» 06/17/2009, 00.00
PAKISTAN - INDIA
Thawing relations between Pakistan and India
Indian Prime Minister Singh and Pakistani President Zardari meet at the 9th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The two nations plan to renew talks interrupted by the Mumbai terror attack, starting with a meeting of their respective foreign minister in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
08/10/2008 PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN
Army responds to Pakistani parliament today about "war on terror"
There is great anticipation to learn the exact situation of a war that the new government wants to win in order to uproot to militant extremism. Meanwhile, Islamabad is expelling about 50,000 Afghan refugees, and Afghanistan is seeking peace with the Taliban of Mullah Omar.
Mosque attacked in Pakistan. At least 70 dead
A suicide attacker blew himself up shortly after the start of Friday prayers. There were more than 400 faithful present at the place of worship. The tribal areas on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are the theater of a massive offensive by rebel groups, and of a sectarian struggle between Sunnis and Shiites.
16/07/2009 INDIA – PAKISTAN
India and Pakistan find points of agreement as Islamabad pledges action against terrorism
Prime Minister Singh of India and Prime Minister Gilani of Pakistan meet on the sidelines of the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. They discuss the Mumbai attacks and the dismantlement of extremist groups operating on Pakistani territory.
Afghanistan’s future in mining, not opium
The country is a treasure trove of minerals and precious metals. However, exploiting deposits is a high-risk job because of the danger of attacks. India and China are trying to take a leading role in developing the sector. The Taliban want instead to stop any alternative economic development to maintain their hold on the opium trade.
Nowshera, another 50 NATO trucks burn. The U.S. apologizes to Pakistan
The assailants chanted religious songs and shouting for jihad against the United States. A driver died in the attack. The tanker trucks were parked for days after the Pakistani army decision to the border with Afghanistan. The police asks for an agreement with the provincial government for the control and security of convoys.
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