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Pakistan Names New Military Intelligence Chief

ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 – Pakistan has named a new head of its powerful military Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), two weeks after replacing the chief of army staff in a significant shift for the military that wields huge influence. Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar was appointed as director-general of the ISI, replacing Lt. Gen Rizwan Akhtar, who

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Pakistan Information Minister Removed Over Newspaper Leak That Angered Army

By Asad Hashim and Sheree Sardar ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 – Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been removed from office over a newspaper leak that sparked a rift between the army and the government earlier this month, the prime minister’s office said on Saturday. Two sources from the Information Ministry told Reuters that Rashid had

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Afghan Taliban Leader Likely Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Pakistan

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, May 22 – The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said. The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour,

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Pakistani Army Says Deadly University Attack Controlled from Afghanistan

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Jan 24 – The Pakistani army said on Saturday the four gunmen who attacked a university in northwest Pakistan were trained in Afghanistan and the assault was controlled by a Pakistani Taliban militant from a location inside Afghanistan. In a briefing to reporters from the city of Peshawar, military spokesman

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Forever Frenemies

The attack on Pathankot illustrates a fractious Indo-Pak relationship BY Aarti Betigeri In the imperilled world of India-Pakistan relations, things can change drastically very quickly, while ultimately staying the same. In the final week of 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop to Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the first

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