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Iran fuel ban targets NATO but hurts Afghans

KABUL (AFP) – Iran’s ban on fuel tankers crossing into Afghanistan over accusations that they are supplying NATO troops is snaring ordinary Afghans in a complex power game as living costs rise, experts say. Some 2,000 trucks are stranded on the Iranian-Afghan border, Afghanistan’s commerce ministry says, in a standoff…

25 NATO fuel tankers attacked in Pakistan

Gunmen torched more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops and killed a driver Wednesday, the sixth attack on convoys taking supplies to Afghanistan since Pakistan closed a key border crossing almost a week ago. Islamabad shut down the Torkham crossing along the fabled Khyber Pass last Thursday…

Pakistan defends supply line ‘blockade’ as tensions with US grow

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States defended his country’s blockade of a NATO supply line Sunday and hinted it was triggered by uncertainty in his government over whether Pakistan and the US are on the same side in the war against the Taliban. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union,…

Two killed in NATO tanker blast in Pakistan

QUETTA: Two people were killed and as many injured when a bomb exploded in an oil tanker in Chaman on Wednesday. The tanker was carrying fuel for Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan. A trader heading towards Afghanistan was burnt alive while a teenaged pedestrian died of burns in a hospital.…

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