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2008-11-03 18:00:06

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging a top U.S. military commander to halt drone missile attacks targeting Taliban militants inside Pakistan. Zardari, meeting Monday in Islamabad with Gen. David Petraeus, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, said the attacks are causing problems for the government because they are highly unpopular with the public and are inflaming anti-American sentiment, ABC News reported. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of...

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 12 October Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said power and energy was most critical for economic development of the country and directed swift measures to end load shedding and power shortages on war footing. During a detailed presentation on "International Competitive Bidding for New IPP and Rental Power Projects on Fast Track" the President asked the Ministry and Planning Commission to consider...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

Indian media gave prominent play to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's reported statement that India has never been a threat to his country. The statement was made in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. In a front-page story Monday, the Times of India reported Zardari's statement had "warmed the cockles of Indian hearts as much as it has created a ruckus in his own country." The report said this is the first time a top Pakistani leader has "dared to state this in public and...

2008-09-09 00:00:19

By Kim Sengupta HEATHROW BOMB PLOT AIR TRAVEL The scenario was terrifying, a series of airliners, packed with passengers, being blasted out of the sky. The immediate effect for thousands of people when the attempted attack was discovered, at the height of the August holiday season, was the overnight introduction of tough baggage restrictions, hundreds of cancelled flights and endless delays and queues at airports. That has eased over the months and years, but we have had to become...

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2008-06-08 18:00:21

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ It began with an errant dog, and it's now culminated with the forced betrothal of 15 little girls, some of them as young as three, as compensation in a case of tribal feuding in a remote part of Pakistan. It's thought that around 20 people have died in the bitter quarrel, and the marriage offer of the girls is meant to end the bloodletting. Under a brutal custom, called Vani, the girls are being traded as settlement of a long-running dispute between two tribes. This...

2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-09-01 03:45:44

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-09-01 02:29:32

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - The body of an elderly rebel chieftain killed during a clash with Pakistani security forces last weekend was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (153 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-08-29 11:32:43

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed in the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday after prayers for a slain rebel leader, while a blast elsewhere killed three people, police said. Violent protests have erupted across gas-rich Baluchistan since nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Saturday in a government assault on his cave hideout in the remote hills of Pakistan's biggest but poorest province. Police...


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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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