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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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India Faces Growing Pressure over Kashmir

Kashmir (SCF) – International pressure on India to resolve the festering Kashmir conflict is likely to increase in the coming months. The situation in the Kashmir Valley, the epicenter of a powerful Pakistan-backed armed insurgency against the Indian state since 1990 and the main bone of contention in the India and Pakistan territorial dispute, has deteriorated […]

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Central Asia: Chinese Authorities on High Alert in Xinjiang Over IS Threat

Xinjiang, China (EAN) – Chinese authorities are on high alert in western Xinjiang Province after the appearance of an Islamic State propaganda video featuring militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority group. In the 30-minute video, released in late February by the Al-Furat Province division of the Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq, heavily armed fighters […]

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Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, […]

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After First Indian ICBM Test, China Pledges Help for Pakistan

(GPA) Beijing – Following India’s first test of their first inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Agni-V, China has pledged more support to Pakistan in building their own nuclear deterrents. An op-ed was published yesterday in the Global Times, an English-language, Chinese publication aligned with the communist party of China that warns India to “cool it’s […]

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93 Journalists Killed in 2016, Mexico Still Among Most Deadly

(teleSUR) A media watchdog said while the number of media staff killed is lower than in 2015, threats against reports are reaching worrying levels all over the world. At least 93 journalists and media staff were killed in 2016 around the world as a direct result of their work, the International Federation of Journalists has […]

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Important Global News Stories Outshined by the Orlando Shooting This Week

Clashes at the Pakistan/Afghanistan Border Afghan and Pakistani military have been fighting along the border for the past few days. Four have died so far. Each side blames the other for initiating the conflict which began on Sunday and appears to be over Pakistan’s construction of a new guard post and border crossing. Afghanistan has […]

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Journalist who exposed My Lai, Abu Ghraib Says Saudis Paid To Hide Bin Laden

Detroit, Michigan (TFC) – This week, award winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh sat down to give an exclusive interview with Alternet to discuss his latest book The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden. The new book goes into further detail of the story Hersh published concerning the raid the killed Bin Laden but he also had several new […]

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Taliban Plans for Violent Summer; United States Considers Airstrikes in Afghanistan

(TFC) –Despite efforts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, the Taliban continues to reject peace talk offers. As a result, the United States has been throwing around a plan involving offensive airstrikes. But with Afghanistan’s second largest resistance group, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), agreeing to come to the table, things may not be so cut-and-dry. […]