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2008-10-04 12:00:07

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan -- a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from...

2008-10-02 00:00:06

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army chief named a general considered a hawk in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban to head the country's powerful spy agency, asserting his control at a time of U.S. concern that rogue operatives are aiding Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha oversaw military offensives against militants in the lawless border regions with Afghanistan in his most recent job as director general of military...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Chris Brummitt ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army chief named a general considered a hawk in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban to head the country's powerful spy agency, asserting his control at a time of U.S. concern that rogue operatives are aiding Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha oversaw military offensives against militants in the lawless border regions with Afghanistan in his most recent job as director general of military operations....

2008-09-27 12:00:28

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan sought to reassure Washington on Friday that it remained an ally in fighting terrorism, but it also warned the U.S. to stay out of Pakistani territory while hunting down militants along the volatile border with Afghanistan. Emphasizing that it doesn't need American firepower, a Pakistani general said an offensive along the frontier has killed more than 1,000 militants and predicted the region would be "stabilized" within...

2008-09-27 09:00:18

Text of report by Pakistan's AVT Khyber News on 24 September [Presenter] Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani has come hard on the media in the light of the prevailing security situation in the country and has announced that he will take special measures in this regard. Let us talk to Khyber News bureau chief of news and current affairs programmes, Hassan Khan, about details of PM's statement. [Presenter] Respected Hassan Khan, we welcome you to our programme. Please give us details of...

2008-09-20 12:00:17

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari says he won't allow either terrorists or foreign forces fighting them to violate the country's sovereignty. In his first speech to Pakistan's parliament since his election as president replacing Pervez Musharraf last month, Zardari said Saturday he would fight Islamist extremists "wherever and whenever they may rear their ugly heads" but also warned against intervention by United States in its territory, the BBC reported. "I ask of the government that...

2008-09-17 00:00:20

By Tim Walker He was friend to the stars, the people's politician and - clutching his trusty mug of tea - the king of the soft-sofa interview. Tony Blair will return to television screens tomorrow night with a bang, appearing on America's favourite fake news programme, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Mr Blair will be interviewed by Jon Stewart, the man recently described by The New York Times as the most trusted man in the American media. Despite the comic bent of The Daily Show's...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central announced Tuesday. Blair is to be a guest on Thursday's episode of the late-night chat series, the network said. Other political figures who have appeared on the show include former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, Senate...

2008-09-16 12:00:23

Text of press release by Voice of America on 15 September Washington, D.C, September 15, 2008 The Voice of America's (VOA) weekly radio and television audience in Pakistan, scene of recent tumultuous political events, nearly doubled over the past year to more than 11 million, or almost 12 per cent of the surveyed population, a new survey shows. "There's been a lot of news, including a temporary crackdown on independent media, coming out of Pakistan in the past 12 months," said Danforth...


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