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Pakistan rejects role of ‘scapegoat for US failures’ – US officials warn aid cut

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 23, (Agencies): Pakistan has rejected US criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism, saying it should not be made a scapegoat for the failure of the US military to win the war in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump unveiled his policy for Afghanistan on Monday, stepping up …

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Trump talks tough on Pakistan – US commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Aug 22, (RTRS): President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but which Taleban insurgents warned would make the country a “graveyard for the American empire”. Trump offered few specifics in a speech on Monday but promised …

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Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in Southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug 13, (Agencies): A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The blast occurred at a bus stop in Quetta, the capital of …

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Pakistani teen sheds light on militant web – Would-be bomber testifies

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan, Aug 7, (RTRS): The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence. Usman’s testimony, a copy of which has been seen …

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Arthur ‘hopes’ international cricket to return to Pakistan – ‘Isolation is very hard’

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 26, (AFP): Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket — barring a limited over series against …

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Pakistan attacks kill 85 – US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 24, (Agencies): The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said. Shahid Khan, a government official in …

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Trump seen hardening its line toward Pakistan

WASHINGTON, June 20, (Agencies): President Donald Trump’s administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and …

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Taleban leader captured; 2 Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 24, (Agencies): Pakistan has arrested a Taleban militant leader authorities describe as the “mastermind” behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday. Militant and separatist violence has long riven Baluchistan, which has rich reserves of natural …

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UN orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors. The UN court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn’t carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending …

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Ten killed near China ‘Belt & Road’ projects

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 13, (Agencies): Ten labourers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the country’s $57-billion Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative, security officials confirmed. The attack on the Pakistani labourers took place some 20 kms from the emerging …

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