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As the United States and Pakistan become more suspicious and resentful of each other amid drone strikes and an ongoing war in Afghanistan, Washington and Islamabad are still locked in an awkward post-9/11 embrace that, at this juncture, neither can afford to let go of.

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Claiming retaliation for American aggression in Pakistan, al-Qaida said Thursday that it was holding a US citizen, 70-year-old aid worker Warren Weinstein, in that country after capturing him in Lahore four months ago Al-Qaida boss Ayman al-Zawahiri announced Weinstein's capture in a video demanding that the U .

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Following a suspected US drone attack that slaughtered 25 people – including eight civilians – in northwest Pakistan, American military personnel have allegedly vacated the Pakistani Shamsi Air Base, a key hub for U drone activity.

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In an incident that could lead to even more tension between the U.S. and Pakistan, NATO has confirmed that one of its aircraft engaged in an attack across the Pakistani border, purportedly to fire on suspected militants.

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Heavy seasonal rains contributed to the fatal crash of a Pakistani passenger airplane on Wednesday morning near the country's capital city of Islamabad. Earlier reports that survivors had been found in the wreckage proved not to be true, according to The Washington Post.

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If you want to know how brutally Pakistan treats its people, you should meet Amina Janjua An intelligent painter and interior designer, she sits on the vast sofa of her living room in Rawalpindi -- a room that somehow accentuates her loneliness -- scarf wound tightly round her head, serving tea and biscuits like the middle-class woman she is.

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Five young Muslim American men who went missing from Virginia in November and were arrested the following month in Pakistan were indicted on terrorism charges Wednesday. The accused claim they were tortured in custody and deny that they were trying to align themselves with al-Qaida-affiliated groups, according to the BBC.

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As Pakistan's army continued battling militants in southern Waziristan on Tuesday, two suicide bombers set off explosions at Islamabad's International Islamic University, killing themselves and four others and wounding 18, according to The Associated Press. Updated

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