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Pakistan, Afghanistan in angry tangle over chicken-wire border fence to keep out terrorists

Reuters ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamic terrorists from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier. Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500 km (1,500 mile) frontier despite Kabul’s protests that …

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US had planned Abbottabad-style raid to rescue American-Canadian family: NYT report

Dawn.com  The United States (US) had allegedly readied a team of Navy SEALs to launch a raid in Pakistan ─ much like the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad ─ after a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone picked up footage of American hostage Caitlan Coleman and her …

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US seeks India’s help to ‘keep an eye’ on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US Am­bassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters terrorists. In her address to the US-India Friendship Council in Washington on Tuesday, Ambassador Haley, an American politician of …

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دہشتگرد افغانستان کی سرزمین حملوں کیلئے استعمال کررہے ہیں، سرفراز بگٹی

کوئٹہ: وزیر داخلہ بلوچستان سرفراز بگٹی کا کہنا ہے کہ دہشت گرد افغانستان کی سرزمین پاکستان پر حملوں کے لیے استعمال کررہے ہیں جب کہ غیرملکی ایجنسیاں دہشت گردوں کی مدد کررہی ہیں۔ کوئٹہ میں میڈیا سے بات کرتے ہوئے صوبائی وزیر داخلہ بلوچستان سرفراز بگٹی کا کہنا تھا کہ …

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US commander vows Taliban’s defeat as Afghanistan gets Black Hawk copters

The top US military commander in Afghanistan has vowed imminent “tidal wave of air power” in the 16-year war of attrition against the Taliban militants, boasting that “this is the beginning of the end for the Taliban.” The remarks by Army Gen. John Nicholson came in an “elaborately staged ceremony” …

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Pak Army Chief, Afghan president meet in Kabul, discuss regional security

In an attempt to bridge the growing trust deficit between the two neighbouring countries, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Kabul on Sunday to hold discussions with Afghan authorities. During a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, matters of regional security and counter-terrorism efforts were discussed, Tolo …

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‘Terrorism affecting Afghanistan is product of Pakistan’s policy,’ says Afghan foreign minister at UN Security Council

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan today didn’t mince words in declaring at the UN that terror in Afghanistan is the “product of (a) long-standing policy” of Pakistan. Afghanistan also said that that terror’s “roots are located in terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens outside” its borders. With its unequivocal declarations, Afghanistan today joined US President Donald Trump, …

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India, US resolve to eliminate terror safe havens, enhance strategic ties

TNN NEW DELHI: India has made it clear to the US that it will not contribute combat troops towards stabilizing and securing Afghanistan + but will further crank up its ongoing security, economic and developmental assistance to the war-torn country battling a resurgent Taliban backed by Pakistan. Though President Donald Trump has called upon India to play …

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Afghan president says Pakistan must crush militant hideouts

Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighbouring Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday before meeting United States (US) President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Neither Trump nor Ghani mentioned Pakistan when they appeared publicly together after …

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Pakistan raises objection with US over greater role for India in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has raised objection with the US over President Donald Trump advocating greater role for India in the war-torn Afghanistan, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during a meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assemblyhere on Tuesday expressed concern over the greater …

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