REUTERS Pakistan on Monday said the international community needed to look into the "meltdown" of Afghan security forces in the face of Taliban offensives across Afghanistan, instead of blaming Pakistan for the fast-deteriorating situati..
NEW DELHI : The International Cricket Council (ICC) is preparing a bid for the game's inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the governing body said on Tuesday. Cricket last featured in the 1900 Olympics in Paris and has rarely be..
REUTERS India sent a military plane to northern Afghanistan on Tuesday to pull out its citizens, officials said, as fighting raged between Afghan security forces and the advancing Taliban. The Indian government shut its consulate in Mazar-i-Sha..
REUTERS Soldiers from Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan used new Russian firearms, flamethrowers and surface-to-air missile launchers in military drills which concluded on Tuesday just 20 km (12 miles) from the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. Mo..
AFP The Taliban seized two more Afghan provincial capitals Tuesday -- including one just 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Kabul -- as tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the north for the relative safety of Kabul and other centres. F..
REUTERS Turkey is for now still intent on running and guarding Kabul airport after other foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, but is monitoring the situation after rapid advances by Taliban insurgents, two Turkish officials said. Taliban f..
AFP The United States said Thursday it was sending 3,000 troops to the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul immediately to evacuate US embassy staff as the Taliban makes rapid gains. "We are further reducing our civilia..
REUTERS Britain will deploy hundreds of military personnel to Afghanistan to help British nationals and local translators get out of the country, defence secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday as the security situation there worsens. The Britis..
REUTERS Envoys from the United States, China and other states on Thursday called for an accelerated peace process for Afghanistan as a "matter of great urgency" and for an immediate halt to attacks on provincial capitals and ci..
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