KABUL: Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh vowed on Sunday to track down those responsible for a rocket attack on the capital that killed at least 10 people, even as the Daesh group claimed to have fired the salvo.
The rockets struck several densely populated districts of Kabul on Saturday -- including in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses embassies and foreign firms.
The attack came hours before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to meet with negotiators from the Taliban and Afghan government in Qatar, amid signs of progress in talks between the two warring groups.
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Take jab or do PCR test every 14 days, Sharjah schools told
UAE reports 3,453 new cases, 5 deaths; Dubai sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in 72 hours; Oman closes land borders again; Europe seeks to ease concerns; India hails ‘life saving’ vaccine rollout.
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India hails ‘life saving' COVID-19 vaccine rollout
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Biden to end Muslim travel ban ‘in his first hours' as president
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UAE's vaccination rate of eligible residents highest
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UAE and Jordan review regional developments
Sheikh Mohamed and King Abdullah of Jordan have reviewed prospects of further consolidating the fraternal relations between the two nations
Mohammed all praise for country's security facilities
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the State Security Department’s achievements and its new initiatives launched as part of integrated nationwide security efforts
Global publishers brought closer to IPA
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Filipinos can travel to their country from January 17
A Sharjah resident was informed that there are no flight cancellations to the Philippines
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How Malala Is Turning Her Life Story Into A Targeted Mission
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India to chair crucial UNSC panels on Taliban, terror
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The bomb went off after a man driving a motorized rickshaw entered a village in the Gilan district to sell goods and was soon surrounded by kids
UN backs Afghan peace talks in resolution
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) approved a resolution over Russian objections Thursday commending progress in peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban while urging stepped-up efforts to tackle terrorist attacks by the Taliban, al-Qaida, the Islamic State extremist group and their affiliates.
Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed
The prison is believed to be holding hundreds of IS members
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Peace by Piece
The Taliban angrily withdraws from talks with Kabul. The United States, the initiator, is preoccupied with fighting COVID-19.
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