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  • Pakistan High Commissioner allowed travel for Pak vs Ind T20 clash

    KOLKATA: Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit was granted a visa to travel to Kolkata for a World T20 stand off between Pakistan and India scheduled for March 19, ANI reported...

    A total of 17 applications were submitted by diplomats and officials, including the Pakistani High Commissioner, but only one diplomat had been allowed to watch the Pakistan-Bangladesh match on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Pakistan High...

  • ‘Pakistan’s cold war has its roots in World War II’

    Indeed, what else are we to make of his proposition that having moved to protect and preserve Pakistan [quoting Henry Kissinger] the United States has now launched a seemingly devilish scheme to undo Pakistan”...

    Former ambassador Hilaly added that Mr Sadiq also spoke about how the Pakistan-India rivalry was not exclusive to the two countries but now included — China, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, the US and Russia...

  • War against terrorism is the war for Pakistan’s future: Air Chief

    PESHAWAR: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday visited Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp Badaber and said that the war against terrorism is the war for Pakistan’s future...

    “The enemies of Pakistan should remain cognisant of the fact that no one can shake our resolve,” said ACM Sohail Aman, while addressing a gathering of PAF airmen during his visit to the PAF base...

  • If breaks out, Pakistan-India war may spiral into a world war, warns Khurshid

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has warned that a full-scale war between Pakistan and India, if takes place, is bound to turn into a third world war and cause a huge loss of life and massive destruction in the region...

    Speaking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Mr Shah ruled out possibility of a war between the two countries observing that [Indian Prime Minister Narendra]...

  • New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

    A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the United States (US) starts on Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek a way out of America's longest war...

    The talks mark the sixth round of negotiations between the two sides in recent months, and come as pressure builds for some sort of breakthrough in Afghanistan's gruelling conflict, with Washington jostling for a resolution...

  • Top US general in Afghanistan claims Taliban cannot win war

    KABUL: The top US military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday President Donald Trump’s new strategy is a sign of a long-term commitment to what is already America’s longest war and called on Taliban militants to agree to peace talks...

    “The Taliban cannot win on the battlefield; it’s time for them to join the peace process,” General John Nicholson told reporters in Kabul...

  • IS or Taliban? Either way, fear stalks war-weary Afghans

    KABUL: Claims that the Islamic State (IS) group carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan raise questions about whether the culprits are the real deal or Taliban turncoats now waving the IS black flag...

    Either way, war-weary Afghans seem to be in for the bloodiest fighting season in a decade...

  • Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves

    The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan...

    The remarks by Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah came in a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid ul Fitr, something the Taliban do every year to rally followers...

  • Stop pointless, unholy war: Hekmatyar tells Taliban

    In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations...

    "I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war," Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said to a gathering of his followers and Afghan politicians in Laghman province, located east of Kabul...

  • Taliban urge Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, as war has 'failed'

    The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, saying the war had “failed” and had harmed the US “both militarily and economically”...

    “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations,” the Taliban said in a statement in reaction to Trump's election win...

  • UK soldier wins appeal of Taliban war crime conviction

    LONDON: A London court on Wednesday reduced the conviction of a British soldier found guilty of killing an injured Taliban fighter to manslaughter from murder, in a high-profile case that has divided the country...

    I just broke the Geneva Convention,” he said to his fellow Royal Marines, a reference to international laws governing the treatment of prisoners of war...

  • Doctors and hospitals in Afghanistan among Taliban casualties of war

    After the Taliban closed his local health clinic, Afghan farmer Haji Fazel Ahmad was forced to rent a car to take his sick wife to the nearest hospital six hours away...

    Since January, more than 200 medical centres have been forced to close, most temporarily, while 13 aid workers have been killed and over 150 injured, figures show, underscoring the growing violence as Afghan forces struggle to beat back a resurgent Taliban and other...

  • Taliban say no pact struck with US over deadline to end war

    KABUL: A three-day meeting between the Tali­ban and the US special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end the 17-year-long war...

    Afghanistan’s security situation has worsened since Nato formally ended combat operations in 2014, as the Taliban battle to re-impose Isla­mic laws following their overthrow in...

  • US, Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

    ISLAMABAD: A fresh round of talks between the US and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept 1...

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that negotiations had begun in Doha...

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