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Hafiz Saeed's arrest made no difference earlier: US slams Pakistan

20 Jul 2019

Hafiz Saeed's arrest made no difference earlier: US slams Pakistan

Days after terrorist Hafiz Saeed was arrested, the United States on Friday expressed doubts on Pakistan's intentions saying his earlier arrests made no difference.

Top US-General discusses current security environment with Pakistani counterpart: Pentagon

27 Feb 2019

Top US-General discusses current security environment with Pakistani counterpart: Pentagon

General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, yesterday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart General Zubair Mahmood Hayat to discuss the "current security environment" in Pakistan, the Pentagon said, amid the spike in Indo-Pak tensions following Pulwama terror attack.

Situation between India, Pakistan "very, very bad": US President Trump

23 Feb 2019

Situation between India, Pakistan "very, very bad": US President Trump

Days after he called the Pulwama attack a "horrible situation", US President Donald Trump, on Friday, made more comprehensive comments about the attack and the US' stance on it.

Trump writes to Imran Khan, wants to talk about Taliban

04 Dec 2018

Trump writes to Imran Khan, wants to talk about Taliban

US President Donald Trump has written to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan's help with stuttering Afghan peace talks and support in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to end the 17-year brutal war in its neighboring country, Pakistani officials said yesterday.

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

07 Oct 2018

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in Islamabad on Saturday.

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

25 Jul 2018

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

Pakistan votes today in its 11th general elections since 1970, incidentally only the second civilian transfer of power in the country.

Pharma profiteer Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years prison

10 Mar 2018

Pharma profiteer Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years prison

Martin Shkreli, former drug executive, was found guilty of defrauding investors, and was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday.

Trump's new budget proposes $336mn-aid for Pakistan, but with conditions

13 Feb 2018

Trump's new budget proposes $336mn-aid for Pakistan, but with conditions

US President Donald Trump is walking the talk about his warnings to Pakistan.

US's warning: Prosecute Hafiz Saeed to "fullest extent of law"

19 Jan 2018

US's warning: Prosecute Hafiz Saeed to "fullest extent of law"

The US has again forced fair-weather friend Pakistan to deal with Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. They have called for his prosecution "to fullest extent of law."

After Trump withdraws military aid, Pakistan stops intelligence co-operation

11 Jan 2018

After Trump withdraws military aid, Pakistan stops intelligence co-operation

What is deteriorating the relations of US and Pakistan? Are they suffering from the tit-for-tat syndrome?

As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in

08 Jan 2018

As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in

US-Pakistan ties seem to be under significant strain following President Donald Trump's outburst against Islamabad on Twitter and subsequent cutting of financial aid.

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

05 Jan 2018

US suspends over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan

Taking a strict stand against Pakistan's support for terrorism, the US has suspended more than $1.15bn in security assistance to the South Asian nation.

US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet

02 Jan 2018

US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet

President Donald Trump has followed through on his words. Hours after accusing Pakistan of giving the US "nothing but lies & deceit", America has suspended a $255mn military aid to the Asian country.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

27 Dec 2017

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

America has imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials who are allegedly responsible for developing the country's nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

UN Security Council imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

23 Dec 2017

UN Security Council imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

21 Dec 2017

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

India will attend an upcoming summit co-hosted by the US and Canada, focused on managing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

North Korea crisis: US, Japan South Korea hold missile-tracking drills

11 Dec 2017

North Korea crisis: US, Japan South Korea hold missile-tracking drills

North Korea has been advancing its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace stoking fear within the international community.

Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

04 Dec 2017

Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is set to arrive soon in Pakistan as part of a four-nation tour which will also cover Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait.

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

26 Nov 2017

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

The US is visibly annoyed at Pakistan's recent release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed.

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

21 Nov 2017

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

The US has designated North Korea a state-sponsor of terrorism once again, nine years after it was removed from the list.

Trump visits South Korea, urges North to 'make a deal'

08 Nov 2017

Trump visits South Korea, urges North to 'make a deal'

US President Donald Trump landed in South Korea yesterday, the second stop in his ongoing East Asia tour.

#TrumpInAsia: 'Era of strategic patience with North Korea is over'

07 Nov 2017

#TrumpInAsia: 'Era of strategic patience with North Korea is over'

US President Donald Trump has kick-started his East Asia tour with a visit to Japan.

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

03 Nov 2017

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

After briefly traveling on the road to nuclear escalation, US-North Korea relations have been relatively calm this past month.

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

30 Oct 2017

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

27 Oct 2017

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

China has praised its all-weather friend Pakistan's "positive efforts" at tackling terrorism.

BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity

22 Oct 2017

BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity

Rahul Gandhi's recent resurgence on Twitter has triggered a war of words between BJP and Congress members after an ANI news report suggested that 'bots' or web robots were mass retweeting Rahul Gandhi's tweets.

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

21 Oct 2017

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of gaining full nuclear capability to target the US.

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

08 Oct 2017

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

For better or worse, US President Donald Trump has been frequently provoking North Korea on Twitter amid rising tensions.

Ex-Senator: India, US should jointly strike Pakistan's nuclear-weapon sites

26 Sep 2017

Ex-Senator: India, US should jointly strike Pakistan's nuclear-weapon sites

Former-US lawmaker Larry Pressler opined that India and the US should jointly launch a pre-emptive strike on Pakistan's nuclear weapon sites.

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

26 Sep 2017

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

US approves $255mn worth of conditional military assistance to Pakistan

01 Sep 2017

US approves $255mn worth of conditional military assistance to Pakistan

The Trump administration informed Congress that it has approved $255 million worth of conditional military assistance for Pakistan.

Trump responds to Barcelona attack by spreading widely debunked myth

18 Aug 2017

Trump responds to Barcelona attack by spreading widely debunked myth

Earlier this week, Trump touted himself as a person who likes to "know the facts" before making a statement.

Trump calls Modi, both leaders plan to elevate "strategic consultations"

16 Aug 2017

Trump calls Modi, both leaders plan to elevate "strategic consultations"

US President Donald Trump's phone call congratulating PM Narendra Modi over India's 70th Independence Day reportedly went beyond the usual pleasantries.

John McCain: 'No peace in Afghanistan without Pakistan's cooperation'

03 Jul 2017

John McCain: 'No peace in Afghanistan without Pakistan's cooperation'

Senior US Senator John McCain said during a visit to Islamabad that there could be "no peace" in Afghanistan or the South Asian region without Pakistan's cooperation.

US recognizes India as "major defense partner"

05 Jun 2017

US recognizes India as "major defense partner"

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said America recognizes India "as a major defense partner."

Philippines to hold military drills with the US

17 Apr 2017

Philippines to hold military drills with the US

The Philippines military announced it will hold annual exercises with troops from its US ally.

India US relations: Doval in Washington to improve security ties

26 Mar 2017

India US relations: Doval in Washington to improve security ties

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Washington to meet his counterpart McMaster and US defence secretary James Mattis, in an attempt to strengthen bilateral security ties.

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

06 Feb 2017

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference warned rebels that the military is ready to respond with airstrikes and and new offensives if Maoist rebels launch attacks.

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

30 Dec 2016

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stoked controversy by accusing US envoys of the country of being spies for allegedly plotting his ouster; the US denied the allegations.

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

23 Dec 2016

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

On Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said to the governor of the central bank, "I will give you a whack."