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  • Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (second from right), Pakistan's army chief, talks to soldiers on Sunday, April 8, 2012, during a visit to the site of an avalanche that buried more than 120 soldiers in Siachen, Pakistan, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations)

    Pakistan avalanche shines light on 'futile' war

    An avalanche that buried more than 120 soldiers in a Himalayan region close to India has put a spotlight on what critics say is one of world's most pointless military deployments: two poverty-wracked nations engaged in a costly standoff over an uninhabitable patch of mountain and ice.

  • **FILE** A U.S. Predator drone (Associated Press)

    Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

    American drone-fired missiles hit a vehicle traveling on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing six militants from a group known to have signed a nonaggression pact with the Pakistani army, intelligence officials and a local tribesman said.

  • A Pakistani police officer examines a parked car damaged in a suicide bombing in the Badhber area on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Taliban suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

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    The Pakistani army met with NATO and Afghan forces Wednesday to improve coordination along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a sign of thawing relations after American airstrikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year.

  • ** FILE ** Smoke rises after a reported NATO airstrike in Pakistan's tribal area of Mohmand, along the Afghanistan border, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pakistan Inter Services Public Relations Department)

    Pakistan holds border talks after deadly U.S. attack

    The Pakistani army was meeting with NATO and Afghan forces on Wednesday in an effort to improve coordination along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a sign of thawing relations after American airstrikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud is pictured in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

    Pakistani Taliban splintering into factions

  • Protesters condemn the weekend NATO strikes on Pakistani border posts as they demonstrate in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)

    Pakistan to boycott meeting on Afghanistan

    Pakistan pulled out of a meeting next week in Germany on the future of Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by U.S.-led forces on its troops, widening the fallout on Tuesday from an incident that has sent ties between Washington and Islamabad into a tailspin.

  • AP sources: Pakistanis tip off militants again

    In another blow to Washington's relationship with Pakistan, U.S. officials say Pakistan failed another test to prove it could be trusted to go after American enemies on its soil by intentionally or inadvertently tipping off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the suspected terrorists time to flee.

  • Pakistani tribesmen carry a casket of a victim of NATO oil tanker explosion for a funeral prayer in Landi Kotal near Afghan border in Pakistan on Saturday, May 21, 2011. A tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan exploded Saturday in northwestern Pakistan as people tried to siphon off some of its fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Qazi Rauf)

    NATO fuel tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 15

    Militants in northwest Pakistan blew up a tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Saturday, and a secondary explosion killed 15 people as a group gathered to try to siphon off some of its fuel. Another bombing damaged 14 NATO tankers in a nearby border town, but no one was hurt.

  • NATO helicopter exchanges fire with troops at army post near border

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan | Pakistani troops and a NATO helicopter that crossed into Pakistani territory exchanged fire Tuesday, wounding two soldiers, local officials said. Pakistan protested, further straining relations with the West following the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

  • Supporters of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, listen to their leaders during a rally Sunday to condemn the United States for the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Lahore, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    NATO helicopter attacks Pakistani army post

    A NATO helicopter attacked a Pakistani army post near the Afghan border on Tuesday, injuring two soldiers and further increasing tensions following the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistani officials said.

  • Troops of Pakistan army patrol in Mingora, capital of Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley Friday April 17, 2009. Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and other militants bent on overthrowing Arab governments and battling U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be welcomed and protected in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said days after Pakistan agreed to impose Islamic law there to end bloodshed.(AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

    CHELLANEY: After bin Laden, proof terror threat based in Pakistan's heartland

    The killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a helicopter assault on a sprawling luxury mansion near Islamabad is in line with the past capture of other al Qaeda leaders from Pakistani cities, highlighting that the real terrorist sanctuaries are located not along Pakistans borders with Afghanistan and India but in the Pakistani heartland.

  • Pakistani army sees opening in tribal region

    Crumbling unity among militants could provide the Pakistani army an opening to conduct a limited offensive against a particularly vicious Taliban group in a strategic tribal region, according to analysts and a senior military official.

  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., left, at a joint press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani at the prime minister's residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Biden reasures Pakistan in speech as bomb kills 16

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. hit back at critics of U.S. policies toward Pakistan Wednesday, saying a sustained partnership between the two nations is vital in defeating al Qaeda and Taliban extremists.

  • Pakistan army cancels U.S. trip over airport security check

    Pakistan's military canceled a trip by officers to an annual meeting at U.S. Central Command after they were taken off a plane and subjected to "unwarranted security checks" at Dulles International Airport in Washington, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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