SECTIONS
30 April 2017

 

 

  • Najibullah Zadran smashed quick 83 as Afghanistan spanked Ireland by 71 runs, making the final match of the tri-series to decide who will be on top.


  • Afghanistan are set to take on Syria in their next match of 2018 World Cup qualifier on coming Tuesday in Muscat, capital of Oman.


  • Trump takes White House and became the 45th U.S. president

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    Trump on Election Day morning: "It's been a beautiful process (campaign)...I've seen so many hopes and so many dreams out there that could have happened... with proper leadership," he said.

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    Polls open in Michigan. There has been no early voting in the state

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    Polls now open in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia!

    Ohio governor, and former Republican candidate, John Kasich, encouraged people to get out and vote.

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    As Election Day opens in U.S., media polls suggest Clinton has higher chance of winning than Trump

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    Polls opened in the states of New York and Virginia

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    Millions of Americans are expected to turn out on Election Day on Tuesday to choose their next president.

    The voters will decide between two major party candidates – businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton.

    The election is decided by the Electoral College or a group of 538 electors. 270 votes are required for a candidate to be declared winner.

    Polls given by U.S. media show Clinton leading Trump. If Clinton wins, she will be first woman to lead a country that has the strongest military on earth.

    The Election Day, commencing at 11:00 GMT (3:30p.m. Kabul Time) follows a bitter campaign where the candidates traded insults and became mired in a series of scandals.

    More than 46 million people have already cast ballots in early voting.

    The election is keenly watched by the world as U.S. is the most powerful nation on earth with its policies impacting some countries.

    Results should begin emerging at 4:00 GMT (8:30 a.m. Kabul Time on Wednesday).

     

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  • At least two people were killed when supporters of Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish-i-Milli parties clashed with each other in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, officials said Friday.


  • Turks began voting on Sunday in the closest parliamentary election in more than a decade, one that could pave the way for President Tayyip Erdogan to amass greater power or end 12 years of single-party rule for the AK Party he founded.


  • Spinghar Tigers became Afghanistan’s domestic T20 tournament Shpageeza champions for 2015 after beating Kabul Eagles in thrilling final on Friday.


  • In what is seen as first step toward implementation of electoral reforms, a committee to select people for election commissioner positions is expected to be formed within a week.


  • President Ashraf Ghani has expected parliamentary elections to be held next year, his deputy spokesman said Tuesday.


  • West Indies' former player Phil Simmons who also coached three teams has been named Afghanistan's coaching consultant, Afghanistan Cricket Board announced Wednesday.


  • The first four day cricket match between Afghanistan’s Development Squad and Pakistan’s Habib Bank Limited team started today in Kabul under “Friendship Cup” series.


  • A committee to pick would-be election commissioners for Afghanistan’s main electoral bodies Thursday announced launch of its work.


  • A suicide car bomb apparently targeting an election official went off in capital Kabul early Saturday, leaving at least one dead.


  • Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to win the World Cup for the fifth time and send their retiring captain Michael Clarke out as a winner.


  • Afghans look to leave a cricket impression as their national team is preparing for maiden World Cup set to launch in less than three weeks.


  • Afghanistan lost to Hong Kong in a thriller match which ended in the latter’s qualification for 2016 World T20 but left the former with last chance against Papua New Guiana.


  • The opening Intercontinental Cup match between Afghanistan and Scotland ended in a draw at Stirling ground on Friday, a four-day match that was considerably disrupted by rain.


  • Afghanistan’s National Olympic Committee on Wednesday called election of Zahir Aghbar as the committee’s new head illegal.


  • An Afghan handball player, his wife and minor son have drowned after the boat carrying them sank off Turkish coast on Sunday.


  • Afghan national female mountaineers have conquered three challenging peaks on Hindu Kush Mountain that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.


  • As a separate body is working towards measures for reforming the election system, Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission on Wednesday warned that “no one has the right to sack commissioners.”


  • Afghan cricketers left their home for Australia on Sunday to start their month-long World Cup training camp as they are bidding for a first international title in history.


  • Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States Hamdullah Mohib has heavily criticized the European Union envoy's remarks supporting decentralization of governance in Afghanistan.


  • The next Presidential elections in Afghanistan - in 2019 - will be one of the cleanest election held in any country, President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday.



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