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Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus patient

02 February, 2020 1:32 pm 1:32 pm

KABUL (Reuters) –  Afghanistan’s minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus. Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat. He announced a state of emergency in the … Read More

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Pakistan hopes Trump will reiterate his offer of mediation on Kashmir issue

02 February, 2020 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – During upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to India, Pakistan hoped that the US president will reiterated his offer of mediation on Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) between Pakistan and India. In her weekly press briefing, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that the IoK issue will come under discussion … Read More

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UN report agrees about Pakistan being victim of terrorism from Afghanistan

02 February, 2020 6:20 pm 6:20 pm

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – The UN report has agreed about Pakistan being victim of cross-border terrorism emanating from Afghanistan. The report of Monitoring Team of UNSC Committee overseeing sanctions against Al-Qaeda and Da’esh expressed concern over the growth of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan and their impact on the region. The report also endorsed Pakistan’s … Read More

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Pakistan beat Afghanistan to reach Under-19 World Cup semis

01 January, 2020 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

BENONI (92 News) – Pakistani team on Friday reached Under-19 World Cup semi-final of the tournament after beating Afghanistan by 6 wickets in the quarter-final, in Benoni, South Africa. The Pakistan junior team easily chased down a target of 190 runs in the 41st over, with 53 balls still remaining. The Pakistani teenagers will face … Read More

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Two mortar shells fired in Pakistani area from Afghanistan, confirms FO

01 January, 2020 2:31 pm 2:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Two mortar shells were fired in Pakistani area from Afghanistan near Torkham border on Wednesday, confirmed by the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson. In a statement, the FO spokesperson said that no casualty was reported during the incident. The spokesperson also said the Torkham gate has been closed for security purposes and … Read More

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Pentagon confirms its military jet crashed in Afghanistan

01 January, 2020 10:40 am 10:40 am

GHAZNI (AFP) – A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed, rejecting the insurgents´ suggestions that it was shot down. Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A, a type of … Read More

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Saudi-Iran conflict would be disastrous for Pakistan: PM

01 January, 2020 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has termed that a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would be disastrous for Pakistan on Thursday. In a wide-ranging interview with German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl, the prime minister shed light on the balancing act that Islamabad often finds itself in … Read More

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Afghanistan former president Hamid Karzai inquires after Nawaz Sharif’s h...

01 January, 2020 6:23 pm 6:23 pm

LONDON (92 News) – Afghanistan former president Hamid Karzai inquired after the health of former premier Nawaz Sharif, who is on a four-week bail, at Park Lane Flats on Saturday. Afghanistan Ambassador to UK Tayyab Jawad was also accompanied him. The meeting continued for some time. On January 4, the medical board appointed by the … Read More

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TTP commander Saifullah Mehsud killed in Afghanistan: reports

12 December, 2019 3:45 pm 3:45 pm

KABUL (92 News) – Tehrik-e-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) key commander Saifullah Mehsud was killed in Afghanistan, foreign media reports said. The group has confirmed the death of the head. Saifullah Mehsud was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the Guloon camp in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan, foreign media reports said. Saifullah was notorious for … Read More

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Seven people die as migrant boat sinks on Turkish lake

12 December, 2019 6:41 pm 6:41 pm

ANKARA (Web Desk) – Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van, the governor’s office in Bitlis province said. Al Jazeera reported that the boat sank after capsizing as it approached Adilcevaz, Bitlis, which is on … Read More

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Ashraf Ghani wins slim majority of Afghanistan presidential vote

12 December, 2019 3:35 pm 3:35 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, won a slim majority of votes in a September 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, in a poll that plunged the country into political uncertainty. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the total turnout in the presidential election, which was marred by allegations of massive … Read More

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World should play its role for peace in Afghanistan

12 December, 2019 11:42 pm 11:42 pm

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged world to play for peace in Afghanistan, adding that the peace and stability in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s own interest. Speaking to the journalists in Turkey, he said Pakistan deems that establishment of peace in Afghanistan will lead to more bilateral trade between Pakistan … Read More

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Took 5 years to prove ownership of Sharif family’s London flats, Fawad

12 December, 2019 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Slamming Sharif family’s over denying owner of London residence, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that it took five years to prove ownership of Sharif family’s London flats. The minister took his twitter and said that the apartments where the Sharif family and former prime minister Nawaz … Read More

US troop drawdowns in Afghanistan ‘not necessarily’ tied to Tal...

12 December, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were “not necessarily” linked to a deal with Taliban, suggesting some lowering of force levels may happen irrespective of the ongoing peace push. The remarks by Esper in an interview with Reuters came on the heels of … Read More

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Trump makes surprise Afghanistan trip, voices hope for ceasefire

11 November, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America’s longest war. Trump’s visit was his first to Afghanistan since becoming president and came a week after a prisoner swap between Washington … Read More