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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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Pak army chief’s ‘hushed’ visit to Saudi, UAE

ANI  SLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, returned to the country, after a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the Dawn quoted sources, as saying. General Bajwa’s quiet visit to the two Middle East countries coincided with a meeting of representatives from …

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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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US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson

Washington– Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished. Tillerson, who said that …

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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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Iraq takes disputed areas as Kurds ‘withdraw to 2014 lines’

People living in the Kurdistan Region and the disputed areas overwhelmingly backed secession in the referendum, but Mr Abadi declared it illegal and rejected calls from Kurdish leaders for negotiations. Iraq’s military says it has completed an operation to retake disputed areas held by Kurdish forces since 2014. On Monday …

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CPEC violates rights of Gilgit residents, says Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

BRUSSELS: Europe’s leading think tanks have declared that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPECBSE -4.45 % is violating the human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed territory over which the highway passes, and its construction is causing immense ecological damage to the region. Willem Oosterveld, a strategic …

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India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pak policy

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump‘s tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has flummoxed many here, coming as it does shortly after the US seemed to have put Pakistan on notice while announcing its new …

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CIA Director Pompeo Lashes Out at Iran, Compares It to ISIS

On the eve of President Trump’s decision on the certification of the Iran nuclear deal, CIA Director Michael Pompeo lashed out Thursday at the Islamic Republic in a speech at the University of Texas, calling it “a thuggish police state,” a “despotic theocracy” and compared its ambitions to those of …

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