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Suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14: Officials

JALALABAD: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded 45, an official said, the second attack in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar provincial governor’s office in the capital Jalalabad, his spokesperson Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. …

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At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. The blast in the town of Ghazi Aminullah Khan wounded at least 54 others …

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Islamabad, Kabul chalking out strategy to establish peace in Afghanistan

President Mamnoon Hussain revealed on Sunday that Islamabad and Kabul were collaborating to draft a comprehensive strategy for establishing peace in Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao, the president reiterated Pakistan’s efforts to promote peace and stability in its war-torn neighbor. He praised …

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US Secretary of State calls Gen Bajwa to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues. A statement released on Thursday by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo and Gen Bajwa discussed ways to advance US-Pakistan …

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پشتون تحریک کو دشمن قوتیں استعمال کر رہی ہیں: پاکستانی فوج

فرحت جاوید بی بی سی اردو، اسلام آباد پاکستانی فوج کا کہنا ہے کہ اب ان کے پاس ‘ بہت سے شواہد ہیں کہ کیسے دشمن قوتیں پشتون تحفظ موومنٹ یعنی پی ٹی ایم کو استعمال کر رہی ہیں، اور وہ استعمال ہو رہے ہیں۔‘ تاہم فوجی ترجمان نے کہا …

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Islamabad reacts at Kabul’s stance regarding FATA-KP merger

By KHAAMA PRESS Islamabad reacted at the stance of the Afghan government regarding the decision to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Dr. Mohammad Faisal said “Our parliament’s decision reflects the will of the people of …

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Iran still an Al-Qaeda sanctuary, claims US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday alleged Iran has been a sanctuary for Al-Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks. “For years, Iran has been the number one state sponsor of terror. Iran … remains unwilling to bring to justice senior Al-Qaeda members residing in the country,” Pompeo …

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UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump decision

The US president is sending an extra 3,500 troops to Afghanistan – and the UK appears set to follow his lead. By Alistair Bunkall, defence correspondent The number of British troops in Afghanistan could be almost doubled, after the defence secretary wrote to the prime minister asking for more boots …

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Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif Rattles Pakistan Army’s Cage

With a not-so-subtle jab, the former prime minister has virtually indicted the country’s powerful army for a disastrous national security policy that has turned Pakistan into an international pariah. Mohammad Taqi The three-time former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif took a not-so-subtle jab at the Pakistan army’s …

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Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai — Sharif

Former prime minister asks why trial cannot be completed Islamabad: Militants from Pakistan did sneak into India to attack Mumbai in 2008 and kill 166 Indians and foreigners, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said in remarks published on Saturday. “Militant organisations are active [in Pakistan],” Sharif told Dawn newspaper in …

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