Archive for December 2nd, 2011
WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted to tie strings to military aid to Pakistan and stem the spread of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles from Libya as they advanced a massive annual defense spending bill.
WASHINGTON: The West is striving to limit the fallout from a deadly Nato air raid on Pakistani border troops, but reports that Pakistani soldiers opened fire first on US and Afghan forces risked stoking new tensions.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, enraged by a Nato cross-border attack that killed 24 soldiers, could end support for the US-led war on militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister said, warning that “enough is enough.”
ISLAMABAD: Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani upped the ante in the standoff with the United States by telling his troops on Thursday that aggressors would not be able to evade a crushing retaliation in future.
WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday unanimously approved harsh new economic sanctions on Iran, dismissing warnings that they risked fracturing global unity on isolating Tehran over its alleged nuclear weapons program.
WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda is holding hostage a US aid worker kidnapped in August in Pakistan, the extremist group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a Thursday statement seen by US website monitors.