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U.S. reins in drones over diplomatic concerns: report

WASHINGTON — The US spy agency has quietly tightened its rules on drone strikes in Pakistan over concerns about their impact on tense relations with Islamabad, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal, citing senior officials, said the new rules resulted from a behind-the-scenes battle between an aggressive Central Intelligence…

CIA faces reduced role in Pakistan after murder row

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s powerful spy agency appears to have gained the most from a CIA contractor’s release, by forcing the U.S. agency to recognize its importance to the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, and curtailing American activities in Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Wednesday acquitted CIA contractor Raymond Davis, 36,…

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