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  • Afghanistan beat Ireland to qualify for World Cup

    Afghanistan, after losing their opening three qualifying games, upset the odds to beat Ireland by five wickets on Friday to qualify for next year's Cricket World Cup.

  • Baby Donald Trump

    Baby Donald Trump causes a stir in Afghanistan

    Donald Trump flops over his pink and white baby walker and rolls it around his family's modest home in Kabul, blissfully unaware of the turmoil his "infidel" name is causing in the deeply conservative Muslim country.

  • 11 Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

    Militants raid a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive US strategy under the spotlight.

  • No end to Afghan woes

    The latest blast in a crowded area in Kabul, where the extremists used an explosive laden ambulance that killed more than 95 people, shows that the extremists are still calling the shots in Afghanistan.

  • Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Kabul to pledge support for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, with the precarious security in the Afghan capital underlined by a rocket attack on the airport hours after he touched down.

  • Trump's doomed Afghan strategy

    The implications of Trump's speech extend beyond America's policy in Afghanistan. The address also sharpened the contours—already limned during his May visit to Saudi Arabia and his July visit to Poland—of what might be called the “Trump doctrine.”

  • 5 killed as blast hits bank near US embassy in Kabul

    A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank in the Afghan capital close to the heavily protected US embassy compound, killing at least five people and wounding eight, interior ministry says.

  • 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.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.