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Over $1bn aid commitments received till Sep 2

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received aid commitments of US $ 1014.23 million from various countries for the flood affected people till September 2. “We have received an aid commitment of US $ 1014.23 million from various countries for the flood affected people till September 2, 2010 …

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Flood water enters Sajawal city

Floodwaters have entered Sajawal city, Raju Nizmani, Jati and Tando Hafiz Shah in Thatta district following a breach in Sarjani protective embankment. Army helicopters are actively involve in supplying food supply to the areas worst hit by the flood. Around 200,000 residents of Shah Bundar …

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EU foreign policy chief in China for high-level talks

BEIJING: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was in China on Tuesday ahead of talks with top leaders on trade, climate change and security issues such as the Iran and North Korea nuclear standoffs. Ashton, who visited the World Expo in Shanghai on Monday, …

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Endgame Afghanistan – Implications For Pakistan

By:BassamJaved Sequel to the soft resistance offered by Taliban during the US and NATO march into Marjah the forces are now busy in consolidating their positions in there. Off and on attacks by pockets of Taliban bands on the security forces are being effectively retaliated …

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Endgame Afghanistan – Implications For Pakistan

By Bassam Javed Sequel to the soft resistance offered by Taliban during the US and NATO march into Marjah the forces are now busy in consolidating their positions in there. Off and on attacks by pockets of Taliban bands on the security forces are being …

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Extremism not the only threat to US

By Walter Rodgers With the United States hyperfocused on its encounters with extremism, especially in Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran), the American public can perhaps be forgiven for failing to see the full kaleidoscope of other challenges military and otherwise waiting unnoticed just over …

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Driven Into The Arms Of The Taliban

A year after his expulsion from Iran for not having a work permit, Abdul Majid, 26, has found paid employment in Muqor District, Badghis Province, northwestern Afghanistan. But it is not a normal job: “My son has joined the Taliban,” Majid’s father, Bismillah, told newsmen, …

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Driven Into The Arms Of The Taliban

A year after his expulsion from Iran for not having a work permit, Abdul Majid, 26, has found paid employment in Muqor District, Badghis Province, northwestern Afghanistan. But it is not a normal job: “My son has joined the Taliban,” Majid’s father, Bismillah, told newsmen, …

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Destination Qandahar : Marching towards end game?

BY BASSAM JAVED The largest US-led joint military offensive in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, code named ‘Moshtarak’ is nearing its end. The assault was centered on the town of Marja which comprise family compounds that are spread over miles of arid, deserted terrain. The …

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By Afshain Afzal

By Afshain Afzal No leader in either India or Pakistan would oppose continuity of peace process between India and Pakistan. Ironically, off the record, the masses of both the countries feel proud over the instigating statements by their leaders against each other. The leaders are …

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