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Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TEHRAN, Iran A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.
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Obama: With ‘strains’ between U.S., Pakistan, candid and open talks needed

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conceding strained ties, President Barack Obama today welcomed Pakistan’s review of its relationship with the United States, saying it was important for the two countries to get their partnership right. Continue Reading

Taliban threatens Pakistan lawmakers over allowing NATO supplies to travel through country

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Taliban on Sunday threatened to attack Pakistani lawmakers and their families if they support allowing NATO to resume shipping supplies through the country to troops in neighboring Afghanistan.
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Pakistani parliament demands apology, end to U.S. drone attacks

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Pakistani parliamentary commission today demanded an end to American drone attacks inside the country and an apology for deadly U.S. airstrikes in November as part of a review of its near-severed relations with the United States.
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Pakistan’s appointment of new head of intelligence leads to uncertainty of peace deal between Afghan Taliban and U.S.

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pakistan appointed a new head of intelligence on Friday, injecting some uncertainty in America’s dealings with an agency crucial to its hopes of negotiating a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban and keeping pressure on al-Qaida. Continue Reading

23 died when suicide bomber hits Pakistan militant base

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Pakistani official says a suicide bomber has killed 23 people, many of them believed to be militants, in an attack on the base of a rival insurgent group. Continue Reading

Suspected U.S. drone crashes in northwest Pakistan

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pakistani intelligence officials and local residents say a suspected U.S. drone has crashed in the country’s northwest tribal region. Two intelligence officials say the unmanned aircraft went down today near Mir Ali, one of the main towns in the North Waziristan tribal area, the main sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan. Continue Reading

Pakistan begins demolition of bin Laden’s compound

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Local residents say Pakistan has started to demolish the compound in the northwest city of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by U.S. commandos last May. Continue Reading

Secretary of State Clinton: U.S. eager to resume Pakistan contacts

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called today for the resumption of a full range of formal contacts with Pakistan after its parliament completes a review of strained ties between the two countries. Continue Reading

Pakistan to ask Interpol to arrest ex-president

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pakistan’s interior minister says the government will ask Interpol to arrest ex-President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Continue Reading

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