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Gates Says Afghan Warnings Reflect “Pain” of War

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says warnings about civilian casualties from Afghan President Hamid Karzai reflect the “pain and suffering” the Afghan people have endured after 30 years of war. Gates told reporters late Tuesday that it is important for both sides to jointly investigate civilian casualties and that Mr. Karzai and the Afghan people […]

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5 Killed in Cross-Border Attack on Pakistan Post

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say about 200 militants have crossed the border from Afghanistan and attacked a security checkpoint, killing at least five police officers. Authorities said the attack happened Wednesday in the town of Shaltalo, in the Dir tribal area along the border with Afghanistan’s Kunar province. Police say fighting is ongoing. Militants have […]

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US Condemns Killing of Pakistani Journalist

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people are mourning the death of a Pakistani journalist, as the country’s spy agency denies involvement in his torture and killing. Syed Saleem Shahzad was buried in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday. His body was found about 200 miles from Islamabad on Tuesday, after he was reported missing earlier this […]

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Gates Says Afghan Warnings Reflect “Pain” of War

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says warnings about civilian casualties from Afghan President Hamid Karzai reflect the “pain and suffering” the Afghan people have endured after 30 years of war. Gates said Tuesday it is important for both sides to jointly investigate civilian casualties and that Mr. Karzai and the Afghan people recognize the U.S.-led […]

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Police Say 1 Dead in Pakistan Checkpoint Attack

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say about 200 militants have crossed the border from Afghanistan and attacked a security checkpoint, killing at least one person. Authorities said the attack happened Wednesday in the town of Shaltalo, in the Dir region along the border with Afghanistan’s Kunar province. Militants have launched a number of attacks against Pakistani […]

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US Condemns Killing of Pakistani Journalist

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has strongly condemned the killing of a Pakistani journalist who wrote about possible links between Pakistan’s military and al-Qaida. Clinton said the U.S. welcomes Pakistan’s investigation into the death of Syed Saleem Shahzad, who reported for the Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online and the Italian news agency Adnkronos International. […]

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Gates Says Afghan Warnings Reflect “Pain” of War

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says warnings about civilian casualties from Afghan President Hamid Karzai reflect the “pain and suffering” the Afghan people have endured after 30 years of war. Gates said Tuesday it is important for both sides to jointly investigate civilian casualties and that Mr. Karzai and the Afghan people recognize the U.S.-led […]

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