India in extended troika on Afghanistan? Russia yet to decide | India News

India in extended troika on Afghanistan? Russia yet to decide | India News

NEW DELHI: Even as it backs a stronger role for India in the Afghanistan peace process, Russia is yet to make up its mind on India’s participation in the extended troika format involving US, China, Russia and Pakistan. The group is promoting a negotiated settlement with comprehensive and permanent ceasefire. After Russian foreign minister Sergey … Read more

US bolts Afghanistan amid shame, remorse, and concern about return of civil war

US bolts Afghanistan amid shame, remorse, and concern about return of civil war

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers walks inside the Bagram US air base after all US and NATO troops left (AFP) WASHINGTON: Self-doubts, shame, and remorse are coursing through Washington after US troops stealthily bolted from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan in the dead of the night last week without even informing local Afghan commanders. Pictures of … Read more

India play out a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan, qualify for Asian Cup third round | Football News

India play out a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan, qualify for Asian Cup third round | Football News

DOHA: India scored from an own goal by Afghanistan goalie as they ended their World Cup Qualifiers campaign with a 1-1 draw to book a berth in the next qualifying round of the Asian Cup on Tuesday. A howler by Afghanistan goalie Ovays Azizi handed India a 1-0 lead in the 75th minute but Hossein … Read more

I’m better off as player than leader: Rashid Khan on declining Afghanistan T20 captaincy | Cricket News

I'm better off as player than leader: Rashid Khan on declining Afghanistan T20 captaincy | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: Star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has declined captaining the T20 side fearing it might affect his performance as a player which he feels is more crucial to the team. Afghanistan have been changing captains frequently and earlier this week named Hashmatullah Shahidi as their Test and ODI skipper. However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board … Read more

2nd T20I: All-rounder Nabi helps Afghanistan seal series win over Zimbabwe | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: Aggressive batting from Karim Janat and Mohammad Nabi and three wickets from Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 45 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Janat smacked 53 off 38 balls for his maiden international fifty while Nabi’s fiery 15-ball 40 lifted Afghanistan to an impressive 193-5 … Read more

2nd Test: Rashid’s 11 wickets help Afghanistan level series against Zimbabwe | Cricket News

2nd Test: Rashid's 11 wickets help Afghanistan level series against Zimbabwe | Cricket News

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan picked up his second 10-wicket haul in Test cricket to help his side beat Zimbabwe by six wickets for a series-levelling win in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Afghanistan, who played their first Test against India in 2018, chased down a target of 108 against the African nation … Read more

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test, Day 4: Ton-up Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano frustrate Afghanistan victory bid | Cricket News

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test, Day 4: Ton-up Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano frustrate Afghanistan victory bid | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: Skipper Sean Williams scored a pugnacious hundred and allrounder Donald Tiripano hit a maiden half century to delay Afghanistan’s victory on the fourth day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Williams was 106 not out for his fourth Test hundred — third as captain and third in successive Tests — … Read more

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test: Hashmatullah Shahidi becomes first Afghan player to smash Test double hundred | Cricket News

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test: Hashmatullah Shahidi becomes first Afghan player to smash Test double hundred | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: Hashmatullah Shahidi became the first Afghanistan player to smash a Test double hundred while his team notched up several batting records on a memorable day two of their second and final match against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Playing their sixth test match, the Afghans racked up 545-4, their highest total ever, … Read more

1st Test: Williams century, bowlers help Zimbabwe trounce Afghanistan by 10 wickets | Cricket News

1st Test: Williams century, bowlers help Zimbabwe trounce Afghanistan by 10 wickets | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: A century from skipper Sean Williams coupled with destructive pace bowling from Blessing Muzarabani and Victor Nyauchi led Zimbabwe to a rapid 10-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Williams hit 105 to guide Zimbabwe to 250 all out before Afghanistan — trailing by 119 — were … Read more

1st Test: Muzarabani, Williams shine as Zimbabwe lead Afghanistan | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: Paceman Blessing Muzarabani took four wickets while skipper Sean Williams hit an unbeaten half-century to help Zimbabwe take lead on the opening day of the first Test against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Muzarabani finished with 4-48 and his new ball partner Victor Nyauchi took 3-34 as Afghanistan — who won the … Read more