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Pakistan seeks ownership of US drones: Zardari

Pakistan seeks ownership of US drones: Zardari

London: Pakistan has asked Washington for “ownership” of US drones carrying out attacks on its territory, President Asif Ali Zardari said Wednesday. “Democracy doesn’t believe in half measures. We’ve asked for the ownership of the drones,” he said, when asked […]


Pakistan jets bomb Taliban as more refugees flee

Pakistan jets bomb Taliban as more refugees flee

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan helicopters and fighter jets attacked Taliban targets in the northwest Wednesday as the government lobbied Afghanistan for a closer alliance in the battle against militants. Around 170,000 more civilians registered as refugees with the UN after fleeing […]


India to acquire first AWACS Aircraft

India to acquire first AWACS Aircraft

New Delhi: India is expected to acquire its first Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) next week, officials said Monday, crowning its drive to achieve air dominance over rival Pakistan. The delivery by Israel of the sophisticated Phalcon early warning […]


Pakistan: troops attack Taliban, half million flee

Pakistan: troops attack Taliban, half million flee

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani commandos have dropped into a Taliban stronghold in Swat valley , stepping up a punishing offensive against militants that has now displaced more than half a million people. Frightened civilians have streamed out of three northwest districts […]


Taliban ‘on the run’ after Pakistan offensive

Taliban ‘on the run’ after Pakistan offensive

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military said on Saturday that a full-scale offensive in the northwest has put militants on the back foot following a pledge from President Asif Ali Zardari to eliminate the Taliban. Warplanes pounded rebel hideouts in the Swat […]


US to maintain air strikes in Afghan conflict

US to maintain air strikes in Afghan conflict

WASHINGTON: The United States has vowed to persist with air strikes in Afghanistan despite bitter new criticism from the nation’s leader Hamid Karzai about their morality as the civilian death toll mounts. President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, James Jones, […]


Petraeus confident Pakistan nuclear arms secure

Petraeus confident Pakistan nuclear arms secure

WASHINGTON: US regional commander General David Petraeus expressed confidence Sunday that Pakistan’s nuclear sites are secure from any attempted seizure by the Taliban. “We have confidence in their security procedures and elements and believe that the security of those sites […]


Pakistan orders military to eliminate extremists

Pakistan orders military to eliminate extremists

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan has sent fresh troops to the volatile Swat valley after ordering the army to “eliminate” extremists battling government forces for control of the key northwest district. Authorities slapped an indefinite curfew on a swathe of land to […]


Gates praises Pakistan response to Taliban

Gates praises Pakistan response to Taliban

KABUL: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he was “very satisfied” with Pakistan military action against the Taliban and that he was confident the nation’s nuclear weapons were secure. Pakistan has conducted “significant” operations against the Taliban in the […]


 
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