Parliament to discuss U.S. ties next week
ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s parliament will debate new terms of engagement with the United States next week, a process expected to pave the way for the reopening of NATO and U.S. supply routes into Afghanistan, lawmakers and government officials said.
Ties have been frozen since American airstrikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the Afghan border in November, complicating U.S. efforts to negotiate an end to the war in neighboring Afghanistan because Islamabad’s cooperation in that process is seen as vital in that endeavor. regional capital in the Amazon basin Wednesday, with at least three people killed by gunfire.
Outnumbered riot police fired tear gas at an estimated 12,500 miners who wielded clubs and rocks and tried to seize strategic facilities in Puerto Maldonado.
The miners are fighting government efforts to regulate small-scale gold extraction, which is ravaging the rain forest, contaminating it with tons of mercury.