US says watching the Pak-Afghan tensions in Torkham very closely


The State Department officials have said the United States is watching very closely the growing tensions between the Afghan and Pakistani forces in Torkham. In response to a question regarding the tense situation in Torkham, State Department spokesperson, John Kirby said “We are all watching the tensions very closely, that we are in touch with officials on both sides.” Kirby ...

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50 killed in US nightclub shooting, gunman likely an Afghan-American


FLORIDA: The death toll in the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Florida city of the United States has climbed to at least 50 amid reports that the attacker was an Afghan-American. The city’s mayor Buddy Dyer has said a ‘state of emergency’ has been declared following the deadly attack. The suspect has been identified as Omar Mateen who ...

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Obama grants US military broader role to assist Afghan troops fight Taliban


The US President Barack Obama has approved broader role for the US military to assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to fight the Taliban-led insurgency. According to reports, the broader role granted to the US military will allow them to accompany Afghan forces and assist them more proactively on the battlefield. US defense officials have said the ...

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Pakistan is a partner for terrorists, not United States: US Senator Rohrabacher


US Senator Dana Rohrabacher has said Pakistan is a reliable partner fir terrorists and not the United States, warning that the provision of millions in aid to Pakistani government in fight against terrorism would have a reverse outcome. The US Senator was speaking to Voice of America’s Afghanistan during an exclusive interview. Senator Rohrabacher further added that Islamabad considers the ...

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Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. ─AP   WASHINGTON: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party’s presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing its own delegate count. Trump was put over the top in ...

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US adds Pakistan-based groups to Specially Designated Global Terrorists list


US: The United States has added two Pakistan-based militant groups to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists, the US Department of State said Wednesday. “The Department of State has designated both the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and Jama’at ul Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224,” a statement by ...

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Pakistan not informed ahead of airstrike against Mansoor: US

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WASHINGTON: In tacit acknowledgement of a trust deficit with Pakistan in the war on terrorism, the US on Tuesday said “operational security” prevented it from informing Islamabad about the airstrike against Taliban leader Mullah Mansour. “Operational security trumps a need to inform other governments,” State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference in Washington. He ...

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Obama reaffirms US support to strengthen Afghan armed forces


US: The US President Barack Obama reaffirmed the United States support to strengthen the Afghan armed forces and the Afghan government. In an statement released following the confirmation of Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor’s death, Obama said “As an enduring partner of the Afghan people, the United States will continue to help strengthen Afghan security forces and support President Ghani ...

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‘Relationship between Pakistan and United States is imbalanced’


ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Wednesday termed the relationship between Pakistan and United States as imbalanced and expressed concern at US’ tilt towards India. “Bilateral relationship between US and Pakistan seems to be driven by giving priority to US national security interests in the region rather those of Pakistan”, Rabbani observed while chairing a Senate session. He added that ...

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Woman jailed for 100 years in Colorado for attempted murder of unborn baby


A woman has been sentenced to a total of 100 years in prison in the western US state of Colorado for attempted murder of unborn child, it has been reported. The woman was found guilty during a court hearing for cutting a seven-month-old foetus from the womb of an expectant mother. The convict, Dynel Lane, was found guilty by a ...

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