Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

Mattis Ponders Afghan Troop Surge; Trump Speech Reaction Mixed

WHITE HOUSE Following an announcement by President Donald Trump declaring the United States' commitment to Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday he has not yet made a decision on how many troops to …

Opportunities, Challenges Seen in Trump’s New South Asia Strategy

In U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited strategy announcement on Afghanistan, he put forth a case for staying the course and not allowing the country to become a haven for terrorists who would once again pose …

Trump’s Afghanistan Policy to Focus on Operational Results

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN When President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited policy on Afghanistan, his remarks Monday hinted the plan was a compromise between his instinct, to pull out, and advice he received that a hasty withdrawal …

Hajj pilgrims’ numbers up 24% over last year

Makkah (IINA) - The number of pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia via air, land and sea entry points until Friday reached 1.07 million, an increase of 204,302, or 24 percent, compared to the same period …

SHC ASKS NAB TO CONTINUE ACTION AGAINST MPS, BUREAUCRATS

Sindh High Court (SHC), during hearing of a petition against termination of National Accountability Bureau Ordinance today, has asked NAB to continue its action against members of assembly and bureaucrats.

The three member bench of …

Mattis Ponders Afghan Troop Surge; Trump Speech Reaction Mixed

WHITE HOUSE Following an announcement by President Donald Trump declaring the United States' commitment to Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday he has not yet made a decision on how many troops to …

Text of President Trump’s Speech on Afghanistan

Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

Fort Myer

Arlington, Virginia

9:02 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.Thank you.Please be seated.

Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, …