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Modi, Putin Agree to Work Together in Afghanistan

India and Russia have agreed to work jointly on possibly a development project in Afghanistan, an Indian newspaper reported Thursday. The agreement comes during six hours of one-on-one conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi earlier this week. According to the Indian Express, Modi proposed …

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Pakistan Not Included in FATF’s Terrorist Financing Watchlist

Pakistan has not been added to the grey-list of global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) after conclusion of the task force’s plenary session on Friday. The list called ‘jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies’, available on FATF’s website, includes the names of Ethiopia, Iraq, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, …

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US Treasury Depart. Sanctions Three ‘Terrorist Facilitators’ Based in Pakistan

The United States Treasury Department on Thursday announced that three “terrorist facilitators” based in Pakistan have been added to the U.S. government’s list of specially designated global terrorists. “We are targeting operatives who have provided logistical support, improvised explosive devices, and other technological assistance to [al Qaeda], Lashkar-e Tayyiba, the …

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Kazakhstan Assures of Providing Logistic Support to U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan has assured his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump that the country will provide the U.S. forces with ‘critical logistical support and access for the troops’ in Afghanistan. Donald Trump appearing in a joint press conference with Nursultan Nazarbayev stated in Washington that the strategic partnership …

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U.S. Asks Pakistan: ‘Come to Table and Assist’ in Fight against Terrorism

The United States on Wednesday expressed hope that Pakistan would “come to the table” and demonstrate willingness to “aggressively” confront terrorist groups operating from its territory, amid reports that Islamabad has suspended its military and intelligence cooperation with America. Based on media reports, Pakistan’s decision to suspend military and intelligence …

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US Takes Back 9 Helicopters from Pakistan

The United States has taken back which gave nine rotary-wing helicopters to Pakistan’s Interior Ministry for anti-terror and recon operations at Pak-Afghan border in the year 2002, sources said. The choppers had been used during the Balochistan operation and different anti-narcotics operations, according to sources. Reports suggest that U.S. has …

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23 Killed in Somalia Bombings

Two car bombs killed at least 23 people in Somalia‘s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility. A suicide car bomb was rammed into a hotel, Nasahablod Two, about 600 meters from the presidential palace, and then armed militants stormed the building, police said. …

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