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  • US delivered justice to bin Laden: Obama January 6, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday said that the US has delivered justice to al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and put his terror group on the path of defeat. "We've decimated al-Qaeda's leadership, delivered justice to Osama bin Laden, and put that terrorist network on the path to defeat," Obama said...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report January 4, 2012

    London: Pakistan's embattled former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, fears he will be murdered if he leaves his sanctuary in the official residence of the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report on Wednesday said. Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the allegations against...
  • Whatever It Takes: the big stories of 2011 December 31, 2011

    On this special episode we look back at all the big stories of the year 2011. ...
  • Memogate: Pakistan panel to summon ISI Chief December 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel investigating the Memogate scandal on Friday decided to summon former envoy Husain Haqqani, businessman Mansoor Ijaz and ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha to appear before it next month. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been asked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
  • 'Musharraf knew about Osama's presence in Pak' December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former chief of Pakistani Army Gen Ziauddin Butt has told Dawn News that Osama bin Laden was kept in an Intelligence Bureau (IB) safe house in Abbotabad and former president General Pervez Musharraf knew about it. Butt also said that Osama was kept there under instructions from then director...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, slams Pakistan army December 23, 2011

    Gilani also slammed the army for not detecting Osama Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, asking who issued him the visa to stay. ...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, hits out at army December 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday in an unprecedented tongue-lashing against the powerful military said it is "unacceptable" if the army "considers itself a State within State" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his government. Prime Minister Gilani also strongly criticised the army for failing...
  • No more Abbottabad-like incidents: Gilani to US December 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabad-like 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...
  • US must guarantee Pakistan's sovereignty: Gilani December 21, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the US must guarantee Pakistan's sovereignty and ensure that there is no unilateral action like the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under the new terms of engagement that will define bilateral relations in future. Gilani made the remarks while addressing a...
  • Pak: Zardari says he will continue as President December 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ailing President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday scotched speculation that he could be ousted under a constitutional provision that provides for the removal of a president on the ground of "physical or mental incapacity". Talking to a senior Pakistani journalist who had written a column on the same issue...
  • Memogate conspiracy against Pak Govt: Gilani December 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said there was "no truth" in the alleged secret memo sent to the US military to help prevent a possible takeover by the Pakistan Army after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May. Addressing a meeting of parliamentarians of the ruling...
  • Barack Obama says he deserves to be re-elected December 13, 2011

    Washington: Strongly defending his record as US President during the nearly first three years of his tenure, Barack Obama has said he deserves to be re-elected as he has not only revived the nation's economy, but also secured the country. "Not only saving this country from a great depression, not only...
  • Gilani dismisses 'memogate' as non issue December 11, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has dismissed the "memogate" controversy as a non issue as Mansoor Ijaz, the writer of the document is not a Pakistani, and had no credibility. While taking to a private news channel, Gilani said Ijaz did not have any credibility and he had even...
  • Osama's widows expected to leave Pakistan soon December 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Three of Osama bin Laden's widows, who were captured following the US raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader, are soon expected to leave Pakistan after seven months in custody. According to a media report, the three women – two Saudis and one Yemeni – were picked up by Pakistani security...
  • Pakistan to make Osama inquiry report public December 9, 2011

    Islamabad: The inquiry report into the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in his Pakistani hideout will be made public. Following the killing of bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had formed a five-member inquiry commission under a...
  • Anna, Lokpal Bill top FB status updates in 2011 December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare created a movement not only in the country but on Facebook also, as people discussed and debated the Jan Lokpal bill, making him the most talked about topic in 2011 on the social networking site. The Facebook Memology 2011, which captured the top ten Facebook...
  • Osama killing report in few weeks: Pak panel December 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The head of the Pakistani judicial commission investigating al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in the country and the covert US raid that killed him said on Thursday that the panel was close to completing its probe and would submit a "good report" to government in a "few weeks". "A...
  • Pakistani President Zardari in a stable condition December 8, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in a "stable" condition after undergoing tests for a heart condition in Dubai and he is expected to return to Pakistan once the results of his check-up are available in two to three days, a close aide to the Pakistani leader said on...
  • Zardari in stable condition; under observation December 7, 2011

    Islamabad/Dubai: Beleaguered Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been admitted to a Dubai hospital following heart complications, triggering intense speculation that he may step down in the face of army pressure over the 'memogate' scandal. 56-year-old Zardari was flown to the Emirates for "an emergency medical check up in a Pakistan...
  • Pak to repatriate widows, kids of Osama: Report December 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan will soon repatriate to Saudi Arabia two widows and several children of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who were captured after he was killed during a US military raid in the garrison town of Abbottabad. The decision to repatriate the women and children was made as Pakistani authorities had...
  • Pak: Ex-FIA chief refuses to probe 'Memogate' December 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Former Federal Investigation Agency chief Tariq Khosa, who had led Pakistan's investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Saturday refused to head a commission set up by the Supreme Court to probe the secret memorandum sent to the US military in May. In an order issued on December 1, the...
  • Memogate: Haqqani says no to leaving Pakistan December 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani on Thursday said he had no plans to leave the country while the 'memogate' scandal is being probed by the government, hours after the Supreme Court barred him from travelling abroad. "I resigned to pave the way for a transparent investigation and...
  • Pak commission on Osama summons Haqqani November 29, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani judicial commission investigating Osama bin Laden's presence in the country on Monday summoned former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to appear before it on December 14. Haqqani was asked to appear before the panel chaired by former Supreme Court judge Javed Iqbal. The commission will also record the...
  • NATO helicopters attack Pak checkpost, kill 8 November 26, 2011

    Yakkaghund (Pakistan): NATO helicopters from Afghanistan intruded into northwest Pakistan and attacked a military check post near the border on Saturday, killing eight troops and wounding four, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The attack comes as relations between the United States and Pakistan, its ally in the war on terror, are already...
  • Sherry Rehman named Pak's new envoy to US November 23, 2011

    Islamabad: In a surprise choice, Sherry Rehman, a senior politician who earned the wrath of militants for her opposition to Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, was on Wednesday named to the key post of the country's Ambassador to the United States. 50-year-old Rehman will succeed Husain Haqqani who was forced out of...
  • Memo controversy leaves Pakistan in tizzy November 21, 2011

    Haqqani denied any link with the memo in which Pakistan had asked for US aid to avert a possible coup following the Osama raid. ...
  • Pak: Haqqani ready to face inquiry, says wife November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: The wife of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, involved in a controversy over a secret memo sent to the Obama administration, on Monday defended her husband and said he was ready to face an inquiry into the matter. Farahnaz Ispahani, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari,...
  • Delivered Ijaz memo to Mullen: Former NSA James Jones November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: Former US National Security Advisor James Jones has said that he was the intermediary who delivered to former military chief Admiral Mike Mullen a secret memorandum that businessman Mansoor Ijaz purportedly drafted on behalf of the Pakistan government. Jones confirmed to the Pakistani media that he received the memo...
  • Haqqani ready to give his BlackBerry for probe November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani is willing to hand over his BlackBerry phone to help in the investigation over a secret memo to Washington that claims President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup, a media report said. Haqqani had met Zardari on Sunday and spoke to him...
  • Pak: PPP to decide Haqqani's fate today November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistan's ruling party Pakistan Peoples Party's core committee is expected to decide on the fate of Pakistan's envoy to the US Husain Haqqani on Monday. Haqqani met President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday to explain his role in what's been called 'Memo' gate. Haqqani is accused of sending...