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Trump’s new strategy morale boosting but not solution to Afghan crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump finally revealed his much-awaited strategy on Afghanistan on Monday evening for the solution of Afghan crisis and winning the 16-year lengthy war inherited from his predecessors Gorge W. Bush and Barrack Obama. The United States, supported by Britain, began its attack …

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Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

By James M. Dorsey President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a tougher approach towards Pakistan’s selective support of militancy, and closer cooperation …

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Taliban warns Afghanistan to become ‘graveyard’ for US troops

The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become “a graveyard” for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country. “If America doesn’t withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become …

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Trump gives a go-ahead to boost deployment in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.” In his first formal address …

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Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan: report

WASHINGTON -UNS : US President Donald Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan, a Foreign Policy report said. The FP report quoted an unnamed US official saying that Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan would change the U.S. relationship with Pakistan significantly. “The …

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US Policy for Pakistan, Afghanistan still under review: State Deptt

WASHINGTON -UNS : Trump administration is still reviewing its policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan and that was the reason behind acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells’ recent trip to South Asia, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday. During a press briefing held …

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Pak-Afghan cooperation imperative to combat terrorism: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed that lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan was critical for regional stability for which strengthening of institutional cooperation between the two countries was imperative to effectively combat the common challenge of terrorism. According to a Foreign Office statement …

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Pak-Afghan JEC to be held after fixation of date

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Pakistan and Afghanistan are agreed to organize the meeting of Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) after fixation of the date with mutual consent. Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar during a meeting with the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Omar Zakhiwal, who called on …

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Pakistan to take steps to mitigate threat of Daesh’s presence in Afghanistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said it would take all necessary measures, including effective border control and management, to mitigate the threat emanating from presence of Daesh in Afghanistan. “There are swathes of ungoverned territories in Afghanistan and Daesh and …

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Two US troops killed in south Afghanistan

KANDAHAR -UNS : Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s restive southern province of Kandahar Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces. “Two US service members were killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their …

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