2017 December 02

Archive for December 2nd, 2017

Mattis Suggests Change in Posture Toward Kurdish YPG

December 2, 2017 |

CAIRO U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested the United States will move away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters, as part of a wider shift from a military-led to a diplomatic-led approach in Syria.

Mattis' comments help clarify the status of …

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Pakistan always played positive role for unity of Muslim Ummah: Yousaf

December 2, 2017 |

Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf says Pakistan has always played a positive role for unity of the Muslim Ummah.

He was speaking at a dinner hosted by him in the honor of the foreign guests of International Seerat …

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Analysts: Pro-Iran Remarks May Trigger Regional Rivalry in Afghanistan

December 2, 2017 |

WASHINGTON Recent pro-Iranian and Syrian regime remarks by an Afghan Shiite leader may attract regional sectarian rivalries to Afghanistan, and incite more violence and terror by the Islamic State terrorist group in the war-torn country, analysts warned.

Deputy Afghan Chief …

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Mattis Meets with Egyptian President to Discuss Terrorism, Middle East Challenges

December 2, 2017 |

CAIRO U.S. defense chief Jim Mattis met with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, ahead of a counter-extremism conference focused on West Africa on Sunday.

During the meeting, Secretary Mattis offered condolences for the recent terrorist attack on a …

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US General: $50 Million Worth of Taliban Narcotics Destroyed in Afghanistan

December 2, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said Saturday recently launched joint strikes against Taliban sources of revenue have destroyed more than $50 million worth of narcotics in southern Helmand province.

Afghanistan produces about 85 percent of the world's opium. …

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