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January 2009 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan says 9 members of suicide bombers' network arrested IRNA 30 Jan 2009 -- Police in Pakistan say they have arrested 9 members of a network of the suicide bombers.
- Pakistan heading towards political crises IRNA 30 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan is seeing heading towards political crises as the major opposition party is asking the people to come to the streets.
- Analysts Say Mumbai Attacks Show Rise of Strategic Terrorism VOA 29 Jan 2009 -- US terrorism experts: Terror attacks in Mumbai, India example of a rising culture of terrorism.
- Pakistan Arrests 9 Terrorism Suspects VOA 29 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani police say they have arrested a gang of militants linked to al-Qaida and wanted in connection with a series of deadly bombings.
- Pakistani Army Chief Vows to Reclaim Swat from Militants VOA 28 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan's army chief has vowed to restore government authority to the militancy-hit Swat valley.
- Pakistan says no agreement on U.S drone attacks IRNA 28 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan: There is no agreement with the United States on drone attacks on the country's tribal regions.
- Pakistan Denies US Missile Agreement VOA 28 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry denying it has an understanding with the US for covert missile strikes against suspected terrorists.
- Pakistan says U.S drone attacks violation of country's sovereignty IRNA 28 Jan 2009 -- Attacks by American drones on the Pakistan's tribal regions are violation of the country's sovereignty.
- Religious leaders condemn assassination of Shia leader IRNA 28 Jan 2009 -- The Pakistani religious leaders condemned the assassination of Shia leader Hussain Ali Yousafi in Quetta.
- U.S drone attacks restrict movement of Pakistani Taliban leaders IRNA 27 Jan 2009 -- US drone attacks on Pakistan have restricted the movement and public appearance of local Taliban leaders in Waziristan.
- U.S carries out 33 missile strikes on Pakistan: Senate told IRNA 27 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani parliament was informed that the United States has carried out 33 missile strikes since the new government took over.
- Pakistani PM rejects Taliban courts IRNA 27 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani PM Gilani rejected Taliban courts and said they will not be allowed to run a parallel judicial system.
- U.S. Missiles 'Don't Help' Pakistan's War Against Militants RFE/RL 25 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has sharply criticized U.S. missile strikes on suspected terrorists in his country's tribal region.
- Pakistan arrests two high value targets IRNA 24 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan has arrested two high value targets in a tribal region near the northwestern city of Peshawar, the country's interior chief said Friday
- US missile strikes kill 15 in North, South Waziristan: officials IRNA 24 Jan 2009 -- At least seven people were killed, most of them foreigners, in a suspected US missile strike in Waziristan, bringing to 15 the number of killed in such attacks on Friday, officials said
- No change in US missile strike policy in Pakistan IRNA 24 Jan 2009 -- No change is seen in the President Obama's administration to stop missile strike in Pakistan as a suspected US missile strike killed at least six people and wounded several others in a North Wazristan tribal region on Friday
- Afghan, Pakistani Officials Welcome Broader Strategy From US Regional Envoy VOA 23 Jan 2009 -- Appointment of Richard Holbrooke has drawn praise from local officials and analysts.
- Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 9 in Pakistan VOA 23 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani intelligence officials: Suspected US missile strike has killed at least nine people in a northwestern village near the Afghan border.
- U.S. 'Super Envoy' Appointment Sends Strong Signal To Afghanistan, Pakistan RFE/RL 23 Jan 2009 -- Veteran U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke sees his new assignment as "daunting."
- Obama to Close Guantanamo, Selects Envoys for Mideast and South Asia VOA 23 Jan 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Pakistan Arrests Alleged Militant Linked to London Attacks VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Senior Pakistani security official: Security forces arrested a suspected militant believed to have been involved with the London terrorist.
- Pakistani security forces kill 60 in tribal region IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan security forces, backed by fighter planes and gunship helicopters, killed about 60 militants in a tribal region.
- U.S. commander Petraeus discusses security with Pakistan president IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- General David Petraeus called on President Zardari and discussed with him the regional security matters.
- British official concedes US drone attacks affects Pakistan IRNA 20 Jan 2009 -- British Defence Secretary Hutton conceded that the continuing US drone attacks in Pakistan having serious negative fallout.
- Pakistan seeks inquiry report on Mumbai attacks in 10 days IRNA 17 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan has asked officials investigating the attacks on the Indian commercial center Mumbai to submit its preliminary report in 10 days, the country's interior ministry chief said Saturday.
- Pakistan formally informs India of actions regarding Mumbai attacks IRNA 17 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan Friday formally informed India of actions it has taken relating to the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the Foreign Ministry said
- China delivers eight jet trainers to Pakistan IRNA 17 Jan 2009 -- China on Friday delivered eight jet trainers to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in a ceremony at a base, the PAF said
- Pakistani PM rules out war with India IRNA 16 Jan 2009 -- PM Gilani: Pakistan and India are nuclear powers and there is no possibility of war between the two neighbourly countries.
- CIA Director says Al-Qaida Hampered in Pakistan's Tribal Regions VOA 16 Jan 2009 -- Outgoing director of the US Central Intelligence Agency: agency has hampered al-Qaida's free reign in regions of Pakistan.
- India continues to insist on extradition of Pakistani terrorists RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2009 -- India will not retract its demand that Pakistan hand over people suspected of involvement in a bloody terrorist attack in Mumbai.
- Pakistan arrests more than 100 suspected in terrorist act RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani authorities have arrested 124 activists from radical organizations suspected of involvement in attack in Mumbai.
- Pakistan Describes Efforts Against Group Accused in Mumbai Attacks VOA 15 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani officials are continuing to defend their efforts to crack down on the militant network blamed for attacks in Mumbai.
- Pakistan Seeks to Quell Nuke Security Fears VOA 13 Jan 2009 -- When Barack Obama becomes president next week, the thorny matter of Pakistan is expected to be high on his foreign policy agenda.
- British Foreign Secretary: Mumbai Terror Attack Linked to Pakistanis VOA 13 Jan 2009 -- British foreign secretary: Terror attacks in Mumbai were not directed by the Pakistani state, but urged Islamabad to act.
- Analyst: Defeating Extremism In Pakistan Requires Regional Strategy RFE/RL 11 Jan 2009 -- BIn a speech in Washington on January 8, General David Petraeus, the head of the U.S. Central Command, said any progress in Afghanistan will be incomplete without a strategy that includes assisting Pakistan. Shuja Nawaz, a Pakistan-born political analyst and author of the book "Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within," agrees
- 2 Top Al-Qaida Terrorists Killed in Pakistan VOA 09 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani officials say the head of al-Qaida's operations in Pakistan and his top aide were killed in a US missile strike on New Year's Day.
- Pakistani General Says Country Is Terrorist Safe Haven RFE/RL 09 Jan 2009 -- An Afghan police commander says Pakistani General Hedayat Urrahman admitted terrorists safe havens in Pakistan.
- Pakistani PM : Indian accusations unhelpful to Mumbai investigations IRNA 08 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani PM Gilani: Accusations from Indian counterpart not helpful for investigation of Mumbai attacks.
- Pakistan says Mumbai attacks material being examined IRNA 08 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the information material received from India is being seriously examined.
- Islamabad confirms Mumbai attacker was Pak national IRNA 08 Jan 2009 -- Foreign Ministry has confirmed Ajmal Kasab, Amir Iman, the attacker captured during the Mumbai attack, is a Pakistani national.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan to sign bilateral cooperation agreement IRNA 07 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan and Afghanistan will sign a Joint Declaration during visit to Kabul by Pakistan President Zardari.
- Pakistan Fires Security Advisor After Mumbai Attacker's Nationality Disclosed VOA 07 Jan 2009 -- The Pakistani prime minister's office says National Security Advisor Mahmood Durrani has been fired.
- Afghan, Pakistan Pledge New Antiterror Ties RFE/RL 07 Jan 2009 -- In an unprecedented show of solidarity, the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have pledged joint efforts in combating terrorism, which they declared a menace to regional peace and stability.
- Worries In Pakistan That Taliban Imposing 'Parallel' Government RFE/RL 06 Jan 2009 -- In Pakistan's Afghan border regions, the month of January began with the imposition of harsh new directives.
- Pakistan emphatically rejects Indian accusations IRNA 06 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan asked India to stop the 'blame game' after Indian PM Singh accused 'some official agencies' of involvement in the Mumbai attacks.
- India Accuses Official Agencies in Pakistan of Supporting Mumbai Terror Attacks VOA 06 Jan 2009 -- India has accused official agencies in Pakistan of backing the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai in November.
- Pakistan receives 'some information' on Mumbai attacks IRNA 05 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan Foreign Ministry confirmed that it has received 'some information' from the Indian government about Mumbai attacks.
- Pakistan Reviews Indian File on Mumbai Attacks VOA 05 Jan 2009 -- India says it has handed over evidence linking Islamic militants based in Pakistan to the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai.
- 3 alleged US spies killed in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 05 Jan 2009 -- Suspected militants have killed 3 men accused of spying for the US in Pakistan's region of North Waziristan, local tribesmen.
- Seven People Killed in Kashmir Violence VOA 04 Jan 2009 -- Fighting between suspected Muslim militants and Indian troops in a forest area of Indian administered Kashmir has entered its fourth day on Sunday.
- Officials: Pakistan Arrests Top Taliban Figure VOA 03 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani security officials say they have arrested a former senior Taliban figure who was released by Afghanistan in 2007 in exchange for a kidnapped Italian journalist.
- Pakistani Forces Making ?Good Progress’ in Khyber Pass Offensive AFPS 02 Jan 2009 -- The Pakistani military is making good progress against militants who have threatened a major supply route running from Pakistan into Afghanistan, U.S. officials said here today.
- Pakistan, India Swap Lists of Nuclear Facilities VOA 01 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it has swapped a list of nuclear facilities with India, as part of an agreement prohibiting attacks on such installations.
- Pakistan: Khyber Pass to Re-open Soon VOA 01 Jan 2009 -- Pakistani officials say they soon will reopen a main supply route for U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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