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12 October, 2018 8:11 AM Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 8 in country's north

An Afghan official says attacks by the Taliban in the country's north have killed eight people — four soldiers and four civilians. Military spokesman Hanif Rezaie says the troops died in Kunduz province when the Taliban attacked a military outpost in the district of Archi on Friday morning. He says six were wounded in the assault. Rezaie says the civilians 85

25 September, 2018 8:59 AM Pakistan unlikely to change its behaviour over terrorism: Husain Haqqani

Washington: The Pakistani leadership defines terrorism differently than the US government and is unlikely to act against all terrorist groups as demanded by Washington, Pakistan's former ambassador to America Husain Haqqani has said. In an article in the journal 'American Interest', Haqqani said that Pakistani leaders' view of their country's interests 132

13 September, 2018 11:07 AM Pak Aid Cut Despite Risk That Terrorists Could Get Hold Of Nukes: US

The US' decision to suspend military aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan was not taken lightly as the Trump administration was concerned that the country's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists, National Security Adviser John Bolton has said. Mr Bolton said the war against terrorism is a matter of extraordinary importance to America. In his address 70

4 September, 2018 4:30 AM Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani

Jalaluddin was an Afghan mujahideen commander fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s with the help of the US and Pakistan. The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose son Sirajuddin 82

24 August, 2018 5:33 PM Pakistan disputes US account of call between Mike Pompeo and new PM Imran Khan

Pakistan`s foreign ministry called for the United States to amend its statement, but US State Department said it stands by its account.  KARACHI: Pakistan has disputed Washington`s account of a phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denying that there was any discussion on militants operating in Pakistan 97

24 August, 2018 10:19 AM "We Stand By Our Readout": US On Statement About Imran Khan-Pompeo Call

A fresh row has erupted between the US and Pakistan with Islamabad taking exception to a State Department statement that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the issue of terrorism with newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan while Washington stands by its version. Mike Pompeo yesterday spoke to Imran Khan for the first time after the cricketer-turned-politician 53

24 August, 2018 5:55 AM Pompeo dials Imran Khan; seeks 'decisive action' against all terrorists operating in Pakistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 23 spoke to Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan and sought "decisive action" against all terrorists operating in the country. The US has long been frustrated with Pakistan's overt and covert support to the Afghan Taliban and other terror groups, forcing the Trump administration to warn Islamabad and slash 90

3 August, 2018 12:00 PM 12 girls schools burnt down in Pakistan's restive Gilgit-Baltistan

The schools in Chilas town, about 130-kilometre from Gilgit, were targeted late on Thursday night by the militants who set them on fire and damaged school property across Diamer district, police said. KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Twelve schools, half of them all-girls', have been burnt down by unidentified militants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan's restive 45

28 July, 2018 12:43 AM US Criticises Pak Pre-Poll Process, Shares Concerns Over Several "Flaws"

The United States said Friday it was concerned about "flaws" in Pakistan's pre-electoral process, but said it was nonetheless ready to work with the new government. In a statement, the US State Department acknowledged Wednesday's election results, which saw cricket star Imran Khan win the vote in an outcome rejected by Pakistan's main parties 57

26 July, 2018 5:08 AM Taliban Attack On Afghan Intelligence Convoy Kills 5, Wounds 6: Police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly attack in the city. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the National Directorate of Security (NDS), which police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said happened at 5:00 am (0030 GMT). Four members 53