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  1. Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases

    Pakistan’s efforts to contain polio in areas bordering Afghanistan may have received a setback following the conviction of a doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccine programme to locate Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

  2. U.S.-Pakistan Talks on NATO Supply Lines Stopped

    Six weeks of talks between Pakistan and the United States have been halted, a Defence Department official stated here on Monday.

  3. Drones Fire Both Ways

    The drone attack that killed Abu Yahya al-Libbi, al-Qaeda’s second-in- command, was the eighth such attack in two weeks. Pakistan has expressed 'serious concern' over what it calls violation of its sovereignty through such attacks. U.S. defence secretary Leon Panetta was quoted as replying, 'This is about our sovereignty as well.'

  4. Taliban Setting Up Human Shields

    Thousands of civilians reaching Peshawar following military action in Khyber Agency say the Taliban have been preventing refugees from leaving. The refugees say local residents are being used as human shields.

  5. Doctor’s Tale Injects New Trouble

    The sentencing of the Pakistani doctor believed to have provided the U.S. with vital DNA evidence that led to the tracing and killing of Osama bin Laden has set off new conflicts within Pakistan. The Taliban are now out to get him beyond what the law can.

  6. U.S. Urged to Follow Own Human Rights Reporting

    The U.S. State Department on Thursday released the government's annual compendium of country-by-country human rights reports, but ran into criticism from rights groups for holding double standards.

  7. The Globalisation of U.S. Special Operations Forces

    It was recently reported that U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) commander Adm. Bill McRaven and Deputy Director of Operations Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland want to establish a worldwide network linking special operations forces (SOF) of allied and partner nations to combat terrorism.

  8. Vaccination — Pakistan’s Missing Shots

    The deaths of 20 children, in an outbreak of measles in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Agency (FATA), are raising concerns over the state of immunisation in the conflict-ridden areas along the Afghanistan border.

  9. Al-Qaeda Claims Deadly Yemen Suicide Blast

    Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the centre of the Yemeni capital that has left nearly 100 people dead.

  10. Taliban Seek Support ‘in Rushdie’s Name’

    Taliban members have resorted to invoking fictitious links of academics with writer Salman Rushdie in a bid to boost their popularity.

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