John Kerry: Obama has time schedule for ending drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- President Obama has a timetable for ending drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Kerry hopeful after meeting with Afghan, Pakistani leaders

BRUSSELS, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reported progress following a meeting with Afghan and Pakistani leaders on relaunching talks between the two countries.

Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.

Dempsey: Personal ties build military ties

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Personal relationships are more important than hardware to build military ties between nations, the chairman of the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

Allen, Kayani meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen and Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani met in Islamabad to discuss greater cooperation in fighting terrorism.
Possible thaw in Indian-Pakistani Siachen dispute

Possible thaw in Indian-Pakistani Siachen dispute

GIARI, Pakistan, April 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani General Ashfaq Kayani comments on the Siachen dispute indicate possible progress.

Pakistani PM conciliatory toward military

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Wednesday the country's civilian and military leaders "have to be seen to be on the same page."

Report: ISI head secretly meets Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Pakistan's spy agency chief secretly met with former president Pervez Musharraf in Dubai to advise him against returning home, sources told Dawn News channel.
Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left Thursday on a one-day scheduled trip for Dubai amid an uncertain situation at home, local TV channels reported.

Pakistani envoy under pressure

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan's envoy to Washington said he has offered to resign if found guilty of seeking U.S. intervention to prevent a coup at home.

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Report: No action against Haqqanis planned

Report: No action against Haqqanis planned

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Pakistani army generals plan no immediate targeting of the violent Haqqani network despite U.S. pressure, military officials told CNN.

Pakistan intel chief says willing to quit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 13 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, head of the Pakistani intelligence agency, told lawmakers Friday he is willing to resign, members of Parliament said.
Report: Kayani's top concern was nuke site

Report: Kayani's top concern was nuke site

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 9 (UPI) -- Gen. Ashfaq Kayani's first concern on hearing about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound was Pakistan's nuclear sites, a source told The Wall Street Journal.
Mullen expresses concerns about militants

Mullen expresses concerns about militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, arrived in Pakistan Saturday amid concerns about militants blamed for attacks in Afghanistan.

Commentary: Pakistan army: Back on top

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- It was Pakistan's week in Washington with much talk of a new, deeper geopolitical understanding between the United States and a "Major non-NATO ally." The star was Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, and the country's de facto politico-military power.

Pakistan's Zardari talks tribal security

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met with his top military officials Wednesday to discuss security issues in the volatile border regions near Afghanistan.

Generals satisfied with preparedness

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani and his generals are satisfied with the military's preparedness in its counterinsurgency operation, officials said.

Army chief: Tide turning against Taliban

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, June 5 (UPI) -- Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani says the monthslong military offensive in the Swat Valley in the country's northwest has blunted Taliban resistance there.

Mullen thanks Pakistani officials

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked Pakistani military and intelligence officials Monday for their efforts to fight terrorism.

Pakistani spy agency has new chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kayani appointed Lt. Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha to be the head of the powerful spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence.

Commentary: Pakistan's existential crisis

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- In Afghanistan, the future of NATO is at stake. In Pakistan, the survival of a unitary state is at stake. Pakistanis face an existential crisis. And Pakistani-U.S. relations are headed for a major showdown.

Will Zardari follow Musharraf?

MANIPAL, India, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- After Pervez Musharraf himself, the individual who will be most nervous at the resignation of Pakistan's president is the Pakistan People's Party co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari. For it was Musharraf -- admittedly with repeated prodding from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- who offered Benazir Bhutto's widower amnesty from the numerous corruption cases against him in exchange for his party's support for his presidency.
M.D. NALAPAT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bush still supporting Musharraf

Bush still supporting Musharraf

WASHINGTON, Conn., May 31 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf still has the support of U.S. President George W. Bush in his battle to retain his post, a White House official said.

Musharraf to keep emergency rule

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf reportedly refused to lift his emergency rule, telling a senior U.S. envoy it is needed to hold peaceful elections.