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Pakistan doing bare minimum to contain Taliban: US official

A senior US official has accused Pakistan of doing the “bare minimum” required to squeeze the Taliban and terror groups. An unnamed official from US President Donald Trump’s administration told media outlets on Friday that Islamabad has “done the bare minimum to appear responsive to our requests.” The official cited ...

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Pakistan approves exchange of Kashmir detainees with India

Pakistani authorities have endorsed a proposal from India on exchange of prisoners that could also cover detainees from the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistani Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Wednesday that exchange of prisoners between the two neighboring countries would cover all those held by either side that fall within the ...

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Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey block US move to put Pakistan on terror-finacing list

Saudi Arabia has reportedly joined Turkey and China in a move to block a US-sponsored attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list. Washington had reportedly working behind the scenes during the ongoing Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to take action against ...

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90 refugees, mostly Pakistanis, feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

An estimated 90 refugees are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. Survivors told aid workers that most of the refugees on ...

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Pakistan condemns US drone strike in Kurram region

Pakistani authorities have condemned a “unilateral” move by the United States to bomb areas inside its territory through a drone strike, saying a Wednesday attack which allegedly targeted militant hideouts would further hurt trust between the two countries. “Such unilateral actions, as that of today, are detrimental to the spirit of cooperation ...

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Cross-border clashes escalate between India, Pakistan in Kashmir

Cross-border shelling has continued between Indian and Pakistani forces in Kashmir for a third day, reportedly leaving casualties on both sides of the disputed border in the Himalayan region. Pakistan’s military said in a statement on Friday that Indian troops initiated fire from across the border and targeted Pakistani villages along Kashmir, ...

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Pakistanis feel ‘betrayed’ by US: Army chief

Pakistan’s army chief has slammed the United States for President Donald Trump’s chastising remarks against Pakistan’s leaders over their effort to fight terrorism. Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements” after Trump ...

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Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump remarks

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador over President Donald Trump’s remarks in which he accused Islamabad of sheltering terrorists. According to Pakistani media on Monday, US Ambassador David Hale was summoned to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry to discuss Trump’s remarks. During the meeting, Pakistan also lodged a strongly-worded protest and asked ...

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Pakistani government given three days to clear sit-in protest near Islamabad

A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear a sit-in protest by a religious party near the capital, Islamabad. Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in Islamabad on Monday that he had pleaded with the Islamabad High Court (IHC), warning that any use ...

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Gunmen kill 19 in southwestern Pakistan

Gunmen have killed 15 men and a police official and three of his family members in separate attacks in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan. Darmoon Bawani, an administrator in Turbat district, said the 15 men were killed in a mountain village and their bodies were found on Wednesday. The victims ranged ...

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