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  • An American national, center, reportedly working for the FBI, leaves a police station in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Pakistan released an FBI agent on bail Thursday after three days in custody, officials said, a move that is likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat. The American man was detained after airport authorities found him carrying ammunition and three knives Monday as he was about to board a flight for the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.(AP Photo/Mohammad Khalil)

    Pakistan frees FBI agent on bail

    Pakistan freed an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail three days after he was detained carrying knives and ammunition in his bag, officials said, a relatively quick release that was likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, center, flanked by his bodyguards, talks to reporters at an undisclosed location in Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan along Afghanistan border. The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process. Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement emailed to reporters that the top leadership of the militant group has instructed all of its units to comply with the cease-fire. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)

    Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

    The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process.

  • In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 photo, negotiators from Pakistani Taliban committee, from left, to right Ibrahim Khan, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq and Maulana Abdul Aziz, listen to a reporter during their press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistani government has recently opened negotiations with domestic militants called the Pakistani Taliban designed to end years of fighting in the northwest that has cost thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan-Taliban peace talks: What's at stake?

    The Pakistani government has recently opened negotiations with domestic militants called the Pakistani Taliban designed to end years of fighting in the northwest that has cost thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. A look at some of the main issues involved in the talks:

  • People look at the wreckage of a passenger bus destroyed in a bomb blast in the Mastong district, near Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. A roadside car bomb hit a bus of Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran, killing several people and wounding many, in restive Baluchistan province, said a top security official. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistani air force pounds militant hide-outs

    The Pakistani air force pounded militant hide-outs near the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing dozens of people following deadly bombings against security forces in recent days.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, stands in front of MRAP vehicles after speaking with U.S. troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Hagel spoke with U.S. troops and thanked them for being deployed for the holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)

    Hagel to meet with Pakistan's prime minister

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan Monday for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to further repair a strained and sputtering relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

  • ** FILE ** Syed Munawar Hasan, the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, arrives to pray at a mosque in the party's headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Nov, 11, 2013. The Pakistan army condemned the prominent Islamic political leader Hasan who called the Pakistani Taliban chief killed by a U.S. drone strike a martyr. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Suspected U.S. drone kills 1 in Pakistan; no intention of throttling back attacks

    A suspected U.S. drone strike killed an alleged militant in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks.

  • President Barack Obama listens during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that Obama and Sharif sit down is seen as a sign of progress. Few breakthroughs are expected on the numerous hot-button issues on their agenda Wednesday, including American drone strikes and Pakistan's alleged support of the Taliban. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Pakistani leader calls for end to U.S. drone strikes in meeting with Obama

    President Obama and his Pakistani counterpart emerged from their meeting Wednesday at the White House vowing to work together to combat terrorism, but controversial U.S. drone strikes continue to cloud the relationship between the two nations and threaten future cooperation.

  • Obama likely to deny Pakistani request to stop drone strikes

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to ask President Obama to end U.S. drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and mediate a long-standing dispute with India when the two leaders meet at the White House on Wednesday.

  • FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pauses during a joint press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. American and NATO supply routes to Afghanistan are open in Pakistan. Controversial U.S. drone strikes are down. The U.S. and Pakistan recently announced the restart of their "strategic dialogue" after a long pause. And Sharif is traveling to Washington for talks and a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23, with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

    U.S. releases $1.6 billion aid package to Pakistan

    The U.S. has quietly decided to release more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid to Pakistan that was suspended when relations between the two countries disintegrated over the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden and deadly U.S. airstrikes against Pakistani soldiers.

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    Embassy Row: Gibralter seeks rock-solid backing from U.S.

    The head of the government of Gibraltar is urging the U.S. to take sides with the British territory in its latest dispute with Spain, which demands sovereignty over the promontory that it claims is an illegal colony.

  • Outgoing Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (center) reviews honor guards during a farewell ceremony at President House in Islamabad on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Mr. Zardari is stepping down at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country's history to complete his full tenure in office. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari steps down as his term ends

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down Sunday at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country's history to complete his full term in office.

  • Inside China: China, Pakistan reach deal on 'economic corridor'

    China and Pakistan signed an agreement July 5 that will create an "economic corridor" linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea, according to the official government newspaper China Daily.

  • ** FILE ** In this April 20, 2013, file photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday, June 24, 2013, Musharraf, who ousted him in a coup over a decade ago should be tried for treason. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

    Pakistan's P.M. Nawaz Sharif: Pervez Musharraf should face treason charge

    Pakistan's newest prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, said former dictator Pervez Musharraf should face treason charges in court for violating the country's constitution twice.

  • ** FILE ** In this undated handout file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, an MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. An instruction on camouflaging cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they fled northern Mali from a French military intervention in January. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force, File)

    Pakistan summons U.S. envoy over drone strike

    Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government lodged a protest with the U.S. and summoned a top American envoy Saturday to vent its anger over a U.S. drone strike that was said to have killed seven militants. The move bolstered expectations that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government will, at least publicly, take a much harder line against such strikes than its predecessor.

  • Pakistan's incoming prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, center, surround by media persons, arrives to attend the first National Assembly session in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif puts U.S. drones in crosshairs

    Pakistan's newly elected prime minister said one of his first goals would be to put an end to U.S. drone strikes in the country.

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