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Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

At least two Palestinians have been killed, according to local media, and hundreds more injured amid mass protests over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. In the first incident, an Israeli settler killed an 18-year-old Palestinian man in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, according …

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United States lists Pakistan among countries providing ‘safe havens’ to terrorists

“LeT’s chief Hafiz Saeed (a UN-designated terrorist) continued to address large rallies, although in February 2017, Pakistan proscribed him under relevant provisions of Schedule Four of the Anti-Terrorism Act, thus severely restricting his freedom of movement,” it noted. The United States on Wednesday listed Pakistan among nations that provide “safe …

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The Terror Problem From Pakistan

By Rahmatullah Nabil and Melissa Skorka-Islamabad has shown no sign it is genuinely willing to end support for proxies like the Haqqani network. With the Trump administration considering how to break the stalemate between Taliban-allied groups and the government of Afghanistan, terrorists detonated a car bomb in Kabul on May …

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NATO extends mission, vows troop surge in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The NATO member countries have taken a formal decision, based on extension of its mission and deployment of additional troops in Afghanistan in a bid to train and assist Afghan forces beyond 2017. Following the meeting of defense ministers, NATO Secretary General Gen. Jens Stoltenberg said the …

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UK to send 100 more soldiers to Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Kingdom’s Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon has announced that Britain has taken a formal decision to deploy 100 more soldiers to Afghanistan in a bid to help, and train the Afghan security forces. While talking to media on his arrival to NATO info-icon defense ministers meeting …

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India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghan

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan as they expressed concern over rising instability in the war-torn country caused by terrorism. Trump thanked the Indian people for their “contributions to the effort in Afghanistan, …

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