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Tag Archives: NATO

Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Pentagon had previously put the number of US forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by the ...

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Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s recent remarks that Taliban still have bases in Pakistan, which he had described as a “big challenge” to efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Muhammad Faisal dismissed the charges at his weekly briefing. ...

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NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

NATO wants full cooperation from Pakistan, says secretary general BRUSSELS: NATO will boost its training mission in Afghanistan by around 3,000 troops, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as Kabul reeled from the latest deadly attack on civilians. The overall size of NATO s training and support mission in the unrest-hit country ...

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Russia test-fires ‘Topol’ ICBM with new advanced warhead

MOSCOW: Russia has conducted a successful test launch of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that the test data would be used for the development of future missile penetration aids. The test launch was performed at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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U.S. yet to announce exact troop number deployment in Afghanistan

KABUL: The visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the exact number of additional U.S. troops to be deployed in Afghanistan was not still clear. “Afghan security forces continue to take the lead but we are going to give them more advantages,” Mattis responded to a query when ...

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Trump Threatens ‘to Totally Destroy North Korea’

Trump to UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ U.S. President Donald Trump dispensed with diplomacy at the United Nations, vowing in his maiden speech to the General Assembly that the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced to defend ...

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Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

BERLIN: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two NATO allies, whose ties have soured ...

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