Ahram Online: Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces embark on joint exercises in the Mediterranean

Units from the Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces carried out transcontinental maritime training in the Mediterranean during the recent visit of Pakistan's vessel, SAIF PNS, to Egypt. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy/File)
Updated 14 September 2018
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Ahram Online: Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces embark on joint exercises in the Mediterranean

September 13 – Ahram Online report by Ahmed Eleiba states that Units from the Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces carried out transcontinental maritime training in the Mediterranean during the recent visit of Pakistan's vessel, SAIF PNS, to Egypt. This comes as part of the General Command's plan to strengthen military cooperation relations between the two friendly countries. The training included implementation of sailing formations, inspection of suspect vessels, training on the take-off and landing of helicopters on top of joint naval units, as well as night navigation exercises.

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Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US

Updated 22 September 2018
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Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US

September 22 – Menafn states that the US State Department says in a report that the Pakistani government vowed support to the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban but did not restrict the group and Haqqani network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The department said Afghanistan continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Taliban, including the affiliated Haqqani network and other insurgent and terrorist groups. 

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