Washington, May 5 : India is all set to gain as Washington's approach to Islamabad is surely going to change after the US military killed Osama bin Laden at his hideaway in Abbotabad just a stone throw away from a Pakistani Army establishment.
President Barack Obama has vowed the US will keep working with Pakistan, which he called an partner in the fight against al Qaeda and its allies including the Taliban.
Washington, May 5: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has rubbished President Barack Obama''s decision not to release Osama Bin Laden''s death photos.
"Show the photos as a warning to others seeking America''s destruction," Palin posted on Twitter.
"No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it''s part of the mission," wrote the potential Republican presidential candidate.
Palin also compared Obama's decision not to release Osama's death pictures to holding back his birth certificate.
Washington, May 5: The United States reserves the right to enter Pakistani territory and act against terrorists if Pakistan does not act against them, the White House has said.
When asked during a press briefing whether Washington reserves the right to target terror suspects on Pakistani soil if Islamabad does not act against them, Obama's spokesperson Jay Carney firmly replied: "Yes."
Washington, May 5: U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the impact of the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on the Arab spring uprisings is still unpredictable and fluid, and added that the international community can expect all kinds of reactions in the days to come.
Washington, May 5 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reiterated President Barack Obama's message to the world that the killing of Osama bin Laden does not mean that the global fight against terror has ended.
Addressing the National Conference of Editorial Writers here on Wednesday, Clinton described Al Qaeda as a syndicate of terror that needed to be eliminated permanently.
Washington, May 4: US troops were stationed just a few hundred yards from Osama Bin Laden''s Abbottabad compound in Pakistan in 2008, the whistleblower website `Wikileaks' has revealed.
The revelation that came from the Guantanamo files suggested that the US might have received the intelligence about the dreaded terrorist's presence there as early as 2008, The Guardian reports.
Washington, May 4: The mission that led to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden''s death was one of the toughest decisions US President Barack Obama has ever had to make, according to an official.
Obama's chief counter terrorism advisor, John Brennan, explained how difficult it was for Obama to give the go ahead on the operation that ended in hunt for Bin Laden.
He said after months of studying satellite photos of the compound, Central Intelligence Agency analysts concluded there was only a 60 to 80 percent chance bin Laden was really there.
Washington, May 4: The Pentagon has laid stress on constructive defence ties with China that will be beneficial to both countries.
United States defence official, requesting anonymity, told Xinhua, "Building a healthy, stable, reliable and continuous military to military relationship is in the interest of both countries, the region and the entire international community." He also hailed the exchange visits of dignitaries of both sides as a positive step.
Washington, May 4: The dust has already started to settle after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement on Sunday evening that U. S. special forces had killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a late-night raid on a compound outside Abbottabad.
The period since the formal announcement has produced a sizeable - if constantly revised and occasionally conflicting - body of detail about the operation to capture the world's most recognizable terrorist.
In the process, the reputations of several individuals and entities have been rehabilitated.
Washington, May 4: Obama administration officials have demanded that Pakistan quickly provide answers to specific questions about Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his years-long residence in a Pakistani city surrounded by military installations.
In addition to detailed information about the bin Laden compound, Pakistani officials were asked in meetings with US military, intelligence and diplomatic interlocutors to provide names of witnesses who can testify about visitors to the compound, The Washington Post reports.
Washington, May 4: The White House has said that Washington was quite clear about its knowledge about the existence of the Abbottabad compound where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden lived, and "about the communications we did not have with Pakistan intelligence about this operation."
During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pointed out that the Pakistan government put out a statement saying that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had been providing information about the compound since 2009, whereas in terms of the US media, Washington knew about the compound since 2010.
Washington, May 4: The Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) must be utterly stupid to harbour Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a prominent place like Abbottabad city, home to the country's military academy, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said.
The Saudi-born terrorist, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed Sunday night in a top secret operation involving a small team of US Special Forces in Abbottabad city, located 50 kilometres northeast of Islamabad and 150 kilometres east of Peshawar.
Washington, April 30: The United States' financial assistance to Pakistan is in its own security interests, Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington, Husain Haqqani, has said.
"American aid to Pakistan is a means to ensuring American security," the Dawn quoted Haqqani, as telling CNN.
"The 9/11 incident happened because America turned its back on Pakistan and Afghanistan, ignored what was happening there. Al Qaeda found a home in Afghanistan. So right now, it is not the time to cut assistance to either Pakistan or Afghanistan," he added.
Washington, April 30: Trilateral talks between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States will be held on May 3 in Islamabad, Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington, Husain Haqqani, has said.
He also rejected the assertions made in a recent The Wall Street Journal report, which said that Islamabad was urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to dump the United States, and instead team up with Pakistan for a solution to the decade-old conflict in Afghanistan.
Washington, April 30: General David H. Petraeus, who has served as commander in two wars launched by the United States after the 9/11 attacks, would effectively take command of a third- in Pakistan, a US newspaper has said.
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