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US could withdraw troops from Afghanistan within five years: NYT

Kabul: US forces could leave Afghanistan within five years under a Pentagon plan being offered as part of a potential deal with the Taliban...

Pakistan will ‘surely respond’ to any aggression, Army chief tells major western powers, China

Pakistan reserves the right to respond to any aggression displayed against it as a matter of self-defence, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed...

‘Do not escalate this further’: PM Khan warns India during joint session of Parliament

A joint session of Parliament was held on Thursday to discuss rising tension with India in the wake of the Pulwama attack and subsequent...

Pakistan Strikes Back at India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace. This was not a retaliation to continued Indian belligerence. Pakistan...

2 Indian aircraft violating Pakistani airspace shot down; pilot arrested

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Wednesday — a day after India violated the Line of Control (LoC) — undertook strikes across the LoC from...

France Urges Germany to Ease Arms Exports Rules: Report

The French Economy Minister has demanded German relax its arms exports restrictions. The call comes after a German gun maker was fined for weapons...

Germany ups investment in NATO battalion in Lithuania

Germany will invest 110 million euros (US$127 million) in military infrastructure in Lithuania until 2021, its defence minister said Monday, on a visit to...

US sends 3,750 more troops to Mexico border: Pentagon

The United States will send an additional 3,750 troops to its frontier with Mexico, the Pentagon said Sunday, as President Donald Trump doubled down...

NATO chief says Trump’s funding gripes having ‘real results’

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump's regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it -- adding that...

Franco-German treaty a step toward ‘European army’: Merkel

The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday laid out their commitment to a future joint European Army, an idea that has sparked angry...