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    Pakistan insists on apology over Salala raid

    KABUL: Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its position on reopening a key supply route for Afghanistan-based foreign troops, asking NATO to tender a formal apology for last year’s deadly raid.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan spurns Panetta remarks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent remarks on terrorist safe havens in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border.



    Security and Crime

    22 dead, 44 wounded in Peshawar blast

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 21 people were killed and more 44 others wounded in a bomb attack in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Friday.



    Governance

    HIA seeks result-oriented peace talks

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group after Taliban, on Wednesday said it had conveyed to the United Nations its desire for a meaningful peace dialogue.



    Governance

    Containers of textbooks being released: Zardari

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, currently in Beijing to attaned the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, on Wednesday reaffirmed continued support for Afghanistan’s stability and socio-economic development.



    Security and Crime

    Talks with Pakistan on supply line to continue: US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States will continue talks with Pakistan to reopen the ground lines of communication (GLOCs), despite NATO signing a deal with three Central Asian countries to use their territory to shift the alliance’s equipment out of Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan protests to US over drone strikes

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned a senior American diplomat and lodged a strong protest over drone strikes in its northwestern tribal belt, calling the raids unlawful.



    Security and Crime

    20 rebels killed after attack on Salala checkpoint

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty insurgents and a soldier were killed during a fierce clash in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Mohmand on Tuesday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    25 rebels killed in US, Pakistan airstrikes

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Foreigner fighters were among 15 suspected insurgents killed in fresh US drone strikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Monday morning, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Foreigners among 10 dead in Waziristan drone strike

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten suspected insurgents were killed in fresh US drone strikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of South Waziristan on Sunday morning, an official said.