U.S. struggles to chart fresh course with Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s attempts to set a fresh course with Pakistan are being hobbled by bad options, bureaucratic tensions and the desire to avoid severing a vexing but critical relationship.

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Could Pakistan dump the US for ‘all-weather friend’ China? – Los Angeles Times

Could Pakistan dump the US for 'all-weather friend' China?
Los Angeles Times
With every new trough in US-Pakistan relations, talk among Pakistanis of paring down their dependence on Washington and throwing in with China grows louder. Just days after the US accused
Pakistan weighing China plus Russia approachPakistanToday.com.pk
China reiterates strong support for PakistanThe News International

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Pakistan stops banned ex-cricketer Malik from touring – AFP


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Pakistan stops banned ex-cricketer Malik from touring
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KARACHI — Pakistan cricket authorities on Friday stopped banned former captain Salim Malik from touring Sri Lanka with a veteran team, an official said. The Pakistan veterans cricket team, who will play four one-day matches on their September
Banned Malik dropped from Pakistan''s veterans teamIBNLive.com
Pakistan shortlist five candidates for national coaching jobCricket Country
Pakistan shortlist five coachesThe News International
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Pakistan never backed Haqqani network: spy chief

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s intelligence chief on Thursday denied U.S. accusations that the country supports the Haqqani network, an Afghan militant group blamed for an attack on the American embassy in Kabul.

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US finds new friend in Uzbekistan after Pakistan fallout – Telegraph.co.uk


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US finds new friend in Uzbekistan after Pakistan fallout
Telegraph.co.uk
President Obama has asked Uzbekistan to expand its role in resupplying troops in Afghanistan as Washington tries to reduce its dependence on Pakistan. By Rob Crilly, Islamabad and James Kilner in Astana The past fortnight has seen relations between
Concern about Pakistan as US war supply routeThe Express Tribune
US and Uzbekistan Discuss More Supply RoutesNew York Times
With Pakistan Supply Route In Doubt, Washington Looks To UzbekistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Pakistan to US: Respect Sovereignty, Solidarity – Voice of America


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Pakistan to US: Respect Sovereignty, Solidarity
Voice of America
September 30, 2011 Pakistan to US: Respect Sovereignty, Solidarity Ayaz Gul | Islamabad Pakistan's spy chief has told top political leaders of the country that his agency maintains contacts with elements within the anti-American Haqqani network,
Pakistan cannot 'accept the do more dictation' from USTehran Times
Pakistan never backed Haqqani network: spy chiefReuters
Pakistan in talks over US swipe at security servicesSydney Morning Herald
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US drone kills three Taliban in Pakistan: officials

A US drone strike on Friday killed three Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan, blowing their vehicle into a ball of flames, local officials said.

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US drone kills three Taliban in Pakistan: officials – DAWN.com


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US drone kills three Taliban in Pakistan: officials
DAWN.com
Photo by AFP PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A US drone strike on Friday killed three Taliban fighters in Pakistan's tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan, blowing their vehicle into a ball of flames, local officials said. It was the first deadly missile strike in
U.S. missile strike kills 3 in northwest PakistanUSA Today
US reassures Pakistan amid anti-American protestsWindsor Star
US missile strike kills 3 in northwest PakistanCBS News

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Pakistan’s foreign minister strongly denies Haqqani links – CNN (blog)


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Pakistan's foreign minister strongly denies Haqqani links
CNN (blog)
ET/PT on CNN, Fareed Zakaria examines Washington's most vexing foreign policy headache: Pakistan. First, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sits down for his final TV interview in uniform. Mullen steps down at 12:01am on
No Afghanistan solution without Pakistan: MullenAFP
Change of guard: No solution in Afghanistan minus Pakistan, says MullenThe Express Tribune
No solution to Afghan war without Pakistan: MullenReuters
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Pakistan’s banned Malik dropped from veterans tour

Pakistan’s former captain Salim Malik was withdrawn from a national veterans team on Friday because his appearance would have contravened his life ban.

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