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ISI considers US its worst enemy, says jailed doctor


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its "worst enemy" and Islamabad's cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Pentagon backs expanding Israel’s Iron Dome


March 28th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The US has said it supports expanding Israel's anti-rocket defence system Iron Dome, and is to ask Congress for money to install more such systems.Pentagon ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Maldives to boost defence cooperation


September 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan and the Maldives have agreed on enhancing cooperation in the defence sector, a media report said Wednesday.The Maldives high commissioner to Pakistan Aishath Shehenaz Adam ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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‘Political case for US aid becomes complicated if Pak Govt gets subdued by radicalism’


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): The "political case for billions in civilian and military assistance" by the United States to bring stability to Pakistan's lawless regions will become complicated if the Pakistan Government gets ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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US efforts fail to convince Pakistan’s top general to target safe Taliban havens


January 1st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 1(ANI): Countless efforts made by the United States to persuade Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani to target safe terrorist havens inside Pakistan territory have failed so far, and ... Read more...

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US diplomats doubt Pakistan will ever fight anti-India groups: WikiLeaks


December 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) A new set of leaked State Department cables portray US diplomats' "deep scepticism that Pakistan will ever cooperate fully in fighting the full panoply of ... Read more...

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US likely to provide additional 400mn-dollar military aid to Pak


October 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The United States is likely to provide an additional annual military assistance of 300-400 million dollars to Pakistan, besides the package of 2.029 billion dollars announced last week, ... Read more...

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US says no free lunch, but Pakistan’s demand was for aid and Kashmir mediation


October 24th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ali WaqarLahore, Oct.24 (ANI): While the United States has agreed to give an additional two billion dollars as aid in the form of military assistance to Pakistan, it seems to ... Read more...

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US defends its new military aid to “strategic partner” Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The United States has defended the new 2.29 billion-dollar military aid package to Pakistan, saying it is in their 'mutual interest,' and the South Asian country is an ... Read more...

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US rejects Pakistan call to intervene in Kashmir issue


October 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Rejecting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's call to President Barack Obama to raise the Kashmir issue during his India visit, the United States has ... Read more...

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US announces 2 billion dollars as military aid to Pakistan


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.22 (ANI): The United States on Friday announced two billion dollars package of military and security aid to Pakistan on the final day of the latest Washington-Islamabad strategic talks.However, unlike ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to step up terror fight; gives $2bn military aid (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States has announced a $2 billion package of military aid to Pakistan even as it asked Islamabad to get tough with terrorists that ... Read more...

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India isn’t a threat to Pakistan, US tells Islamabad


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The US Wednesday reiterated it has clearly told Islamabad that "existential threat to Pakistan is not India; the existential threat to Pakistan involves extremism within its ... Read more...

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US may offer fresh military equipment to Pak to ease ‘testy ties’


October 20th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): With the next round of the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue set to take place this week, Washington is ready to offer fresh military assistance to Islamabad in a ... Read more...

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US wants aid to Pak linked to results of ‘execution by soldiers’ video probe


October 9th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): In the wake of video clips showing Pakistani soldiers executing a group of blindfolded men in civilian dresses circulating on the Internet, the chairman of the US Appropriations ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan will always support the Taliban,’ reveals newly disclosed US govt document


September 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Some newly disclosed US government documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and recently posted on the website of the George Washington University National Security, ... Read more...

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US offers new aid to flood-hit Pakistan


September 14th, 2010 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The US Monday announced an additional $261 million in aid to help Pakistan in its relief and rehabilitation efforts following devastating floods in the country. The US State Department ... Read more...

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‘US making sure military aid to Pak is not used against India’


July 28th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28(ANI): The United States has said that it has been using 'systems of accountability' to monitor the military aid being provided to Pakistan, and to make sure that it ... Read more...

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US says aid to Pakistan no threat to India


July 28th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 28 (IANS) Even as it downplays revelations about the "historic relationship" between Pakistan's spy agency ISI and extremist groups, the United States assured New Delhi that its military ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get F-16s with tough stipulations


June 14th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The US will deliver 18 F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan by the end of this month under a series of tough conditions, including an assurance that Islamabad ... Read more...

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US F-16’s to Pak come with a ‘no use against India in future’ rider


June 14th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.14 (ANI): The United States has put up stiff conditions on the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, stipulating that they cannot be used against India in any future ... Read more...

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Moscow turns down Kyrgyzstan’s request for help (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek/Moscow, June 12 (DPA) Russia Saturday rejected an appeal from Kyrgyzstan's interim president for military assistance in quelling rising violence in the Kyrgyz south, where the toll had reached at least 65. A ... Read more...

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Indian lobby influencing US-Pak relations: Ex-Pak envoy


June 1st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States Khaled Mahmood credited the US with being a valued ally of the country whose economic and military support was vital to ... Read more...

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Times Square bombing plot has converged Pak-US’ interests :Expert


May 15th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): Analysts believe that following the botched Times Square bombing plot which saw the United States' tirade against Pakistan asking it to transform its lip service into action ... Read more...

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US gives military gear worth $1.2 mn to Ecuador


May 11th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), May 11 (IANS/EFE) The US government has delivered $1.22 million worth of military equipment to the Ecuadorian armed forces for operations against drug smuggling and guerrilla activity in the country. The ... Read more...

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Pak inaction over captive militants to hit war on terror efforts: US


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.22 (ANI): The holding of thousands of suspected militants by the Pakistan Army for an indefinite period could not only sway public sentiment towards their movement, but also impact US ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks military aid from India to flush out rebels


April 10th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 10 (IANS) Myanmar Saturday sought military assistance from India to start operations against anti-India insurgent groups taking shelter in its territory, a top diplomat said. "We have requested India for military ... Read more...

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Afghan officials slam Pak’s ‘double game’ to derail peace talks with Taliban


April 10th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.10 (ANI): Senior Afghan officials have criticised Pakistan for arresting the Taliban's second-in command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, saying the step has proved 'counterproductive' and derailed the process of securing ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays India’s strategic alliance with US


March 26th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday attacked the government's strategic alliance with the US over the latter's decision to go for negotiations with the Taliban ... Read more...

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U.S. aiding Somalia for major offensive to retake its capital


March 6th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), Mar 6(ANI): The United States is aiding the Somali Government, which is preparing a major offensive to finally reassert its control over its capital and bring order to a country ... Read more...

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Russia will maintain, not build up n-arsenal: Medvedev


March 5th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not planning to build up its strategic potential, but will keep its nuclear weapons, President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday. "Today we have no need to build ... Read more...

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Wealthy Pakistanis must pay more tax to reduce foreign dependence: Clinton


February 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.26 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged cash rich Pakistanis to pay more tax in order help the federal government overcome the spiralling economic crisis and reduce the ... Read more...

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