STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Kline heads home from Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Rep. John Kline returns Tuesday from a week-long trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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The head of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike on Friday, security and Taliban sources said, in a blow to the fragmented movement fighting against the nuclear-armed South Asian nation.
Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmed
, November 01, 2013
Seeking to improve a rocky relationship, President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the sources of the long-standing tensions did briefly bubble to the surface.
The U.S. has quietly decided to release more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid to Pakistan that was suspended when relations between the two countries disintegrated over the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden and deadly U.S. airstrikes against Pakistani soldiers.
A 16-year-old Pakistani girl who almost one year ago was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education told an audience in New York that one day she hopes to be her country's prime minister.
A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwest Pakistan rose to 327 on Wednesday after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on residents throughout the remote and thinly populated area, local officials said.
Pakistan's prime minister reiterated Monday an offer of peace talks with militants in the country's northwest who have waged a bloody campaign against the government and so far rejected any talk of negotiations.
The State Department on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to Pakistan and ordered nonessential government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore because of a specific threat to that diplomatic mission.
A bomb blast that appeared to be targeting a provincial government minister killed 11 people before dawn Wednesday at a soccer field in southern Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks that left 28 people dead across the country, officials said.
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