Following a meeting in Washington with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, US President Barack Obama said that the three nations had renewed their commitment to fight extremism.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a joint address with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, following reports of high civilian death tolls in US-led air strikes.
U.S. President Barack Obama holds talks with Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari in a bid to foster more effective cooperation among the two neighbours in the fight against extremist groups.
Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing new fighting in Pakistan’s Swat valley as a deal establishing sharia law in exchange for peace unravels. The clashes come as Pakistani, Afghan and US leaders meet in Washington.
Afghan police claim that US-led air strikes killed more than 100 civilians during operations against insurgents in Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington for meetings with US President Barack Obama.
A British charity worker has won "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island in a hugely successful bid by Australian tourism chiefs to boost the country's image. The contest attracted 34,000 candidates.
US President Barack Obama chairs a mini-summit meeting in the White House Wednesday with the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The growing Taliban resurgence and the fight against al Qaeda are expected to top the agenda.
A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint near Peshawar, killing five people. Residents are fleeing the area for fear a government peace deal with the Taliban is collapsing in the region, which lies near the Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold of Khyber.