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US wants India, Pakistan to keep up dialogue


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Even as the US talks with Pakistan about its relationship with Islamabad since the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout, the US considers it important ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Panetta as defense secretary


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm CIA Director Leon E. Panetta as the next secretary of defense, replacing Robert Gates.Panetta, who last week ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s refusal to US may help ties: daily


June 13th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's refusal to the US to undertake joint military operations against Islamists can actually bring about a more meaningful bilateral cooperation, a newspaper said Monday.This "would ... Read more...

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CIA chief meets Kayani, ISI chief


June 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Leon Panetta has held meetings here with Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief ... Read more...

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Incompetence aspect being looked into: Salman Bashir


May 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The issue of whether Pakistan had been "incompetent" in the Osama bin Laden affair was being looked into, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said Thursday.He was ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s India focus behind failure to find Osama: envoy


May 5th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Pakistani Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani has suggested that it was neither complicity nor incompetence but Islamabad's focus on India that they failed to ... Read more...

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Pakistan ‘involved or incompetent’, says furious US (Roundup)


May 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Two days after Osama bin Laden's dramatic killing, the US Wednesday described its ties with Islamabad as "complicated" with the CIA chief saying that Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan either incompetent or involved: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) CIA Director Leon Panetta has told US lawmakers that Washington is trying to get to the bottom of Pakistan's "troubling" role in its professed ignorance about ... Read more...

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US hardens stance against ‘ally’ Pakistan after Osama killing (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad/New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Two days after Osama bin Laden's dramatic killing deep inside Pakistan, the US described its ties with Islamabad as "complicated" and said it will take ... Read more...

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Pak fires back at CIA chief’s damning indictment of ISI double game


May 4th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has hit back at Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta's statement that suggested Islamabad could not be trusted with details of 'Operation Geronimo'.Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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CIA “exploited intelligence leads” given by ISI to reach bin Laden: Pak FO


May 4th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4(ANI): Pakistan has said that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is the world's top spy agency in terms of achievements against Al Qaeda and in the war on terror, and ... Read more...

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Osama’s wife says family was living at Abbottabad compound since 2005: Source


May 4th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): One of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's wives, who survived the helicopter borne raid by US troops on Sunday night, has reportedly said that the most wanted ... Read more...

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Sharing intel with ISI would have jeopardised ‘Operation Geronimo’: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency did not keep Pakistan in the loop about 'Operation Geronimo', because US officials feared that Islamabad could have jeopardised the operation by leaking word to ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden’s photo to be published: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A postmortem photograph of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed by US forces in Pakistan Sunday, will be published, CIA chief Leon Panetta said ... Read more...

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Pakistan would have jeopardised Osama raid: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan was not included in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden as US officials feared it could have undermined the operation by leaking word ... Read more...

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Petraeus’ selection as CIA chief can further strain US-Pak relations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The appointment of General David H. Petraeus as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director could further incense relations between Islamabad and Washington, which are already strained over drone strikes in ... Read more...

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Petraeus to commence third US ‘war’ in Pakistan as CIA chief: Report


April 30th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): General David H. Petraeus, who has served as commander in two wars launched by the United States after the 9/11 attacks, would effectively take command of a third- ... Read more...

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Panetta set to be US Defense Secretary, Petraeus to be CIA chief


April 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): As part of a reshuffling of President Obama's Afghanistan war team, current CIA chief Leon Panetta will be named Secretary of Defense to replace outgoing secretary Robert ... Read more...

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Pakistan lodges strong protest with US over Angoor Adda drone attack


April 14th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 14(ANI): Pakistan has lodged a protest with the United States over the Angoor Adda drone attack on Wednesday, and described the continued drone strikes as a 'core irritant' in counter-terrorism ... Read more...

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Six killed in first US drone attack in Pakistan since March 17


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 13(ANI): Six people were killed on Wednesday in the first US drone strike in Pakistan since March 17, when a similar drone attack had killed over 40 civilians in North ... Read more...

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Iraq war: Defector says he lied about WMDs


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) A defector, whose information was used by the US to justify the Iraq war, has admitted for the first time that he lied about the secret biological ... Read more...

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CIA chief Panetta unaware of Indo-Pak peace talks?


February 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12(ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta was reportedly unaware of the agreement between India and Pakistan to resume peace talks.When asked about recent diplomatic exchanges between India and ... Read more...

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Mubarak stand: Intelligence failure or a deal gone awry?


February 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's "shocking" refusal to resign as widely anticipated has set off another round of speculation: Was it a major intelligence failure ... Read more...

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Pak could face ‘a lot of trouble’ if ISI blew CIA’s station chief’s cover: Editorial


December 20th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 20(ANI): Pakistan could be in for a lot of trouble in coming days, if the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is indeed responsible for blowing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s station chief Jonathan ... Read more...

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US deals with entire Pakistan government, including military leadership: Clinton


December 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The United States engages with the entire Pakistan government, including both civilian and military leadership, in its wide-ranging relationship with the country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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CIA’s country head leaves Pakistan


December 18th, 2010 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) The country head of American CIA in Pakistan, Jonathan Banks, is believed to have left the country after receiving security threats, Samaa TV reported Saturday. "Banks was ... Read more...

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Islamabad Police files case against alleged CIA official


December 15th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 15 (ANI): Islamabad Police have filed a case against US citizen Jonathan Banks, for allegedly being the CIA chief in Pakistan and controlling the drone attacks.Acting on an application of ... Read more...

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Drone victim in Pakistan demands compensation from US


November 29th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) A resident of North Waziristan, affected by US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal region, has sent a legal notice to US Defence Secretary Robert Gates ... Read more...

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Pakistani drone victim demands compensation from US


November 29th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) A US drone attack victim in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region has sent a legal notice to US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and CIA chief ... Read more...

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‘Obama’s Wars’ reveals US hard-talk on Pak’s deadly double game in war on terror


October 12th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): US journalist Bob Woodward's book "Obama's wars" has made a volley of startling revelations, including hot pursuit by 3,000 US troops inside Pakistani territory from the Afghan ... Read more...

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All options open to defend Pak from US incursions: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The defence forces of Pakistan are fully capable of defending the country's borders, and will use any option to this end in case of recurrence of cross-border air ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US tension out of ordinary: Pakistani daily (Lead)


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) The increase in tensions between Pakistan and the US "appears to be out of the ordinary", said an editorial in a leading Pakistani daily.The editorial in the Dawn ... Read more...

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Islamabad no saint in ties with US: Pakistani editorial


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) "Pakistan has been no saint in the partnership with the US" and the recent increase in tensions between the two countries "appears to be out of the ordinary", ... Read more...

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Obama visit, Afghanistan discussed as CIA chief meets Chidambaram (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Visiting Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta met Home Minister P. Chidambaram here Saturday and discussed the security arrangements for the coming visit of US ... Read more...

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CIA chief meets Chidambaram, shares information


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here today and discussed the security threats in the region. The discussions also ... Read more...

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