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Young Afghan woman teaches Sufi dance in Kabul for ‘inner peace’...

01 January, 2020 12:57 pm 12:57 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Fahima Mirzaie set up a dance school for women in the Afghan capital last year, hoping to help her students fight depression and find inner peace in a war-torn country where dancing is widely considered taboo. Some 20 young Afghan women have signed up for classes to learn “Sama” – a dance … Read More

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Zalmay Khalilzad visits Kabul en route to Doha for talks with Taliban

12 December, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breathe a new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a peace deal, Washington and Kabul said. After his visit to Kabul, Khalilzad … Read More

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Seven killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry in Kabul

11 November, 2019 1:01 pm 1:01 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday after a car bomb explosion near the interior ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a government spokesman said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. A car bomb has been detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during the … Read More

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Pakistani Embassy in Kabul closed after harassment of diplomats

11 November, 2019 11:02 am 11:02 am

KABUL (92 News) – Pakistani Embassy in Kabul will remain closed from today (Monday) onwards for an indefinite period due to the harassment diplomats in Afghanistan. “Due to security reasons, Consular Section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul will be closed from tomorrow Monday, 4th November, 2019 until further intimation,” Pakistani mission said in a … Read More

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EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire as Esper visits Kabul

10 October, 2019 10:59 am 10:59 am

KABUL (AFP) – European Union (EU) officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as US Defence Secretary Mark Esper made an unexpected visit to Kabul. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents dead, citing a Taliban … Read More

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US Defence Secretary Esper in Kabul on unannounced visit

10 October, 2019 11:49 pm 11:49 pm

KABUL (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Sunday for an unannounced visit to meet with US troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Esper’s visit – his first to Afghanistan since being confirmed as Pentagon chief in July – comes amid deep uncertainty about the fate of the US military mission … Read More

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Pakistan denounces terrorist bomb attack in Kabul

09 September, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has strongly denounced the terrorist bomb attack on a foreigners’ compound in Kabul on Monday, which led to loss of innocent lives. In a statement on Tuesday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan expresses its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prays for early recovery of … Read More


Five killed, 50 wounded in Kabul car bomb blast

09 September, 2019 3:13 am 3:13 am

KABUL – At least five people were killed and 50 others were injured after power device installed in a car exploded in Kabul on Monday evening, police said. The explosion was big enough to be heard in different parts of the city. The Interior Ministry’s spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said it was a car bombing that … Read More

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US envoy meets with Afghan president in Kabul

09 September, 2019 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

KABUL (AFP) – The US envoy leading efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, an official said Monday, as a historic agreement with the insurgents appeared close. The US envoy has spent about a year meeting with the Taliban in Doha in a series of … Read More


US soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan amid peace talks

08 August, 2019 2:19 am 2:19 am

KABUL – A US soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Thursday, NATO-led international military coalition in Kabul said. The announcement did not specify where the operation took place, the service branch of the fallen service member, nor details about the combat operation. The name is being withheld until the notification of next of … Read More

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Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, wounds 182 – ministry

08 August, 2019 9:29 am 9:29 am

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said. Women and children were among the casualties, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said on Sunday. Pictures posted on social media showed bodies strewn amid overturned … Read More

14 killed, 145 wounded in Kabul suicide attack

08 August, 2019 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 145 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, an attack the government said raised questions about the militants’ commitment to peace despite an expected deal with the United States. There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the Taliban and the … Read More

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Three bombs kill 15 in Kabul as US general visits

07 July, 2019 5:02 pm 5:02 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, as the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top US and NATO officials in the city. Eight employees of the ministry of mines and petroleum were killed and 27 wounded in … Read More

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Govt employees killed in Afghanistan bomb explosion

07 July, 2019 11:23 am 11:23 am

KABUL (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 10 wounded when a magnetic bomb attached to a bus carrying government employees exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the bus was carrying employees of the mines and petroleum department. “Five have been killed, 10 … Read More

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US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Kabul

06 June, 2019 9:50 pm 9:50 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and the security situation ahead of Afghan presidential polls in September. Pompeo stopped over on his way to New Delhi for meetings with Indian Prime … Read More