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U.S. May Seek to Put Pakistan on Terrorism-Finance List

NEW DELHI — The United States has indicated that it will seek to place Pakistan on a watch list of countries that are not doing enough to counter terrorism financing, threatening Islamabad with global isolation, according to a senior Pakistani official. The United States is likely to introduce the motion …

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China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty

SHANGHAI: China’s foreign ministry has accused a US warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take “necessary measures” to ensure its sovereignty is protected. On the evening of Jan. 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South …

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U.S. troops will stay in Syria to counter ‘strategic’ threat from Iran

BEIRUT — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday committed the United States to an indefinite military presence in Syria, citing a range of policy goals that extend far beyond the defeat of the Islamic State as conditions for American troops to go home. But a crisis unfolding on the …

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Afghanistan wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan: US envoy

Returning from a UN Security Council visit to Afghanistan, US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday stressed the Kabul government wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan. Haley joined the 14 other council envoys for talks with top Afghan leaders in Kabul at the weekend as the government considers …

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US lays out ‘concrete’ steps for Pakistan: Pentagon

The United States has told Pakistan what it must do if it wants Washington to resume paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid, the Pentagon said on Monday. “Our expectations are straightforward,” Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Rob Manning told reporters. “Taliban and Haqqani leadership and attack planners should …

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White House to announce ‘specific actions’ against Pakistan within days

WASHINGTON: The White House has said it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days. “Our goal is that we know that they can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House …

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War in Afghanistan will not be fought on Pakistan’s soil: Khurram Dastagir

Reacting to the United States President Donald Trump’s recent statement against Pakistan, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan on Wednesday warned the US against any attempt to bring the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan’s soil. Pakistan was fully prepared to cooperate with the US in bringing peace back to Afghanistan, he …

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Pakistan thinks US leaders are fools, only gave us ‘lies and deceit’: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the US ‘foolishly’ gave aid to Pakistan over the course of 15 years but Islamabad remained deceitful by providing safe havens to ‘terrorists’ from Afghanistan. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and …

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US might withhold $255 million aid to Pakistan

The Trump administration is strongly considering whether to withhold $255 million in aid that it had delayed sending to Islamabad, according to American officials, New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision comes months after Pakistan forces freed a Canadian-American family held captive by militants in Afghanistan for over five …

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US Embassy rejects reports of complaints over US participation in CPEC

KARACHI: The US Embassy in Pakistan on Sunday rejected media reports quoting Ambassador David Hale as complaining about the US private sector not being included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Reports had suggested that Ambassador Hale, at a Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) meeting on …

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