Free Press Journal
  • Trust us, Pak tells US envoy

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday told US Ambassador David Hale that Islamabad will continue to do what it is doing in Afghanistan out of its national interests, not to appease Washington.

  • India should not send its troops to join American forces in Afghanistan: Defence expert

    New Delhi: Defence expert P.K. Sehgal on Wednesday said that India should not send its troops to join American or NATO forces in Afghanistan as it would be detrimental to Indian interest in the long run. His statement came a day after United States President Donald Trump asked India to provide more financial assistance to bring peace and stability in war-torn Afghanistan.

  • Donald Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan ‘goals’

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country’s goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops “will fight to win” and “from now on victory will have a clear definition.” “We appreciate India’s important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars in trade from the United States, and we want them to help us war with Afghanistan, especially

  • Trump to announce new strategy for Afghanistan

    Washington : US President Donald Trump will announce America’s new strategy in Afghanistan on Monday, nearly 16 years after the war began in the country, the White House said, amid reports that his administration looked into possibilities of a role for India during its policy review.

  • Donald Trump to address nation on US engagement in Afghan, South Asia

    Washington: President Donald Trump will address the US troops and the nation on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia, the White House has said. “President Donald J Trump will address our nations troops and the American people tomorrow night at 9:00 pm (EDT)from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA, to provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and south Asia,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said

  • US President to discuss South Asia strategy with top aides

    Washington : President Donald Trump is set to discuss with his national security team the US’ strategy in South Asia, including developing a new regional policy for resolving the long-running conflict in Afghanistan that may include both India and Pakistan.

  • Two key ISIS-K leaders killed by security forces in Afghanistan

    Kabul : The security forces neutralized two key leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the Afghanistan branch of the terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

  • Young Afghans being trafficked to Pak to learn ways of Taliban

    Kabul : Police in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province have revealed that young Afghans are being taken illegally to Pakistan’s south western Baluchistan province to study in religious seminaries or madrassas to learn the ways of the Taliban.

  • India not responding positively to Pakistan’s peace moves: Foreign Minister Asif

    Islamabad: India and Afghanistan should and must respond positively to Pakistan’s peace moves and not mistake Islamabad’s desire for peace and good relations with its neighbours as its weakness, said Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the PML-N House in Sialkot, Asif said Pakistan has always wanted to have good relations with its neighbours, and especially with India and Afghanistan, and maintained that both countries are

  • Chabahar Port a gateway to golden opportunities

     New Delhi : Keen on rolling out infrastructure projects in Iran and Afghanistan, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that once Chabahar Port in Iran becomes operational, there will be no looking back as it will be a gateway to golden opportunities. As a special envoy of India, deputed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Road Transport and Shipping Minister Gadkari is in Tehran and represented India at the oath taking ceremony of

  • Don may sack military commander for not winning Afghan war

    New York : President Donald Trump has almost decided to sack General John Nicholson as military commander in the region as American troops are not winning the war in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. media reports.

  • US says 4 wounded in Afghan attack that killed two US troops

     Kabul : The US military in Afghanistan says that four American troops were wounded in the same suicide bombing near the city of Kandahar the previous day that killed two US service members.

  • IS targets Iraq embassy in Kabul, four attackers killed

    Kabul :The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building.

  • Explosions, gunfire hit Kabul, casualties feared

    Kabul: At least two explosions followed by gunfire took place near the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital on Monday, leaving an unknown number of casualties, officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed the attack.

  • Baghdadi is still alive: US Defence Secy

    Washington : US Defence Secretary James Mattis said he believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, shooting down claims he was killed in an air strike.