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  • Pakistan-based terrorist groups threat to region: US

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department has said that the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups that operate inside Pakistan and along the Afghan border are a continued security threat to the entire South Asian region and beyond...

    The State Department spokesman disagreed with a suggestion that there was a difference of opinion between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Ash Carter over Pakistan’s role in the war...

  • Pakistan warns of RAW’s nexus with terrorist groups in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: The For­ei­gn Office again warned on Thursday of Indian intelligence agency RAW’s nexus with terrorist groups in Afghanistan and asked Kabul and Nato’s Resolute Support Mission to prevent Afghan soil from being used against Pakistan...

    “We have information that RAW has developed a robust network with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), JuA and other terrorist groups in Afghanis­tan and they are being used for subversive...

  • Terrorist groups threatening stability of Pakistan govt: Tillerson

    As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wound up his three-nation tour of South Asia, which included trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said too many terrorist groups found safe haven in Pakistan and such sanctuaries were threatening to destabilise the government in Islamabad...

    Speaking at a news conference with India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, he said the unnamed terrorist groups “are now threatening stability of the...

  • US asks Pakistan to fight all terrorist groups

    ISLAMABAD: The United States asked Pakistan on Monday to indiscriminately fight all terrorist groups...

    The adviser’s visit was the first direct high-level interaction between Pakistan and the US since the new administration assumed charge in Washington...

  • US urges Pakistan to target ‘all terrorist groups’

    WASHINGTON: A day after deducting $300 million from military aid to Pakistan over action against the Afghan Haqqani network, the United States urged Islamabad on Friday to target all militant groups...

    At a news briefing at the State Department, deputy spokesperson Mark Toner also encouraged closer cooperation between Pakistan and India in the fight against terrorists...

  • A terrorist is a terrorist whether bearded or not: Fazl

    SUKKUR: Chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that a terrorist is a terrorist whether he is bearded or beardless, wears trousers and shirt or a shalwar kameez, or whether he is a parliamentarian or a common man; if one is a terrorist, he should be given severe punishment...

    He said despite the fact that Pakistan had become a big military power and there was relative peace in the country as compared to...

  • Saudi, allies blacklist 'terrorist' Yemeni, Qatari groups

    Saudi Arabia and its allies on Tuesday announced that they had blacklisted certain charity groups and individuals with ties to Yemen, Qatar and Libya over suspected ties to extremism...

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt released a joint statement naming nine charity organisations and nine individuals “directly or indirectly linked to Qatari authorities” as “terrorist”, according to a statement carried by the...

  • US backs action against terrorist groups

    WASHINGTON: Taking action against terrorist groups is fundamental to addressing the scourge of terrorism, says the US State Department while commenting on Pakistan’s decision to ban media coverage of extremist outfits...

    On Nov 2, Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog Pemra banned media coverage of three key extremist groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaatud Dawa and Falah-i-Insanyat...

  • Army stresses ‘zero tolerance’ for terrorist groups

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has praised security forces and intelligence agencies for their achievements in operations against terrorist groups in urban areas and stressed “zero tolerance” for such outfits...

    “Lauding recent phenomenal successes of security/intelligence agencies in intelligence-based operations for breaking the terror nexus across the country, COAS reiterated zero tolerance for terrorist...

  • Nawaz-Obama meeting: Agreement to act effectively against all terrorist groups

    WASHINGTON: After an unusual, two-hour long meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President Barack Obama, the United States and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to take effective action against all terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba...

    According to a joint statement issued after the meeting, Pakistan also agreed to ensure that all Taliban groups, including the Haqqani Network, “are unable to operate from the soil of...

  • Pak-based groups to face action if role proved: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assured his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday that Islamabad would not hesitate to take “prompt and decisive action” if the involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the attack on an Indian airbase was proved beyond doubt...

    “PM Nawaz Sharif assured PM Modi that his government would take prompt and decisive action against the terrorists,” the Indian Prime Minister’s office said in a...

  • Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambastes Pakistan over terrorist 'safe havens'

    President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan on Monday, backtracking from his promise to swiftly end America's longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos”...

    Examine: Pakistan’s anxietyBut following months of deliberation, Trump said he had concluded “the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable”, leaving a...

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