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US, Pakistani officials believe Mehsud is dead

US, Pakistani officials believe Mehsud is dead

WASHINGTON: Pakistani and US officials are increasingly convinced that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was behind the suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan in December, had died from wounds sustained in a drone strike, […]


No more French combat troops for Afghanistan: Sarkozy

No more French combat troops for Afghanistan: Sarkozy

Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy said France will send no more combat troops to Afghanistan, in an interview on Monday three days before an international conference on stabilising the country. “I said a year and a half ago… that there […]


US to Provide Shadow UAVs to Pakistan

US to Provide Shadow UAVs to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The United States plans to provide Pakistan RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to support their fight on extremists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed today during a roundtable session with Pakistani reporters. The United States has been working […]


Taliban launch attacks on central Kabul

Taliban launch attacks on central Kabul

KABUL: The Taliban launched a wave of gun and bomb attacks on Kabul on Monday, saying it had sent in 20 suicide bombers to strike government buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital. A series of explosions and intense […]


Upgraded P-3C Maritime Surveillance Aircraft for Pakistan

Upgraded P-3C Maritime Surveillance Aircraft for Pakistan

EAGAN, MINN: Lockheed Martin recently delivered two of seven upgraded P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan under the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales program. The most recent aircraft delivery occurred on Jan. 7 to the Naval […]


Pakistan warns against ‘massive’ Indian arms build-up

Pakistan warns against ‘massive’ Indian arms build-up

Islamabad: Pakistan voiced concern Wednesday over a “massive” arms build-up by rival India, warning that it could destabilize the regional balance. The National Command Authority (NCA), which oversees the country’s nuclear assets, at a meeting took note of developments “detrimental” […]


Terrorists attacks in Pakistan claimed over 3,000 lives in 2009

Terrorists attacks in Pakistan claimed over 3,000 lives in 2009

New Dehli: A total of 3,021 people were killed and 7,334 injured in terrorists attacks in Pakistan last year, national media reported citing a new report by the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). According to the report from the […]


US drone war delivers results, but at what price?

US drone war delivers results, but at what price?

Islamabad: The US drone war in Pakistan has made gains in annihilating Taliban and Al-Qaeda commanders, but the reliance on the unmanned, remotely controlled aircraft risks fanning Islamist violence. While tens of thousands of US troops are fighting the Taliban […]


Two ex-Blackwater staff charged with Afghan murders

Two ex-Blackwater staff charged with Afghan murders

WASHINGTON: Two former Blackwater employees have been charged with the murder of two Afghans in Kabul last year and could face the death penalty, the Justice Department said. Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of […]


 
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