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India a partner for peace in Afghanistan: Tillerson

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson on Wednesday hailed India as a partner for peace in Afghanistan, asking Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups on its soil. “As we implement President Trump’s new South Asia strategy, we will turn to our partners to ensure greater stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region,” Tillerson said in a major India policy speech. ...

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China provides $1m assistance to WFP Afghan mission

KABUL: Chinese government has granted $1 million to the World Food Program (WFP) that would assist nearly 38,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan, including repatriates from Pakistan, a statement from WFP said on Tuesday. WFP welcomed Chinese government for its urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan. The contribution would assist approximately 38,000 vulnerable people, including Afghan returnees from ...

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Donald Trump is taken in by Pakistan’s deceitful acts

It seems the Western hostages were in the hands of good terrorists, the ones that listen to GHQ Rawalpindi, don’t hurt Pakistan and in times of need, dance like circus monkeys for visiting spectators according to the diktat of an ISI colonel. By Amrullah Saleh US relations with Pakistan resemble a broken affair between two unequal partners which will neither be ...

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Pak FM asks US to stop airstrikes as drones target Haqqani network in Kurram Agency

Hours after a deadly US airstrike left several militants dead in Kurram Agency of Pakistan, the country’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif called on the United States to stop airstrikes amid ongoing efforts to revive the Afghan peace process. Asif was speaking to a private TV channel after a series of airstrikes targeted a compound of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network ...

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Deadly US airstrikes target Haqqani network compound in Pakistan’s Kurram Agency

A series of deadly airstrikes targeted a compound of the Haqqani terrorist network in the Kurram Agency located in the tribal regions of Pakistan close to Durand Line with Afghanistan. According to the local security and intelligence officials, the airstrikes were carried out late on Monday night. The officials further added that several missiles were fired on a compound of ...

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Back to back heavy explosions rocks Gardez city in Paktia

KABUL: Nearly two hundred have been feared dead or wounded in a coordinated suicide car bomb attack in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that several people including police chief of Paktia Toryalai Abadiani were killed but no exact number was given. However, the provincial public health officials said at least 33 people ...

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QCG meets today in Oman on Afghan peace process

PESHAWAR: A four-nation group seeking to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan is due to meet in Muscat today (Monday), officials say. Diplomats from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the US are meeting for the first time in more than a year in an effort to facilitate direct talks between Kabul and the Taliban. The killing of Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Balochistan ...

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The AfPak tangle

The bloody summer this year in Afghanistan wouldn’t have been different from the last two years that saw a similar bloodshed had it not been for important political developments at the tail end of the fighting season. On August 21 US President  Donald Trump declared a fresh strategy towards AfPak which underlined the regional nature of the armed conflict in ...

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India’s role in Afghanistan not acceptable to Pakistan: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN: The foreign ministry of Pakistan once again reiterated Islamabad’s stance regarding the role of India in Afghanistan, calling it a controversial presence which is against the stability of the region. Speaking to reporters in Islamabad on Friday, the ministry of foreign affairs spokesman Nafees Zakaria claimed that India’s controversial role in Afghanistan is neither in the interest of regional ...

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Haqqani network members raped my wife, killed her baby, says Joshua Boyle

PAKISTAN: The Canadian man Joshua Boyle who was freed from the captivity of the Haqqani terrorist network has said the members of the group have raped his wife and killed her infant daughter while they were kept as hostages. Boyle in a written statement to the Associated Press has disclosed regarding the harrowing crimes committed by the members of the ...

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