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Topic - Pakistani Parliament
Serving as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States is risky business, as the country's former envoy noted after hearing about the legal threat against the current ambassador.
Pakistan's parliament Thursday unanimously approved new guidelines for the country in its troubled relationship with the United States, a decision that could pave the way for the reopening of supply lines to NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.
The White House was tight-lipped about the details of a Tuesday meeting between President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the status of negotiations over the CIA's drone campaign against al Qaeda in Pakistan.
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.
Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani, one of the most respected foreign envoys in Washington, has offered to resign over a controversy that involves a shadowy appeal to a top U.S. military official for help in removing the powerful chiefs of Pakistan's army and spy service.
After the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, a white reporter asked Malcolm X to respond to a statement in reference to the civil rights movement: "You feel, however, that we are making progress in this country." Malcolm X answered, "No. You stick a knife into my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, that's not progress."
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Taliban has published its first military field manual detailing how to spring ambushes, run spies and conduct an insurgency against coalition forces in Afghanistan.