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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 […]


Gates Praises Egypt, Seeks Saudi Support in Pakistan

Gates Praises Egypt, Seeks Saudi Support in Pakistan

CAIRO: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates praised Egypt today as a key U.S. ally and said progress on a wide range of security issues in the region will require Egypt’s “full participation and leadership.” Speaking with reporters at Egypt’s presidential […]


Afghanistan, Pakistan in new anti-terror front: Obama

Afghanistan, Pakistan in new anti-terror front: Obama

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama Wednesday said the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan had forged a new front against extremists, but Afghan deaths in US raids cast a pall over a high-stakes summit here. Obama gathered Afghan President Hamid Karzai and […]


India holds wargames near Pakistan border

India holds wargames near Pakistan border

NEW DELHI: The Indian military said Tuesday it has held large-scale military exercises involving its main strike corps close to the tense border with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan. The three-day manoeuvres, code-named Hind Shakti (‘Indian Power’), were held in the arid […]


US urges India, Israel, Pakistan, NKorea to join NPT

US urges India, Israel, Pakistan, NKorea to join NPT

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (AFP) May 06, 2009 A top US arms control negotiator at the United Nations on Tuesday urged presumed atomic powers India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. “Universal adherence to the […]


Pakistan’s nuclear arms secure: US military chief

Pakistan’s nuclear arms secure: US military chief

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are secure, the top US military chief Admiral Michael Mullen said Monday, ruling out that they could fall into the hands of Taliban militants. “I remain comfortable that the nuclear weapons in Pakistan are secure, that […]


 
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