Feburary 14, 2002
MUSHARRAF'S US VISIT
US must mediate on Kashmir: Musharraf
The Pakistan president said New Delhi's call to Islamabad to hand over 20 criminals and terrorists would be addressed once the two sides start a dialogue.
Musharraf agrees to end terrorism: US
The US has also agreed to give Pakistan $200 million.
US Senate praises Musharraf's efforts
The Senate commended the Pakistan president for supporting the US-led war in Afghanistan.
US may help Pakistan get $5 billion aid
Pakistan is likely to get the assistance from the World Bank, IMF, ADB and other financial institutions.
US-Pak ties strategic: Rumsfeld
The US defence secretary said he and Pakistan President Musharraf discussed a number of ways to strengthen military-to-military ties between the two countries.
Ansari admits to taking Lashkar's help
The alleged mastermind behind the attack on the American Centre admitted that one of the leaders of Lashkar had provided him with a Pakistani passport.
Two held in Rajasthan
They have links with Jamaludeen Nasir, a co-accused in the terror attack on the American centre.
Daniel Pearl dead, says Sheikh Omar
He, however, refused to divulge details about when and where the 38-year-old journalist was killed.
India rejects Bush's offer of facilitation
All issues between India and Pakistan have to be addressed through bilateral talks, an external affairs ministry spokesperson said.
Stay away from S Asia: Pakistan to Israel
Islamabad is apparently perturbed by increasing Indo-Israeli defence cooperation and a possible sale of Phalcon planes to New Delhi by Tel Aviv.
US reassures Sikh leaders on hate crimes
The assurance was called for as Sikhs and Muslims became objects of hate crimes following the September 11 attacks.
Feburary 13, 2002
MUSHARRAF'S US VISIT
Musharraf harps on Kashmir in US
Claiming that 'bilateralism' had failed, the Pakistan president asked the international community to mediate between India and Pakistan.
India may have carried out N-test: Musharraf
The Pakistan president hinted that the test was carried out along with the Agni missile test on January 25.
US rubbishes Musharraf's charge
'We are pleased that there have been no nuclear tests since 1998,' a Bush administration official said.
Musharraf trying to mislead world: PM
India has decided not to conduct any more nuclear tests, Vajpayee said.
Bush hopes US can facilitate Indo-Pak dialogue
President Musharraf told his US counterpart about the 'massive and aggressive' build-up of Indian troops on the border and wanted their withdrawal to peacetime locations.
India, Pakistan lobbies in overdrive
While Congressman Frank Pallone cautioned that Musharraf had made no concrete attempt to restore democracy in Pakistan, Republican Joe Pitts praised the general for aiding the US in its fight against terror.
Omar fails to provide clues about Pearl
There is speculation that the kingpin behind the journalist's abduction could be someone of a rank higher than Sheikh Omar.
India faces a dilemma on Sheikh Omar
The government wants the suspected terrorist extradited from Pakistan. But there is a legal hitch: there are no charges pending against him now.
Keith Vaz suspended from UK parliament
He was charged with misleading a House committee on the extent of his family's financial dealings with the Hindujas.
Al Gore urges Bush to tackle roots of terror
The former US vice president criticised the Bush administration for showing 'impatience and disdain' toward its allies in the war in Afghanistan.
India, Pak should de-escalate: US
The senior official, who did not want to be named, reiterated that Washington was not looking to mediate between India and Pakistan.
Feburary 12, 2002
DANIEL PEARL CASE
Sheikh Omar arrested in Pakistan
Three militants, arrested earlier in connection with the case, had told interrogators that the photograph of Pearl sent in an email to his employers were given to them by Omar.
India wants Sheikh Omar
A senior minister said the timing of the arrest caused suspicion, as it came a day before President Musharraf was scheduled to meet his US counterpart George W Bush.
US pleased with Omar's arrest
The US is making every effort possible to find and secure WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl's release,' a senior administration official said.
Pakistan detains two ex-ISI officers
They have ties with militant groups and had even trained fighters for the anti-Soviet operations in Afghanistan, The New York Times said.
Police probing links in Rajasthan
Around a dozen people were rounded after it was found that Jamaluddin Nasser, who was held for allegedly sheltering the men who attacked the USIS office, visited Rajasthan.
Ansari reveals names of Kolkata associates
Central agencies are interrogating the terrorist kingpin for confirmation of his involvement with the Al Qaeda and terrorist outfits based in Lebanon and Alzeria.
FBI issues alert; fears new attacks
The FBI said that a Yemeni man and several of his associates may be plotting a terrorist attack on US targets as early as on Tuesday.
US to tighten vigil on foreign students: Report
A The Wall Street Journal report said that private surveillance agencies may be involved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to keep track of foreign students.
Feburary 11, 2002
PEARL ABDUCTION CASE
Two more arrested
Police said the arrests relate to some phone calls that the suspects made from a mobile telephone set.
Pakistani claims of Indian hand irritate US
The USA Today said that the abduction of the Wall Street Journal reporter would cloud the visit of President Pervez Musharraf.
Ansari admits role in Kolkata shootout
He also admitted to having links with terrorists and jihadis in Pakistan, especially Omar Sheikh.
Feburary 9, 2002
Taliban's former foreign minister surrenders
Television reports on Saturday said that US authorities were questioning Mullah Abdul Wakil Muttawakil in Kandahar.
US to expel 1000 immigrants from Pak, W Asia
They are considered to be most dangerous because they are convicted felons, the Washington Post quoted officials as saying.
Feburary 8, 2002
NEWS FROM PAKISTAN
Karzai calls for peace between India, Pakistan
'We need a kind of peace where we can begin from Kabul, stop at Islamabad, go to Delhi and come back the same way,' the Afghan leader said.
Pakistan, Afghanistan decide to bury past
'We fought our jihad (against the Soviet Union) from Pakistan. We have two million refugees here,' Afghan leader Hamid Karzai said.
Pearl case: Pak police conduct more raids
The authorities are under pressure to solve the case before President Musharraf leaves for the US next week.
In US, Musharraf will focus on defence ties
'Pakistan will look forward towards normalisation of relations in the field of military training and equipment in their entirety,' the president said.
Benazir warns US about Musharraf
The president's past record does not inspire confidence, the former Pakistani premier said.
Geneva Convention for Taliban prisoners
A White House spokesman said that the Al Qaeda fighters cannot be covered by the convention as it 'is a foreign terrorist group'.