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February 21, 2018
Confusion Over Chinese Talks With Baluch Separatists In Pakistan
Major separatist factions and leading ethno-nationalist politicians active in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan have denied engaging in secret talks with Chinese officials keen on preserving their country’s $60 billion investments.
January 23, 2018
Trump's First Year On The World Stage
January 20th marks Donald Trump's first anniversary as U.S. president. It has been a year marked by rising tensions with North Korea, Washington's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, and questions about alleged Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote. (AP, Reuters, VOA)
January 16, 2018
Nazarbaev Thanks Trump For Backing Kazakh Territorial Integrity
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for Washington’s support of his country’s territorial integrity, as the two leaders met for talks expected to focus on regional security, economic issues, and bilateral relations.
January 14, 2018
Pakistan's Imran Khan Would Talk With Trump, But 'Dread It'
Imran Khan, a candidate to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, says it would be a “bitter pill” to swallow to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump but that he would reluctantly do it should he become victorious in national elections later this year.
January 12, 2018
Army Chief Says Pakistan 'Felt Betrayed' By U.S. Criticism, Aid Cuts
Pakistan's army chief has told a top U.S. general that his nation feels "betrayed" by U.S. criticism that it is not doing enough to fight terrorism, which has prompted Washington to suspend military aid for Islamabad.
January 05, 2018
Pakistan Says Suspension Of U.S. Security Aid 'Counterproductive'
Pakistan has responded harshly to a U.S. decision to suspend at least $900 million in security assistance, saying Washington's "arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements, and shifting goalposts are counterproductive" to addressing the threat of terrorism.
January 04, 2018
Former U.S. Ambassador Khalilzad Supports Tough Line On Pakistan
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the United Nations, expressed support for President Donald Trump’s tough line against Islamabad and said the administration is likely studying various methods to put pressure on Pakistan for what he called its lack of cooperation in the fight against terrorism.