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Pakistan rejects US strategy: demands to eliminate terror sanctuaries on Afghan soil

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The National Security Committee Thursday demanded an immediate US military effort to eliminate sanctuaries harbouring terrorists and miscreants on the Afghan soil and rejected the notion that India could be the net security provider in the South Asia region. The committee while …

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Five killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 42 others wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. According to Reuters, the explosion struck a crowd of policemen and soldiers …

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US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban …

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Pakistan terms President Trump’s statement unrealistic, disappointing

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN Pakistan on Tuesday termed President Trump’s statement disappointing ,unrealistic and said that the US policy statement ignores the ground realities, enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in the war against terrorism. Taking note of the US President statement outlining elements of …

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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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