US to take unilateral steps in ‘areas of divergence’ with Pakistan:...

WASHINGTON: The Trump admi­nistration has informed Congress that it will take unilateral steps in areas of divergence with Pakistan while expanding cooperation between the...

Trump signs bill that includes $700m reimbursement for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed into law a $700 billion defence bill that includes up to $700 million to reimburse Pakistan for...

Trump allows US troops to join Afghan raids on Taliban targets

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is allowing American troops in Afghanistan to participate in joint operations with official Afghan forces and to call in air...

Mumbai attacks hurt Kashmir cause: ex-Pakistan foreign secretary

WASHINGTON: The 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai have done an irreparable damage to the Kashmir cause and tarnished Pakistan’s image as well, says former...

Trump sees no link between guns and mass shootings, but others...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he saw no link between mass shootings and guns, but demands for strict gun control laws...

Pakistan seeks new US deal after returning nine choppers

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is trying to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters from the United States for anti-narcotics operations after returning nine Huey II helicopters...

US will eradicate terrorism, with or without Pakistan: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he did not visit Islamabad earlier this week to lecture or coerce Pakistanis but he did tell...

WB lowers Pakistan’s external financing needs

WASHINGTON: The World Bank said on Monday that Pakistan’s external financing needs in 2017-18 were $17 billion and not $31bn, which was wrongly deduced...

Muscat moot breaks the ice on stalled Afghan talks

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Representatives of Pakistan, Afgha­n­istan, China and the US gathered in Muscat on Monday to rejuvenate the stalled Quadril­ateral Coordi­nation Group (QCG) working to...

Four-nation group on Afghanistan to meet in Muscat today

WASHINGTON/ ISLAMABAD: Representa­tives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US will meet in Muscat on Monday (today) for the first time in over a...