Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

More than 40 dead in attack on luxury hotel in Kabul

Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

KABUL: More than 40 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a government official told Fox News on Sunday. The assault pinned down security forces for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed, as guests were forced to flee ...

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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul comes under attack by insurgents

Intercontinental Hotel Kabul

KABUL: Eyewitnesses have claimed that insurgents have entered the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, the Afghan media reported. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed the attack. Security forces have cordoned off the area under attack, the interior ministry spokesperson stated. Sources claim that heavy gunfire can be ...

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Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani

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WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast earlier ...

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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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How Not to Engage With Pakistan

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President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

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ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup opens in New Zealand

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

WELLINGTON: The ICC Under-19 Cricket World 2018 Cup officially got underway in style at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday with an impressive ceremony showcasing New Zealand’s culture. According to a media release of the ICC, the ceremony was attended by representatives of all the 16 participating ...

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No alliance with US: Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after Washington suspended security assistance to the country. “We do not have any alliance” with the US , said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in an interview with Geo TV on Friday. ...

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$2b aid for Pakistan at risk: US official

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze aid to Pakistan could affect almost two billion dollars’ worth of assistance, a senior administration official said – substantially more than first thought. After an announcement designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other ...

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Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

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Afghan officials have pleaded with three American presidents to reconsider their support for Pakistan, which was both receiving billions of dollars in American aid and harboring the leaders of a Taliban insurgency that the United States has struggled to defeat. But when President Trump suspended nearly all American security aid ...

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