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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Don’t keep poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghan groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Pakistan to do more about terrorist safe havens ... Read more...

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Stop keeping poisonous snakes in backyard, US tells Pakistan


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) In a blunt warning to Pakistan against supporting anti-India and anti-Afghanistan terror groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Islamabad to do more about ... Read more...

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US military seeks greater engagement with India


June 8th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States aspires to have greater engagement with India sitting on an enormously important geostrategic location on the sea lines of communication from the ... Read more...

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US committed to Afghan reconciliation process


March 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Washington remains committed to an Afghan-led process towards reconciliation despite Taliban's announcement of suspending talks with the US, the White House said."We support an Afghan-led ... Read more...

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Taliban suspends peace talks with US


March 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 15 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the US, according to a statement released Thursday by the outfit."Islamic Emirate (the name of the ... Read more...

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Islamist politics rages in sun-kissed Maldives, India worried (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The dramatic transfer of power in the Maldives has ripped the mask off a placid tourist paradise with sun-drenched beaches and global jetsetters. Behind ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies Gilani meeting with Taliban in Qatar


February 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday refuted media reports suggesting a meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan Taliban representatives had been planned in Qatar ... Read more...

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Snap ISI-Taliban ties, US tells Pakistan (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The US has asked Pakistan to snap the ties between the ISI and the Taliban and act against terrorist safe havens after a NATO ... Read more...

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US wants Pakistan to snap ISI ties with Taliban


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid credible reports that the Pakistan's spy agency ISI was secretly supporting Taliban insurgents to recover lost ground in Afghanistan, the United States has asked ... Read more...

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Pakistan helping Afghan Taliban, says report (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/London, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani security agencies are helping the Taliban in Afghanistan and Islamabad knows the location of senior Taliban leaders, BBC reported Wednesday citing a secret NATO ... Read more...

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Pakistan may allow US military trainers: US media (Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan may invite US military trainers back "as early as April or May" but it has ruled out allowing US drones into the country again, ... Read more...

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Pakistan may allow US military trainers: US media


January 21st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan may invite US military trainers back "as early as April or May" but it has ruled out allowing CIA drones into the country again, ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decide new terms with NATO in February


January 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government will decide the new terms of its engagements with NATO and allies in the war on terror at a joint session of ... Read more...

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Pakistan postpones US envoy Marc Grossman’s visit


January 19th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday postponed a visit by US Special Envoy Marc Grossman until a parliamentary review of bilateral relations is completed.Grossman is currently touring the region ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar talking peace with US


January 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in ... Read more...

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Taliban won’t attack Pakistani security forces: Report


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban factions have announced they will not attack security forces in the country and instead focus their attention against the US-led forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Is Pakistan heading towards global isolation, wonders daily


December 13th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Is Pakistan treading the path towards global isolation, asked a Pakistani daily that said the steps taken by Islamabad following the Nov 26 NATO airstrikes ... Read more...

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Three Afghan Taliban killed, 32 held


December 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Three Taliban insurgents were killed and 32 arrested during a series of joint military operations carried out in various Afghan provinces over the last 24 ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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3 ISAF personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan


December 4th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 3 (IANS) Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, reported Xihua, citing an ISAF press release.... Read more...

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Taliban hub to host peace meet


October 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A peace conference will be held in the Pakistani city of Quetta, a known Taliban hub, with a view to promote religious harmony. Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers Afghanistan intelligence in Rabbani’s killing


October 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday offered intelligence sharing to Afghanistan for its investigation into the assassination of the former Peace Council chief Burhanuddin ... Read more...

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25 killed as insurgent attack foiled in Afghanistan


October 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 25 insurgents were killed during a foiled militant attack near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Xinhua reported Saturday.According to an ISAF, it was the largest ... Read more...

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Pressurise Pakistan to dismantle LeT infrastructure: US expert


September 19th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Calling Lashkar-e-Taiba one of the greatest threats to American and Indian interests in South Asia today, a US expert has suggested that Washington apply consistent ... Read more...

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Taliban free Turkish engineers after eight months


September 4th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 4 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban Sunday freed four Turkish engineers whom they had held captive for nearly eight months.They were freed in Ghazni, a province 125 km ... Read more...

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Taliban kill senior Afghan police official


July 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan Taliban fighters killed a senior police official in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province of Afghanistan, authorities said.Two armed men attacked ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban urged to renounce violence


June 30th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Religious scholars from across Afghanistan have urged the Taliban to stop violence and join the peace process during a meeting to discuss their role ... Read more...

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Pakistanis see India as bigger threat than Al Qaeda


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Most Pakistanis see India as a bigger threat than the Taliban and the Al Qaeda and disapprove of the US military operation that killed Osama ... Read more...

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‘European fighters joining Afghan Taliban’


June 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) European fighters are joining the Taliban in Afghanistan to avenge the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a media report said Sunday.According ... Read more...

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US defends ties with Pakistan to outraged lawmakers


June 16th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Even as US lawmakers expressed outrage over the arrest of five Pakistan CIA informers by Pakistan's spy agency, the top US military official defended ... Read more...

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Foreign powers control Pakistani Taliban, says politician


June 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban were not involved in any kind of activities inside Pakistan but the Pakistani Taliban are being controlled by "foreign intelligence agencies", a ... Read more...

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Karachi attack: India concerned about safety of Pakistan’s nukes (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) In the wake of the audacious terror attack on a naval base in Karachi, one of Pakistan's most secure military facilities, India Monday voiced ... Read more...

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Taliban denies Mullah Omar is dead (Night Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The Taliban's legendary one-eyed leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, Afghan officials and media said Monday, only to backtrack hours later. The Pakistani ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? Taliban denies it (Fourth Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) One-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban were quick to deny this ... Read more...

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