Afghans

Over 445,000 Afghans displaced by conflict, insurgency in 2017

More than 1 million Afghans have been displaced due to conflicts since 2001 as worsening security situation has forced the people to leave for safer places.

Jan 03, 2018, 13:28 PM IST

NATO looks for Afghans to take offensive in 2018: US general

General John Nicholson, who heads the US and NATO missions in Afghanistan, said a series of important changes in the 16-year-old war would align in 2018.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:40 AM IST
Adnan Sami as ‘Afghan’ in debut film – FIRST LOOK out

Adnan Sami as ‘Afghan’ in debut film – FIRST LOOK out

‘Afghan- In Search Of A Home’ is the story of a musician refugee from Afghanistan who flees his country of birth under extenuating circumstances, in search of identity and a home.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban attack

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban attack

The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remained unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead alone as high as 130.

Apr 23, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Stats show 1.2 million people sought asylum in EU last year

The European Union's statistical agency today said more than 1.2 million people applied for asylum in the bloc last year, mostly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis.

Mar 16, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
130 terrorists killed, 350 arrested in Pak's anti-terror drive

130 terrorists killed, 350 arrested in Pak's anti-terror drive

A high-value target, known for recruiting terrorists and training suicide bombers, was also reportedly gunned down.

Feb 19, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Pakistan police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers.

Feb 19, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children: UN

Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children: UN

"Children are once again the main victims of these indiscriminate and illegal weapons," said Pernille Kardel, the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan.

Feb 18, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Pakistan shuts border after Afghans burn its national flag during protests

Pakistan shuts border after Afghans burn its national flag during protests

The incident that took place on Thursday evening has resulted in suspension in the movement of trucks involved in trade shipments between the two nations.

Aug 20, 2016, 20:58 PM IST
Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza rescued from captors in Afghanistan returns home

Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza rescued from captors in Afghanistan returns home

Judith D'Souza, an Indian aid worker who was abducted in Kabul last month by suspected militants, has been rescued and returned here on Saturday.

Jul 23, 2016, 21:00 PM IST

Pakistani official to urge Afghans to stop blame for attacks

Pakistan`s foreign policy chief will meet Afghan leaders on Friday in an effort to ease tensions over attacks by militants who Afghanistan says are based in Pakistan.

Sep 03, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

Pakistani Kashmir to expel 11,000 Afghans: Police

Pakistani Kashmir is set to expel some 11,000 illegal Afghan refugees under a national anti-terror plan announced in the wake of the country`s worst ever militant attack, police said Thursday.

Apr 02, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Americans still confusing Sikhs for Muslims: Study

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim, according to a study released on Monday.

Jan 27, 2015, 05:45 AM IST

Pakistan arrests 105 terror suspects

At least 105 terror suspects, including Afghans, were arrested here on Saturday as part of the Pakistan government's offensive against militants after the Taliban's deadly school attack in the city.

Dec 27, 2014, 22:51 PM IST

At least 21 drown, dozen missing in Istanbul migrant boat sinking

At least 21 people, including children, drowned and a dozen were missing on Monday when an overloaded boat taking migrants towards EU waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish officials said.

Nov 03, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban: Audit

Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the hands of insurgents, a US audit said on Monday.

Jul 29, 2014, 01:40 AM IST

Government introduces liberal visa policy for Afghans

In a relief to hundreds of visiting Afghans, India on Monday announced a new liberal visa policy for the citizens of the war-ravaged country.

Jun 30, 2014, 22:30 PM IST

Afghans hail peaceful election, high turnout exceeds predictions

Afghans celebrated a largely peaceful election on Saturday, as turnout exceeded predictions despite Taliban threats to disrupt the vote to choose President Hamid Karzai`s successor.

Apr 06, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Four Afghan election workers kidnapped: Official

An Afghan election commission official says four election coordinators were kidnapped in Afghanistan`s restive Nangarhar province, which borders neighbouring Pakistan.

Mar 13, 2014, 20:26 PM IST

One million Afghans suffer from drug addiction

Nearly one million Afghans have been suffering from drug addiction, according to a report issued here Saturday.

Nov 09, 2013, 19:45 PM IST