Posts tagged as: United States of America

Russian Foreign Minister lashes out at his country’s critics in U.N

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, on Monday lashed out at critics of Russia’s decision to veto a United Nations resolution on Syria and reiterated objections to the plan, which was aimed at stopping the violence there. “There are some in the West who have given evaluations of the vote on Syria in the United […]

United States elite unit deployment in Afghanistan to undergo change

The United States’ plan to wind down its combat role in Afghanistan a year earlier than expected relies on shifting responsibility to Special Operations forces that hunt insurgent leaders and train local troops, according to senior Pentagon officials and military officers. These forces could remain in the country well after the NATO mission ends in […]

NATO dismisses reports of an alliance between Taliban and Pakistan

A spokesman for the NATO-led coalition on Wednesday confirmed the existence of a report that summarizes the views of Taliban detainees who said that they are winning the war thanks to cooperation from some Afghan government officials and soldiers with active support from Pakistan’s intelligence service. But the official, Lt. Col Jimmie E. Cummings of […]

President Obama confirms drone strike missions into Pakistan

US President Barack Obama has confirmed that unmanned drones regularly strike suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Mr Obama called the strikes a "targeted focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists". The US does not routinely speak publicly about drone operations. Mr Obama made his comments during an hour-long video […]

U.S State Department Okays early French withdrawal from Afghanistan

The State Department raised no resistance Friday to France’s announcement to pull its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year ahead of schedule. The move was not abrupt and been coordinated with NATO, the Afghan government and the United States, a State Department spokeswoman said. “What we are gratified by is that this was not […]

Remarks made by Prime Minister could have ‘potentially grievous consequences for country’, Says Army

Army Chief, General Ashfaq Kayani has said in his affidavit that the prime minister’s remarks on national forces were unconstitutional and illegal.   Chief responded on Wednesday issuing an official statement that, “no allegation more serious. This has very serious ramifications with potentially grievous consequences for the country.”   Currently, the military and the government […]

Body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il displayed in public

The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was displayed in general public in a glass coffin on Tuesday while hundreds and thousands of loyal supporters of Korean communist party gathered weeping over their beloved ruler who never said “Yes” to foreign capitalist governments especially to United States of America. North Korean supreme commander and […]

President Obama signs National Defence Authorization Act after Senate’s approval in the United States of America

Critical attention has been focused on the National Defence Authorization Act; a controversial provision allowing for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. Obama alluded to being willing to veto the bill, but instead, after revisions, he did the unthinkable, signing it into law, and as a result we no longer have our civil rights or […]

Islamic Banking Global Scenario – Final Part

Islamic Banking Global Scenario – Final Part Previously we discussed the situation of Islamic banking and financial institutions in Bahrain and Malaysia. Moreover, Islamic banks have also built a strong presence in Malaysia, where Standard & Poor’s assigned a BBB+ rating to the $600 million Sharia-compliant trust certificates (called sukuk) issued by Malaysia Global Sukuk […]

Sherry Rehman appointed as ambassador

Sherry Rehman appointed as ambassador The government of Pakistan has recently appointed Sherry Rehman as the new Pakistani ambassador to the United States of America. The appointment was made necessary because of the resignation given in by the former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., Hussain Haqqani. Haqqani had handed in his resignation in the wake […]

Taliban claim Afghan Jirga security plan has been compromised

  The Taliban claimed to have acquired the security plan for an upcoming grand jirga of tribal elders in Afghanistan. The loya Jirga, as it is known, is believed to be vital in deciding the current Afghan government’s policy towards American forces stationed in the country. The Taliban struck the last loya jirga, held in […]

Republican candidates bash Pakistan in their latest policy debate in the United States of America

Pakistan came in for heavy criticism when republican candidates took the podium in their latest edition of policy debate in the United States of America. Herman Cain and Mitt Romney were two prominent candidates who criticised Pakistan, out of the two Romney was more elaborative on his critique of Pakistan’s role in the global war […]


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