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Trump grants pardons in military cases

Trump grants pardons in military cases

15 Nov 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and for a former Army lieutenant who had been convicted of murder after he ordered his men to fire upon ...

Pakistan's Khan presses Trump to seek Taliban, Kashmir deals

Pakistan's Khan presses Trump to seek Taliban, Kashmir deals

23 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday pressed U.S. President Donald Trump to restart talks with Afghanistan's Taliban and said Washington has a "duty" to calm the Kashmir standoff with India. "Stability in Afghanistan means stability in Pakistan," Khan said at the start of a ...

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

14 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. "The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills ...

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for Muslim attacks on West

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for Muslim attacks on West

11 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that in a video released by ...

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

10 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

A large explosion rocked Afghanistan's capital near the U.S. Embassy just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose over Kabul just after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the embassy, employees heard this ...