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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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Executions come down in US


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) There have been fewer executions in the US this year compared to 2009, The New York Times reported Wednesday.The 46 executions in 2010 constituted a 12 percent drop ... 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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Once uneasy with Holbrooke, India calls him an accomplished diplomat (Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India Tuesday condoled the death of US special envoy Richard C. Holbrooke and lauded him as "an accomplished diplomat" who served his country and international peace ... Read more...

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Holbrooke was America’s most dedicated public servant: Clinton


December 14th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing her grief over the untimely demise of Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... Read more...

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Holbrooke an accomplished diplomat: India


December 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India Tuesday condoled the death of US special envoy Richard C. Holbrooke and lauded him as an accomplished diplomat who served his country and the cause ... Read more...

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India expresses shock over demise of Ambassador Holbrooke


December 14th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): India has expressed deep shock at the news of the untimely demise of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... 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 diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies at 69


December 14th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2009, died on Monday evening in Washington at the age of 69.According to ... Read more...

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Pakistan praying for Holbrooke’s recovery: Qureshi


December 12th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.12 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday described U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke as a great friend of the country, and hoped that he would ... Read more...

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Obama describes Holbrooke as ‘towering figure’, prays for him


December 12th, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday described his Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, as "a towering figure in American foreign policy" and said ... Read more...

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Key Obama aide Holbrooke critical after aorta surgery


December 12th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11. (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, was said to be in critical condition on Saturday after undergoing aortic surgery at the George ... Read more...

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Explosive found on US-bound planes were used in past Qaeda plots: NYT


October 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 31 (ANI): Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), the explosive found in two bombs hidden in printer cartridges that were being shipped via jets from Yemen to the United States, were used ... 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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Holbrooke says corruption helps Taliban to win recruits


July 29th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard C Holbrooke has claimed that rampant corruption in Afghanistan is providing the Taliban with its number ... Read more...

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Lashkar, Al Qaeda two sides of the same coin, co-equal threat: Holbrooke


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, on Thursday said here that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is co-equal threat along with ... 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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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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President Of United States Fires Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Gives Power To Gen. David Petraeus


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Of what is being called by many as a "seismic shift" in the military order during the wartime, the President of United States Barack Obama ... 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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Holbrooke regrets ‘not Indian’ comment on Kabul attack


March 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): United State Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C Holbrooke has expressed regret over the misunderstanding caused by his 'not-Indian' comment on the February 26 Kabul ... 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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‘Explosive in underwear could have blown hole in airplane’


December 29th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) As an Al Qaeda faction claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a US airliner, reports citing experts said a dangerous explosive allegedly concealed in the ... Read more...

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US plane attacker had syringe sewn into his underwear (Lead)


December 27th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day claims he obtained explosive chemicals and a syringe that were ... Read more...

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Nigerian attacker had syringe sewn into his underwear: NYT


December 27th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day claims he obtained explosive chemicals and a syringe that were sewn into ... 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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Yale student Annie Le strangled & murdered


September 18th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
In a horrific crime on the prestigious Yale University, graduate student Annie Le was strangled and then murdered. Her body was found in the basement wall of an off-campus medical research ... Read more...

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US commanders in Afghanistan seek more troops


August 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 24 (ANI): American military commanders operating with the NATO led mission in Afghanistan have informed President Barack Obama's special envoy to the region, Richard C. Holbrooke, that they ... Read more...

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