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Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017 Afghan police recovered an Indian engineer in a rescue operation on Saturday in Wardak province, TOLO news reported. Local police officials confirmed the operation, adding […]

Afghan woman seeks to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight

Afghan woman seeks to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight

AFPShaesta Waiz, Afghanistan s first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. PHOTO: AFP MONTREAL:  An Afghan pilot hoping to become the youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight was preparing […]

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

The process for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resumed on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported. The process had been temporarily suspended in November last year due to the onset of the winter season. A repatriation centre had been established in Chamkani near Peshawar to register and facilitate refugees who desire to return to […]

Pak Army kills Lahore attack mastermind in shelling across Afghan border: sources

Pak Army kills Lahore attack mastermind in shelling across Afghan border: sources

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday conducted targeted strikes across the Afghan border killing two high-profile terrorists affiliated with Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, according to security sources. Those killed included Wajihullah alias Ahrar, who was sponsored by a hostile intelligence agency for terrorist activities in Pakistan, security sources said. He was mastermind of recent suicide attack in Lahore and […]

Cabinet approves ‘Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees’

Cabinet approves ‘Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees’

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – The federal cabinet has approved Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees today (Tuesday). A meeting of the Federal Cabinet is underway in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting is considering a 32-point agenda including Electoral Reforms, establishment of Ehtesab Commission and other policies. The meeting will […]

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

The United Nations Security Council on Friday dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan. The Afghan government requested the move as part of a peace deal with Hekmatyar and his militant group, Hezb-i-Islami, in September. The deal was criticized by some Afghans […]

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

A senior Afghan official says he was violently kidnapped and sexually molested on the orders of Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum. The accusation came from Ahmad Eshchi, the former governor of General Dostum’s home province of Jowzjan in the north. He said the vice-president and 10 other men assaulted him while he was forcibly kept at […]

Young Afghan ‘Messi fan’ meets idol Leo in Doha

Young Afghan ‘Messi fan’ meets idol Leo in Doha

An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday. Murtaza Ahmadi met the Barcelona forward in Doha, where the Spanish league champions are due to play a friendly match against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli […]