Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Daughter of Afghan envoy to Pakistan hurt in kidnapping

Jul 17 2021

ISLAMABAD/KABUL (Reuters) -The daughter of Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped by unknown assailants who left her with injuries and rope marks, officials and a hospital report said on Saturday.

Officials, Taliban strike ceasefire deal in western Afghanistan, says provincial governor

Jul 15 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -Government officials in a western Afghan province said on Thursday they had negotiated "an indefinite ceasefire" with the Taliban to prevent further attacks on the capital of the province.

Afghan Taliban seize border crossing with Pakistan in major advance

Jul 14 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -Taliban fighters in Afghanistan seized control of a major border crossing with Pakistan on Wednesday, one of the most important objectives they have achieved so far during a rapid advance across the country as U.S. forces pull out.

Large fuel truck fire in Kabul kills seven - officials

May 02 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -Gasoline tanker trucks burst into flames in Kabul overnight, killing at least seven people and starting large fires that caused power cuts to some parts of the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday. | Video

Car bomb kills 27 in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province

May 01 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -A huge car bomb blast killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province on Friday evening, with high school students among the casualties, local officials said. | Video

U.S. commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes

May 01 2021

KABUL (Reuters) -The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan warned on Saturday it would be a mistake for insurgents to attack foreign troops still present in the country after the passing of a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed last year with Taliban militants.

Exclusive-As U.S. prepared exit, Taliban protected foreign bases, but killed Afghans

Apr 30 2021

KABUL Taliban fighters have protected western military bases in Afghanistan from attacks by rival, or rogue Islamist groups for over a year under a secret annex to a pact for the withdrawal of all U.S. forces by May 1, three Western officials with knowledge of the agreement told Reuters.

Taliban refuse to attend summit on Afghan peace in Turkey if held this week -spokesman

Apr 12 2021

KABUL The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were not willing to attend a major summit on the Afghan peace process in Turkey if it took place this week, the militant group's spokesman said.

Three security personnel killed in Taliban car-bombing near Kabul

Apr 04 2021

KABUL A car bombing near Kabul on Sunday killed at least three Afghan security personnel and injured 12 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

Afghan president promises to step aside if election is held

Mar 30 2021

KABUL/ISLAMABAD Afghan President Ashraf Ghani outlined his plans for peace at a regional summit in Tajikistan on Tuesday, saying that he would step aside if an election was held.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.