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Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr' 26.6.2020 BBC: World
Pakistan's opposition rounds on PM Imran Khan, who said the US "martyred" the 9/11 mastermind.
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Eight years after shooting, Nobel-winner Malala graduates 19.6.2020 Raw Story
Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, who moved to Britain after being shot for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan, described her joy Friday at graduating from Oxford University. Almost eight years after she was attacked by the Taliban on her school bus in the Swat Valley, the 22-year-old posted photos on Twitter of her celebrations […]
Pakistan overturns Briton’s death sentence in Daniel Pearl murder 2.4.2020 Raw Story
A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Defence lawyer Khawja Naveed told AFP his client’s sentence had been reduced to seven years in prison. Since Omar Sheikh had been in prison since 2002, […]
U.S. Defence Secretary speaks to Pakistan Army chief, reaffirms security partnership 20.3.2020 Hindu: Home
During the call, Mr. Esper reaffirmed the department of defence’s commitment to a long-term, mutually beneficial security partnership with the government of Pakistan, Mr. Hoffman said in a readout of the call
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Fail-safe exit for America, but a worry for India 11.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
New Delhi seems to be the only entity on the losing end in Afghanistan’s unfolding game of chess and patience
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The sum and substance of the Afghan deal 4.3.2020 Hindu: Lead
The United States is on its way out and this does not ensure peace for the people of Afghanistan
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Comment | Who won the Afghan war? 3.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
With the U.S.’s phased withdrawal, the Taliban has got what it wanted. How does this benefit Pakistan and what do they want?
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Taliban Treaty: Pakistan's biggest victory since 1947 3.3.2020 Rediff: News
'Pakistan's trump card is that it is the only credible guarantor on the horizon who can reasonably assure the Western world that Afghanistan will not again become the revolving door for international terrorism.' 'Trust Pakistan to play this card optimally,' explains Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Letters to the Editor — March 2, 2020 2.3.2020 Hindu: Opinion
Deal with the TalibanFew except the families of the American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan will celebrate the U.S.-Taliban deal as a major blow fo
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No need to involve U.S. to resolve bilateral issues, Pakistan tells Afghanistan 1.3.2020 Hindu: News
Pakistan and Afghanistan have been at loggerheads for years with Kabul publicly blaming Pakistan for harbouring Taliban leaders after they were ousted from power Afghanistan in 2001
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‘Spoilers’ may try to sabotage peace process in Afghanistan: Pakistan Foreign Minister 1.3.2020 Hindu: News
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that he told Mike Pompeo that it was also key to see the optics of the intra-Afghan dialogue, address political uncertainties in Afghanistan and mobilise international support for its rebuilding
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Trump gambles on plan to bring home some U.S. troops from Afghanistan before election 24.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Taliban has started a 'reduction in violence' period that could lead to the withdrawal of many U.S. troops from Afghanistan. But pitfalls are many.

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News analysis: Is Donald Trump soft on Pakistan? 24.2.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It's interesting that Mr. Trump chose to reaffirm US's improving ties with Pakistan at a meeting in Ahmedabad with Modi.
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The China Factor: Why the US needs India 24.2.2020 Rediff: News
'There will be much for President Trump and Prime Minister Modi to discuss including growing Chinese military cooperation with Pakistan, which heralds a new attempt by China and Pakistan to neutralise India's influence in its Indian Ocean neighbourhood,' notes Ambassador G Parthasarathy.
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US-Taliban treaty: Why Pakistan is grinning 23.2.2020 Rediff: News
'Pakistan is determined to garner the peace dividends.' 'On the diplomatic front, this will be, principally, in terms of a revival of Pakistan's relations with the US,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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America's Taliban deal: What does it mean for India? 22.2.2020 Rediff: News
'Washington is well aware that the Haqqani group was responsible for terrorist attacks on the Indian diplomatic establishments in Afghanistan.' 'But today US self-interest dictates that Sirajuddin Haqqani's mainstreaming in Afghan political life and a potential elevation eventually to a leadership role at the national level is useful and necessary, since he can deliver peace,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Pakistan retained on grey list of FATF 21.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Global watchdog gives Islamabad a stern warning to comply with terror finance action by June 2020
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Pakistan court sentences three terrorists to death for involvement in 2014 Wagah border bombing 19.2.2020 Hindu: International
Over 60 people were killed in the horrific suicide attack on November 2, 2014 at the Wagah border on the Pakistani side
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US-Taliban talks: A prelude to all-encompassing Afghan deal? 15.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
All the signs emerging from a top defence conference are that the US's longest war could be coming to an end.
Crackdown on militants as US and Afghan Taliban seek deal 15.2.2020 BBC: World
Three key Pakistani militants based in Afghanistan have been assassinated in recent weeks.
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