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CIA 'Thought Pakistan Poisoned Spy Chief'

He had to leave after 2011 medical crisis

(Newser) - The relationship between the CIA and its Pakistani counterpart around the time of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden wasn't just bad, it may have been murderous, sources tell the Washington Post . Mark Kelton, the CIA's Pakistan station chief in 2011, was violently ill with unexplained stomach... More »

American Carrying Bullets Detained at Pakistan Airport

US officials investigating

(Newser) - An American is being held for questioning in Pakistan after airport security there found bullets in his luggage, according to authorities. The man, on his way from Peshawar to the capital of Islamabad, "has been detained and is under interrogation," a police superintendent tells Reuters . "We are... More »

Troubled CIA Op Busted in Fight Over Parking Spot

Raymond Davis was recently freed in 'blood money' deal after Pakistan killings

(Newser) - You might want to cross the street to avoid Raymond Davis: The CIA operative—who last made headlines after causing a diplomatic furor between the US and Pakistan after he killed two Pakistanis he said were trying to rob him —is in trouble again, this time in Colorado. Seems... More »

Pakistan Demands End to CIA Drone Strikes

US told to cut CIA, Special Forces personnel in Pakistan

(Newser) - The US-Pakistan alliance forged in the wake of the September 11 attacks appears to be on the verge of collapsing. Pakistan has demanded that the US halt its drone attacks on suspected militants, and sharply reduce the number of CIA and Special Forces personnel in the country, reports the New ... More »

Pakistan Acquits CIA Worker in 'Blood Money' Deal

Raymond Davis released, ending US-Pakistan diplomatic standoff

(Newser) - On the same day he was indicted on two murder charges, CIA contractor Raymond Davis has been acquitted by a Pakistan court and released. The victims' families told the court "that they have accepted the blood money and they have pardoned him," the Punjab Law Minister tells Reuters... More »

Pakistan Defies US, Begins Trial of CIA Contractor

Raymond Davis, US continue to argue he has diplomatic immunity

(Newser) - Pakistan held a preliminary hearing in the murder trial of Raymond Davis today inside the jail where the American is being held, ABC News reports. But Davis, a US embassy worker and CIA contractor, refused to sign a list of the charges against him, instead presenting the judge with a... More »

American Charged in Pakistan Killings Is CIA

'Guardian' says it can confirm Raymond Davis a spy

(Newser) - Turns out that Jason Bourne thing may not be as easy as the movies make it look—the Guardian reports that it can confirm that Raymond Davis, the US embassy staffer charged in Pakistan with the murder of two men , is a CIA agent. "It's beyond a shadow of... More »

US Diplomat Guilty of Murder: Pakistan Police Report

Tension continues to escalate in Raymond Davis case

(Newser) - The US Embassy official accused of killing two Pakistani men who allegedly tried to rob him is guilty of murder, according to a Pakistani police report. The report, obtained by the Washington Post, says that investigators found Raymond Davis shot each victim five times, including in their backs. But the... More »

Pakistan: We're Holding US Diplomat 2 More Weeks

US threatens to cut aid to country over Raymond Davis controversy

(Newser) - A Pakistani court has ruled that an American diplomat who allegedly shot and killed two men he says tried to rob him must remain in custody for 14 more days, CNN reports. Raymond Davis’ lawyer quickly filed a petition for his release, holding that he has diplomatic immunity. Davis has... More »

US to Pakistan: Hand Over Our Diplomat

Claims Raymond Davis has immunity in killing of 2 Pakistanis

(Newser) - The United States is demanding the release of an American diplomat charged yesterday in the murders of two Pakistanis he says were trying to rob him, reports the AP. "The United States Embassy in Pakistan calls for the immediate release," according to a statement that cited Raymond Davis'... More »

US Embassy Staffer Charged in Pakistan Killings

Raymond Davis says he acted in self-defense

(Newser) - The American consulate worker who shot two Pakistani motorcyclists in the streets of Lahore yesterday was charged with murder today. The man, who has been identified as 36-year-old Raymond Davis, told the court he had acted in self-defense when the men tried to rob him. He will be kept in... More »

US Diplomat Kills 2 Gunmen in Pakistan

He may be charged with murder

(Newser) - An American consular employee shot and killed two armed men who approached his car on a busy street in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday, police said today. The gunmen drove at him on motorbikes, brandishing guns, in what police suspect was a robbery attempt, one officer told the AP . The unidentified American... More »

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