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Afghan envoy to Washington Hamdullah Mohib thanks Trump for tougher approach on Pakistan


Afghan envoy to Washington Hamdullah Mohib on Monday thanked the US President Donald Trump for his tougher approach towards Pakistan, harboring terrorist outfits against its neighbors and USA. “We welcome this decision, which is the result of intense deliberations and takes into account both countries’ needs and considerations. This is the first time a focus has been put on what ...

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After Trump’s Afghan policy statement, China reaffirms support to Pakistan


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. ─AFP/File Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday reaffirmed Beijing’s support to Pakistan during a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua hours after US President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for allegedly offering safe haven to “agents of chaos” in his South Asia policy announcement. Earlier, as Beijing came to Islamabad’s defence in light of Trump’s remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry ...

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Pakistan rejects Trump’s allegations of terrorist ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan on Tuesday rejected United States (US) President Donald Trump’s allegations that Pakistan offers safe haven to “agents of chaos”, as he announced America’s new strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia. Talking tough on Pakistan, Trump had said, “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations,” warning that vital aid ...

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د امریکې د افغانستان او سویلی اسیا په اړه د نوې پالیسی یوه جائزه


د امریکې د افغانستان او سویلی اسیا په اړه د نوې پالیسی یوه جائزه  

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We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations, says Donald Trump


President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan on Monday, backtracking from his promise to swiftly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos”. In his first formal address to the nation as commander-in-chief, Trump discarded his previous criticism of the 16-year-old war as a ...

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University of London cancels Musharraf’s event over protest fears

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LONDON: The University of London has said it will not allow All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) President Pervez Musharraf to use its venue to take part in a question and answer recording session for a private Pakistani television. A private television channel had announced that General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will “answer your questions on a range of world issues, from ...

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Drop weapons or face destruction, Ghani tells rebels

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday asked the insurgents to either put down their weapons or Afghan commando forces would make them surrender. The president was addressing a gathering here, in which the commando forces division was elevated to corps and Gen. Bismillah Waziri was appointed commander of the corps. Addressing the commando forces, the president said: “You are the ...

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Construction of Afghanistan’s largest embassy kicks off in Islamabad


The construction work of the largest embassy compound of Afghanistan kicked off in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the construction for the new embassy compound was inaugurated during a special ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday on the eve of the 98thindependence day of Afghanistan. He said the new embassy compound will ...

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Trump confirms decisions made on Afghanistan in meeting with military leaders


The US President Donald Trump has confirmed that decisions have been made on Afghanistan during the meeting with the Generals and military leaders on Friday. “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan,” Trump said in a Twitter post. No further details have been given regarding the decisions ...

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Aug 19 is day of revival of national pride: Ghani

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has called August 19 a day of reviving Afghanistan’s pride and glory, urging the Afghans to work for the development of their country. August 19 commemorates the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi, which granted Afghanistan full independence from Britain. The country was never part of the British Raj. A statement from the Presidential Palace said ...

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