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Pakistan’s ISI Has Links to ‘Terrorist Groups’ – Top U.S. General

In a separate Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top U.S. military officer said that he believed Pakistan’s main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups. U.S. officials have long been frustrated by what they term Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against militant groups including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani …

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Negotiating With North Korea A Waste Of Time: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” he said, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. …

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United Nations Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council passed new sanctions against North Korea but refrained from imposing the harshest options the White House proposed following a month of antagonistic military action by the regime of Kim Jong Un. The unanimous decision to impose the new penalties follows North Korea’s recent nuclear test …

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BRICS Voices Concern Over Violence Caused by Terror Groups in Afghanistan

BRICS nations have expressed concern over the security situation in the region including Afghanistan and violence caused by terror groups like Taliban, Haqqani Network, Daesh and Pakistan-based LeT and JeM. In a declaration, BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) called upon all nations to adopt a comprehensive approach in combating terrorism, including countering …

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Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a ‘blatantly hostile act’

Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order. The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions …

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Australia May Send More Troops to Afghanistan Under Trump Surge

Australian Prime minister emphasizes ‘very, very strong’ relationship with US after Trump announces plan to reorient military mission towards ‘killing terrorists’. Malcolm Turnbull has refused to rule out sending more troops to Afghanistan and emphasized the “very, very strong” relationship with the United States in a sign Australia could contribute …

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