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US Afghan general calls for “holistic review” of Pak ties

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The top US commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday that there was a need for a “holistic review” of the relationship with Pakistan, potentially opening the door for a new approach to one of America´s most vexing alliances. Experts said the remarks by Army General John Nicholson, …

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US Defence Secretary lauds Pak Army role in fight against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: (Web Desk) The US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis has commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan, and appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in battling the scourge of terrorism. According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations, Chief of …

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US general calls for review of Pakistan ties

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa talked to US Defence Secretary James Mattis by telephone for 20 minutes, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday. Gen Bajwa congratulated Mr Mattis on assuming the office of US defence secretary and expressed the hope that his …

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Trump administration hints at compromise on travel ban

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The US Justice Department has indicated that the Trump administration could opt for a compromise to soften the impact of a travel ban on the citizens of seven Muslim countries and on refugees. The department’s lawyer August Flentje told an appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday …

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No plan for travel ban on Pakistanis: US

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The Trump administration has no plan to ban Pakistani citizens from travelling to the United States because Pakistan is providing the data they need to vet a visitor, US officials say. In recent briefings to various media outlets, White House officials also said the administration had no …

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Tech companies oppose Trump’s refugee order

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Dozens of tech companies, including giants like Apple, Google, and Uber, are siding with Washington state as it fights President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States should stay in place. The companies filed briefs late Sunday …

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US military sends guided-missile destroyer near Yemen: Officials

WASHINGTON:The United States has deployed the Navy warship USS Cole to off the coast of Yemen amid heightened tensions with Iran, according to two American officials. The guided-missile destroyer arrived in the surrounding area of the Bab al-Mandab Strait off southwestern Yemen where it will conduct patrolling missions including escorting …

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US Treasury imposes new sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON: The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed new sanctions on multiple Iranian individuals and entities to ratchet up pressure on Iran over its missile program. The US Treasury Department said in a statement on Friday that it has published a list of 13 Iranian figures and 12 …

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US detains former Norway prime minister over 2014 visit to Iran

WASHINGTON: Following an executive order by the US president banning entry from Iran and six other Muslim states, a former Norwegian prime minister says has was held and questioned at a Washington airport over a visit he had paid to the Islamic Republic some three years ago, describing the move …

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