Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

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US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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Who are the key players in Afghanistan?

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By James Griffiths Like two US Presidents before him, Donald Trump has a plan to win the United States’ longest-running war. In a long-awaited speech this month, Trump made it clear the US will remain a major actor in Afghanistan for years to come – doubling down on the conflict ...

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Pakistan rejects Trump’s remarks

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ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) today rejected remarks given by US President Donald Trump in which he claimed there are safe havens for extremists in Pakistan while discussing his administration s reviewed policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Abbasi chaired NSC meeting on Thursday in the capital where both ...

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Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

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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

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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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