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NATO killings erode Pakistan appetite for peace

NATO killings erode Pakistan appetite for peace

Deadly NATO strikes have sapped Pakistan’s appetite for helping the United States carve out a settlement in Afghanistan, experts say, with army chiefs under pressure from their furious junior ranks. The killing of 24 soldiers in attacks on two Pakistani […]


Pakistan to boycott Bonn conference over NATO attack

Pakistan to boycott Bonn conference over NATO attack

Pakistan decided Tuesday to boycott a key international conference on Afghanistan next month, ramping up its protest over lethal cross-border NATO air strikes that have plunged US ties into deep crisis. The decision was taken at a Pakistani cabinet meeting […]


Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

Taliban reject Afghan-US deal

The Taliban on Sunday rejected as a “show” the endorsement by a traditional assembly of a strategic partnership deal with the United States that could allow its troops to remain in Afghanistan for years. In a statement sent to media, […]


US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

An attack on US troops in 2007 that left an American officer dead was the act of a rogue Pakistani gunman and not a plot by the country’s military, according to a US probe released Monday. For years, details of […]


Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a US-run base in Kandahar on Thursday, with blasts and gunfire reverberating for four hours around the southern Afghan city. A group of “three to four” armed men, possibly with suicide vests, […]


Rise of the Drones – UAVs After 9/11

Rise of the Drones – UAVs After 9/11

Hummingbird drones fly at 11 mph and can perch on windowsills. The 3-foot-long Raven can be tossed into the air like a model airplane to spy over the next hill in Afghanistan. The Air Force’s new Gorgon Stare aerial drone […]


US should tone down verbal assaults: Pakistan’s Zardari

US should tone down verbal assaults: Pakistan’s Zardari

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari called for “serious dialogue” with the United States on Sunday, amid a fierce dispute over US claims that his intelligence agency has links to Islamist militants. “Democracy always favors dialogue over confrontation,” Zardari wrote in […]


Pakistan leads talks on US pressure over Haqqanis

Pakistan leads talks on US pressure over Haqqanis

Pakistan holds rare cross-party talks on Thursday designed to build unity in the face of mounting American pressure to act against the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network or face the consequences. The talks come after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday […]


US helicopter crashed in Taliban trap: Afghan official

US helicopter crashed in Taliban trap: Afghan official

The Taliban lured US forces into an elaborate trap to shoot down their helicopter, killing 30 American troops in the deadliest such incident of the war, an Afghan official said Monday. US President Barack Obama pledged that the incident — […]


 
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