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Time to expose countries supporting terror groups like Taliban: Trump

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NEW YORK: The US President Donald Trump says it is time to expose and hold responsible the countries supporting the terror groups like Al-Qaeda and Taliban group. Speaking during the UN General Assembly, President Trump said “It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like Al Qaida, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter ...

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3,000 additional US troops on their way to Afghanistan

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KABUL: More than 3,000 additional US troops are their way to Afghanistan in line with President Donald Trump’s new strategy, media reports said on Tuesday. Defense Secretary James Mattis told a news conference at the Pentagon he had signed the order to send more troops to the war-torn country at the end of last month. The troops — half of them from ...

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Trump to meet President Ghani in New York: McMaster

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump would meet his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 21. US National Security Advisor HR McMaster said Friday Ghani would one of the select world leaders who Trump would be meeting on the margins of the General Assembly next week. “On Thursday, the president will meet ...

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Abrupt US pullout from Afghanistan opposed

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WASHINGTON: America cannot risk the dangers of leaving Afghanistan, President Trump’s nominee for US abassador to the war-torn country told lawmakers on Tuesday. “We cannot afford not to sustain our efforts in Afghanistan. As a nation, we cannot afford the increased risks and peril that would come from a wholesale departure or rapid reduction in our footprint in Afghanistan,” John R. Bass ...

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US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta: Gen John Nicholson

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Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Tolo News, the top commander discussed US President Donald Trump’s recent speech in ...

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Radical change in approach to Pakistan: US official

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WASHINGTON: The United States has said it is time for Pakistan to demonstrate fully its willingness to assist America in achieving its core counterterrorism goals . “It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate fully that it is willing to assist the US in its core counterterrorism goals in the region,” a senior administration official told reporters during a conference call. Unlike in ...

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Ambassador Llorens vows steps against the supporters of Taliban group

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KABUL: The Special Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul Ambassador Hugo Llorens has said the United States will take steps against the supporters of the Taliban group. In a statement released after the announcement of the US strategy for South Asia, Ambassador Llorens said “At the core of this commitment, we will continue to support Afghan forces in ...

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

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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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Trump confirms decisions made on Afghanistan in meeting with military leaders

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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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Trump administration criticize Pakistan for selective fight against terror groups

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The US President Donald Trump’s administration has once again criticized Pakistan for the selective fight against the terror groups, warning that President Trump will not tolerate support to Taliban or related groups. In an interview with the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, President Trump’s national security adviser, Gen. Herbert McMaster said  White House wants to see a “change in behavior” ...

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