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US to withdraw troops from Pakistan

Ref: The Pentagon said it had received a request from the Pakistani government to reduce its presence in the country.

There have been protests across Pakistan over the US raid to kill Osama Bin Laden

There have been protests across Pakistan over the US raid to kill Osama Bin Laden

The request came after a raid by US special forces killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in early May.
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US eases registration norms for Dhaka

Ref: Bangladeshi nationals intending to visit the USA will see a relatively relaxed registration system, as Washington has exempted Dhaka from the necessity of complying with special registration procedure.

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is relieving Bangladeshis from compliance with the special registration procedure under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS),” says a DHS notification.
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List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

Ref: A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks.

The cable asked missions to list all sites whose lose would damage the US

The cable asked missions to list all sites whose lose would damage the US

The US State Department in February 2009 asked all US missions abroad to list all installations whose loss could critically affect US national security.
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US urges inclusive Iraq government

Ref: Barack Obama, the US president, has urged Iraqi leaders involved in a fragile power-sharing deal to aim for an “inclusive government” for the country.

The White House said in a statement on Friday that the president spoke in recent days with Iraqi politicians including Ayad Allawi, head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, and would be speaking shortly with Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister.

The statement said Obama stressed the need for Allawi, others from Iraqiya and all the winning blocs to hold leadership posts in the new government. Read more →

US apologises for deadly Pakistan helicopter raid

Ref: The US and Nato have apologised for a recent helicopter attack that killed at least two Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border.

The helicopter attack led to anti-Nato, anti-US protests

The helicopter attack led to anti-Nato, anti-US protests

US envoy to Pakistan Anne Patterson said her country offered its deepest apology, while Nato’s Gen David Petraeus vowed to work to stop similar incidents happening in the future.
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More than 100 arrests, as FBI uncovers cyber crime ring

Ref: The FBI says it has cracked a major international cyber crime network after more than 90 suspected members of the ring were arrested in the US.

The suspects worked as so-called mules for fraudsters based in Eastern Europe who hacked into US computers to steal around $70m.

FBI uncovers cyber crime

FBI uncovers cyber crime

More people were detained in Ukraine and the UK, local police said. Read more →

One missing US trooper dead, other captured

Ref: The Taliban have offered to exchange the body of a US Navy member they said was killed in an ambush two days ago in exchange for insurgent prisoners, an Afghan official said yesterday.

US and Nato officials confirmed that two American Navy personnel went missing Friday in the eastern province of Logar, after an armoured sports utility vehicle was seen driving into a Taliban-held area. Read more →

US announces new sanctions against North Korea

Ref: Hillary Clinton: “These measures are not directed at the people of North Korea who have suffered too long”The US will impose new sanctions on North Korea, following the crisis over the sinking of a South Korean warship.

The move was announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a visit to South Korea.

She said the measures would target Pyongyang’s sale and purchase of arms and import of luxury goods, and would help prevent nuclear proliferation.
China has expressed concern over joint US-South Korean naval exercises, saying they could increase tensions. Read more →

Afghan war agenda tops UK-US talks

David Cameron, the British prime minister, is on his way to Washington, DC, to meet Barack Obama, the US president, for talks aimed at improving ties between the two countries. Read more →