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US drone strike kills 4 in northwest Pakistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others injured on Saturday morning when a US drone launched attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Pakistan’s reopening of NATO supply route


July 17th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday staged a sit-in on the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. They were opposing Islamabad's decision to ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest reopening of NATO supply lines


July 8th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces ... Read more...

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First NATO container crosses Pakistan-Afghan border


July 6th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The first container carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan Thursday crossed the Pakistan-Afghan border after Islamabad reopened the supply route, officials said.The container entered Afghanistan ... Read more...

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US seeks to mend ties with Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US government looks forward to working with Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to bring the strained relations between the two countries back ... Read more...

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US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... Read more...

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NATO summit kicks off in Chicago


May 21st, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) Heads of state and government of 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Sunday kicked off their 25th summit in Chicago.In his ... Read more...

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Pakistan, ISAF discuss border coordination


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and ISAF commanders met in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday and discussed "operations in border areas and coordination mechanisms to avoid untoward incidents", ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida."Pakistan strongly condemns the burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Pakistanis plotted to bomb British army base using toy car


May 1st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Four Pakistani-Britons have been charged with taking inspiration from Al Qaeda magazine Inspire, and plotting to use a toy car to attack a base of the ... Read more...

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Afghan soldier kills US serviceman


April 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.Armed with ... Read more...

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Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russian-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, ... Read more...

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Pakistani safe havens hinder Afghan war: US


April 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani safe havens and corruption are two factors retarding the progress of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a senior US military commander.Pakistan represents a ... Read more...

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NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.Federal Minister for Communications Arbab ... Read more...

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US can contact me whenever they want: Hafiz Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief for whom the US has announced a bounty of $10 million, has said that America ... Read more...

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US review process delayed decision on Hafeez Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The United States has attributed the inordinate delay in announcing a $10 million US bounty on Lashkar-i-Taiba chief Hafeez Saeed, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai ... Read more...

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$10 mn bounty on me for opposing NATO supplies: Hafiz Saeed


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief for whom the US has announced a bounty of $10 million, said Tuesday this ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban warns MPs against NATO supply restoration


March 26th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Taliban Sunday warned members of parliament against restoration of the supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to discuss US ties March 20


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) The Pakistan parliament will discuss new rules of engagement with the US and resumption of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan during a joint session March ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks early security handover: Karzai


March 16th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) The US and the Afghan governments should work together for an early handover of security responsibility, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said.According to a Karzai ... Read more...

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Karzai condemns, US saddened over Afghan killings (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, March 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday strongly condemned the killing of 16 civilians, including nine children and three women by a US soldier in Kandahar province.Five others ... Read more...

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US vows full accountability in Afghan shooting (Lead, Changing dateline)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Anyone found responsible for the killing of over a dozen civilians in Afghanistan would be punished, said General John Allen, commander of the US and ... Read more...

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Obama calls US commander over Afghan violence


February 26th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama telephoned the top American commander in Afghanistan Saturday to discuss the ongoing violence over the Quran burning.Obama thanked Gen. John Allen, ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs $1.3 bn to repair NATO-damaged roads


February 11th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $1.3 billion to repair the roads damaged due to heavy traffic, having been used as supply lines for NATO forces in Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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Top US official appalled by purported Marine video


January 13th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed outrage Thursday over a video that appears to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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Pakistan religious parties to oppose NATO supply resumption


January 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) An alliance of religious parties has said they will oppose any decision of the Pakistani government to restore supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Leaders ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament to debate on foreign policy review


December 21st, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the parliament will soon open a debate on a detailed review of the ... Read more...

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US hopes ties with Pakistan would be mended


December 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Monday hoped that the US will be able to mend its strained ties with Pakistan, because a stable relationship with Islamabad ... Read more...

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US can negotiate with Mullah Omar: Hillary Clinton


October 28th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States would be willing to negotiate with Afghanistan's Taliban leader Mullah Omar if he met conditions that have been laid out, Secretary of ... Read more...

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Pakistani army discuss security at emergency meet


September 25th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan's top military commanders held an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss the "prevailing security situation" in the country, the army said.The special corps commander's conference ... Read more...

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Two NATO tankers torched in Pakistan


August 28th, 2011 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Two NATO oil tankers were destroyed in a fire in southwest Pakistan after gunmen opened fire at the vehicles, a media report said.The tankers caught fire ... Read more...

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16 NATO oil tankers destroyed in Pakistan


August 7th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Unidentified militants Saturday evening attacked a NATO oil tanker terminal and destroyed at least 16 tankers near the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, Xinhua reported.The oil ... Read more...

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Pakistan turns ‘new front line’ of war on terror


July 7th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan is now the new front in the war on terror as it has become a new safe haven for al-Qaeda, says the Canadian media ... Read more...

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Will split in Taliban ranks bring peace, asks Pakistani daily


June 29th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Though the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has split with one of its commanders forming a splinter group, it remains to be seen whether this will bring ... Read more...

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