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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.


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