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  • Voting for Afghanistan's presidential election begins

    Voting begins to elect a president for Afghanistan with more than 9 million Afghan registered voters potentially heading to the polls amid attacks in several cities.

  • Play called off on day 4 with Afghanistan on top

    Play has been called off on day 4 due to rain with Afghanistan firmly on top at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

  • Shahzad suspended for indefinite period

    The Afghanistan Cricket Board has suspended Mohammad Shahzad's contract for an indefinite period due to a breach of the board's code of conduct.

  • Taliban attack kills 25 in north: Afghan officials

    Afghan officials say a Taliban attack against pro-government forces has killed at least 25 in the northern province of Baghlan.

  • Naib rues missed chance against India

    Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said he was disappointed but not too downhearted after his team, the minnows of the World Cup, lost narrowly to cricket giants India in the final over of their group stage match on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • 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 open peace talks with the Taliban.

  • 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.

  • 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 cricket nation.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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 all -- due to technical glitches and lack of staff.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 opening partner for Tamim Iqbal in all three formats.

  • Multiple blasts hit Afghan city, gun battle underway

    Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad in a coordinated attack that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, local officials say.

  • 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.

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