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In Pakistan’s interest to take action against terrorists: Pentagon

The US blocked USD 300 million military aid to Islamabad as it failed to get a Congressional certification for “satisfactory” action against the dreaded Haqqani network, the Pentagon has said as it warned that it was in Pakistan’s interest to take action against terrorists. The Haqqani Network has carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against US interests in ... Read More »

US launches air strikes on IS in Libya

The United States has carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there, the Pentagon says. The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold. Libyan PM Fayez Sarraj, in a televised address, said the strikes caused “heavy losses”. Western powers have become increasingly ... Read More »

“China has posted more troops near Indian border”, says Pentagon

Even as it as it warns of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. China has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Indian border, the Pentagon has said, as it warned of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. “We have noticed an ... Read More »