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July 2010 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan cancels intelligence experts visit to UK IRNA 31 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan has cancelled visit of its senior intelligence experts to Britain over remarks of British Prime Minister David Cameron who accused Islamabad of exporting terrorism around globe, reports said Friday.
- Pakistan angrily reacts to British, Afghan leaders' remarks IRNA 30 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan angrily reacted to remarks by Afghan President and British PM, who had alleged that Islamabad is exporting terrorism.
- Pakistani PM hits out at British counterpart IRNA 30 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani PM Gilan hit out at his British counterpart, David Cameron, who accused Islamabad of exporting terrorism to Afghanistan and the world.
- Poll: Majority of Pakistanis View US as Enemy VOA 30 Jul 2010 -- A new opinion poll indicates that roughly 6 in 10 Pakistanis view the US as an enemy.
- Karzai Questions Allies' Willingness to Act on Pakistani Terror Havens VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- Afghan President Karzai is questioning the willingness of Western allies to go after terrorist sanctuaries in neighboring Pakistan.
- Afghan Leader Condemns WikiLeaks RFE/RL 29 Jul 2010 -- Afghan President Karzai has condemned the release of information he said could endanger the lives of Afghan informants.
- Biden: Pakistani Support for Taliban 'In the Past' AFPS 29 Jul 2010 -- VP Biden acknowledged that some people in Pakistan's intelligence community had supported the Taliban, but he said that situation is changing.
- British PM Defends Remarks on Pakistan and Terrorism VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- British PM Cameron has wrapped up a three-day visit to India, calling for a stronger partnership with India.
- British PM Defends Pakistan Terror Remarks VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- British PM Cameron, on a trade-mission to India, is defending comments he made accusing Pakistan of promoting the "export of terror."
- Pakistan Furious About Cameron's Terrorism Allegations RFE/RL 29 Jul 2010 -- A diplomatic row has broken out between the United Kingdom and Pakistan after U.K. PM Cameron accused elements of Pakistan's security and intelligence services of promoting the export of terrorism.
- PAKISTAN: Timeline on human displacement since September 2009 IRIN 29 Jul 2010 -- Conflict-related population displacements have been continuing in northwestern Pakistan.
- Pakistan plane crash kills 152: Interior Minister IRNA 29 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik says all 152 passengers and crew members on board a private airlines flight were killed in air crash.
- Pakistan Mourns 152 Dead In Air Crash RFE/RL 29 Jul 2010 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent condolences to Pakistan after 152 people were killed in the crash of a Pakistani airliner.
- Pakistan Mourns Air Crash Victims VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan is observing a day of national mourning after 152 people were killed in the country's worst-ever air disaster.
- Analysts Debate Impact of Afghan War Leak on US-Pak Relations VOA 28 Jul 2010 -- Following the leak of documents on the war in Afghanistan, analysts are debating whether the US-Pakistani relationship will suffer a setback.
- Pakistani Official Undeterred Despite Attacks On His Son, Home RFE/RL 28 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani official whose son was killed and home attacked has vowed to continue his work.
- Pakistan Attempts Rehabilitation Of Would-Be Suicide Bombers RFE/RL 28 Jul 2010 -- In Pakistan, the authorities are now trying to rehabilitate would-be attackers.
- Pakistani airliner crashes in Islamabad IRNA 28 Jul 2010 -- A Pakistani passenger plane carrying more than 150 passengers crashed into Margalla Hills near the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
- Plane Carrying 152 Crashes Near Islamabad RFE/RL 28 Jul 2010 -- A Pakistani airliner with 152 people on board has crashed in heavy rain near Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
- No survivors found at plane crash site in Pakistan - Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2010 -- No survivors have been recovered from the site of a passenger plane crash near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
- Passenger plane with 152 on board crashes near Islamabad, at least 8 survive RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2010 -- At least eight people on board a passenger plane that crashed near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad survived.
- No Survivors in Pakistan Plane Crash, Investigation Underway VOA 28 Jul 2010 -- A passenger plane has crashed into a remote hillside near Pakistan's capital, killing all 152 people on board, in the deadliest crash ever in the country.
- Former Spymaster Rejects Wikileaks Charges As U.S. Pre-Exit Smear RFE/RL 27 Jul 2010 -- A former Pakistani general implicated in militant activities by this week's Wikileaks document dump has refuted allegations of wrongdoing.
- Pakistan rejects leak of Afghan war as misplaced IRNA 27 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan has termed as "misplaced, skewed and contrary to factual position on ground" military records, which say that Pakistan has direct links with Afghan Taliban.
- Kidnapped Former Pakistani Intelligence Official Appears in Video VOA 27 Jul 2010 -- A kidnapped former Pakistani intelligence official is calling on the government to take steps to secure his release from militants.
- Bomber kills 7 in Pakistan's northwest IRNA 27 Jul 2010 -- A bomber, targeting a provincial minister, killed 3 policemen and 5 civilians in Pakistan’s northwest.
- Afghans Welcome Wikileaks Revelations, While Pakistan Rejects Them RFE/RL 26 Jul 2010 -- The immediate reaction in Kabul to the Wikileaks bombshell was one of vindication, while Islamabad has rejected much of what has emerged.
- Afghan, Pakistani Reactions at Odds Over Leaked US Documents VOA 26 Jul 2010 -- The website known for publishing leaked materials posted online part of more than 90,000 documents it says are secret US military files about the Afghan war.
- Pakistan dismisses as rubbish Osama's presence claim IRNA 26 Jul 2010 -- FM Qureshi has dismissed as rubbish claim by the US military chief that al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden, is in Pakistan.
- US drone targets house of slain Taliban leader IRNA 26 Jul 2010 -- A US drone struck house of slain Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsood in South Waziristan on Sunday.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 7 Near Pakistani Minister's Home VOA 26 Jul 2010 -- A suicide bomber has killed 7 people and wounded at least 21 others outside the home of a provincial government minister.
- Bomber Kills Seven Near Minister's Home In Pakistan RFE/RL 26 Jul 2010 -- Officials: Taliban suicide bomber struck today near the home of a Pakistani provincial minister, killing seven people and injuring 25.
- Pakistani Army Chief's Extension Elicits Mixed Reaction RFE/RL 25 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani defense and political analysts interviewed by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal have expressed differing views over a service extension granted to the country's chief of army staff.
- Pakistan to remain US ally as army chief stays IRNA 24 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s late Thursday night announcement to grant a three-year extension to the army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani means that Islamabad is to remain in the US-led coalition.
- India expresses apprehension over US arms aid to Pakistan IRNA 24 Jul 2010 -- India has conveyed its serious concerns over the US military aid to Pakistan being misused against it and asked America to establish a "monitoring mechanism" to ensure that this does not happen.
- Pakistan stops 100 NATO tankers over security concern IRNA 23 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani security forces on Thursday stopped some 100 NATO oil tankers in Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border over security concerns, officials said.
- NATO to bolster military cooperation with Pakistan: SG IRNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will bolster military and political cooperation with Pakistan for peace and stability of the region, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.
- Clinton admits trust deficit with Pakistan IRNA 19 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday admitted trust deficit with Pakistan and said it could not be removed overnight.
- Pakistan, U.S. open ‘Strategic Dialogue’ IRNA 19 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday opened ‘Strategic Dialogue’ to discuss cooperation in several areas, officials said.
- Clinton, President Zardari discuss security, regional peace IRNA 19 Jul 2010 -- Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton Sunday met President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed regional peace, security situation, energy needs, post conflict rehabilitation and the issues relating to strategic dialogue, presidential spokesman said.
- Pakistan to offer JF-17 Thunder fighters at Farnborough Air Show RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2010 -- Islamabad will put its JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft on sale at the Farnborough Air Show near London, a Pakistani TV channel said on Monday.
- Clinton Reaffirms US Commitment to Pakistan VOA 19 Jul 2010 -- Concluding a second round of the so-called U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue in Islamabad, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday announced more than $500 million in several new aid programs for Pakistan.
- Washington Brokers Major Afghan-Pakistani Trade Breakthrough, Boosts Aid To Civilians RFE/RL 19 Jul 2010 -- Following years of negotiations, Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a landmark deal in Islamabad on July 18 that could provide a major boost to regional trade while building much-needed trust in a historically rocky relationship.
- Hillary Clinton Arrives In Pakistan RFE/RL 18 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Pakistani capital Islamabad to kick off a South Asian tour aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year-old war in Afghanistan.
- Clinton in Pakistan on Key Mission VOA 18 Jul 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Pakistan at the start of a tour of South Asia aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year war in Afghanistan.
- US special envoy, President Zardari discuss security IRNA 17 Jul 2010 -- Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke arrived in Islamabad on a 4-day visit and met President Asif Zardari, officials said.
- Officials: Militant Ambush Kills 18 in NW Pakistan VOA 17 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani officials say suspected militants attacked a civilian convoy of vehicles in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, killing at least 18 people, including two women.
- Inconclusive Talks Expose Divide Between India, Pakistan VOA 16 Jul 2010 -- FMs of India and Pakistan are trading blame for the lack of tangible progress during talks aimed at rebuilding trust between the two rival countries.
- Pakistan, India vow to continue dialogue process IRNA 16 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan FM Qureshi and Indian FM S. M. Krishna agreed to continue the bilateral dialogue process to restore trust and confidence.
- Pakistan, India talks to remove mistrust, restore confidence IRNA 16 Jul 2010 -- President Zardari: Resumption of composite dialogue between Pakistan and India will help remove mistrust and restore confidence in relations.
- US special envoy to visit Pakistan next week IRNA 16 Jul 2010 -- Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, will pay 4-day visit to Pakistan from July 16.
- Blast Kills 8 in Pakistan's NW Tribal Region VOA 16 Jul 2010 -- Officials say a bomb blast has killed at least eight people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.
- Bomb Blast Kills At Least Six In Pakistan Tribal Region RFE/RL 16 Jul 2010 -- A bomb blast in Pakistan's tribal belt near the Afghan border has killed at least six people and injured about 15.
- Suicide bomber kills five in Pakistan's Swat: police IRNA 16 Jul 2010 -- A suicide bomber killed at least five and injured 45 others in Pakistan's restive Swat valley.
- Pakistan and India End Talks On Mumbai Terrorist Attack VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- FMs of India and Pakistan have concluded their much awaited daylong talks in Islamabad without announcing any tangible steps to build trust.
- India, Pakistan Struggle to Set Terms for Peace Talks VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- India's foreign minister, S.M. Krishna said he was bringing "a message of peace" to his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Memood Qureshi.
- Pakistan, Indian foreign ministers open talks IRNA 15 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani FM Qureshi, and his Indian counterpart, Krishna opened talks to work out the modalities of "restoring trust and confidence" in the relationship.
- Indian, Pakistani Foreign Ministers Meet in Islamabad VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- FMs of India and Pakistan are meeting in Islamabad to revive bilateral dialogue, their first meeting since the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
- Suicide Attack Kills 5 in Pakistan's Swat Valley VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- A suicide bomb attack near a bus terminal in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley has killed five people and wounded more than 40.
- Suicide Attack Kills Five In Pakistan's Swat District RFE/RL 15 Jul 2010 -- Police said a suicide attack has killed five people in Pakistan's Swat district.
- Nationalist Leader Shot Dead In Pakistan's Baluchistan Province RFE/RL 15 Jul 2010 -- Former Pakistani lawmaker and nationalist leader Habib Jalib was shot dead on July 14 in Pakistan's southern city of Quetta, RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal reports.
- Indian Official: Pakistani Intelligence Agency Behind Mumbai Attacks VOA 14 Jul 2010 -- India's top security official accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of controlling and coordinating the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
- Indian, Pakistan Foreign Ministers to Meet in Islamabad VOA 14 Jul 2010 -- FMs of India and Pakistan are set to meet Thursday in Islamabad to try to revive bilateral dialogue between their two nuclear armed nations.
- Pakistani PM hopes fruitful talks with India IRNA 14 Jul 2010 -- PM Gilani has expressed the confidence that the forthcoming meeting between FM of Pakistan and India would be fruitful and will pave the way for progress of structured dialogue.
- Petraeus planning civil war in Afghanistan, reports say IRNA 14 Jul 2010 -- Media reports in Pakistan say that NATO/ISAF commander General David Petraeus, is working on a plan to foment civil war in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan, U.S defence bodies hold dialogue IRNA 14 Jul 2010 -- Top defence institutions of Pakistan and the United States are holding dialogue in Islamabad ‘to foster understanding’ between the two forums and the respective countries.
- NATO Commander meets Pakistan army chief IRNA 13 Jul 2010 -- General David Petraeus visited Pakistan to meet with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
- U.S. General Petraeus Makes Surprise Visit To Pakistan RFE/RL 13 Jul 2010 -- US General David Petraeus praised Pakistan's counterinsurgency efforts in a surprise visit to the country on July 12.
- Pakistani Tribal Elder Escapes Bomb Attack RFE/RL 13 Jul 2010 -- A bomb attack apparently targeting a tribal elder in northern Pakistan killed a teenage boy on July 12.
- Pakistani Police Arrest Hundreds Of Suspected Militants RFE/RL 13 Jul 2010 -- Police in Pakistan's northwest say they have rounded up more than 650 suspected militants after a major bomb attack.
- Officials: Isolated Pakistani Region Faces Humanitarian Crisis RFE/RL 13 Jul 2010 -- The security and humanitarian situation in Pakistan's Kurram region has deteriorated significantly.
- Pakistan IDPs reluctant to return IRNA 13 Jul 2010 -- UN survey of IDPs from various conflicted-affected parts of FATA found main reasons they don't return insecurity, damage and a lack of opportunities.
- Pakistan Air Force to take part in US air exercises IRNA 13 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will participate in forthcoming multinational Air Force Exercise “Red Flag” in United States scheduled to commence on 15 July.
- Pakistan Orders Crackdown on Militants VOA 12 Jul 2010 -- Authorities in Pakistan have ordered a crackdown on militants, after a series of deadly attacks that rocked the country in recent weeks.
- A Game No More In Pakistani Pashtun Village RFE/RL 12 Jul 2010 -- Villagers are showing their resolve to prevent the Taliban from encroaching on the village by joining the local civilian militia.
- Terrorism to Dominate Agenda at Indo-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Meeting VOA 12 Jul 2010 -- Terrorism is expected to top the agenda later this week when India and Pakistan's foreign ministers meet in Islamabad.
- PAKISTAN: IDPs reluctant to return IRIN 11 Jul 2010 -- An ongoing UN survey of internally displaced persons from various conflicted-affected parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), adjacent to the Afghan border, has found that the main reasons they do not want to return are insecurity, damaged assets and a lack of employment opportunities.
- Suicide bomber kills 47 in Pakistan tribal region: official IRNA 09 Jul 2010 -- A suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up in a crowd outside the office of a top government official in Pakistan’s tribal region and killed at least 47 people, a top official in the region said.
- Suicide Attack Kills at Least 65 in Pakistani Tribal Village VOA 09 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani officials say twin blasts outside a government office have killed at least 65 people in the country's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.
- Interview: Groups That Create Militias Are Not Acceptable To Pakistan RFE/RL 07 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, says that Islamabad sees the Taliban as a threat to its security, both in Afghanistan and, increasingly, in Pakistan itself.
- Pakistan's President Visits China VOA 06 Jul 2010 -- Ahead of a visit by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, China is highlighting the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two neighbors. But China is providing no details of a possible nuclear cooperation deal with Islamabad.
- Death toll from Pakistan’s shrine attacks reaches 43 IRNA 02 Jul 2010 -- Death toll from suicide attacks in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday night, has reached 43 as more died in hospitals of wounds, health officials said on Friday.
- Suicide Bombers Strike Pakistan Religious Shrine VOA 02 Jul 2010 -- Authorities have tightened security around religious places across the country, a day after two suicide bombers struck a famous Muslim Sufi shrine in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 42 people and wounding more than 180 others.
- Suicide Blasts Kill At Least 35 in Pakistan VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistani authorities say two suicide blasts have killed at least 37 people and wounded about 175 others at a Muslim shrine in the eastern city of Lahore.
- Pakistani court seeks halt to controversial US drone strikes IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- A court in Pakistan Wednesday directed government to take measures to halt strikes by US drone aircraft in country’s tribal regions.
- Pak-China nuclear deal ‘peaceful’ under IAEA safeguards: FO IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan once again said its nuclear deal with China is purely for peaceful purposes and under safeguards of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and world should not be worried about the peaceful nuclear deal.
- Pakistan dismisses Indian Army Chief’s remarks on terror camps IRNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Pakistan Wednesday dismissed as baseless Indian army chief’s statement alleging that there were terror camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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