2017 June 24

Archive for June 24th, 2017

Administration OKs $2 Billion Drone Sale to India

June 24, 2017 |

WASHINGTON �

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned …

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US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan Steps Down

June 24, 2017 |

WASHINGTON �

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan has stepped down.

Laurel Miller left the office Friday without a replacement being named.

The departure of the special envoy comes at the same time the U.S. is preparing to …

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Pakistan Beefs Up Border Patrol After Attacks in 3 Cities

June 24, 2017 |

A Pakistani army spokesman said Saturday that the military had beefed up the monitoring of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan after insurgents carried out attacks Friday on three major Pakistani cities � Quetta, Parachinar and Karachi.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said …

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Will Downing of Tehran Drone Hurt Pakistan-Iran Relations Further?

June 24, 2017 |

Pakistan's claim this week that it shot down an Iranian drone that had crossed into its airspace is heating up tensions already on the rise over cross-border skirmishes and diplomatic rifts over alleged militancy, analysts say.

"This is an unfortunate …

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