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Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Kabul, Oct 18 (AP/UNB) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war. Read More »

Afghan Rashid Khan uncertain for final of tri-series

Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan is uncertain for the final of the ongoing tri-series against Bangladesh, which will be played on September 24 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Rashid sustained a hamstring injury in the last league-phase game of the event on Saturday during the fourth over of the match. Read More »

Pakistani and Afghan refugees seek safe haven in Sri Lanka

By Caroline Gluck Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 31 2019 (IPS) – Thirteen-year-old Bariea, a Pakistani asylum seeker in Sri Lanka, is taking shelter at a mosque in the city of Negombo, where an uneasy mix of high anxiety and extreme boredom hover over the room. “We just have a few small bags, mostly clothes,” said Bariea. “We thought we would ... Read More »