NATO Raid

  • US may apologise for Nov 26 NATO raid to Pak February 7, 2012

    Washington, The United States is considering to apologise to Pakistan for the November 26 incident that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO crossborder fire, a media report said on Tuesday. The report in the New York Times also said that Pentagon is sending a top general to Islamabad for talks...
  • No more Abbottabadlike incidents: Gilani to US December 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabadlike unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. The prime minister was referring to the May 2 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos who carried out the...
  • Pak talking again to USled coalition: NATO December 14, 2011

    Kabul: Voicing cautious optimism, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan said that he's seeing signs of a possible lifting of Pakistan's communications blackout imposed on the USled coalition after NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani forces last month. Marine Gen John Allen revealed for the first time that he spoke on...
  • Pak forces take control of Shamsi airbase December 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Saturday took control of a strategically important airbase in the country's southwest after US military personnel vacated the facility in line with a demand from the Pakistan government. Pakistan had asked the US to vacate Shamsi airbase in Balochistan province after a crossborder NATO attack...
  • 'Pakistan has right to selfdefence so does US' December 3, 2011

    Washington: As a sovereign nation Pakistan has the right to selfdefence, so does the US, the Pentagon has asserted amid reports from Islamabad that Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had issued direction that his commanders on the AfPak border can return fire without permission. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt John...
  • Obama won't apologise to Pak over NATO strike December 1, 2011

    New York: The White House has ruled out US President Barack Obama offering "formal condolences" to Pakistan over the killing of its 24 soldiers in a NATO strike, as suggested by his top diplomat in Islamabad in a desperate bid to salvage deteriorating ties, a media report said on Thursday. "The...
  • JuD vows to turn Pakistan into 'Taliban state' November 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Spewing venom, leaders of the JamaatudDawah, a banned group blamed for the Mumbai attacks, have vowed to convert Pakistan into a "Taliban state" and to train youths to wage jihad against the US and India. Addressing a protest meet outside the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday against the recent NATO...
  • NATO attack was blatant aggression: Pak army November 30, 2011

    Islamabad: A senior Pakistani army official has said a NATO crossborder air attack that killed 24 soldiers was a deliberate, blatant act of aggression, hardening Pakistan's stance on an incident which could hurt efforts to stabilise Afghanistan. In a briefing to editors carried in local newspapers on Wednesday, MajorGeneral Ishfaq Nadeem,...
  • US asks Pakistan to attend the Bonn conference November 30, 2011

    Washington: The White House has asked Pakistan to attend the crucial international meet on Afghanistan in Bonn early next month. Pakistan had on Tuesday announced not to participate in the conference in Bonn in Germany in protest against the killing of its 24 soldiers by NATO forces in a crossborder fire...
  • NATO attack: Pakistan writes to United Nations November 29, 2011

    United Nations: Pakistan has formally communicated to the United Nations its protest and condemnation of the NATO airstrike that killed its 24 soldiers and has strained ties between Washington and Islamabad. Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon has written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon informing him...
  • Kayani a stability factor for Pakistan: US November 29, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has received an unusual support from a leading Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who described him as 'a man of principal' and the stability factor. "The only thing that saves... that helps us is that General Kayani, who is in charge of that,...
  • US asks Pak to attend Bonn meet on Afghanistan November 29, 2011

    Washington: The US has asked Pakistan to attend the international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn early next month as it was reviewing its participation in protest against NATO attack on its border posts in which its 24 soldiers were killed. The State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, told reporters that Pakistan...
  • ISI support to Haqqani network angered US: McCain November 29, 2011

    Washington: Adopting a tough stance against Pakistan, a top Republican Senator has charged its intelligence agency with continuing to support the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups. "Pakistan's intelligence agency continues to support the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups that are killing US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, and the...