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2008-09-14 00:00:10

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders.About 100 protesters burned American flags after the latest missile attack left at least 12 people dead in the North Waziristan region of the troubled northwest. Residents said they heard the sound of...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

By PAUL ALEXANDER By Paul Alexander The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Anger intensified here Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening that the country could pull out of the war on terrorism if the United States refuses to respect its borders. About 100 protesters burned U.S. flags after the latest missile attack left at least 12 people dead in the country's northwest. Residents said they heard...

2008-09-13 06:00:10

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1600 gmt on 12 September relays live regularly scheduled "Today with Kamran Khan" program. Noted Pakistani journalist Kamran Khan reviews, discusses and analyzes major day-to-day developments with government ministers and officials, opposition leaders, and prominent analysts in Geo TV's flagship program. Words within double slant lines are in English. Program: "Today with Kamran Khan" Reception: Good Duration: 60 minutes Focus of today's program...

2008-09-10 09:00:13

By Jane Perlez Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of the slain leader Benazir Bhutto and a relative political novice, was sworn in as president of Pakistan on Tuesday at an indoor ceremony in the presidential palace. The new president, whose reputation is marked by allegations of corruption that remain unproven, follows the path to power of his father-in-law, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was prime minister in the 1970s - he was hanged in 1979 - and his wife, who served two terms. Zardari, 53,...

2008-09-10 00:00:08

World News IN BRIEF *ISLAMABAD Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of the assassinated former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, has been sworn in as Pakistan's new President. After the ceremony at the presidential palace, Mr Zardari told the media he had a comprehensive plan to fight terrorism and said Pakistan's people were behind him. He replaces Pervez Musharraf, who resigned under pressure last month. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-09 09:00:04

Asif Ali Zardari, husband of slain Benazir Bhutto, Tuesday took the oath of office as Pakistani president. In his oath administered by the country's chief justice, Zardari, who leads the Pakistan People's Party, the main party in the ruling coalition, said he "will strive to preserve the Islamic ideology," the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan reported. Those attending included Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, the report said. Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of sheltering Taliban...

2008-09-05 18:00:07

The spouse of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto poised to follow Pervez Musharraf as the country's leader has a pro-West bent, an analyst says. If he is elected president Saturday, Asif Ali Zardari must shake off unproven charges of corruption that have dogged him and reassure that he can fight the Taliban insurgency, The New York Times reported. However, analysts say Zardari could be just right for the job of managing the Pakistan-U.S. alliance. A former resident of New...

2008-09-04 09:00:03

By Paul Alexander Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- American forces launched a raid inside Pakistan Wednesday, a senior U.S. military official said, in the first known foreign ground assault in Pakistan against a suspected Taliban haven. The government condemned an incursion that it said killed at least 15 people. The American official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of cross border operations, told The Associated Press that the raid occurred on...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

By Zarar Khan Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan said Sunday it was suspending a military operation against insurgents in a tribal region for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but warned any provocations in the area would bring immediate retaliation. A Taliban spokesman welcomed the decision to halt the strikes in the Bajur tribal region, a rumored hideout of Osama bin Laden near the border with Afghanistan. In another part of the northwest, a blast blamed on a missile...

2008-08-28 21:00:15

Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League, said Thursday his party will not re-partner with the Pakistan People's Party to form a coalition government. The Press Trust of India reported that PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari requested Sharif rejoin Pakistan's ruling coalition. Zardari reportedly made the request in a telephone call with Sharif, a senior PML-N leader said. Sharif thanked Zardari for the personal apology he issued to him, but said the PML-N would not rejoin the...


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