US Abandons Military Training Exercises With Pakistan

The State Department spokesperson, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IMET cancellations were valued at $2.41 million so far. At least two other programmes have also been affected, the spokesperson said. It is unclear precisely what level of military cooperation still continues outside the IMET programme, beyond the top-level contacts between US and Pakistani military leaders.

Taliban militants meet US for first direct peace talks

A senior official within the Taliban has said that the insurgent group held its first direct contact with a United States official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks in Afghanistan.

Deliberate killing of journalists in Afghanistan on April 30, including three reporters with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), “is an unfathomable crime,” RFE/RL President Thomas Kent has said. “The targeting of journalists anywhere must stop.”

Advertisements WASHINGTON — The deliberate killing of journalists in Afghanistan on April 30, including three reporters with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), “is an unfathomable crime,” RFE/RL President Thomas Kent has said. “The targeting of journalists anywhere must stop.” The coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Kabul, for which the militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility, took the lives of threeContinue reading “Deliberate killing of journalists in Afghanistan on April 30, including three reporters with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), “is an unfathomable crime,” RFE/RL President Thomas Kent has said. “The targeting of journalists anywhere must stop.””

Violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles and faith – prominent Muslim Scholars

Advertisements “We reaffirm that violence and terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group, as violent extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestation including violence against civilians and suicide attacks are against the holy principles of Islam,” the declaration said. Muslim scholars have declared that violentContinue reading “Violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles and faith – prominent Muslim Scholars”