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China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on terror cooperation

BEIJING: Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Beijing on Tuesday where they agreed to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism. The first trilateral meeting of foreign ministers from the countries comes as China steps up its investment in its neighbouring nations as part of its trillion-dollar …

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Pakistan has much to lose by harbouring ‘criminals and terrorists’, warns US vice president

KABUL: Making an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said sharp words for Pakistan, which he alleged had provided safe haven to the Taliban and other groups for too long. Pence arrived on a military plane at Bagram Airfield under the cover of darkness on Thursday …

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America urges Pakistan to prove responsible stewardship of nukes

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s first foreign policy — announced on Monday — urges Pakistan to demonstrate that it’s a “responsible steward” of its nuclear assets and warns that the fear of a nuclear conflict with India remains a key concern in Washington. The new policy also insists that Pakistan take …

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US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line

WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups …

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‘Pakistan needs to be told US won’t tolerate terrorist safe havens’: US nominee for Under Secretary of Defence

WASHINGTON: The US should “make it clear” to Pakistan that the Trump administration will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, nominee for Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood said on Friday. Rood said Pakistan’s failure to keep a check on terrorist safe havens was undermining US’s efforts …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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US wants no terrorist ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan, says James Mattis

WASHINGTON: As part of its new South Asia strategy, the United States wants to make sure that there are no terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US defence secretary James Norman Mattis has said, asserting that there are ways for the US-led NATO member countries to hold Islamabad …

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U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan

The Pentagon is spinning its wheels in Afghanistan, continuing a questionable counterinsurgency and nation-building strategy because, quite literally, it knows that it won’t work, but cannot think of anything else to do. It will not succeed because the U.S. and NATO will never regain the military dominance the alliance had …

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Pakistani diplomat gunned down

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani diplomat serving at the consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city was shot dead on Monday evening, a private TV Channel reported. According to reports, Nayyer Iqbal was shot six times while returning home after offering evening prayers. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the Provincial Governor in Nangarhar, said the employee …

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The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

By Ismail Dilawar and Kamran Haider Border smuggling dwarves official trading between neighbors Pakistan has only fenced 43 kilometers of large pourous border On the upper deck of the Hamza Fort border check-point in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, Major General Nauman Zakaria points to a 12-foot high fence just yards away …

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