Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

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EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

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JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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Indiana soldier among 2 killed in Afghanistan attack

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KABUL: An Indiana soldier who was just 32 days into his first deployment was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, military officials confirmed. Mark Hunter said members of the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, 23-year-old US Army ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

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KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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