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Pakistan has played double game for years: Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley - US ambassador to the UN

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Tuesday accused Pakistan of playing a “double game” with the US for years, a behaviour that was no longer acceptable. “The administration is withholding USD255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley told reporters in New York. “They (Pakistanis) ...

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Fencing the Durand Line is no different than creating the Wall of Berlin: Hussain Haqqani 

Hussain Haqqani - Former Ambassador of Pakistan to US
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“The Pashtuns of Pakistan and the Pashtuns of Afghanistan have not only ethnic kinship, but also historical bond, and to pursue the policy of erecting a wall along the Durand Line wouldn’t be any different than the “Wall of Berlin”, which was created in Germany, says Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqani. The Pashtun Times conducted an ...

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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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Thousands protest to demand tribal area reforms in Pakistan

fata merge Bushra

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, are demanding reforms in the restive northwestern tribal region. Lawmakers, activists, and supporters of nearly half a dozen major political parties gathered in front of the Pakistani Parliament to demand the unification of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the neighboring northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A majority of the ...

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Dunford says ‘clear to me’ that the ISI of Pakistan has connections with terror group


The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Joseph Dunford has confirmed that the military intelligence of Pakistan’s military, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has connections with the terror group. Gen. Dunford informed in this regard while briefing the US lawmakers in the Senate Armed Services Committee. “It is clear to that ISI has connections with ...

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Pak Ambassador in UN accuses India of atrocities with Palestinian girl’s photo


NEW YORK: The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations is under fire for showing a wrong picture while accusing India of committing atrocities in Kashmir. Maleeha Ludin showed a picture of Palestinian girl who was injured in an airstrike in Gaza in 2014 as she claimed that the girl was shot with pallets by the Indian forces. However, the ...

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German voters head to polls today to decide government

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Media predictions and polls cannot decide what must happen as this authority only rests in the hands of voters. Germany looks prone to the effects of what did happen in France–the defeat of right wing populists in France and what did occur in the United States, the victory of Donald Trump in the US. The polls result proved all the ...

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Political and military victory is within our side, Ghani tells Trump


NEW YORK: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the US President Donald Trump earlier this evening, Afghanistan Time, in Washington as he thanked his counterpart for latest commitments and pledging the Afghan government’s commitment to ensure proper utilization of the resources for the development and prosperity of the country. Calling the new US strategy announcement a historic movement, ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan admits German embassy bombers in Kabul travelled from Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas

Pakistan’s prime minister admits three or four insurgents crossed the border into Afghanistan and carried out the deadly May truck bombing in Kabul. PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Prime Minister in an unprecedented statement has confessed that the bombers who blew up a tanker near the German embassy in Kabul late in May, had likely travelled from Pakistan. PM Abbasi made the ...

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ANP hopes for United Pashtun future


ISLAMABAD: The multiparty conference held on Thursday to demand the swift merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not only exposed the lack of coherence among stakeholders, but also saw some of the key players announcing their intention to block the mainstreaming of the tribal areas. Organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) to discuss the early merger of Fata with ...

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