Feburary 7, 2002
NEWS FROM AFGHANISTAN
Afghan warlords demand ransom for Pak prisoners
About 3,000 Pakistanis, who fought alongside the Taliban militia, are believed to be held captive in Afghanistan.
Karzai to visit Pakistan on Friday
Karzai's visit would end a sense of disquiet being felt by the Musharraf government after the fall of the Taliban regime and the subsequent visits of three top Afghan ministers to India.
NEIGHBOURHOOD & BEYOND
Pakistan claims progress in Pearl case
The authorities arrested another activist of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and conducted nationwide raids to locate prime suspect Sheikh Omar Saeed.
Sikh London cop wins more compensation
Police Sergeant Gurpal Virdi was earlier exonerated of accusations that he sent racist hate mail to himself and his colleagues in London's metropolitan police.
ISKCON to file for bankruptcy protection
The religious society is under immense pressure after being named in a $ 400 million lawsuit alleging sexual and emotional abuse of students in its boarding schools.
'China aiming for supremacy in Asia'
CIA Director George Tenet told the senate intelligence committee that despite joining the US-led war on terror, China remains sceptical of US intentions.
'US losing edge in space technology'
More and more countries, including China and India, are fielding increasingly sophisticated reconnaissance satellites, CIA Director George Tenet said.
WAR AGAINST TERRORISM
Al Qaeda still a threat to US: CIA
CIA Director George Tenet said that the Al Qaeda was interested in striking 'high-profile' American targets, including the Winter Olympics that open on Friday in Salt Lake City.
Osama may have been killed: Reports
A missile, fired from an unmanned drone on Monday, hit a cave complex in southeastern Afghanistan where the Al Qaeda leader was believed to have been hiding, the reports said.
Feburary 5, 2002
Keep your promises: US tells Musharraf
Washington would encourage New Delhi and Islamabad to refrain from provocative rhetoric, Secretary of State Colin Powell said.
Border tension may be easing: Blackwill
The US ambassador to India said that Washington was ready to assist both the countries in whatever possible manner to ease the tension.
India, US look to strengthen naval ties
According to sources, the United States is eager to join hands with India in stricter monitoring of the sea-lanes in Indian Ocean, and securing Malacca Straits.
US treats India as frontline state against terrorism, increases aid
Pakistan will receive more than double the aid India will, presumably because of its poor economic condition and for permitting the US use of its facilities in its anti-terror war.
Prime suspects named, 6 arrested
Pakistan Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider said that those behind the kidnapping have done a disservice to Pakistan and Islam.
Pakistan denies extradition report
A government statement said that, as per the stated policy, all suspected terrorists would be tried in Pakistan.
US satisfied with Pakistan's efforts
The US is very grateful for the efforts taken to help resolve this situation,' Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Kenneth W Dam said in Islamabad.
Feburary 4, 2002
DANIEL PEARL CASE
Pakistan to extradite suspect to US
American authorities have given proof of Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani having received $ 400,000 from certain unnamed organisations in the US.
Pearl alive, but mystery shrouds his whereabouts
Though the Pakistani authorities still consider extremists to be behind the journalist's abduction, they have widened their investigations to include criminal gangs.
Afghan fighters may foment trouble in J&K
A new militant outfit, comprising thousands of Pakistani Taliban fighters pulled back by Islamabad from Afghanistan two months ago, might step up violence in J&K, a report said.
Feburary 3, 2002
Crucial India-US military talks on Monday
The talks are aimed at kickstarting joint exercises and building a mechanism to exchange information on terrorist organisations.
Powell urges Iran, Iraq, N Korea to change ways
The secretary of state said that the US is trying to tell these three countries that they should not be developing weapons of mass destruction and supporting terrorism.
Feburary 2, 2002
New email claims abducted Amercian journalist is alive
PM rubbishes Pak claim on journalist's abduction
Pakistan makes 3 arrests in Pearl case
US intelligence warns of attack on nuclear facility
Feburary 1, 2002
Osama bin Laden vows fight to death
'The battle has moved to inside America, we will work to continue this battle, God permitting, until victory or until we meet God', bin Laden said in an interview recorded on October 21.