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On Obama, Pakistan refrains from global embrace

In Pakistan, President Obama is about as popular as President George W. Bush was before he left office, a new Pew poll shows.

British PM warns Pakistan about 'promoting terror'

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday warned Pakistan against promoting the export of terror, saying the international community will not tolerate it.

Kerry: Don't 'overhype' leaked documents

A senior Democratic senator on Tuesday played down the significance of information contained in leaked documents that reveal collaboration between Pakistan's intelligence agency and militants fighting in Afghanistan.

Hammer Taliban first, says ex-envoy

The U.S.-led coalition force in Afghanistan first must escalate its counterinsurgency operations and only then begin reconciliation efforts with leaders of the militancy, veterans of the Iraq campaign told members of Congress on Tuesday.

Intelligence leak: ISI aiding Taliban in Afghanistan

Pakistan is allegedly allowing representatives of the Inter Services Intelligence agency to meet directly with the Taliban in “secret strategy sessions” to organise militants fighting US troops in Afghanistan as well as plot the assassination of Afghan leaders, according to leaked US military field reports.

Leaks raise U.S. policy doubts

The disclosure of classified military documents revealing close ties between Pakistan's intelligence service and militants fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan has prompted calls on Capitol Hill to rethink U.S. policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan.

U.S. urges Pakistan to follow lead in terror sanctions

The U.S. wants Pakistan to implement international sanctions against three key terrorist financiers who have raised money for the Taliban and its Pakistan-based affiliate, the Haqqani Network.

US slaps curbs on Haqqani Network

The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on three key leaders and financiers of the Taliban and its affiliated group, the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network.

Report: China used 'disproportionate force' to quell protest

Chinese security forces used "disproportionate force" and acted with "deliberate brutality" in crushing an anti-government protest in Tibet in 2008, according to an international human rights group.

U.S. sanctions 3 leaders, financiers linked to Taliban

The Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions against three key leaders and financiers of the Taliban and its affiliated group, the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network.

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Senators to meet Cameron to discuss Libyan's release

U.S. senators from New Jersey and New York will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington Tuesday evening to discuss the circumstances surrounding the release of the Libyan terrorist convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot

A federal court has found North Korea guilty of aiding terrorists and has fined Pyongyang $300 million in connection with a 1972 terrorist attack in Israel.

Shahzad vows to avenge 'martyred' terrorists

The Arabic-language Al Arabiya TV channel on Wednesday broadcast excerpts of a video in which the man who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square says he plans to take revenge on behalf of "martyred" terrorists.

Iranian scientist Amiri a man of mystery

Is he a fickle defector or an unhidden hostage?

Whichever is true of Shahram Amiri, one thing is certain: He is an international man of mystery.

Americans joining terrorist groups in Somalia

A number of Americans have traveled to Somalia to join up with al Shabab as well as al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. administration official.

Sudan leader charged with three counts of genocide

The International Criminal Court on Monday issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir, this time charging him with three counts of genocide in Sudan's western province of Darfur.

Washington Diary

India and Pakistan plan to resume a peace process this week that was derailed when terrorists attacked Mumbai in 2008.

U.N. rebukes North Korea for ship attack

The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned the March 26 sinking of a South Korean naval ship that resulted in the deaths of 46 sailors.

China renews Google's license

China has renewed Google's license, ending months of speculation that the Internet-search giant would be shut out of the world's biggest market of online users.

Afghans say official corruption helps Taliban

The Afghan government's failure to tackle rampant corruption is widely seen as providing impetus to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, according to a new report.

New jihadist mag hopes to bomb

Call it the new journalism … for a niche market.

Should your interests veer toward articles like "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom" written by authors such as "The AQ Chef" and "Terrorist," there's a new magazine for you.

U.S. military aid to India could irk Pakistan

A U.S. commitment to provide India with top-of-the-line technology as India modernizes its armed forces and builds its own defense industry is likely to cause unease in Pakistan, which also wants U.S. equipment to prosecute its war against terrorists.

Washington Diary

Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes on a trip to Washington last week noted with gratitude India’s contribution to his country.

Pentagon official favors high-tech aid to India

A top Defense Department official says the U.S. is committed to providing India with top-of-the-line technology as India modernizes its armed forces and builds its own defense industry.

U.N. official: Taliban knows they can't win war

The U.N.'s top official in Afghanistan says the Taliban are interested in a political solution because they know they cannot win the war against the U.S.-led coalition or the hearts of Afghans.

US uneasy about Pak’s Kabul moves

Efforts by Pakistan to install its proxies in a future government in Kabul are being viewed with skepticism and unease in Washington.