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Taliban militants ambush convoy of Afghanistan's vice-president

The Taliban militants ambushed the convoy of Afghanistan`s First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum in the northern Faryab province as he is leading a counter-terrorism operation against the group in the region.

Afghanistan targets US defence contractors in row over back taxes

Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on US defence contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licences when they expire.

Pakistan and Afghanistan sign intelligence-sharing deal: Official

The intelligence services of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and coordinate operations against Taliban militants, a Pakistani military spokesman said Monday.

Thousands protest woman's mob killing in Afghan capital

Thousands marched through the Afghan capital today, demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy.

ICC WC 2015: Bangladesh will be under pressure, says Afghan skipper

ICC WC 2015: Bangladesh will be under pressure, says Afghan skipper

 Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said Tuesday that it would be Bangladesh, and not them, who would be under pressure going into the World Cup Pool A encounter Wednesday.

Five militants, 2 Afghan officials killed in border post attack

At least five militants and two Afghan security officials were killed on Saturday when militants attacked a border post on the Pak-Afghan border in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region.

Fresh EU sanction hinders international security cooperation: Russia

Russia Saturday accused the European Union (EU) of curtailing bilateral cooperation over international and regional security issues by imposing new sanction measures against it.

Gunmen kill two Shiites in Pakistan`s Quetta

Gunmen in southwest Pakistan shot dead two Shiite Muslims who had emigrated from neighbouring Afghanistan almost a decade ago to escape violence there, police said today.

Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

The Obama administration only finalised the exchange of the last remaining US prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said today.

`Pakistani Taliban militants involved in Sushmita Banerjee’s killing’

Banerjee, 49, was dragged out of her home and shot dead by suspected Taliban gunmen in Sharan city of Paktika on Sep 5.

Karzai condemns Taliban killing of 12 civilians

President Hamid Karzai has condemned the killing of 12 Afghan civilians including five aid workers in two separate attacks as he concluded talks in Pakistan aimed at fostering peace.

Taliban stoops to new low, deploys children as suicide bombers

In another attempt to create its terror on foreign troops and government forces in Afganistan, reports suggest that Taliban has started to exploit children to pose as suicide bombers.

Russia busts anti-NATO terror group

Russia’s security services have shut down a terrorist group which has been active in Afghanistan against NATO coalition forces.

India, US, Afganistan discuss transition at trilateral meet

Political, security and economic transition in Afghanistan besides specific cooperation projects were in focus during Tuesday`s trilateral meeting of India, US and Afghanistan.

World T20 Qualifier UAE 2012 a fantastic success: Pawar

The ICC President Sharad Pawar has thanked the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for hosting a "fantastic" ICC World T20 Qualifier UAE 2012.

Misbah praises Afghans` fighting spirit

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Saturday praised the Afghan team`s fighting spirit despite their loss in a one-day international to his side, saying they could give other teams a tough time.

Obama to announce drawdown of troops in Afghan

US President Barack Obama was likely to announce the drawdown of American troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday, senior administration officials

PCB mulls over allowing Afghan team to participate in Pak T20

The Pakistan cricket Board is mulling over the possibility of allowing a team from Afghanistan to take part in its national T20 tournament.

Latif wants International exposure for Afghan team

Afghanistan coach, Rashid Latif called on the World cricket community to give the minnow nation more exposure at the international level.

High security by PCB for Afghanistan cricket team

Desperate to show that Pakistan is safe for international teams, PCB has asked the government to provide high security for the visiting Afghanistan side.