December 28, 2009 |
As Pakistan forges ahead with its bid to uproot Taliban fighters from tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan, its troops are bypassing an enemy that the Obama administration desperately wants confronted. Rather than expand on its gains in South Waziristan and drive into North Waziristan to tackle the Haqqani network -- a wing of the Taliban that views U.S. and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan as its principal target -- the Pakistani military is now focusing its attention on driving Taliban militants from their strongholds in the surrounding tribal regions of Kurram, Orakzai and Khyber.
October 21, 2008 |
Aetna Inc. added a link to the Gay and Lesbian Medical Assn. to the company's online directory of practitioners, DocFind, becoming the first U.S. health insurer to make such a move. The association's database lists more than 1,200 primary-care providers, specialists, therapists and dentists "who welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients," according to a statement from the association, which is in San Francisco, and Aetna, based in Hartford, Conn.
June 12, 1991 |
A coalition of education, civil rights and advocacy groups Tuesday called on Congress to reject President Bush's plan for nationwide testing of all schoolchildren. "We already know the results of most tests," said Monty Neill of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, FairTest, which initiated a letter that was mailed to every member of Congress. "On average, poor, inner-city children, particularly African-American and Latino students, score the lowest.
March 27, 1997 |
President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina appealed to President Clinton on Wednesday to let his beleaguered Balkan country join the NATO-affiliated Partnership for Peace, a step that he considers necessary before U.S. and allied peacekeeping troops withdraw next year as planned. But Clinton, administration officials said, left little doubt that the force will depart on schedule in June 1998, whether Izetbegovic's government is ready or not.
February 20, 1986 |
The struggle between two insider investor groups at the Stater Bros. grocery chain grew more heated Wednesday, when Stater Chairman Bernard R. Garrett announced the suspension of a second high-level executive affiliated with the opposing stockholder faction. Joseph E. Davis was suspended as vice president of Stater Bros. Inc. and as vice president and chief financial officer of its Stater Bros. Markets subsidiary pending a review of the parent's financial statements.
August 24, 2012 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A barrage of missiles fired by U.S. drones killed at least 18 people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a flurry of attacks in a tribal region along the Afghan border that soon may become the site of the new Pakistani offensive against Taliban militants. Local intelligence sources said the drone strikes hit militant compounds and vehicles in North Waziristan. The area is home to militants from the Haqqani network, an affiliate of the Afghan Taliban that targets U.S., NATO and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, as well as the Pakistani Taliban, pockets of Al Qaeda fighters and other militant groups.