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Afghanistan Reacts Angrily to Pakistan’s Fencing of Border

ISLAMABAD —  Afghanistan is calling on Pakistan to stop fencing off the border between the two countries, suggesting that Kabul might resort to military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the issue. The Pakistani military launched the fencing project last month after the fortification of regular border crossings and construction …

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Mistrust still plagues Islamabad-Kabul ties despite London understanding

ISLAMABAD: Traditional ‘mistrust’ between Pakistan and Afghanistan is hampering implementation of the ‘understanding’ reached between the two sides in London, which could have potentially reset their bilateral relations, although Islamabad took the lead by reopening the border crossings. The understanding on bilateral cooperation was reached during a meeting between Adviser …

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How Pakistan Warped into a Geopolitical Monster

How long will America continue to allow Pakistan to undermine its overseas antiterrorism efforts? Robert Cassidy “Twenty U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operate in the Afghanistan-Pakistan subregion; seven of the twenty organizations are in Pakistan. So long as these groups maintain safe haven inside of Pakistan they will threaten long-term stability in …

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Four missiles fired from Afghanistan into Kurram Agency

Four missiles were fired from across the Pak-Afghan border into Kurram Agency Sunday morning, according to local political administration. A spokesperson of the local administration said the attack which left locals panicked did not cause any loss of life. However, one missile struck a shop in the Shingak area, another …

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پاک افغان طورخم اور چمن سرحد آمدورفت کیلئے پھربند کردیا گیا

طورخم،چمن: پاک افغان طورخم بارڈر کو ایک بار پھر بند کر دیا گیا ہے ،میڈ یا رپورٹس کے مطابق پاک فوج نے پاک افغان بارڈر بند کرنے کا اعلان کیا ہے تاکہ بارڈر مینجمنٹ کے نظام کو منظم کیا جا سکے، اس اعلان کے بعد پاک افغان بارڈر پر گاڑیوں …

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Gwadar the tiger

TARIQ KHOSA PAKISTAN would be Asia’s and Gwadar Pakistan’s tiger with the completion of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said Nawaz Sharif at a recent public meeting held in Balochistan’s port city. “I am the first prime minister who stayed overnight in Gwadar as earlier the leaders neglected …

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Pakistan Is No Friend to America

At every turn, Pakistan empowers terrorists abroad while persecuting dissenters at home. C. Christine Fair Since the earliest years of the so-called global war on terrorism, Pakistan has played a double game. With one hand, it has taken some $33 billion from the United States in the name of partnering …

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Russia providing weapons to Taliban, says US general

WASHINGTON: As a US lawmaker on Thursday described Russia as a revisionist power, a top American general warned that Moscow may be providing weapons and other support to the Taliban in Afghanistan. “In my view, Russia is a revisionist power that will cause further trouble across Europe and in the …

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‘EU concerned by Russia’s role in Afghanistan’

ISLAMABAD: The European Union is concerned by Russia’s growing role in Afghanistan and also wants China to act as a responsible rising power, EU envoy Jean-François Cautain said on Tuesday. Mr Cautain was speaking at the ‘60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: Foundations and Prospects of the European Integration …

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Afghanistan to double special forces from 17,000 as Taliban threats grow

Reuters Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other militants. Special forces, who represent a small fraction of the 300,000-strong armed forces, have been …

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