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Obama using drone strikes for political gains: Gilani


June 11th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that US President Barack Obama is using drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions for political motives, Xinhua reported.Gilani's ... Read more...

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Iran to send US a toy model of downed drone


January 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said it will send to the US a toy model of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone in response to Washington's request to return the ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Pakistani troops, Gilani condemns


November 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured after NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border checkpost early Saturday, leading to ... Read more...

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Quake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan


November 7th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A moderate quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of northern Pakistan Monday but there were no immediate reports of any casualties. The ... Read more...

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NATO tankers torched in Pakistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Unidentified men in Pakistan's Balochistan province Sunday set ablaze two tankers, carrying oil for NATO forces in the neighbouring Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The Afghanistan-bound two oil tankers ... Read more...

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Haqqanis support could help Pakistan’s interests: Musharraf


September 29th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf has indicated that Pakistan's interests are helped by the support of the Haqqani network, blamed for multiple attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan.In ... Read more...

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Gilani discusses Pakistan-US ties with politicians


September 25th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday telephonically discussed with different political parties the situation arising out of US accusing Pakistan of supporting Haqqani network.The Nation ... Read more...

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US general meets Kayani, discusses Haqqani network


September 24th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) US General James Mattis met Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and discussed the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, a media report said Saturday.General Kayani protested the ... Read more...

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US accuses Pakistan of supporting Haqqani network


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen Thursday accused the Pakistani government of supporting the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network.Mullen called the Haqqani ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif calls for independent probe of Osama killing


May 12th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded an independent investigation into Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's killing by US forces, as ... Read more...

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Taliban commander ends truce with Pakistan Army after Osama killing


May 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Wana (Pakistan), May 5 (IANS/AKI) A group loyal to a Taliban commander in Pakistan's South Waziristan has launched an attack on an army camp in the northwestern Pakistani tribal ... 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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Two NATO fuel tankers torched in Balochistan


April 6th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, April 6(ANI): In the latest attack on convoys in Pakistan carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, unidentified assailants torched two NATO fuel tankers at Dhadhar in Balochistan on Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Entry of NATO oil tankers banned in Peshawar in view of increasing attacks


March 17th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 17(ANI): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has banned the entry of tankers carrying oil for Afghanistan-bound NATO forces in Peshawar.Official sources said that the terminals of these tankers have also been ... Read more...

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Blow-by-blow account of how US pressure on Pakistan led to release of Raymond Davis


March 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17(ANI): The United States' pressure on Pakistan to release double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis has finally paid off as the US official was freed on Wednesday, reportedly ... Read more...

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Pak court indicts Raymond Davis for double murder


March 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 16(ANI): US national Raymond Davis has finally been indicted by a Pakistani court in the double murder case.CIA contractor Davis was arrested by police after shooting dead 22-year-old Faizan ... Read more...

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Two NATO oil tankers torched in Balochistan


March 12th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 12(ANI): In the latest attack on convoys in Pakistan carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, gunmen torched two NATO oil tankers in Balochistan on Saturday.The Dawn quoted police official ... Read more...

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Two NATO oil tankers destroyed in bomb explosion in Pak’s Khyber region


March 4th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Landi Kotal, Mar 4(ANI): In the latest attack on convoys in Pakistan carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, two oil tankers were destroyed in a bomb explosion near the Torkham ... Read more...

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US military to work more closely with Pak forces against insurgents along Afghan border


March 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): The US military will start carrying out more counterterrorism missions against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan and work more closely with the Pakistani forces in operations against insurgents along ... Read more...

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Pak terror sanctuaries anchoring Haqqanis pose major threat to war-torn Afghanistan


February 27th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 27(ANI): Both Pakistan and Iran are known to be supporting the Taliban, and they play out their antagonism against the United States on Afghan soil, with safe terrorist havens ... Read more...

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10 NATO tankers torched in Pakistan, 4 killed


February 25th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) At least four people were killed as militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region torched 10 NATO tankers meant for fuel supply to troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, a media ... Read more...

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CIA mulls targeting Pak envoys abroad as reprisal against Davis’ continued detention


February 25th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25(ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency is contemplating trapping or targeting Pakistan nationals serving as diplomats abroad in retaliation against double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis' continued detention in a Lahore ... Read more...

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Davis had ID card of US consulate in Peshawar


February 20th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 20(ANI): The identity card recovered from double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis is not of the US Consulate in Lahore, but of that in Peshawar.The ID card represents Davis as ... Read more...

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ISI’s tacit support to Haqqanis hampering CIA’s anti-terrorism efforts in Pak: Report


February 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): Critical counter-terrorism efforts by US' Central Intelligence Agency in Pakistan's tribal region are apparently being hampered by the country's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which seems to be ... Read more...

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Kerry on ‘fire-fighting’ trip to Pak to “reaffirm partnership” amid Davis standoff


February 15th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): The Obama administration has dispatched Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry to Pakistan to try to repair the deteriorating US-Pak relations in the wake of double-murder accused ... Read more...

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Haqqani network growing in Pakistan despite drone strikes


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The Haqqani terror network is flourishing in Pakistan despite a surge in US drone strikes and there are "no signs of it getting weak", an official said.The ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama depicts heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


February 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 10(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers are being aired on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama is ... Read more...

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One killed in NATO tanker attack in Pak’s Balochistan province


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Feb 3(ANI): In the latest attack on convoys in Pakistan carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, gunmen attacked two NATO tankers in Balochistan on Thursday, killing one person.The assailants attacked ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama to depict heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


January 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 17(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers will air on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama will be ... Read more...

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Suicide attack in Pakistan affront to humanity: Obama (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned Saturday's suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan in which 44 people were killed, saying the terror strike is "an affront to humanity"."I strongly ... Read more...

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Three injured as NATO choppers fire into Pak tribal area


November 27th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Two NATO helicopters fired into the North Waziristan tribal area in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border on Friday, and injured three people, according to local sources.Witnesses told ... Read more...

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Zardari-Gilani-Kayani troika for delay in NW operation despite commitment to US


November 24th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): This is not the right time for Pakistan to open another warfront, be that North Waziristan, the troika of President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, ... Read more...

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Pak Army continues to be “India-centric”: Admiral Mullen


November 21st, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): While Pakistan's border areas alongside neighbouring Afghanistan are the "epicentre of terrorism" in the world, the Pakistan Amy continues to be "India-centric," US Joint Chiefs of Staff ... Read more...

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Musharraf has “very slim chances” of winning democratic elections in Pak: Holbrooke


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has "very slim" chances of regaining power in the 2013 elections, and any return to military rule in the country would be ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks waiver of $50 bn foreign debt


November 14th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday urged the international community to waive its debt of over $50 billion to ease the financial burden on the country and enable ... Read more...

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