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Celebrations erupt in Afghan cities after World Cup heroics

Thousands gathered in the capital Kabul and in Khost, Jalalabad and other cities to celebrate the fairytale win, which also eliminated the formidable Australians from the competition.

Afghanistan call for 'politics-free cricket' after Australia scrap T20s

Afghanistan cricket bosses Wednesday expressed disappointment that Australia had scrapped a men's T20 series because of deteriorating women's rights in the Taliban-ruled country and called for "politics-free cricket".

Revisiting Syed Mujtaba Ali’s 'Shabnam'

A face may launch a thousand ships but the very woman with the face has a passive presence in literature.

At least 2 killed in Sikh temple attack in Afghanistan's Kabul

An attack on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least two people and injured seven on Saturday, following a blast in a car loaded with explosives, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

BOOK REVIEW: NONFICTION / Taran Khan maps Kabul through memory in 'Shadow City'

In Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul (Vintage Books, 2019), Khan delineates a personal map of Kabul, taking the reader through the “shadow city” that can be found in its still-standing monuments, libraries, pleasure gardens, theatres, shopping malls, wedding halls and graveyards.

8 killed in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

A motorcycle suicide bomber kills at least eight people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in the Afghan capital after they had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings, officials say, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit Kabul.

AFP journalist among 25 killed in Afghan blasts

Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul kills 25 people, including journalists who had arrived to report on the first explosion and who were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber in a second attack, officials say.

Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

Militant group Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers 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.

June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Celebrations erupt in Afghan cities after World Cup heroics

Thousands gathered in the capital Kabul and in Khost, Jalalabad and other cities to celebrate the fairytale win, which also eliminated the formidable Australians from the competition.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

Afghanistan call for 'politics-free cricket' after Australia scrap T20s

Afghanistan cricket bosses Wednesday expressed disappointment that Australia had scrapped a men's T20 series because of deteriorating women's rights in the Taliban-ruled country and called for "politics-free cricket".

February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023

Revisiting Syed Mujtaba Ali’s 'Shabnam'

A face may launch a thousand ships but the very woman with the face has a passive presence in literature.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

At least 2 killed in Sikh temple attack in Afghanistan's Kabul

An attack on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least two people and injured seven on Saturday, following a blast in a car loaded with explosives, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Taran Khan maps Kabul through memory in 'Shadow City'

In Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul (Vintage Books, 2019), Khan delineates a personal map of Kabul, taking the reader through the “shadow city” that can be found in its still-standing monuments, libraries, pleasure gardens, theatres, shopping malls, wedding halls and graveyards.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

8 killed in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

A motorcycle suicide bomber kills at least eight people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in the Afghan capital after they had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings, officials say, in the latest in a series of attacks to hit Kabul.

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

AFP journalist among 25 killed in Afghan blasts

Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul kills 25 people, including journalists who had arrived to report on the first explosion and who were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber in a second attack, officials say.

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

Militant group Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan.

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

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.

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

Kabul suicide blasts kill 80, 'IS claims responsibility'

So-called Islamic State says it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 80 people and injuring 230.

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