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Closely following developments on Indo-Pak border, want tensions reduced, says US

Jul 17, 2015

Closely following developments on Indo-Pak border, want tensions reduced, says US

The US has said it is closely following the developments on the Indo-Pak border where there has been an escalation of tension and asked both countries to "bilaterally" work their way through the situation. #Jammu and Kashmir #TheySaidIt #Indo-Pak border #John Kirby #LoC
US pledges support for terror-hit Nigeria; calls for those responsible to face justice

Jul 06, 2015

US pledges support for terror-hit Nigeria; calls for those responsible to face justice

The United States vowed on Sunday to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks blamed on Boko Haram, calling for those responsible to face #US #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Washington #Terror Attack #Boko Haram #John Kirby #Bilateral relations #President Barack Obama
India, Pakistan should resolve issues peacefully without involvement of third party: US

Jun 24, 2015

India, Pakistan should resolve issues peacefully without involvement of third party: US

US expects Pakistan will be a responsible stakeholder on security issues and believes that India and Pakistan should resolve their differences peacefully. #World #India #US #Pakistan #diplomacy #TheySaidIt #John Kirby #US Secretary of State #John Kerry
High ranking US official states it could take 3-5 years to remove IS from Iraq

Jun 09, 2015

High ranking US official states it could take 3-5 years to remove IS from Iraq

A high-ranking Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State group's onslaught. #Obama #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #John Kirby #islamic-state
US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon

Dec 19, 2014

US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon

Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq in targeted US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. #World #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #John Kirby #islamic-state #ISIL #Daesh
Pentagon reveals it failed to rescue US hostage Luke Somers in Yemen

Dec 05, 2014

Pentagon reveals it failed to rescue US hostage Luke Somers in Yemen

Kirby said the Pentagon wanted to provide accurate information in light of the fact that the rescue attempt has been widely reported. #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #Pentagon #Yemen #John Kirby #Hostage #kidnapping #Islamic extremism #Luke Somers #US rescue missions #US hostages
US, China meet to set up code of conduct on disputed sea

Aug 27, 2014

US, China meet to set up code of conduct on disputed sea

The US and China have started a two-day meeting at the Pentagon to set up a code of conduct on naval and air force safety on the high seas. #World #China #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #South China Sea #Navy #John Kirby #code of conduct #naval issue
US military team submits Iraq assessment report to Pentagon

Jul 16, 2014

US military team submits Iraq assessment report to Pentagon

The draft assessments from our teams in Iraq reached the Pentagon yesterday. Hagel is now reviewing them. He intends to take the necessary time to work through the assessments carefully and thoroughly," Kirby said. #World #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #John Kirby #Chuck Hagel #ISIL #ISIS
Obama calls Tim Howard, thanks him for 'defending' US at World Cup

Jul 03, 2014

Obama calls Tim Howard, thanks him for 'defending' US at World Cup

He called the US Men's National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard to thank him for defending the United States of America at the World Cup," the Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm John Kirby, said. #Sports #India #Barack Obama #football #Tim Howard #John Kirby #Chuck Hagel #Brazil 2014 #FIFA World Cup 2014
US defence personnel confirms it's flying armed aircraft over Iraq

Jun 28, 2014

US defence personnel confirms it's flying armed aircraft over Iraq

The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence. #World #United States #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #aircraft #Iraq #Baghdad: #US President #John Kirby #Nouri al-Maliki #Sunnis #Sunni insurgency #ISIL #Iraq insurgency #Iraq crisis #Iraq PM