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Pakistan Elects New President from Ruling Party

Pakistan lawmakers elected Arif Alvi from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party to take charge as Pakistan’s 13th President. Arif Alvi will replace President Mamnoon Hussain, who completes his five-year term on September 9. Pakistan’s elections oversight body is expected to certify the result on Wednesday. The president is elected by …

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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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White House Calls on Pakistan to Arrest or Expel Taliban Leaders

The U.S. White House has urged Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban’s leaders who operate from Pakistani territory. “We call on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban’s leaders and prevent the group from using Pakistani territory to support its operations,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders …

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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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