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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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