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March 19, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Pakistan on Friday pulled out of upcoming talks with the U.S. on the war in Afghanistan, a move meant to convey Islamabad's anger over an American drone missile strike that it says killed a gathering of civilians along the Afghan border. The U.S. and Pakistan disagree on who was killed in the strike Thursday in North Waziristan, a volatile tribal region that serves as a stronghold for an array of militant groups, including Al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban and the Haqqani network, a wing of the Afghan Taliban that regularly attacks U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
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October 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari won help from ally China as his nation grapples with an ailing economy and chronic electricity shortages. Zardari and Chinese President Hu Jintao signed 11 deals in Beijing, including on economic and technical cooperation, environmental protection, agricultural research, and electricity. There was no mention of a civilian nuclear deal. Pakistani media have speculated that Zardari would seek a nuclear power deal with China after rival India secured such a pact with the U.S.
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September 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was acquitted of charges that he used political influence to pressure a state bank into granting a huge loan, without sufficient collateral, court officials in Karachi said. The Sindh High Court dismissed the case against Asif Ali Zardari and said it will release its explanation later. Zardari, 39, still faces trial on other charges.
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February 7, 1993 | Times Wire Services
A Pakistan anti-terrorist court Saturday freed Asif Ali Zardari, husband of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, after more than two years in jail without a conviction. "It is the people's victory," a delighted Zardari said in an interview. "It shows the cases against me were cooked up. There is no truth in the charges."
WORLD
November 29, 2008 | Mark Magnier and Josh Meyer, Magnier and Meyer are Times staff writers.
Mumbai's nightmare ended early today, nearly 60 hours after the start of a terrorist attack that left South Asia's financial capital deeply shaken and resulted in the deaths of at least 150 people, including four Americans.
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January 15, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Tahirul Qadri, the fiery Islamic cleric leading a large antigovernment protest in the heart of the capital, was in the middle of a speech denouncing President Asif Ali Zardari's administration when an aide interrupted him with news. The Supreme Court, Qadri was told, had just ordered the arrest of Zardari's prime minister on corruption charges. As he relayed the news to the crowd Tuesday, legions of Pakistanis filling a plaza about 500 yards from the parliament exploded in a yelp of joy. Many danced in the streets.
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October 11, 1990 | From Reuters
Police Wednesday arrested the husband of ousted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who denounced the move as a "pure witch hunt" to intimidate her during the current election campaign. Businessman Asif Ali Zardari was arrested in Karachi for alleged involvement in an extortion case and two cases of illegal bank loans, state television said.
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May 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Asif Ali Zardari, the jailed husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was slightly injured when he attempted suicide with a broken drinking glass, police said in Karachi. But critics of the government said that he was tortured and alleged that the suicide report was fabricated by Pakistani police. Zardari has been in jail since Bhutto's government was dismissed in 1996 on corruption charges. Police said he was being interrogated in the 1995 shooting death of a retired judge.
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