Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Asia

Tillerson warns Pakistan may lose ‘privileged status’

Rex Tillerson

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Will go back to Pakistan after completing my studies: Malala

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LONDON: Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai stated that she will return to Pakistan after completion of her studies. Malala was recently accepted in University of Oxford for higher studies. While talking to a private TV channel, she said that after completing her study she will go to Pakistan. “I want ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

FILE PHOTO: U.S. helicopter flies near the new-found gold mine site in Nor Aaba, Takhar Province, Afghanistan November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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