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Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his refusal to give certification to Congress that Pakistan was taking action against the Haqqani network is not a reflection of a new tougher policy against Islamabad, but simply an assessment of the current state of play.

'Pakistan created Taliban, Lashkar-e-Toiba to keep India off balance'

'Pakistan created Taliban, Lashkar-e-Toiba to keep India off balance'

"The US has found Pakistan to be a partner and an adversary at the same time," a former White House official said.

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

Akbaruddin made the remarks during a UN debate themed “The situation in Afghanistan”.

Top Haqqani commander killed in drone attack in Pakistan

The drone attack comes days after Afghan officials blamed the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of carrying out the bombing in Kabul on May 31 in which 150 people died.

Afghanistan Interior Ministry: Gunmen attack mosque, killing 3 people

The ministry strongly condemned the attack and called it an act against Islam and humanity.

Pakistan more of a threat than an ally: US think tank

Afghanistan is currently doing badly both in the fighting and in its civilian politics, governance, and poverty. 

`Pakistan still a sanctuary for Taliban, should face US sanctions if it continues to do so`

`Pakistan still a sanctuary for Taliban, should face US sanctions if it continues to do so`

CSIS said the US should make it totally clear that it will conduct a public annual review of its commitments to Afghanistan and the Afghan performance.

Pakistan rubbishes Afghan allegations over Kabul blast

Pakistan on Thursday dismissed accusations by Afghanistan linking it to the Haqqani network, blamed for Wednesday's horrific Kabul bombing that killed 90, and wounded over 400 people.

 

Kabul ends sports diplomacy with Pakistan after bombing

The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday said it had cancelled all matches and agreements with Pakistan after the Afghan intelligence linked the Pakistani intelligence agency to the Kabul bombing that left 90 dead and 463 wounded.

US and six Gulf countries join hands to curb terror financing

US, six Gulf countries have joined hands to curb terror organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Haqqani network and the Taliban.

US should stop military support to Pakistan if it doesn't act against terror: Think-tank

US should stop military support to Pakistan if it doesn't act against terror: Think-tank

In its 'Watch List 2017', the ICG has observed that Washington is “best placed” to pressure Pakistan to stop its support to Taliban, TOI reported.

Pakistan not 'friends' with Haqqani Network, says envoy to US

Washington: Pakistan is not "friends" with the Haqqani Network, the country's ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, has said.

"Those playing with human lives, we are against such elements or activities," Dawn online quoted Chaudhry as saying.

'Pakistan Army chief needs to be persistent in fight against terror'

A top US military general has said the new Pakistan Army chief has shown signs he is taking action against the Taliban and the Haqqani network but he needs to be "more persistent" in the fight against terror. A top US military general has said the new Pakistan Army chief has shown signs he is taking action against the Taliban and the Haqqani network but he needs to be "more persistent" in the fight against terror.

Barack Obama signs $618 bn defence bill; boosts security coop with India

Barack Obama signs $618 bn defence bill; boosts security coop with India

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter refused to give a similar certification to Pakistan due to which it was not given USD 300 million under coalition support fund.

Not a single USD to Pakistan until action against Haqqani network: US Congressman

Not a single USD to Pakistan until action against Haqqani network: US Congressman

US Congressman Ted Poe urged the Pakistan government to initiate strong actions against the members of  Haqqani Network instead of actively supporting them.

Heart of Asia declaration names Pak-sponsored terror groups, calls for dismantling of terrorist sanctuaries in region

Heart of Asia declaration names Pak-sponsored terror groups, calls for dismantling of terrorist sanctuaries in region

 India and Afghanistan on Sunday hit out at an isolated Pakistan for sponsoring and supporting terrorism.

US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan, but with conditions

US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan, but with conditions

The US National Defence Authorisation Act, or NDAA, for the fiscal year 2017 was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday.

'Pakistan sees terror groups as prized instruments for launching ''irregular wars'' against neighbours'

'Pakistan sees terror groups as prized instruments for launching ''irregular wars'' against neighbours'

The "deep state" of Pakistan sees various terroroups and their insuist grrgent affiliates, such as the Afghan Taliban, as prized instrument, says an expert on South Asian affairs.

US senator's tough message to Pakistan: `Target Haqqani network, not media`

US senator's tough message to Pakistan: `Target Haqqani network, not media`

Dawn columnist Cyril Almeida on Tuesday said he was put on the Pakistan's Exit Control List.

Terrorist attack like the one in Uri escalates tensions: US

US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, who was in Washington DC has rushed back to New Delhi.