Tuesday, 5th December 2023
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1 Nov
Afghanistan's Taliban government has urged Pakistan to give undocumented Afghans in the country more time to leave as pressure mounts at border posts swarmed by thousands of returnees fleeing the threat of deportation.
15 Oct
A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked western Afghanistan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, the latest to hit a region where entire villages have been flattened and over 1,000 killed by a series of tremors this month.
7 Oct
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Saturday morning, the United States Geological Survey said, followed by four large aftershocks with epicentres close to the region's largest city. The USGS said the epicentre was 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of the city of Herat, and was quickly followed by aftershocks with magnitudes of 5.5,…
6 Sep
Tajikistan said on Wednesday that it had killed three members of a "terrorist group" who had infiltrated the country from neighbouring Afghanistan, the second such incident this year in the Central Asian nation.
6 Sep
A gun battle erupted Wednesday between Pakistan and Afghan border forces, officials said, with each side blaming the other for starting the firefight that shut their busiest trade crossing.
15 Aug
Afghanistan's Taliban government marked on Tuesday the second anniversary of their takeover of the country with celebrations and a public holiday, issuing a defiant statement commemorating their surge back to power. Flags of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan -- the name given to the country by its new rulers -- fluttered at security checkpoints across…
14 Aug
Three people were killed and another seven were wounded in an explosion on Monday at a hotel in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, near the border with Pakistan, local police said. Security forces were investigating the cause of the blast at a hotel in central Khost that went off around 11:00 am (0630 GMT),…
25 Jul
Shirin booked her bridal makeover weeks ago, but instead of relaxing as beauticians pampered her, everyone in the Kabul salon was on edge, ready to hide the bride should the police appear. Shirin was the last customer at a salon in Afghanistan's capital, one of thousands across the country shuttered on Tuesday by order of…
4 Jul
China's Xi Jinping urged the leaders of Russia, Iran and other Shanghai alliance states on Tuesday to boost ties and resist sanctions, as Vladimir Putin thanked the bloc for support during a failed rebellion. China and Russia have in recent years ramped up economic cooperation and diplomatic contacts, with their strategic partnership having only grown…
1 Jul
Afghanistan's Taliban government on Saturday seized on an off-the-cuff remark by US President Joe Biden to underscore their claim that there was no Al-Qaeda threat in the country. Biden was leaving a press conference on Friday on the US Supreme Court's decision to block his student debt relief program when a reporter asked if he…
20 Jun
A convicted murderer was shot dead Tuesday in the grounds of a mosque in provincial Afghanistan, officials said, the second public execution since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021.
8 Jun
At least 11 people were killed and 30 wounded by a blast Thursday at a funeral service for an Afghan acting provincial governor assassinated by a suicide bomber earlier this week, the ministry of interior said.


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It was jubilation galore at the weekend as members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), including well-wishers across the globe gathered to celebrate God’s faithfulness and grace upon the church at a second thanksgiving anniversary.
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New Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Babayo Akuyam, has said he would step down for Abubakar Suleiman, depending on the outcome of the re-run ordered by the Court of Appeal.
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THE enforcement team of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, confiscated Schedule 1 Narcotic drugs and other unregistered drugs worth over N30 million from a wholesale pharmaceutical shop in Wuse 2, in Wuse District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The team also raided another shop belonging to the same…
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ABIA State Governor, Alex Otti, has commended the Catholic Church for establishing the first university in Umuahia, the state capital. The institution, named Lux Mundi University, is located at the new Ndagbo City, IsiamaAfaraukwu/Ossah, Ibeku, in Umuahia North Council. Lux Mundi, an Italian word, which means ‘Light of the World,’ is one of the private…