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America must stop scapegoating Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan, says Pakistani envoy to the U.S. 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Tensions between the United States and Pakistan seemed headed toward the breaking point in recent weeks after President Trump angrily accused the South Asian nation of failing to stamp out anti-American militants there or help the U.S.-led war in neighboring Afghanistan — charges an irked Islamabad...

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Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence 13.2.2018 AP Top News
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite President Donald Trump's angry rejection of any negotiations for now....
Bombing of Chinese separatists in Afghanistan is a sign of how Trump's war there has changed 10.2.2018 Washington Post
Bombing of Chinese separatists in Afghanistan is a sign of how Trump's war there has changed
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Afghan official: Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid 9.2.2018 Hindu: International
IS emerged in Afghanistan in 2014, mostly from the ranks of disgruntled Taliban, and in the initial years restricted its activities to the country’s east, mostly Nangarhar province.
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Steve Coll on the CIA and the US's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan 8.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles

The US is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as US Central Command has announced it is shifting military resources from Iraq and Syria back to Afghanistan, where the United States has been fighting for over 16 years in the longest war in US history. US Air Force Major General James Hecker recently said Afghanistan has "become CENTCOM's main effort." The news comes after a particularly bloody period in Afghanistan. Despite the spiraling violence, President Trump recently ruled out negotiations with the Taliban during a meeting of members of the United Nations Security Council. We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll about his new book, "Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan."

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Trump’s diplomacy is all about the ultimatum. That could spell disaster. 5.2.2018 Washington Post
Trump’s diplomacy is all about the ultimatum. That could spell disaster.
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Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan’s Swat Valley 4.2.2018 Hindu: News
The attack, the first big one after 2013, took place when the troops were playing volleyball match,injuring 13.
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Pakistani Taliban claim attack that killed 11 soldiers 4.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 in the Swat Valley.
Suicide bomber kills at least 3 soldiers in northern Pakistan 3.2.2018 Hindu: Home
At least three soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on an army base camp in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local facti...
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Afghan, Pakistan officials meet in Kabul to talk differences 3.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Pakistani and Afghan officials have met for a second round of talks about allegations levelled against Islamabad in the wake of recent deadly militant attacks in Kabul that have killed over 200 people.
Afghan President Ghani tells country that Pakistan was behind recent deadly attacks 2.2.2018 Washington Post
Afghan President Ghani tells country that Pakistan was behind recent deadly attacks
Afghan President slams Pakistan for harboring Taliban 2.2.2018 Hindu: News
In a televised speech to the nation, Ashraf Ghani insisted the “center of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan” and demanded that authorities in the neighboring country “show some concrete action to rid their territory of insurgents.”
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U.S. wants Pakistan to act against terrorist sanctuaries 2.2.2018 Hindu: International
Islamabad must reduce the pressure and the threat of violence in Afghanistan, says John Sullivan
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Protests erupt in Kabul over recent attacks, amid allegations of Pakistani involvement 2.2.2018 Washington Post
Protests erupt in Kabul over recent attacks, amid allegations of Pakistani involvement
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Afghanistan says it has proof attackers trained in Pakistan 1.2.2018 Hindu: News
Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof showing that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there ar...
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Afghanistan's bloody week shows how U.S. policy there is failing 29.1.2018 Washington Post: World
As the Taliban gains power and territory, U.S. officials stay their muddled course.
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Q&A: Why Afghanistan suffers unrelenting attacks 28.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday’s assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people.
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Q&A: Why Afghanistan suffers unrelenting attacks 28.1.2018 AP Top News
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Afghanistan has endured a month of relentless attacks claimed by the Taliban and a rival Islamic State affiliate, capped by Saturday's assault, in which a Taliban suicide bomber driving an ambulance filled with explosives struck in the heart of Kabul, killing more than 100 people....
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Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer 27.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Pakistan’s Supreme Court gave police three days to arrest an absconding officer who is involved in killing an aspiring model in a ‘fake shootout’, a lawyer said Saturday.
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Pakistan’s prime minister defends his country from Trump’s tweet 27.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country is fighting terrorism.
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