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‘Extremists’ within reach of Pakistan nukes: Gingrich

  WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal was at risk of being seized by “extremists” who had probably infiltrated Islamabad’s military. “My guess is that they have well over 100 nuclear weapons and that the Pakistani military is so penetrated by extremist elements you have no idea if one morning, […]

Why engage with Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks as Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar looks on during a joint news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. … Islamabad News Sources -2

U.S. Drones to Leave Pakistan Airbase

Islamabad, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States will leave, within a few days, Pakistan’s Shamsi airbase, from where the drones to fight the Taliban are operated, military and diplomatic … Islamabad News Sources -2

US to vacate Shamsi Airbase within time: Munter

ISLAMABAD: American Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said that the Shamsi air base would be vacated within the stipulated time. Talking to the state telivision, he also said that the outcome of the investigations on the NATO attack would be shared with the country. He also promised that strict action would be taken against the […]

Senate passes unanimous resolution condemning NATO attack

  ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament on Friday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the NATO attack on Pakistani check posts in Mohmand Agency which killed at least 24 soldiers. The resolution was moved by the Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri and was backed by all the other Senators. The […]

We have US man kidnapped in Pakistan

(CBS/AP) ISLAMABAD – Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Thursday for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan in August, and issued a series of demands for his release. In a … Islamabad News Sources -2

Pakistan planes would have engaged NATO in attack: Army

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military said on Friday a communications breakdown prevented its air force from engaging NATO aircraft when they attacked two border outposts and killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The November 26 strike near the Afghan border has sparked fury in Pakistan and further complicated US-led efforts to ease a crisis in relations with Islamabad and […]

Report: Pakistan gave ‘go-ahead’ before NATO attack, says US

  WASHINGTON: The West is striving to limit the fallout from a deadly Nato air raid on Pakistani border troops, but reports that Pakistani soldiers opened fire first on US and Afghan forces risked stoking new tensions. Pakistani military officials gave the “go-ahead” to US airstrikes that inadvertently led to the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in Mohmand […]

Washington attaches strings to military aid

  WASHINGTON:  Amid an increasingly souring relationship, the US Senate voted to attach strings to military aid to Pakistan while an independent think tank urged policymakers to continue ‘robust’ civilian assistance. American Senators unanimously approved an amendment by Democratic Senator Bob Casey aimed at blocking counterinsurgency aid to Pakistan until Islamabad takes aggressive steps to […]

Bonn conference: US urges ‘at least low-level’ participation

The United States is looking for a “follow-up way” to involve Pakistan in the Bonn conference on Afghanistan, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while the Pentagon assured Islamabad on Wednesday that last week’s attack on Pakistani border posts was not intentional. Islamabad News Sources

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