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Torkham Border Reopened After 32 Days

Date: 21 Mar, 2017

    Torkham Border Reopened After 32 Days
The Pak-Afghan border crossing at Torkhm in Khyber Agency has been reopened on Tuesday morning after it remained closed for more than a month. On Monday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...
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Prime Minister Orders Reopening Of Borders With Afghanistan

Date: 20 Mar, 2017

    Prime Minister Orders Reopening Of Borders With Afghanistan
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered immediate reopening of the Pak-Afghan border. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister Office in Islamabad, the decision to reopen...
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Drone Attack In Afghanistan Kills 17 Militants

Date: 16 Mar, 2017

    Drone Attack In Afghanistan Kills 17 Militants
Seventeen Daesh militants have been killed during US drone raids in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official said.
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Pakistan, Afghanistan To Hold Talks In London Today To Reduce Tensions

Date: 15 Mar, 2017

    Pakistan, Afghanistan To Hold Talks In London Today To Reduce Tensions
The British government has arranged talks between the Pakistan and Afghan governments on Wednesday (today) to reduce tensions between the two neighbourly countries.
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Government Of Japan Announces USD 7 Million Aid To Support Afghan Refugees In Pakistan

Date: 09 Mar, 2017

    Government Of Japan Announces USD 7 Million Aid To Support Afghan Refugees In Pakistan
The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees...
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Trump Signs New Order Banning 6 Muslim Countries From Travelling US

Date: 07 Mar, 2017

    Trump Signs New Order Banning 6 Muslim Countries From Travelling US
The United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order imposing travel ban on people from six Muslim countries for three months.
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Pakistan Reopen Torkham, Chaman Borders With Afghanistan For Two Days

Date: 06 Mar, 2017

    Pakistan Reopen Torkham, Chaman Borders With Afghanistan For Two Days
Pakistan has announced to temporary reopen borders at Torkham and Chaman for two days to facilitate Afghan nationals stranded for days to return to their country, Foreign Office (FO)...
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Afghanistan To Airlift Stranded Nationals If Border Not Opened: Zakhilwal

Date: 05 Mar, 2017

    Afghanistan To Airlift Stranded Nationals If Border Not Opened: Zakhilwal
Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Umar Zakhilwal said on Saturday that the stranded Afghan nationals in Pakistan will be taken to their country through special flights if Pakistan did not...
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49 Pakistani Deported After Completing Imprisonment In Afghan Jails

Date: 03 Mar, 2017

    49 Pakistani Deported After Completing Imprisonment In Afghan Jails
Afghan authorities handed over 49 Pakistani nationals to the political administration of Khyber Agency on Torkham border on Friday. According to officials of the political administration, these Pakistani nationals were...
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Pak-Afghan Traders Demand Reopening Of Torkham, Chaman Routes

Date: 27 Feb, 2017

    Pak-Afghan Traders Demand Reopening Of Torkham, Chaman Routes
Members of the business community trading between Pakistan and Afghanistan have appealed to the government of Pakistan to reopen Torkham and Chaman routes to restore bilateral trade between the...
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Grenade Attacks Leave 14 Dead In Afghanistan

Date: 24 Feb, 2017

    Grenade Attacks Leave 14 Dead In Afghanistan
As many as 14 members of a family including women and children died in hand grenade explosion in Laghman province of Afghanistan, officials said. According to them, unknown miscreants lobbed...
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China Offers Support To Pakistan In War Against Terror

Date: 18 Feb, 2017

    China Offers Support To Pakistan In War Against Terror
China has strongly condemned the Sehwan Sharif suicide blast and offered its support to Pakistan in war against terrorism. While speaking at a regular press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Ministry...
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Pakistan Forcing Afghan Refugees To Repatriate: HRW

Date: 13 Feb, 2017

    Pakistan Forcing Afghan Refugees To Repatriate: HRW
An international humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday claimed that Pakistan forced repatriation of Afghan refugees through coercion and mistreatment accusing the UN refugee agency UNHCR of complicity...
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Suicide Bomber Kills 7, Injures 20 In Afghanistan

Date: 12 Feb, 2017

    Suicide Bomber Kills 7, Injures 20 In Afghanistan
Seven people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of Afghanistan´s Helmand province, on Saturday.
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Repatriation Of Afghan Refugees To Resume From 1 March

Date: 10 Feb, 2017

    Repatriation Of Afghan Refugees To Resume From 1 March
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says the repatriation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan to Afghanistan will resume from 1 March, 2017. The UNHCR spokesperson Donia Aslam Khan said in...
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Suicide Blast At Afghan Supreme Court Kills 20

Date: 08 Feb, 2017

    Suicide Blast At Afghan Supreme Court Kills 20
At least 20 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday. Afghan officials said a...
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Avalanches, Severe Cold Kill 100 People In Afghanistan

Date: 06 Feb, 2017

    Avalanches, Severe Cold Kill 100 People In Afghanistan
Heavy snow and avalanches have killed 100 people in Afghanistan during last three days. Yesterday, an avalanche kill 16 people in north of Kabul. The hardest hit areas include Parwan, Nangarhar...
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UN Removes Gulbuddin Hekmatyar From Blacklist

Date: 04 Feb, 2017

    UN Removes Gulbuddin Hekmatyar From Blacklist
The United Nations has removed the name of a former Afghan warlord and Hizb-e-Islami chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its sanctions list. In September 2016, Hekmatyar signed a peace treaty with...
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Afghan Taliban Commander Among Five Killed In Drone Strike In Khost

Date: 02 Feb, 2017

    Afghan Taliban Commander Among Five Killed In Drone Strike In Khost
Five people including a senior commander of Afghan Taliban were killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday. According to security sources, a US drone targeted...
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US Court Suspends Trump’s Order To Ban People From Seven Muslim Countries

Date: 29 Jan, 2017

    US Court Suspends Trump’s Order To Ban People From Seven Muslim Countries
A US court blocked part of President Donald Trump’s order to bar people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and...
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Donald Trump Bans Visitors’ Entry From Seven Muslim Countries

Date: 28 Jan, 2017

    Donald Trump Bans Visitors’ Entry From Seven Muslim Countries
United States President Donald Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US and temporarily barred visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. According to AFP news agency, Donald Trump...
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Donald Trump Takes Oath As 45th President Of US

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    Donald Trump Takes Oath As 45th President Of US
Donald Trump has taken oath as 45th President of the United States. In his first address as the US president, Donald Trump vowed to obliterate ‘radical Islamic terrorism’, restore jobs...
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Passport, Visa Condition Imposed On Afghan Cleaners Of Vehicles Travelling To Pakistan

Date: 20 Jan, 2017

    Passport, Visa Condition Imposed On Afghan Cleaners Of Vehicles Travelling To Pakistan
The condition of visa and passport for the cleaners travelling to Pakistan via Torkham border of Khyber Agency with Afghan transporters has been imposed again. The border officials said the...
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37 Die As Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    37 Die As Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan
At least 37 people were killed as a Turkish cargo airplane crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday morning, officials said. Media reports while quoting Kyrgyz officials said majority of...
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Turkish Cargo Jet Crash Kills At Least 30 In Kyrgyzstan

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    Turkish Cargo Jet Crash Kills At Least 30 In Kyrgyzstan
Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a...
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Large Protest Held Outside Pakistan Embassy In Kabul

Date: 14 Jan, 2017

    Large Protest Held Outside Pakistan Embassy In Kabul
Afghan security forces on Friday foiled the bid of angry protesters to attack the Pakistani embassy in Kabul. According to media reports, the protesters led by former Afghan National Directorate...
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