Afghanistan

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

South Africa ease to first win

South Africa register a comfortable nine-wicket victory against Afghanistan at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. This is South Africa's first win in this edition of the World Cup.

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019

Blast, gunfire as attackers hit ministry in Kabul

Gunmen attack the communications ministry in the centre of Kabul, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Taliban kill 9 police in Afghanistan

Nine Afghan policemen are killed when Taliban fighters stormed their checkpoints and launched a follow-up ambush in the eastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, officials say.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

East Timorese hope to copy Afghanistan fairytale

Navigating pigs and goats as they practise on a dusty paddock, a group of young East Timorese are hoping to copy the fairy-tale rise of Afghanistan by making it as Asia's latest emerging...

January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019

Taliban kill 126 Afghan soldiers

The Taliban yesterday killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province, a senior defence official said.

December 31, 2018
December 31, 2018

'Worse every day': Afghans expect 2019 to be even deadlier

After a year of record bloodshed, Afghans are bracing for an even deadlier 2019 with the threat of a US drawdown and a looming presidential vote likely to fuel violence.

October 21, 2018
October 21, 2018

Afghans brave blasts to vote

Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence yesterday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late -- or not at...

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

Founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies: Taliban

Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taliban announces.

August 26, 2018
August 26, 2018

Afghanistan president rejects resignation of three top security officials

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani reject resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government says.

May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

Nazmul the answer to the opening dilemma

The Bangladesh team management's biggest concern heading into the new season, which will begin in June with the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, is finding a stable...