Rankling White House officials, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh released a controversial story Sunday claiming that the Obama administration collaborated with Pakistani officials to kill Osama bin Laden four years ago. In a piece at the London Review of Books, Hersh claims President Barack Obama and his administration lied about circumstances surrounding the 2011 killing of […]
A Pakistani man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with older boys in the neighborhood. Arif Mubashir, 40, shot the teen-aged girls after his son told him that they were dating boys who attend a nearby college in Faisalabad. Mushabir unregrettably admitted to police that he […]
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – A top al-Qaida commander and possible replacement for Osama bin Laden was killed in an American drone-fired missile strike close to the Afghan border, a fax from the militant group he heads and a Pakistani intelligence official said Saturday. Ilyas Kashmiri’s apparent death is another blow to al-Qaida just over […]
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates told reporters Wednesday that though he believes “somebody” in Pakistan knew of Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts, there is no substantial proof that senior members of the country’s government were aware. Political pundits and critics have questioned whether the country’s senior leadership knew and did not disclose of Bin Laden […]
WASHINGTON — United States Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stated that there was no evidence that anyone in the upper echelons of Pakistan’s leadership knew that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in their country. The New York Times reports: “I have seen no evidence at all that the senior leadership knew,” Mr. Gates said. “In […]
SHABQADAR, Pakistan – A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday, killing 80 people in an especially deadly strike that the Pakistani Taliban claimed it carried out to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. The blasts in the northwest were a reminder of the savagery of […]
ISLAMABAD — Suspicion rose Monday that Pakistan’s intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – the second outing of an American covert operative here in six months.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday that Osama bin Laden’s death in an American raid was “indeed justice done” and insisted the relationship with the U.S. was still strong. But he warned Washington that future unilateral strikes could be met with “full force.” Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani also expressed confidence in Pakistan’s military […]
WASHINGTON – Pakistan’s Washington lobbyists have launched an intense campaign on Capitol Hill to counter accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving refuge to Osama bin Laden. Alarmed by lawmakers’ demands to cut off billions of dollars of U.S. aid after bin Laden was found living in a Pakistani safe house for six years, President […]
WASHINGTON– United States lawmakers are now questioning whether the Pakistani military knew that Osama Bin Laden was living amongst them. If Pakistan knew of his whereabouts, many predict that U.S. relations with Pakistan will ultimately become worse.
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