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Distrust between Pakistan, Afghanistan “major cause of regional instability”: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The historic distrust between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains a 'major cause of instability' in the region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pointed out."As we have underscored ... Read more...

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“Shocking, unjustified anti-Americanism” not a solution to Pak’s problems: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Pakistan faces a major instability and extremism threat at home if it does not implement economic reforms and curb ... Read more...

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US hopes spirit of Indo-Pak dialogue spills over for political solution in Afghanistan


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The United States is 'encouraged' by the news that India and Pakistan have decided to resume bilateral dialogue aimed at building trust, and it encourages both nations to work ... Read more...

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US asks India, Pakistan to support Afghan political process


February 19th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The United States has urged India and Pakistan to support a political process in Afghanistan, saying reconciliation in Afghanistan will depend on the participation and ... Read more...

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US “not always sees eye-to-eye with Pak” on issue of terror havens in its tribal areas


February 19th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The United States has "not always seen eye-to-eye with Pakistan" on how to deal with the threats posed by safe terrorist havens in the country's tribal region along ... Read more...

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Retired diplomat Marc Grossman picked as new US special envoy to Af-Pak region


February 15th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has chosen Marc Grossman, a retired senior diplomat and former ambassador to Turkey, as the Obama administration's new Special Representative for Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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Grossman to be US envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan


February 15th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has picked Marc Grossman, a retired senior diplomat and former ambassador to Turkey, as its new special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Holbrooke’s last words were about stopping the Afghan war


December 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's former Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard C. Holbrooke's final thoughts were apparently about the war in Afghanistan and a desire to ... Read more...

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Holbrooke’s death leaves major void in Obama’s Afghan strategy


December 14th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 14 (ANI): A major void has been created in U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan with the death of his Special Envoy for these two countries, ... Read more...

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US justified in striking on Pak soil due to its dual policy towards Taliban: Pak editorial


October 4th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 4(ANI): An editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper has backed the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)'s decision to carry out cross-border helicopter attacks from Afghanistan to target militants ... Read more...

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US wants Bangladesh to deploy troops in Afghanistan


September 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) The US wants Bangladesh to deploy its troops in Afghanistan "to establish security and stability", authorities said. Bangladesh said it would do "whatever it can to help restore ... Read more...

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US seeking to reclaim image through flood-relief aid in Pakistan: Holbrooke


August 15th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15(ANI): US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, has admitted that the Obama administration is seeking to use the continuous aid package for flood-stricken Pakistan to ... Read more...

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US considers Kayani a powerful political factor in Pakistan


August 14th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14 (ANI): The Obama administration considers Pakistan's Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani a powerful political factor in his country, according to a top US official."He (Kayani) is an enormously ... Read more...

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US places Lashkar in five Pakistan-based most ‘dangerous bad guy groups’


August 14th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14 (ANI): The terror group responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Lashkar-e-Toiba, has been put in "five Pakistan-based most" dangerous bad guy groups, who pose a serious threat ... Read more...

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Robust US aid effort on Pak floods could thwart Taliban influence: Experts


August 10th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): US officials and regional experts reckon that a robust aid effort by the Obama administration to tackle the flood-related crisis in Pakistan could thwart Taliban and other extremist ... Read more...

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Mike Mullen, Holbrooke on way to India


July 20th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) It is set to be a week of India-US diplomacy as the US' topmost military commander, Admiral Mike Mullen, and Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke come here ... Read more...

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Forthcoming talks to strengthen US-Pak ties: Zardari


July 17th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 17 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed hope that the upcoming strategic dialogue with the US would help both countries advance the progress made on all issues between ... Read more...

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India can play important role in Afghanistan: Holbrooke


July 14th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 14 (IANS) India can play an important role in Afghanistan, a senior US official has said ahead of an international conference to discuss funding for Afghan President ... Read more...

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Karzai, UN square off over removing 50 ex-Taliban officials from blacklist


July 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, July 12 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to seek the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from a U.N. terrorism blacklist, in a gesture intended to ... Read more...

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US commander McChrystal derides Vice-President Biden, Holbrooke and envoy


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): America's top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, and his advisors have reportedly ridiculed Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and ... Read more...

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Obama administration says ‘conflict’ with Karzai resolved


April 20th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20(ANI): The Obama administration has said that its issues with Afghan President Hamid Karzai are a thing of the past, and announced that Karzai will visit Washington next month."In ... Read more...

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I did not say Indians were not targeted: Holbrooke


March 5th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 5 (IANS) In the face of US media reports that Pakistani militant group Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) searched for Indians in last week's deadly attack in Kabul, a top US ... Read more...

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I am not working on Kashmir: Holbrooke


December 16th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Richard Holbrooke, US Special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, says he is not working on the Kashmir issue even as he keeps India closely informed of his ... Read more...

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Obama issues orders to send thousands of troops to Afghanistan


December 1st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 1 (ANI): President Barack Obama has issued orders to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan, the White House said without specifying the exact numbers.The New York Times quoted ... Read more...

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US preparing a ’substantive’ visit for Manmohan Singh


November 13th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Preparations are well underway to ensure a "good, substantive" schedule for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he comes here later this month on the ... Read more...

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‘Afghan-Taliban’s intricate fundraising system almost impossible to track’


September 27th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep. 27 (ANI): The financial support system for the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan is so intricate that it is almost impossible to track and choke off the movement's money supply, ... Read more...

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‘Hillary loves being Secretary of State,’ says her spokesman


September 11th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 10(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines, has quashede reports that she might depart prematurely from President Barack Obama's Cabinet to reclaim her US Senate ... Read more...

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U.S.-Afghan ties strained over election: NYT


August 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.29 (ANI): Reports of widespread fraud in the second presidential elections in Afghanistan have introduced an unwanted strain in the relationship between Kabul and the United States.Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints ... Read more...

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US technical team arrives in Pakistan to access energy crisis


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.23 (ANI): A team of US technical experts is in Pakistan to assess the country's deteriorating energy scenario and to help it to overcome the problem, the Dawn reports.The team of ... Read more...

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US to launch media war in AFPAK


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.22 (ANI): The U.S. State Department is establishing a new unit for countering militant propaganda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in an effort to win the war of ideas against Islamist ... Read more...

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$165 million US aid to Pakistan for humanitarian relief


July 23rd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US has announced an additional $165 million in aid to Pakistan for humanitarian relief, early recovery and long-term reconstruction efforts to support the internally displaced by ... Read more...

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Clinton to undergo surgery for elbow fracture


June 19th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undergo surgery for her fractured right elbow, the State Department said. Clinton, 61, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where doctors determined ... Read more...

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Taliban offences enraging Pakistanis: Holbrooke


June 11th, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 11(IANS) Taliban offences in Pakistan are dramatically changing the attitude of the government and people there, says US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke."My impression ... Read more...

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U.S. appeals to China to help stabilize Pakistan


May 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The Obama administration has appealed to China to provide training and even military equipment to help Pakistan counter a growing militant threat, U.S. officials said.According to Los Angeles ... Read more...

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US wants Sharif to be Pak PM, Zardari as President: Mushahid


May 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, May 4 (ANI): The United States is trying to form a government in Pakistan with Asif Ali Zardari as President and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister, Secretary General ... Read more...

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