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    1. September 7, 2012

      US declares Haqqani group ‘terrorists’

      The administration of Barack Obama has designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organisation, a...

    2. June 12, 2012

      Pakistan envoy accused over ‘Memogate’

      Pakistan’s former ambassador to Washington was accused by a judicial commission on Tuesday of having sought US help to rein...

    1. November 23, 2011

      Pakistan names ambassador to the US

      Pakistan named a liberal legislator noted for her tough stance on human rights to replace its former ambassador to the US,...

    2. November 22, 2011

      Pakistan’s envoy to US quits over ‘Memogate’

      Pakistan’s influential ambassador to the US has been forced to resign after being accused of trying to strike a secret deal...

    3. November 17, 2011

      Pakistan memo puts pressure on Zardari

      Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, is facing pressure from his opponents over allegations that he sought to strike a...

    4. November 17, 2011

      Pakistan envoy recalled in memo dispute

      Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington has been summoned to Islamabad following reports that he sought US help to rein in the...

    5. October 21, 2011

      Clinton warns Pakistan on militant ‘snakes’

      Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, on Friday told Islamabad to take decisive action against the Haqqani network, a...

    6. October 17, 2011

      Heartache in Rawalpindi

      General Ashfaq Kayani may wish he had hung up his boots when he was supposed to last year, and retired with honours. It’s...

    7. October 17, 2011

      West must keep Pakistan ties, says Nato chief

      The west must continue to co-operate closely with Pakistan despite US claims that Pakistan’s intelligence agency is...

    8. October 10, 2011

      Time to take on Pakistan’s jihadist spies

      Early on May 9, a week after US Special Forces stormed the hideout of Osama bin Laden and killed him, a senior Pakistani...

    9. September 29, 2011

      Pakistan intelligence chief warns on US ties

      Pakistan’s intelligence chief has told the country’s politicians that relations with the US must not be allowed to break...

    10. September 28, 2011

      Intelligence adds to US-Pakistan strains

      When militants from the anti-American Haqqani network attacked the US embassy in Kabul with rocket-propelled grenades this...

    11. September 25, 2011

      Pakistan leaders close ranks against US

      Pakistan’s army and civilian leaders have closed ranks in defiance of mounting US pressure on them to cut ties with Afghan...

    12. September 23, 2011

      US abandons pretence over Pakistan’s proxies

      Frustrated with its failure to persuade Pakistan to crack down on its Afghan proxies, the US has resorted to a public...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2011

      New York headlines

      * Brazil reverses policy in real defence * Pakistan accused of ‘exporting violence’ * India faces standoff with China on sea...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2011

      London headlines

      * Brazil reverses policy in real defence * Pakistan accused of ‘exporting violence’ * India faces standoff with China on sea...

    15. September 22, 2011

      Pakistan warns US it could ‘lose an ally’

      Pakistan on Friday warned the US that it could “lose an ally” if it persisted in allegations that its intelligence services...

    16. September 21, 2011

      US accuses Pakistan of waging ‘proxy war’

      The US military’s most senior officer has accused Pakistan of using the Haqqani network to wage a “proxy war,” in...

    17. September 5, 2011

      The end of US hegemony: Legacy of 9/11

      On the morning of September 11, 2001, America’s prospects appeared as bright as the clear blue sky over Lower Manhattan. The...

    18. Westminster Blog

      July 27, 2011

      Hague under pressure over Libya campaign

      William Hague is hosting a press conference on Libya this very minute at the Foreign Office, amid concerns that the campaign...

    19. July 11, 2011

      China’s ‘eye-in-the-sky’ nears par with US

      China’s rapidly expanding satellite programme could alter power dynamics in Asia and reduce the US military’s scope for...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2011

      New York headlines

      * Former Cameron aide Coulson arrested in UK hacking investigation * Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute * China...

    21. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2011

      London headlines

      * Tensions increase in South China Sea dispute * China buys Japan’s long-term debt for 8th month * Singh loses cabinet...

    22. July 8, 2011

      Pakistan hits at US over murder claim

      Pakistan’s government has denounced a suggestion by Admiral Mike Mullen, the senior US military official, that it was...

    23. June 23, 2011

      Mullen warns of withdrawal risks

      America’s top military official set out his concerns about Barack Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plans on Thursday,...

    24. June 21, 2011

      US to reveal Afghan pull out plan

      President Barack Obama will announce his plan today for pulling thousands of US troops out of Afghanistan following a fierce...

    25. June 12, 2011

      Obama has to reassess Afghanistan goals

      Here’s a dirty little semi-secret. The Obama administration, which has ramped up the war in Afghanistan and is about to...

    26. May 27, 2011

      Clinton urges Pakistan to step up offensive

      Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, urged Pakistan to take “decisive steps” against Islamist militants on a visit to...

    27. May 5, 2011

      Pakistan army warns US on repeat strike

      Pakistan’s military threatened to halt its co-operation with the US if there were a repeat of the attack that killed Osama...

    28. April 27, 2011

      Pentagon rethinks Iraq pull-out plans

      US military planners are discussing keeping thousands of troops in Iraq past the withdrawal deadline of December 31, despite...

    29. April 26, 2011

      Two bombs target navy buses in Karachi

      At least four personnel from the Pakistani navy were killed and more than 50 wounded in a terrorist bomb attack targeting...

    30. April 25, 2011

      US and UK to look at Libya fuel blockade

      Britain and the US will on Tuesday examine fresh ways to undermine Muammer Gaddafi’s forces inside Libya, looking to see...

    31. April 22, 2011

      Air strikes hurt Gaddafi’s ground forces

      A senior US official declared that up to 40 per cent of the Gaddafi regime’s ground forces had been destroyed in coalition...

    32. April 22, 2011

      US drones kill 25 in Pakistan border region

      A US drone strike has killed at least 25 people in a border region of Pakistan, Pakistani officials say, just as the two...

    33. April 21, 2011

      US deploys Predator drones in Libya

      President Barack Obama has authorised airstrikes in Libya by US Predator drones after complaints from Britain and France...

    34. March 31, 2011

      Rebels and Gaddafi forces clash near Brega

      Libyan rebels battled troops loyal to Muammer Gaddafi around the important oil town of Brega on Thursday as they sought to...

    35. March 31, 2011

      Gates warns on protracted Libya conflict

      Nato faces a protracted conflict in Libya, the US’s top two military chiefs signalled on Thursday, even as they promised...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2011

      Libya air strikes rein in Gaddafi

      The US and its European allies have claimed that allied operations against Muammer Gaddafi’s forces in Libya are “very...

    37. March 20, 2011

      Pressure mounts on Arab leaders

      Pressure mounted on Arab leaders to provide material support to the coalition mission over Libya by sending aircraft to join...

    38. March 20, 2011

      Coalition air strikes rein in Gaddafi

      The US and its European allies claimed that continuing operations against Muammer Gaddafi’s forces in Libya are “very...

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