Call for inquiry into Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad's murder

As the friends and family of Syed Saleem Shahzad said prayers and buried the murdered reporter, journalists across Pakistan flew black flags in protest and demanded a genuine investigation be opened into his death.

US warning to Pakistan on terrorism

US secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned yesterday that relations between the US and Pakistan had reached a critical point after the killing of Osama bin Laden and called on Islamabad to take "decisive steps" to fight terrorism.

Nato 'attacked' Pakistan army post

Fresh tensions were sparked between Pakistan and the West after two Nato helicopters operating in Afghanistan allegedly crossed into Pakistan and fired at a checkpoint injuring two soldiers.

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John Kerry flies in to demand explanation of how Osama Bin Laden hid for so long

The US senator John Kerry will press Pakistani leaders for answers on Osama bin Laden in talks this week, but will be keen to ensure Pakistani anger over the raid does not subvert vital security co-operation.

Pakistan rejects claims it sheltered Bin Laden

Pakistan's prime Minister has denounced as "absurd" accusations of complicity in the sheltering of Osama bin Laden and warned yesterday that a repeat of the unilateral operation conducted by US special forces would resort in serious consequences.

Pakistani lawyer to try and halt drone strikes

A British-trained Pakistani lawyer announced today that he intends to use courts in Pakistan, the UK and the United States to try and halt drone strikes in the country’s tribal areas.

Obama: Bin Laden raid was 'the longest 40 minutes of my life'

The helicopter raid that ended in the killing of Osama bin Laden one week ago was "the longest 40 minutes of my life", President Barack Obama said last night, adding that he and top aides in the White House situation room had only patchy information on what was happening.

The secret life of al-Qa'ida's leader

Captured wife reveals in interviews that Bin Laden had been living in Pakistan since 2003

US 'alerted to Bin Laden compound in 2009'

Pakistan alerted the US to suspicions about Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad as far back as 2009, the country's Foreign Secretary revealed today.

American secrecy lays bare deep distrust of its Pakistani 'allies'

US military commanders believe it is inconceivable that Bin Laden did not have friends in high places. By Omar Waraich

Hit squad swooped on Bin Laden pre-dawn raid

Four helicopters swooped in early Monday and killed Osama bin Laden in a fiery American raid on his fortress-like compound in a Pakistani town that is home to three army regiments. His location raised pointed questions of whether Pakistani authorities knew the whereabouts of the world's most wanted man.

Islamabad denies anti-US talks

The Pakistan Government denied media reports yesterday that it was lobbying Afghanistan to drop its alliance with Washington and look to Islamabad and Beijing to forge a peace deal with the Taliban and rebuild its economy.

Cameron attacks Pakistan's weak governance

David Cameron has made a sternly worded attack on the Pakistan government's performance, complaining that Islamabad lacks capacity, is responsible for too much waste, collects too little tax, and needs to tackle corruption.

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