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Date: 12 Jun 2012

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan are working on the language of a possible US apology to end their stalemate and reopen Nato’s supply routes to Afghanistan, diplomatic sources told Dawn.

Pakistan wants the United States to apologise over a Nov 26 air raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the Salala military post.

Date: 12 Jun 2012

KABUL: The French defence minister told the US commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Monday that Paris was determined to stick to its timetable for withdrawing troops by the end of the year.

Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Kapisa province in eastern Afghanistan, where four French soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack by a burqa-clad Taliban suicide bomber.

Date: 10 Jun 2012

Ashis Ray

LONDON: In what is being described as the most far-reaching and controversial changes surrounding immigrants' rights, British home secretary Theresa May is set to announce on Monday curbs that include the end of the right to avoid deportation on the basis of maintaining "family life", and raises the minimum salary of a person wishing to bring a

Date: 7 Jun 2012

NEW DELHI, June 5 (INP) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will encourage India to take a more active role in Afghanistan as international forces draw down after a decade of war, US officials said on Tuesday as the Pentagon chief arrived in New Delhi for two days of talks.

Date: 5 Jun 2012

LONDON, June 4 (INP): Eight of the world's nuclear powers together possessed nearly 19,000 atomic weapons with India and Pakistan expanding their capacities to produce fissile material for military purposes, a prominent Swedish think tank claimed Monday.

Date: 5 Jun 2012

WASHINGTON: June 05 (INP): Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi was the target of a US drone strike that killed 15 people in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Date: 4 Jun 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – In the history of OIC since 1969 the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon visited the Jeddah based headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday, June 3, 2012, the first official visit by a UN secretary general. in the history of the OIC.

Date: 22 May 2012

CHICAGO, May 22 (INP): A senior US general has warned that Nato forces would face combat with the Taliban until the very last day of the alliance mission in Afghanistan.

The downbeat assessments of Afghanistan and its prospects emerged even as Nato leaders met at a summit in Chicago and outlined plans to withdraw their forces by the end of 2014.

Date: 21 May 2012

WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): US President Barack Obama is at loggerheads with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, refusing to meet him apparently over blockage of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan, an issue which continues to strain ties between two nations, American media reports said today.

Date: 21 May 2012

* NATO seeks to dispel fears of rush for the exits

* France's Hollande sticks to early withdrawal plan

By David Brunnstrom and Missy Ryan

CHICAGO (Reuters) - NATO leaders will endorse plans, to hand over combat command in Afghanistan by mid-2013, on Monday

Date: 21 May 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The 5th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers concluded in Jeddah/Saudi Arabia on Monday with the adoption of the Islamic Declaration on Sustainable Development. The Conference which was held from 17-18 May 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan, under the High Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Karim Massimov,

Date: 19 May 2012

TEHRAN, May 19 (Agencies): Iran on Saturday said sanctions over its disputed nuclear program should be lifted in talks with world powers next week in Baghdad, but maintained the punitive measures would not compel it to abandon its atomic “rights.”

Date: 15 May 2012

Sajjad Shaukat

Although in the past few years, the United States has been following an elusive policy towards Pakistan, yet it has intensified after May 2, last year when US killed Osama Bin Laden in a covert operation. In these terms, clear-cut paradoxes could be noted in the statements of American high officials.

Date: 14 May 2012

By Bill van Auken


One day after publicly announcing that the CIA had foiled an Al Qaeda plot to bomb a commercial airliner, US officials revealed Tuesday that the would-be bomber was in fact an informant working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence.

Date: 14 May 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The United Nations has asked the Islamic nations via OIC "to take long-standing principles of providing asylum and enshrine them in their national laws".

Date: 14 May 2012

By Abid Mustafa

“We are not at war with Islam”—President Obama

It was only last month that Pentagon officials repeatedly implored Pastor Terry Jones not to burn copies of the Quran fearing that Jones’s inflammatory action could arouse Muslim sentiments and endanger the lives of US soldiers serving in

Date: 12 May 2012

WASHINGTON, May 12 (INP): Alleging that Pakistan has for decades leveraged radical terrorist groups to carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan, a U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that proposes to deduct $50 million from the U.S. aid to Islamabad every time an American is killed “as a result of actions of ISI.”

Date: 12 May 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – An OIC 2-day international ministerial conference on refugees in the Muslim world underlined Saturday the need to muster political resolve to re-doubling worldwide efforts for activation of voluntary repatriation of refugees.

Date: 10 May 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, expressed his congratulations to Egypt for its successful leadership and stewardship as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Date: 2 May 2012

WASHINGTON, May 2 (Agencies): US President Barack Obama today said the planned security transition in Afghanistan will not happen overnight and America will make sure that the "hard-fought gains" are "preserved".

Date: 1 May 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The Secretary General of the OIC Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, on Tuesday received in his Jeddah/Saudi Arabia office Mr. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, the Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and his accompanying delegation,

Date: 29 Apr 2012

WASHINGTON(INP): The U.S. military has deployed several F-22s, the nation's most advanced fighter jets, to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran.

The Air Force strongly denied that this deployment is meant as a show of force against Iran or that it is in some way related to a potential strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Date: 28 Apr 2012

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Making its role effective in securing Syrian domestic peace the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a Norwegian serving general as head of UN Supervision Mission (UNSM), says a UN report.

Date: 27 Apr 2012

ABOARD US MILITARY PLANE: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday there is "no silver bullet" to completely destroy Al-Qaeda but argued that killing Osama bin Laden helped set the network back.

Panetta spoke to reporters aboard a military plane on his way from Latin America, where he visited Colombia, Brazil and Chile to bolster bilateral military cooperation and regional security ties.

Date: 26 Apr 2012

By Zaheerul Hassan

On 27 April 2012, Osama’s chapter closed when his family comprising of three wives and five children under escort of heavy contingent of police officers, first dispatched to Islamabad airport and from there further flown to Saudi Arabia in a chartered aircraft provided by Saudi Government.

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