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AI: Osama bin Laden raid was illegal

Amnesty International condemned the United States on Wednesday for the “unlawful” commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his lair in Pakistan. The US administration made clear that the operation had been conducted under the US’s theory of a global armed conflict between the …

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APF,USAID to strengthen private investment in Pakistan

NEW YORK:The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced plans to collaborate on sustainable socio-economic development in Pakistan. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and APF CEO Awais Khan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Islamabad to …

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Pak demanding extortion for Nato supply

WASHINGTON: US Senators John McCain and Carl Levin, the chair and ranking members of the Senate Armed Services Committee said the US should not pay up to $5,000 per truck which McCain called “extortion” to Pakistan to allow NATO Supply lines to pass through its …

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Looming end of Afghan mission leaves NATO with identity crisis

NATO put on a brave face at its Chicago summit but the reality is that the alliance has been weakened by the euro zone crisis and faces an identity crisis about what its role will be once it ends its intervention in Afghanistan in 2014. …

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Pakistan and US lack mutual trust: Babar

Pakistan and United States have different views over the issues, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar and Pakistan envoy in Washington Sherry Rehman said. The two sides have differences and lack of mutual confidence, the Pakistani officials said in a news conference. President Zardari attending Nato summit …

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Afghan pullout to dominate Nato summit

CHICAGO: Nato leaders gather in Chicago on Sunday for a summit that will chart a path out of Afghanistan, as Western nations seek to fend off fissures in their alliance and ensure Afghanistan can hold a still-potent Taliban at bay when foreign troops withdraw. President …

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President Zardari may face friction over supply routes

CHICAGO: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Chicago on Saturday for a Nato summit to what could be a chilly reception if a hoped-for deal allowing trucks to again supply alliance troops in Afghanistan fails to materialize. While Western officials sought to portray Zardari’s …

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Three anti-NATO protesters booked with terrorism charges

CHICAGO: Three anti-NATO protesters arrested in a late-night raid days before start of the 60-nation summit have been charged with terrorism for possession of explosive devices, police and their attorney said on Saturday. But supporters of the three men arrested Wednesday evening at a residence …

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Strauss-Kahn files $1 million suit against NY maid: report

NEW YORK: Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million countersuit against the New York hotel maid at the center of last year’s explosive sexual assault allegations, a report said Tuesday. A year after the scandal broke, the former French Socialist party presidential …

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UK Olympics minister under fire

LONDON: Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt was under renewed pressure Saturday following the revelation at Britain’s press ethics inquiry of a further email from a top Murdoch aide. In a potentially damaging development, the email, revealed at the Leveson Inquiry, left Hunt facing fresh calls to …

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