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America and Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The support for the Baloch from a few congressmen is deeply laudable although insufficient considering American's influence on global politics.

Kerry In Pakistan To Ease Tensions Over U.S. Drones

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of st...

Pakistan Angry Over U.S. Drone Strike

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government summoned a top U.S. envoy Saturday to lodge a protest over a U.S. drone stri...

Reflections On Pakistan From A Recent Visitor

Alan Jones | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

There is overwhelming anti-American feeling revealed in the polls in Pakistan (it wasn't always so) Why? There are deep problems of perception that have been internalized.

How A Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against The U.S.

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among...

US's Last Chance: Reconciliation With Pashtuns

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

A genuine peace arrangement between the West and the Pashtun could build an iron wall in Afghanistan for Western geopolitical strategy in the region, as well as a prosperous future for the tortured Afghan nation.

Protesters March On U.S. Consulate In Pakistan

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States clashed with police as they tried to march to...

More Alike Than You'd Think: Six Things the U.S. and Pakistan Have in Common

Michael Kugelman | Posted 09.26.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

The United States and Pakistan will never be mistaken for kindred spirits. Yet despite their differences, the two countries share some striking similarities.

Pakistan PM: Closure Of NATO Lines Hurts U.S. Ties

AP | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's prime minister says the closure of NATO supply lines through the country hurts Islamabad's relationship with the U.S. as well ...

Contentious Probe Concludes Former Ambassador Wrote Secret Letter To U.S.

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A judicial investigation has concluded Pakistan's former ambassador to the U.S. did write a secret letter to American officials requ...

U.S. Official: Pakistan Should 'Bite The Bullet' In Nato Routes Row

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy and Matthew Green ISLAMABAD, June 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's civilian government should "bite the bullet" and re-open...

Pakistan's Sesame Street Shut Down

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" in response to ...

Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Appeals Conviction

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani lawyer has filed an appeal against the conviction of a doctor jailed after helping the U.S. find Osama bin Lade...

Pakistan Commission Calls For End To U.S. Drone Attacks

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani parliamentary commission demanded Tuesday an end to American drone attacks inside the country and an apology for deadly ...

Panetta On Holiday Visit To Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Voicing cautious optimism, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that he's seeing signs of a possible lifting ...

Balls-Up in Pakistan

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

To me, the most striking thing about the text, which has both an authentic and an artificial ring, is the Pakistani obsession with and anger toward the Osama bin Laden operation.

Growing Anger Over Soldiers Slain In NATO Air Strike

AP | By KHALID TANVEER and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

SAHIWAL, Pakistan -- Azra Bashir spoke by phone to her son Usman, holed up in a freezing border outpost on the dangerous Afghanistan-Pakistan border, ...

NATO Admits Deadly Attack On Pakistan Army

Robert Weller | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Robert Weller

News reports said NATO forces were involved in an anti-Taliban operation in the Khyber region of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.

Pakistan Names New Ambassador To The US

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — The government appointed a liberal lawmaker and rights activist as its U.S. ambassador Wednesday, swiftly replacing an envoy who was...

Pakistani Ambassador To The U.S. Hands In Resignation

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government said Thursday that it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the U.S....

More Drone Strikes In Pakistan?

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — U.S. drones fired missiles at two compounds in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing 16 alleged mil...

Hip Hop Diplomacy Hits Speed Bump

AP | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A U.S. attempt to smooth relations with Pakistan using a bit of hip-hop diplomacy hit a speed bump Wednesday when the Pakistani military ...

Muscular Show Of U.S. Diplomatic Force In Islamabad

AP | By KATHY GANNON, ADAM GOLDMAN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- CIA chief David Petraeus will be among an army of high-level U.S. officials with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she ar...

U.S. Missile Strike In Pakistan Kills Three

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A U.S. missile strike killed three suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Frida...

The Sorry State of Pakistan

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Ten years later, the diseases that had been contained in Pakistan metastasize more rapidly than ever. If the West's strategy for combating radicalism continues on its present parochial course, the world will feel the heat.