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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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Iraq ‘to take control of Kurdistan border crossings’

The Iraqi military has said it is preparing to take control of the autonomous Kurdistan Region’s only border crossings with Turkey and Syria. A statement said a delegation had visited the Ibrahim al-Khalil and Fish Khabur posts to determine requirements. Turkey’s prime minister said troops had been deployed at Ibrahim …

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Senators overwhelmingly condemn US policy on South Asia

Senators on Tuesday expressed serious reservations against the United States’ policy on South Asia as well as related recent developments, including increased drone attacks and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Islamabad. During a Senate session, lawmakers unequivocally criticised the US’s new bent, terming it a threat to …

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Pakistan Detains Family Of Baloch Separatist Leader

Separatist factions in southwestern Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan are claiming government forces have detained the family of a key separatist guerrilla commander. Statements by the Baloch National Movement and the Baloch Students Organization (Azad) say government forces detained relatives of Allah Nazar Baloch on October 30. The former physician, …

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