This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Internal emails among senior U.S. military officials reveal that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-c0b5e888af030afc5f1202260ae4ecfe
A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed blasphemy charges against Rimsha Masih, a Christian teenager whose case prompted international outrage.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-21a83e3f83edc770c8e94bf0da9eb67e
Indian interests in Afghanistan
! India aspires to use Afghanistan as a gateway to Central Asia to have an access to such huge mineral reservoirs. The peace initiatives with Pakistan are also a part of this larger strategic plan which India is pursuing for its larger goals in the region.
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Turkmenistan pushes ambitious trans-Afghan pipeline
The TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) natural gas pipeline, which is backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is regarded with suspicion as a wildly ambitious pipedream by some analysts. — File Photo. ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan is ...
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Afghanistan's president praised Pakistan on Tuesday for releasing a group of Taliban prisoners, a move he hopes will kick start peace talks with the militant group, the president's office said.
21, 2012. . An activist of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party holds a portrait of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab with a noose around his neck during celebrations of his execution, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-cf0b959ad69943db39cc831b0c94121c
A Pakistani mother holds her injured child at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, Nov.
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A suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession near Pakistan's capital, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect, officials said Thursday.
A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite Muslim procession in Pakistan Wednesday, killing 16 people in the most deadly incident on a day of violence that left at least 28 dead on the eve of a major international summit.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-b973ccb3edc27b66a65f3fdba2ba5b99
Internal e-mails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and that traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-721b44facb02c424204b5b87258ea144
The attack came hours after two bomb blasts killed at least three people near a gathering of Shias in Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi.
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has warned of more terror attacks across the country in the coming days, adding that a third party was involved in the violent activities in Karachi and other cities during Muharram.
Pakistani officials say a bomb blast targeting an army vehicle has killed three soldiers and two civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta.
India had informed in advance Pakistan and the family members of Ajmal Kasab about the decision to hang the 2008 Mumbai attack terrorist but Islamabad refused to acknowledge the letter, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-8675bceb29828d414bca9d86636e5253
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday said that presence of member states of D-8 in Islamabad is a testimony that all the members stand by their word and the summit will lead to increased prosperity for the people of member countries.
The shooting took place in the Jamrud area of Khyber, one of seven districts in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt where Taliban and Islamist militants are active.
Rimsha Masih, a Christian girl, was acquitted of blasphemy charges Tuesday. After her arrest in August, mobs forced hundreds of other Christians from her Islamabad neighborhood.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-e12485a714d0c92fbf3eadc89e564fb0
Students demand the reopening of the Farooqi Girls High School in Lahore, Pakistan, in early November.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-26412814c88717693d639a96dddf1857
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A new British-based Islamist group plans to meet in Islamabad to issue a religious decree against a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, accusing her of supporting "occupying" U.S. forces.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-74136c8595a9059664f137aae50a97da
As the Barack Obama administration braces up for its second term in office, a noted American expert has said it is time for the US to scale back its relationship with Pakistan, although Washington needs to have a long-term tie with Islamabad.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-8675bceb29828d414bca9d86636e5253
India dependent on Pakistan for Central Asia trade : Ashraf
He said Pakistan had a crucial role in India's efforts to acquire energy from Central Asia and peace and stability were essential for the socio-economic development of the region. "It is a matter of satisfaction that both India and Pakistan are moving ...
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Pakistan converting all threats to opportunities: PMPakistan Daily Times
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Pak-Indi! a urged to benefit from Gilgit-Baltistan in connecting South and ...
Pakistan and India urged to benefit from Gilgit-Baltistan in connecting South and Central Asia London (PR) The UK based think tank The Henry Jackson Society, in collaboration with the Washington based Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies, held an ...
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OPINION: Russia warming up to Pakistan
Putin in fact has been pushing hard for setting up a "energy club" within the SCO comprising Russia, Iran and the central Asia republics as the producers and China, India and Pakistan as the big consumers. A powerf! ul club such as that can well ...
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Indian ambitions in Afghanistan and beyond
Although India's borders are not contiguous to Afghanistan, it has always vied to maintain friendly ties with Afghanistan and to keep Pak-Afghan relations frosty. To India, ties with Kabul mean new trade routes, access to Central Asia's vast energy ...
Obama urged to visit Wagha and TorkhamThe Nation
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India, Pakistan spar over 26/11 after Ajmal Kasab's execution, burial
"Indian Deputy High Commissioner had met his counterpart in the Pakistan Foreign Office DG (South Asia) on November 20 to hand over a communication with a copy of the letter from the authorities in the State of Maharashtra addressed to the next of kin ...
Kasab hanged, Pak still in denial over Hafiz Saeed's roleMoneycontrol.com
Central & South ! Asia India hangs lone surviving Mumbai attackerAljazeera.com
Mumbai Terrorist Executed, Retaliation FearedThe Epoch Times
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Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project not a good idea: Munter
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"We support a second silk route linking Central Asian states with the subcontinent, he said, adding that Pakistan should focus on regional partnership based on bilateral ties, he said. "We support tripartite negotiations between Afgha! nistan, US and ...
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The Pak-Russia! n relations
With India enthusiastically embracing US strategic interests in the Central Asian Region, a window of opportunity has opened up for giving a fillip to Pak-Russian relations that till now have been chafing under the burden of the long gone Cold War.
Putin's snub to IndiaThe News International
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At least 18 people were killed and five injured after attackers opened fire on a passenger van in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province Friday, a senior administration official said.
Pakistan is set to allow the use of land transportation to import agricultural goods from India - a move that would likely boost trade in food between the two countries and is vehemently opposed by farmers' lobbies in Pakistan.
Election fever is set to grip Pakistan in the coming days following recent statements by some ministers and leaders of the country's ruling party hinting that parliamentary elections could be held months ahead of the original schedule.
Current govt should approve scheme: FBR * Says caretaker government might take this initiative for documentation of economy as the country has no other options By Sajid Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has proposed that 'Tax Registration and Enforcement... Govt takes steps to ensure smooth supply of LPG, LNG By Ijaz Kakakhel ... (more)
At least 17 people including five women and three children were killed and several others injured when a fuel station was attacked by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's southwest town of Khuzdar on Friday afternoon, Xinhua reported according to local media.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-2c1535b955a4e6e764f18d6415e5ba30
A mob attacked a girls' school in the city of Lahore , Pakistan , Wednesday, demanding that teachers hand over the principal and a teacher , after rumors emerged that the teacher had insulted the prophet Muhammad.
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A Great Game Of Spear And Shield
South Asia contains one of America's most important long-term partners in sustaining a global order safe for the interests and values of free societies, India, as well as a fragile, nuclear-armed state in Pakistan whose weakening and radicalisation ...
See Saw in US Pakistani relationsRupee News
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Someone with that bounty on his head would normally have to be in hiding. Not Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the leader of Pakistan's Jamaat-ud-Dawa , considered a terrorist organization by the United States.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-bafc9cf5d4fa303df6e12bbcff3c069d
A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle in Pakistan's northwestern Buner District on Saturday, killing the head of a local peace committee and three of his guards, police said.
Unidentified gunmen today attacked prominent rights activist Marvi Sirmed, who has received threats from extremist groups several times in the past, in the Pakistani capital though she escaped unharmed.
Couple arrested over 'honour killing' after 15-year-old is reportedly doused with acid for talking to boy outside family home A 10-year-old acid attack victim from Multan, central Pakistan.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-aecee39d4be310fa39dc81bae5958acd
PanARMENIAN.Net - Gunmen attacked a bus in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday, Nov 2, killing at least 18 people including a woman and a child, police said, according to Reuters.
Masked gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding many others.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-5ad4bc893dd7d9c84c606a316fd26fbd
Cabdriver Harum Prince joined a nearly mile-long line for gasoline early Friday in Manhattan after already spending three hours in a similar queue in the Bronx - only to have the station run out of gas.
After causing wide spread damage along the Atlantic Coast in United States, Super storm sandy is being labelled as the costliest storm ever.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-28c9ad8048ee56931593c0079d130aa9
At the only morgue in Pakistan 's largest city lie the blackened remains of 32 people killed in one of the worst industrial accidents in the country's history, wrapped in white plastic body bags waiting for DNA tests to determine who they are.
The New York Daily News got both its Manhattan main office and its backup location - its printing plant in Jersey City - knocked out of commission by Hurricane Sandy.
A mother and father in Pakistan-administered Kashmir killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man, police said Thursday.
While Nat Geo may not seem like the logical home for Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden , this gripping film would be worth watching if it were on HGTV.http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-ed88c37e63dbc021f88c98ba7f68d719
A day after Pakistan's cabinet approved a liberalised visa agreement with India, India Thursday said it will activate diplomatic channels with Islamabad to implement the arrangement at the earliest.
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Sunday Dialogue: Pakistan-Afghan Options
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The possibility of victory was in fact precluded when both the Bush and Obama administrations made it dependent on the support of Pakistan, which, as you put it so well, "supports jihad in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Indian cities" — and has been doing ...
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Sukhbir Si! ngh Badal backs trading with Pakistan for North India's growth
"Punjab is waiting for the day when it would be allowed to export its agriculture produce, including wheat and paddy directly to Pakistan, Central Asia and Iran through road route," Badal said, addressing the 'Invest North' convention here. "Once given ...
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India's 'Connect Central Asia' Policy
Foreign Policy Journal
Pakistan is averse to opening up overland transit for Indian freight. The North South Transport Corridor (NSTC), which India has reactivated, bypasses India's dependence on Pakistan to link up with Central Asia. The Iranian port of Chahbahar will serve ...
Russia, China, Iran close ranks in TajikistanPravda
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US Silk Road plans spin fragile thread
Asia Times Online
Political differences between downstream Uzbekistan and upstream Tajikistan underscore this challenge in Central Asia. Similarly for Pakistan and India in South Asia. The US's perceived partners and rivals may also consider the NSRS in "zero sum" terms! ...
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Kashmir: Führer inspires Indian army general
Canadian National Newspaper
The little corridor access from Kashmir State to Central Asia is already sealed and the security provided by Pakistan-China joint effort is a huge worrying factor for India. Hence NATO Alliance pressure on Pakistan is exploited by India as a bargain ...
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All Central Asian roads lead to Muscovy
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Coincidentally, in June 2012 Afghanistan was also granted Observer State status at the SCO. Hence, the strategic significance of the Russian new found engagement Pakistan is not lost on all countries in Central Asia and South Asia, particularly India ! ...
Indo-Pak Bilate! ral Series in December, 2012: 3 ODI and 2 T-20 Matches to be ...
Central government of India has approved the Pakistan cricket team's tour of India. ... Though Pakistan and India played in World cup and Asia cup tourneys, this is the first time that a bilateral series is being played between the two teams after 2007 ...
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