taliban ... Read more...

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Rocket strikes Kabul hours before voting (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A rocket struck this Afghanistan capital hours before polling for the country's new parliament began Saturday, police said. According to DPA, no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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15 killed in pre-election Afghan violence


September 16th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 16 (DPA) Officials said Thursday that a NATO soldier, a dozen suspected insurgents and two Afghan children were killed in separate attacks ahead of parliamentary elections at the weekend. The ... Read more...

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Everyone knows Taliban leader Mullah Omar is in Pakistan: France


September 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sept 15 (ANI): Foreign Minister of France- Bernard Kouchner- has stated that the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is based in Pakistan and everyone knows it."It is not a secret ... Read more...

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16 killed in Afghan blast, air attack


September 13th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 13 (DPA) A civilian and a police officer were killed in a bombing and a NATO airstrike killed 14 suspected Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday. A motorbike ... Read more...

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