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  • 50 killed in Afghan attack

    Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials say.

  • Afghanistan and the New Great Game

    The security situation in Afghanistan is getting worse by the day. Almost every week there are terrorist attacks on government installations or civilians with large number of casualties.

  • Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34

    At least 34 people are killed when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Afghan commando kills 2 US soldiers: Official

    At least two American soldiers are killed and two others wounded when an Afghan commando opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, a local official says.

  • Suspected bomb kills 7 outside historic mosque in Afghanistan

    A suspected bomb outside a historic mosque in the Afghan city of Herat kills at least seven people and wounded 15, police say, the latest casualties in a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan.

  • 19 people killed in blasts near funeral in Afghan capital

    A series of blasts in Kabul kill at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before.

  • West Indies

    WI select Beaton for Afghan series

    West Indies on Friday called up uncapped fast bowler Ronsford Beaton into their 13-man squad to face Afghanistan in a three-match Twenty20 series next month.

  • Number of IS fighters killed by US bomb jumps to 90

    The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 90, Afghan officials say.

  • US drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

    The United States dropps a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan today against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military say.

  • Afghanistan's Lord's debut against MCC

    Afghanistan are set for another milestone after it was announced Friday they will play their first match at Lord's, taking on a side led by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

  • Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

    There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.

  • Zim beat Afg to keep ODI series alive

    Tarisai Musakanda hit 60 as Zimbabwe kept their five-match ODI series alive with a three-run win over Afghanistan in Harare on Tuesday.

  • Afghanistan's captain Mohammad Nabi

    Nabi becomes first Afghan player to be picked in IPL

    On Monday, Mohammad Nabi became the first ever Afghanistan player to be picked by in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Afghanistan edge Zimbabwe in rain-hit ODI

    Afghanistan edged Zimbabwe by 12 runs in the first one-day international on Thursday but only after heavy rain had washed away home hopes.

  • Germany's cricket boom poised to hit the silver screen

    A boom of interest in cricket in Germany, fuelled by the influx of asylum seekers from Pakistan and Afghanistan, is a tale poised to hit the silver screen.

  • Bangladesh

    Crossing the line

    Pitch invasion by a fan is nothing new in the sporting world. But in the context of Bangladesh, Sunday night's pitch invasion by what appeared to be an 'emotionally charged' fan while the Tigers were bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final ODI was something unique.

  • Cops interrogating pitch-invader

    The individual, who entered the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium ground during the third and final ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, is being quizzed by police.

  • Bangladesh pip Afghanistan to record their 100th ODI win

    A century from Tamim Iqbal and a disciplined three-wicket haul from Mosharraf Hossain, who returned to ODI cricket after a gap of eight years, lead Bangladesh to a 2-1 victory in the 3-match series against Afghanistan at Mirpur stadium.

  • Tigers reach 100th win, seal series

    Bangladesh notch up their 100th win in ODIs when they thump Afghanistan by 141 runs and take the 3-match series 2-1 at Mirpur stadium.

  • Mashrafe keeping it in perspective

    Nearly 11 months later Bangladesh are in a bit of a pickle. A fortified territory that some of the world's best teams could not breach last year is now in danger of collapsing against the most unexpected of opponents -- Afghanistan.

  • Tigers' last chance to get it right

    Bangladesh go into the series decider at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today facing a situation they would not have expected before the series.

  • 'No issues with Mushy'

    Mushfiqur Rahim may be one of the most consistent and hardworking batsmen of the national team. But in the last year or so he has been making headlines for a few unfortunate reasons.

  • ‘Bangladesh have the confidence and belief to win’

    Even though Afghanistan outplayed Bangladesh to level the 3-match ODI series, Tigers captain Mashrafe Mortaza does not want to dwell in the collective failure and allow any negativity to affect his team’s approach for the final game on Saturday at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Did clear thinking expire in 2015?

    There was a reason why Bangladesh fans were so eager for the ODI series against Afghanistan and England to start, and that

  • Mosharraf included in squad for third ODI

    Bangladesh Cricket Board announces the 14-man squad for the third and final ODI on October 1 against Afghanistan.

  • Mosharraf

    Mosharraf joins training camp

    Mosharraf Hossain, the 34-year old left-arm spinner and useful late order batsman joins the training camp of Bangladesh cricket team at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Mosaddek makes debut, Afghans to bowl first

    Young Mosaddek Hossain Shaikat will get the opportunity to serve his country on the cricket field as he was selected in the Bangladesh team to face Afghanistan in the second game of the 3-match ODI series at Mirpur Stadium.

  • Tigers stalking wounded Afghans

    Having been at the receiving end of a shattering loss in the first One-Day International, Afghanistan will hope to restore parity and prevent Bangladesh from clinching their 100th win in the must-win second ODI in Dhaka on Wednesday (September 28).

  • 100th ODI win beckons Bangladesh

    If Tigers go on to win the second game of the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan on September 28, Mashrafe and his boys will create history by notching up the 100th win in ODI matches for Bangladesh.

  • 'Enjoy batting at number 4'

    Since his debut in international cricket close to a decade ago Mahmudullah Riyad has batted in a number of positions. There

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