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Alarmed by advancing insurgents, Iran may help Iraq fight back
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Alarmed by advancing insurgents, Iran may help Iraq fight back

Tehran is open to the possibility of working with the United States to support Baghdad, the senior official said.

Iraq insurgency: Scores flee as militants inch towards Baghdad
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Iraq insurgency: Scores flee as militants inch towards Baghdad

Many said they panicked after hearing Iraqi army soldiers had abandoned their posts, sure it meant that heavy shelling to drive out the insurgents would follow.

Iraq insurgency: Troops clash with militants north of Baghdad
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Iraq insurgency: Troops clash with militants north of Baghdad

The militants have already captured two provincial capitals this week -- Tikrit in Salaheddin province and second city Mosul in Nineveh.

Iraq insurgency: Troops flee as militants take control of Kirkuk
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Iraq insurgency: Troops flee as militants take control of Kirkuk

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hosyhar Zebari acknowledged the security forces that Washington invested billions in training and equipping before withdrawing its own troops in 2011 had simply melted away.

Pak: Rumours of military ops drive militants out of Waziristan
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Pak: Rumours of military ops drive militants out of Waziristan

The exodus from the mountainous North Waziristan has been hastened by the Taliban's all-night siege of Karachi airport this week, which all but destroyed a tentative peace process

Iraq insurgency: Key facts about US military aid since 2011
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Iraq insurgency: Key facts about US military aid since 2011

Since 2011, Washington has agreed to provide the Iraqi government $15 billion in military equipment and training, but many of the critical elements have yet to be delivered.

Pak: Ten killed in drone strikes after Karachi airport attack
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Pak: Ten killed in drone strikes after Karachi airport attack

The strikes are the first in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation since an attack in December last year in which three suspected militants were killed.

Pakistan: 16 militants killed in two US drone strikes
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Pakistan: 16 militants killed in two US drone strikes

Sixteen militants were killed in in two US drone strikes within last 24 hours in Pakistan's restive tribal region, ending a five-month hiatus.

US promises to stand by Iraq, offers support to combat militants
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US promises to stand by Iraq, offers support to combat militants

The request has been turned down in the past, but Washington is now weighing possibilities for more military assistance to Baghdad, including drone strikes

Obama's move to stop Pakistan drone attacks opposed in US
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Obama's move to stop Pakistan drone attacks opposed in US

"At this point, I would not be prepared to vote for stopping them (drone strikes) in Pakistan, but I am open to arguments," Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking member of powerful House Armed Services Committee, said

Bilawal Bhutto says no talks with militants till they disarm
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Bilawal Bhutto says no talks with militants till they disarm

The only way to save Pakistan is to battle terrorism, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said today as he lashed out at politicians like Imran Khan whom he accused of backing militants.

UN adopts resolution calling for regulation of drone strikes
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UN adopts resolution calling for regulation of drone strikes

While American security experts say the drone strikes target only terrorists, human rights activists claim a number of civilians are also killed.

Suicide car attack on Yemen's defense ministry kills 52, al-Qaeda suspected
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Suicide car attack on Yemen's defense ministry kills 52, al-Qaeda suspected

Among the dead at the Defense Ministry complex, which also houses a military hospital, were soldiers and civilians, including seven foreigners — two Germans, two Vietnamese, two Filipinos and one Indian, according to the Supreme Security Commission.

US halts cargo shipment from Afghanistan through Pak
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US halts cargo shipment from Afghanistan through Pak

The United States has temporarily halted shipment of its "retrograde cargo" from Afghanistan in view of the anti-America demonstrations in Pakistan which it believes puts at risk the safety and security of the truckers.

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.

US drones kill Pak Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud
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US drones kill Pak Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud

Hakimullah Mehsud, who is believed to have been behind a failed car bombing in New York's Times Square as well as brazen attacks inside Pakistan, had a reputation for being particularly ruthless.

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in suspected US drone strike
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Pakistani Taliban leader killed in suspected US drone strike

Intelligence officials say the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was one of three people killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike

No consent given by govt for drone strikes: Pakistan tells UN
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No consent given by govt for drone strikes: Pakistan tells UN

Pakistan has strongly denied a UN report that members of its government had given consent to controversial drone strikes.

Pak hopes for end to drone strikes after Sharif-Obama meet
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Pak hopes for end to drone strikes after Sharif-Obama meet

Sharif concluded a four-day official visit to Washington on Wednesday. He repeatedly raised the issue of missile attacks by CIA-operated drones during his meetings with President Barack Obama and several senior officials.

Full text: Joint statement by US President Obama and Pak PM Nawaz Sharif
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Full text: Joint statement by US President Obama and Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif held wide-ranging discussions at the White House today about the importance of a US-Pakistan partnership built on a foundation of mutual interest and respect.