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  • PM Abbasi assures Pence of cooperation on actionable intelligence

    October 18, 2017 5:36 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that Pakistan would respond to any actionable intelligence shared by the US side, as he reaffirmed Islamabad’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from the country. Pence initiated a telephone call on Wednesday evening to thank Pakistan for the recovery of US national

  • US vice president calls PM, thanks government for safe recovery of hostages

    October 18, 2017 5:15 PM

    ISLAMABAD: The US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to thank him for the safe recovery of the US national Caitlin Coleman, her husband Joshua Boyle, and their three children. Pence thanked the government of Pakistan and praised the professionalism of the army and intelligence agencies for the swift

  • Army vigilant as US pounds Taliban opposite Kurram

    October 18, 2017 4:17 AM 4

    RAWALPINDI/PARACHINAR: The Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and Afghan forces have mounted a military offensive against the Taliban and their affiliates in eastern Afghanistan opposite the Kurram Agency border, the military said, amid reports that two days of aerial strikes have inflicted heavy losses on terrorists. The Inter-Services Public Relations

  • Pakistan must be careful not to choose sides

    October 18, 2017 4:14 AM 3

    Just as 9/11 changed the dynamics in South East Asia, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and then the subsequent Arab Spring wave in 2011 brought about a significant shift in dynamics of the Middle East. Pakistan must thus catch up with this shift and focus on a more structured and firmer policy. No more has this been more apparent in Islamabad’s efforts to mediate

  • ‘Socialism last hope against capitalist exploitation, evil of globalisation’

    October 18, 2017 12:22 AM

    Socialism is the last hope for those suffering under the yoke of capitalist exploitation and the evil of globalisation. Such was the tenor of the speeches made at the ‘Centennial Year of Russian Revolution: 1917-2017’ seminar held on Tuesday. Organised jointly by the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) and the Tareekh

  • Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

    October 17, 2017 8:29 PM

    The rescue ended an intensive effort by American intelligence officials to locate the couple — who had been taken hostage in October 2012 — and their children. When she and Mr. Boyle were kidnapped, Ms. Coleman was seven months pregnant; she gave birth four times in captivity. The C.I.A. declined to comment. Trump administration officials cast the rescue

  • Caitlan Coleman, American woman released with her family in Pakistan: Who is she?

    October 17, 2017 8:15 PM

    American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children were all released last week in Pakistan, after spending five years held by the militant Haqqani network, which has ties to the Taliban. President Donald Trump said in a statement that the U.S. and Pakistani governments worked together and "secured the release of the Boyle-Coleman

  • Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces

    October 17, 2017 4:11 PM 2

    GARDEZ, AFGHANISTAN: Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces. The Taliban claimed the more deadly of the two assaults, a coordinated attack on police in the southeast city of Gardez in Paktia province

  • Hostage Held Captive by Taliban-Linked Group Didn't Believe Donald Trump Was President

    October 17, 2017 3:53 PM

    “It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,” Joshua Boyle said in a recent interview with the Toronto Star. Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were held hostage by a Taliban-linked group for five years with their three young children, who were born in captivity. The couple was abducted in 2012 by the Haqqani network while they were traveling

  • Watch: Striking drone footage shows extent of Rohingya exodus

    October 17, 2017 2:26 PM

    COX’S BAZAR: Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. office for refugees. The UNHCR video shot Monday shows thousands upon thousands