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Securing affordable, sustainable energy top agenda, says Dharmendra Pradhan after Saudi oil attacks
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Securing affordable, sustainable energy top agenda, says Dharmendra Pradhan after Saudi oil attacks

India, said Dharmendra Pradhan, recorded the highest growth of foreign energy investments in the world, which touched $85 billion.

Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco facility, oilfield spark major blaze; investigation underway, says State media
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Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco facility, oilfield spark major blaze; investigation underway, says State media

Drones attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, the kingdom's interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies

US drone strike violation of sovereignty: Pakistan moves UNSC
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US drone strike violation of sovereignty: Pakistan moves UNSC

Pakistan has raised the issue of the recent US drone strike that killed the Afghan Taliban chief, in the UN Security Council.

Barack Obama urged to allow CIA target killing of IS leaders
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Barack Obama urged to allow CIA target killing of IS leaders

Leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee have pushed President Barack Obama to allow the CIA to carry out target killings against IS leaders

Taliban suffer setback as key commander killed in drone strike
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Taliban suffer setback as key commander killed in drone strike

 A key commander of the Taliban militant group was killed during a drone attack in Afghanistan's Kunar province

Contempt of court petition filed against Pak PM Nawaz Sharif
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Contempt of court petition filed against Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

A contempt of court petition has been filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the federal authorities in the Peshawar High Court over the government’s failure to end US drone strikes.

Rare US drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan
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Rare US drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan

It is one of the first drone attacks to occur outside Pakistan's remote tribal region and could increase tension between Islamabad and Washington.

Despite Mehsud killing, Pak will pursue talks with Taliban: Sharif
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Despite Mehsud killing, Pak will pursue talks with Taliban: Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told cabinet ministers that his government will pursue talks with the Taliban despite the killing of its chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a recent US drone strike

Nawaz Sharif to raise issue of drone attacks with Obama
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Nawaz Sharif to raise issue of drone attacks with Obama

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he would raise the issue of drone attacks with US leaders during his three-day official visit to Washington.

Reveal civilian casualties of drone attacks: UN to US
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Reveal civilian casualties of drone attacks: UN to US

The United Nations has called on the U.S. to reveal the number of civilian casualties it believes have been caused by drone strikes targeting Islamic militants in various countries

Nawaz Sharif wants 'new beginning' with India, Kashmir part of agenda
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Nawaz Sharif wants 'new beginning' with India, Kashmir part of agenda

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Friday said he is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "make a new beginning" in the relationship between the two nations

Kerry's comment on drones not reflective of policy changes: US
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Kerry's comment on drones not reflective of policy changes: US

Comments by the Secretary of State, John Kerry regarding ending armed drone operations in Pakistan, is not reflective of any change in US policy in this regard, the US State Department said.

Afghanistan's first high-level exchange with Sharif government begins
World

Afghanistan's first high-level exchange with Sharif government begins

Pakistan's national security advisor will visit Afghanistan Sunday to discuss the upcoming visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Islamabad, the foreign ministry said Friday

Drone attacks 'simply unacceptable', must stop: Nawaz Sharif
World

Drone attacks 'simply unacceptable', must stop: Nawaz Sharif

Drone attacks by the US in Pakistan's militancy-hit northwest tribal region "must stop" as they were violating the country's sovereignty and international laws, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said

Obama's drone speech could improve ties with key ally Pakistan
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Obama's drone speech could improve ties with key ally Pakistan

US President Barack Obama's decision to impose more restrictive rules governing US drone strikes and his prediction that they will be used less could pave the way for better relations with the new government of key ally Pakistan, officials and analysts said on Friday.

What is America's controversial drone attack policy? All you need to know
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What is America's controversial drone attack policy? All you need to know

US President Barack Obama defended US drone attacks as legal, effective and necessary in the country's campaign to counter terrorism. But he acknowledged on Thursday the targeted strikes are no "cure-all" and said he was haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed.

Obama shifts US from 'perpetual war-footing,' limits drone strikes
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Obama shifts US from 'perpetual war-footing,' limits drone strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday shifted the United States away from a "boundless global war on terror," restricting deadly drone strikes abroad and signaling that America's long struggle against al Qaeda will one day end.

Obama to justify drone attacks at US Defence University
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Obama to justify drone attacks at US Defence University

US President Barack Obama, who is set to deliver a counter-terrorism strategy speech, will discuss his plans for unmanned drones and Guantanamo Bay, a White House official said.

Did US, Pakistan make 'secret deal' on drone strikes?
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Did US, Pakistan make 'secret deal' on drone strikes?

In a secret deal, Pakistan allowed American drone strikes on its soil on the condition that the unmanned aircraft would stay away from its nuclear facilities and the mountain camps where Kashmiri militants were trained for attacks in India, according to a media report.

US memo justifies drone kills even with patchy intelligence
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US memo justifies drone kills even with patchy intelligence

The US government has authorised the killing of American citizens as part of its controversial drone campaign against al Qaeda even without intelligence that such Americans are actively plotting to attack a US.