• 3 minutes Biden Seeks $2 Trillion Clean Energy And Infrastructure Spending Boost
  • 5 minutes While U.S. Pipelines Are Under Siege, China Streamlines Its Oil and Gas Network
  • 8 minutes Gazprom fails to exempt Nord Stream-2 from EU market rules
  • 3 hours China wields coronavirus to nationalize American-owned carmaker
  • 12 hours Trumpist lies about coronavirus too bad for Facebook - BANNED!
  • 15 hours The Truth about Chinese and Indian Engineering
  • 15 hours China's impending economic meltdown
  • 3 hours Renewables Overtake Coal, But Lag Far Behind Oil And Natural Gas
  • 18 hours Why Oil could hit $100
  • 1 day The World is Facing a Solar Panel Waste Problem
  • 3 days The Core Issue Of US Chaos..Finally disclosed
  • 1 day Pompeo upsets China; oil & gas prices to fall
  • 6 hours Open letter from Politico about US-russian relations
  • 20 hours Brent above $45. Holding breath for $50??
  • 8 hours Rational analysis of CV19 from Harvard Medical School
  • 2 days Sell Natural Gas Benefits to Grow the Market!
  • 2 days Trump Suggests Delaying Election Amid Fraud Claims
Iran Likely To Struggle More In 2020

Iran Likely To Struggle More In 2020

U.S. sanctions on Iran have…

What Iran’s Election Result Means For Oil Markets

What Iran’s Election Result Means For Oil Markets

Hardliners have won the Parliamentary…

U.S. Sanctions Have Cost Iran $200 Billion

U.S. Sanctions Have Cost Iran $200 Billion

Over the past two years,…

RFE/RL staff

RFE/RL staff

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many…

More Info

Premium Content

Pakistan Blocks Vital Supply Route for NATO Troops in Afghanistan

Pakistan has blocked a vital supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, apparently in retaliation for an alleged cross-border NATO helicopter strike that killed three Pakistani troops.

Officials in Islamabad say Pakistani authorities at the Torkham border crossing have been ordered to stop NATO fuel and supply trucks from crossing into Afghanistan. The route through the Khyber tribal region is a major supply corridor for NATO forces in Afghanistan.

A Pakistani government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that he had received instructions from Islamabad to close the route until instructed otherwise.

Earlier in the day, Pakistani officials said three Pakistani paramilitary border troops had been killed in the tribal area of Kurram by a NATO helicopter gunship. If confirmed, it would be the fourth strike in recent days by NATO helicopters pursuing militants across the border into Pakistan.

Pakistan has strongly denounced the incursions.

A member of the Pakistani Senate from the Kurram Agency, Rashid Khan, told Radio Mashaal that NATO had no right to bomb these areas.

"We condemn this and, if continued, it will affect the antiterror war and the terrorists will be strengthened," Khan said.

The border area is known as a haven for militants carrying out attacks into Afghanistan. The United States also has recently stepped up missile strikes by unmanned aerial drones on militants' positions in Pakistan.

By. RFE/RL

Copyright (c) 2010. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News