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US Rejects Accusations It Gave Rise to IS in Afghanistan

January 18, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD The United States reiterated its resolve Thursday to help local forces eliminate Islamic State from Afghanistan and strongly refuted accusations Washington was behind the emergence of the terrorist group in the war-shattered country.

The remarks by the U.S. ambassador …

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Afghan President Criticizes Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Islamic ‘Fatwa’

January 17, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani's war-torn nation.

Ghani spoke Wednesday, a day after more than 1,800 Pakistani clerics unveiled …

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Afghan President Criticizes Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Islamic ‘Fatwa’

January 17, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani's war-torn nation.

Ghani spoke Wednesday, a day after more than 1,800 Pakistani clerics unveiled …

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Afghan Government, Taliban Deny Sending Envoys to Turkey Talks

January 16, 2018 |

WASHINGTON/KABUL Afghanistan government negotiators and Taliban officials have reportedly opened unofficial talks in Turkey to discuss the groundwork for initiating a formal peace dialogue between the government and the insurgent group.

Reports of the preliminary talks between the two sides …

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Anti-US Cleric Released on Bail in Pakistan

January 15, 2018 |

Pakistani authorities on Monday released anti-U.S. and pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Sufi Muhammad after eight years in prison. He was facing sedition charges and was allegedly involved in attacks on police stations.

While some in the country do not view Muhammad's …

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Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities

January 14, 2018 |

Afghan forces are planning to hand over the security responsibilities to the local forces of the rural communities, they have recently captured from Taliban and IS militants, in eastern Nangarhar a province that borders Pakistan.

Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds …

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PML N prefers national interests over personal interests: Shahbaz

January 12, 2018 |

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says PML(N) has always given preference to national interests to personal interests.

He was talking to elected representatives from various districts in Lahore on Friday.

Those who met with the Chief Minister included; Shujaat …

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US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

January 12, 2018 |

ISTANBUL In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting the U.S., citing security concerns.

"We observe an increasing …

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US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

January 12, 2018 |

ISTANBUL In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting the U.S., citing security concerns.

"We observe an increasing …

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‘Insider’ Attack Wounds US Soldier in E. Afghanistan

January 11, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an "active ground engagement."

The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in Nangarhar, said the mission's public affairs director, Capt. Tom …

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Pakistani Journalist Escapes Kidnapping Attempt

January 10, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD Armed men attempted to kidnap a Pakistani journalist early Wednesday on a busy road in Islamabad, but he managed to escape.

Taha Siddiqui, who works mostly with foreign media outlets France 24 and World Is One News (WION), has …

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US Denies Pakistani Claims of Suspension of Military or Intel Cooperation

January 9, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistan's claims it has suspended military or intelligence cooperation with the United States.

Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said, We have not received any formal communication regarding a suspension.

Earlier Tuesday, in a …

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