Balochistan Liberation Army declared terror outfit: US, with eye on Taliban peace talks, hands Pakistan big win
This is a big win for Islamabad, which has become increasingly frightened at the unity apparent in recent months between Baloch groups and the entirely peaceful Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
Ahead of Imran Khan's Washington visit, US declares separatist group Balochistan Liberation Army a 'terrrorist outfit'
The US has declared separatist group Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which is fighting Pakistani rule in the restive Balochistan province, as a terrorist organisation, weeks after it attacked a five-star hotel in the port city of Gwadar.
Pakistani security forces kill three insurgents who had stormed Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar; Imran Khan condemns attack
Officials said three gunmen dressed as military officers raided the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel on Saturday, killing three hotel security guards, an employee and a navy soldier in the ensuing gunbattle. The insurgents had been holed up on the top floor of the hotel after security forces arrived. The forces cleared all guests from the premises while cornering the attackers in a staircase.
Armed militants storm 5-star hotel in Pakistan's Gwadar in Balochistan province; all three attackers and security guard killed
Some armed militants stormed a five-star hotel in Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the restive Balochistan province, police said.
China is expanding access to strategic foreign ports including Pakistan's Gawadar, says Pentagon report
China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said.
Saudi Arabia to set up $10 bn oil refinery in Gwadar; wants to make Pak's economic development 'stable'
Pakistan wants to attract investment and other financial support to tackle a soaring current account deficit caused partly by rising oil prices.
China will have to abandon Masood Azhar row, seek friendly ties with stable India as power equation in Asia is likely to change
India and China are to jointly train Afghan diplomats, and there is a tentative reach out by Uzbekistan to get India involved in railway projects
Saudi Arabia's oil refinery in Gwadar likely to threaten Chabahar port, make China part of Tehran and Riyadh war
Islamabad's latest move was inviting the oil-rich Saudi for investments in the Gwadar refinery and mines in Balochistan.
Saudi Arabia's oil refinery in Gwadar threatens China, may increase risk of Arab nation's face-off with Iran
Pakistan's latest announcement about Saudi Arabia's investment in an oil refinery at the port city of Gwadar has set alarm bells ringing in the international arena.
China, Pakistan should support each other 'more staunchly' in current circumstances, Xi Jinping tells Arif Alvi
This was China's president Xi Jinping's message to Arif Alvi after he was officially declared the 13th President of Pakistan by the Election Commission.
India telling China it won't interfere in Maldives not sign of weakness; military must be beefed up, vulnerable states given aid
So the word is out. According to a senior official quoted in a national daily, India has indicated that it would not intervene in Maldives
Resolving India's energy woes hinges on peace with Taliban, says Afghan Ambassador Shaida Abdali, but hopes Pakistan will respond
Afghanistan's last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to reach out to the Taliban and its patrons in Pakistan is a watershed moment. Among its potential consequences could be a huge boost to India's energy supplies.
China rejects reports it is holding secret talks with Baloch militants to protect CPEC, says it appreciates Pakistan's security measures
China refuted a report that it is secretly holding talks with Baloch militants in Pakistan for more than five years to protect its $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and hoped that Pakistan will step up security for the ambitious project.
Pakistan uses US weapons to attack India: Donald Trump's funding cuts not having effect, time to ramp up pressure
Reports indicate that the Pakistanis, yet again, violated the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir using American weapons
China has both commercial and military interests in Pakistan's Gwadar port, US think tanks tell lawmakers
China has both commercial and military interests in the Pakistani port of Gwadar, the US think-tank community has told lawmakers.
Pakistan claims India may attack CPEC installations, puts Gilgit-Baltistan's Home Department on high alert
India plans to attack installations along the CPEC to sabotage the multi-billion dollar mega project, Pakistan's Interior Ministry has claimed.
China reasserts control over CPEC, disciplines Pakistan by halting funding for three infrastructure projects
The Chinese government has stopped funding three infrastructure projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programme. These three projects were included in the CPEC agenda in December 2016 and the final procedural formalities were pending.
Iran inaugurates extension to Chabahar Port: Project is India's counterpoise to increasing Chinese control of sea lanes
With Chabahar, India has sought to neutralise some of the strategic advantages that China gained in the tug of war for control over the sea lanes.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani inaugurated on Sunday a newly built extension to the country's main Arabian Sea outlet, the strategic Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman.
A long-term plan for the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be approved by a joint cooperation council at a meeting next month.