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14 February, 2018 12:07 PM Ahead of Paris terror meet, Pakistan nods to law banning charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

NEW DELHI: Amending its anti-terror law, Pakistan has included Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed and his charities among those listed as terrorists by the UN, a media report said. The country has authorised its government to blacklist charities linked to Saeed - Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain 70

10 February, 2018 3:42 AM Suspected U.S. Drone Strikes Kill Pakistani Taliban Commander: Officials

A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taliban deputy and other terrorists in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday. Four Pakistani intelligence officials and three Taliban commanders told Reuters on Friday that two separate U.S. missile strikes on Wednesday killed the fighters. One of the strikes 47

8 February, 2018 5:55 AM Trump blocking aid to Pakistan not stopping terrorism, US Senate told

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has failed to check terrorism despite pressure from the United States and other world organisations. The statement comes a day after the US decided to end all financial aid to Pakistan. Trump administration’s decision to block $2-billion military aid to Pakistan has so far failed to achieve its objective - “forcing Islamabad to change 55

8 February, 2018 4:22 AM US slaps sanctions against Pakistan-based terrorists

The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions against three individuals allegedly linked to Pakistan-based terror networks as it called on the Pakistani government to deny sanctuaries to “dangerous” individuals and organisations. The US Department of Treasury designated the trio as “global terrorists” for their links to terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba 40

7 February, 2018 12:01 AM Washington Still Hopeful Of Negotiations With Taliban: State Department

Washington: Washington still hopes to "bring the Taliban to the negotiating table" in Afghanistan, a senior State Department official said Tuesday, even though President Donald Trump had ruled out such talks any time soon. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, returning from a trip to Kabul, told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that all Afghan 73

5 February, 2018 11:35 AM 12 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Warplanes pound militant hideouts in the northern Badakhshan, Faryab and Sari Pul provinces. Twelve militants were killed as Afghan military warplanes pounded Taliban hideouts in the northern Badakhshan, Faryab and Sari Pul provinces on Monday, an official said. The government forces bombed Taliban hideouts in Badakhshan province’s Wardoj district, killing 55

2 February, 2018 2:28 AM US rules out military action inside Pakistan, dismisses media reports

The United States is not contemplating military action inside Pakistan, the Pentagon has said. Washington: The United States is not contemplating military action inside Pakistan, the Pentagon has said, refuting such reports appearing in Pakistani newspapers. Instead, the US seeks Pakistan's cooperation and assistance in various operations under its new South 83

29 January, 2018 4:34 AM Gunmen attack Kabul military academy: security sources

Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on a military academy in Kabul on Monday, security officials and sources said, in an ongoing assault that marks the latest violence to strike the Afghan capital. Some of the attackers at the Marshal Fahim Military Academy have been killed, an Afghan security source said, adding the gunmen had not managed to enter the academy 35

21 January, 2018 7:38 PM India condemns Kabul attack

India “strongly condemned” the terrorist attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel attack in which dozens were killed, saying it highlighted once again the need to target sanctuaries of internationally proscribed terror groups like the Pakistan based “Haqqani network” affiliated to the Taliban. “The reports about the attack…bring to fore once again the need to effectively 31

18 January, 2018 12:45 PM Can Live Without US Aid, But Not Without Integrity: Pak Foreign Minister

Islamabad: Pakistan is trying to maintain a balance in its relationship with the US and the government has made it clear that Islamabad can live without Washington's aid but will not compromise on national integrity, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said. Addressing the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Mr Asif said that relations with Washington 45