James Mackenzie

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10 Apr 2019 | 1:05 PM

Pakistan PM Khan says anti-militant push vital for stability

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's push to curb armed militant groups in the wake of a standoff with India that brought the nuclear-armed neighbours close to war reflected an urgent need for stability to meet growing economic challenges, Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

10 Apr 2019 | 12:11 AM

Pakistan PM sees better chance of peace talks with India if Modi's BJP wins election

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday.

22 Mar 2019 | 2:54 PM

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday while conducting an operation, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

28 Feb 2019 | 8:12 PM

India welcomes Pakistan's return of captured pilot, as powers urge de-escalation

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistan's planned return of a captured pilot, but refused to confirm they would de-escalate a conflict between the two nuclear powers.

27 Feb 2019 | 10:16 PM

India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets as Kashmir conflict heats up

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

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22 Feb 2019 | 11:07 PM

India, Pakistan crank up war of words over Kashmir bombing

NEW DELHI/RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - India will use "all instruments at its command" to respond to Pakistan over its alleged role in a deadly bombing in Kashmir, a government minister said on Friday, hours after Islamabad warned it would respond with "full force" if attacked.

19 Feb 2019 | 1:04 AM

Saudi visit highlights Pakistan' search for investment

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The lavish welcome for visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Islamabad this weekend could hardly have made more clear Pakistan's dependence on foreign investments to prop up its stumbling economy and plug its depleted reserves.

15 Feb 2019 | 8:37 PM

Explainer - Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based militants, at heart of tension with India

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has taken responsibility for the deadliest attack on security forces in Indian Kashmir in 30 years of insurgency, ratcheting up tension between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

21 Jan 2019 | 12:14 AM

U.S. Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

21 Dec 2018 | 6:02 PM

Afghans, diplomats surprised by report of Trump plan to pull out troops

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan officials and America's Western partners reacted with unease on Friday to reports that the United States planned to withdraw more than 5,000 of its 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, after tentative steps towards peace talks.