Monday, 16 December 2019

Asia

Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

WASHINGTON: The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders – Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China – to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the PTI, made the ...

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China tells U.S. that Pakistan’s security concerns must be respected

BEIJING: The United States must value Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media. China’s Foreign Ministry defended its ally Pakistan earlier this week after President Donald Trump ...

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Pakistan’s Chairman Senate warns US like Vietnam, Cambodia situation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani reacting over the statement of US warned Vietnam and Cambodia like situation over any misadventure. The chairman said, “Pakistan people have quality and custom like Vietnam and Cambodia, if President of US wants that Pakistan should be graveyard of American army, then we will welcome ...

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Tillerson warns Pakistan may lose ‘privileged status’

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that Pakistan’s privileged status as a major non-NATO US ally could be in question if it continues to give safe haven to extremists. “We have some leverage,” Tillerson told reporters, “in terms of aid, their status as a non-NATO alliance partner – ...

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Five killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 42 others wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. The explosion struck a crowd of policemen and soldiers who had gathered to collect their pay in ...

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Imran demands special Parliament session on Trump’s threats

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan called for the government to convene a special session of the Parliament to hold a debate on US President Donald Trump’s threats. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, Imran Khan deplored the government’s silence on the issue and urged Prime Minister Shahid ...

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Pakistan does not need US aid: COAS

RAWALPINDI:  Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan was not looking for any material or financial assistance from USA but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions. This he said while speaking to American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale who called on Chief of ...

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Pakistan Defies Trump’s New War Strategy As Afghans Cheer

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to intensify US involvement in Afghanistan has met with doubts and frustration in Pakistan as officials in Afghanistan widely welcomed the new war plan and foresee it a step forward towards putting more pressure on the militant groups and countries that Afghan government believes are harboring ...

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In reversal, Trump wants more troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Faced with the stark possibility that the U.S.-backed Afghanistan regime could fail, President Donald Trump unveiled Monday what he described as a new approach to halt “the re-emergence of safe havens that enable terrorists to threaten America.” In a major reversal of his longstanding doubts about U.S. involvement in ...

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Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice ...

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