It runs counter to shared interest with China: US

It runs counter to shared interest with China: US

New Delhi: The US shares a mutual interest with China in achieving regional stability and peace, and a “failure” to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist would run counter to this goal, a spokesperson in the American embassy said Thursday. The comments, seen as veiled criticism of Beijing, came a day after […]

US govt advises citizens to not visit J&K, except Ladakh

US govt advises citizens to not visit J&K, except Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The United States on Friday asked its citizens to not visit any part of Jammu and Kashmir except Leh and the eastern Ladakh region, due to “terrorism and civil unrest”. It also advised US travellers to not venture within 10 km of the border with Pakistan “due to the potential for armed conflict”. “Terrorist […]

Kashmir a longstanding battle between India, Pak, trying to find common ground: US

Kashmir a longstanding battle between India, Pak, trying to find common ground: US

WASHINGTON: The United States is trying to find a common ground between India and Pakistan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, describing Kashmir as a long-standing battle between the two South Asian neighbours. Pompeo cited the India-Pak dispute and the Israeli conflict as recent examples of America’s negotiating diplomatic skills, about which he […]

China calls on Washington, Moscow to preserve nuclear treaty

China calls on Washington, Moscow to preserve nuclear treaty

Beijing: China called Saturday for Washington to negotiate with Russia instead of pulling out of a nuclear arms treaty the Trump administration sees as a restraint on its ability to compete with Beijing and Moscow. China’s foreign ministry ruled out negotiating a new multilateral pact to replace the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The US decision […]

Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia was suspending its participation in a key Cold War-era missile treaty in a mirror response to a US move the day before. Moscow and Washington have long accused the other of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces agreement, which was signed in 1987 and resolved a crisis over […]

‘Significant progress’ on talks with Taliban, says US envoy

‘Significant progress’ on talks with Taliban, says US envoy

WASHINGTON: The US has made “significant progress” in its peace talks with the Taliban to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, a top Trump Administration official has said. However, Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, cautioned that nothing has been finalised yet. Afghanistan-born Khalilzad said this in a series of tweets after […]

US-Taliban talks: As hopes rise of a deal, what comes next?

KABUL: More than 17 years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, Washington and the Taliban appear closer than ever to some sort of agreement that could bring the insurgents to the table for peace talks. However with the withdrawal of US troops seen as part of the deal, fears are rising about what an American […]

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar

Kabul: Negotiations between the Taliban and US officials in Qatar entered a fourth straight day Thursday, according to the insurgents, as the two sides pursue a potential deal to bring an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year conflict. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed to AFP that “discussions are still ongoing”. “We will talk in detail later when […]

US confirms Taliban talks in Qatar

US confirms Taliban talks in Qatar

WASHINGTON: The United States confirmed Wednesday that its envoy is meeting in Qatar with the Taliban, seeking to negotiate an end to the Afghanistan war despite a new major attack claimed by the insurgents. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative on Afghan reconciliation, met Tuesday in the Qatari capital Doha with Taliban representatives, the State […]

Trump-Imran summit proposal being discussed: Pak official

Trump-Imran summit proposal being discussed: Pak official

Islamabad: Pakistan and the US are discussing plans to hold a maiden meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump but it hinges on the “positive outcome” of the Pakistan-brokered talks to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, a senior official here said. In his first comments in 2019, President Trump on Wednesday […]

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