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Pakistani General Rules Out North Waziristan Offensive

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Pakistani army commander says the military has no plans to launch an offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in the North Waziristan tribal region. Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik refuted media reports earlier this week that said the military was planning such an operation at the request of the United States. He said […]

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Pakistan’s Spy Agency Denies Involvement in Journalist’s Death

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s main intelligence agency is rejecting allegations of involvement in the killing of a Pakistani journalist who was investigating possible links between the military and extremists. Syed Saleem Shahzad was buried in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, as hundreds of relatives, journalists and local politicians looked on. Shahzad’s body was found about […]

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Pakistan General Rules Out North Waziristan Offensive

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Pakistani army commander says the military has no plans to launch an offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in the North Waziristan tribal region. Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik refuted media reports earlier this week that said the military was planning such an operation at the request of the United States. Malik told […]

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Report: US Should Delay Aid to Pakistan

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report by a U.S. research center says the United States should hold back much of its $7.5 billion Pakistan aid package until Pakistan adopts reforms. The report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development says the caution is most advisable in sectors where the U.S. has committed to disbursing its aid funding primarily […]

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Pakistan’s Spy Agency Denies Involvement in Journalist’s Death

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:30 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, as relatives, journalists and local politicians looked on. Shahzad’s body was found about 200 kilometers from Islamabad on […]

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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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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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