UK ‘ready' to launch strikes against ISIS-K in Afghanistan

UK ‘ready' to launch strikes against ISIS-K in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 | PTI | London

The UK has said that it is "ready" to launch strikes at the ISIS-K terror network in Afghanistan after the Pentagon revealed that there are at least 2,000 fighters of the outfit in the war-torn country. The Islamic State's Afghanistan affiliate, dubbed Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-K, had claimed responsibility for...

EU takes US off safe travel list, backs travel restrictions

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | AP | Brussels

The European Union recommended on Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the US because of rising coronavirus infections there. The decision by the European Council to remove the US from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the...

Pak delivers medical supplies in Taliban-controlled Mazar-e-Sharif

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan on Monday delivered WHO medical supplies to northern Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif, the fourth largest city of the country which fell to the Taliban on August 14. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight - PK-234 – carrying medical essentials from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed at the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport – the...

Pakistan says world must brace for ‘huge mess’ if its advice on Af ignored

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan on Monday warned of potential spillovers from the Afghan crisis, saying the world would have to deal with a “huge mess” if its advice on the war-torn country was ignored. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the world must listen to Pakistan as “in the recent past, Pakistan’s advice had...

UK plans series of diplomatic efforts after exit from Af

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | PTI | London

The UK Government has said it will continue to drive a coordinated international response to Afghanistan under Taliban control after its last troops left the country over the weekend, with a series of diplomatic efforts planned from Monday. According to diplomatic sources in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK...

Qatar emerges as key player in Af after US pullout

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | AP | Dubai

Qatar played an outsized role in US efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are in charge in Kabul. Qatar...

White House: US has capacity to evacuate remaining Americans

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | AP | Washington

The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 US citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden’s Tuesday deadline, senior Biden administration officials said, as another US drone strike against suspected Islamic State militants underscored the grave threat in the war’s final days. “This...

Pak NSA denies ‘warning’ of second 9/11 if West didn’t recognise Taliban

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | Agency | Islamabad

Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yousuf’s latest interview has sparked a controversy after it was indicated that the security official suggested the risk of ‘second 9/11’ if the Western countries do not recognise Taliban. However, in a statement issued later on Sunday, the Office of the Pak NSA asked ‘The...

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