More Pakistan Articles

  • Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad has named the school's newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday. The tribute is an unusual first, though there have...

  • Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government. The surprising announcement, which comes just days after the country's interior...

  • Pakistan police arrest 2 suspected of cannibalism

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in central Pakistan arrested a man Monday suspected of cannibalism after finding body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in his house, officials said. Neighbors in the village of Khawar Kalan complained to police about a foul smell coming from...

  • Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another. Manzoor Khan says Thursday's attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region when the...

  • Report: Pakistani vessels at Iranian naval drill

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is reporting that Pakistani naval vessels have arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming naval maneuver. The report Sunday by IRNA quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet will have "presence" in the...

  • Top Marine warns: U.S. can't 'simply pack up and go home' from Afghanistan

    The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps is warning Washington that there “will be no peace dividend” from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and he's cautioning against a hasty retreat from the country the marines have secured in time for this weekend's presidential election. “We...

  • Pakistani court indicts Musharraf in treason case

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A special Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty and delivers a sharp blow to the country's powerful military. The development is the first time that an...

  • Afghanistan's Karzai steps up Pakistan accusations

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Hamid Karzai accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks and of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with the Taliban, the Afghan president's office said Sunday. Karzai routinely...

  • Gunmen attack Pakistani journalist, killing driver

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire overnight on a car carrying a senior journalist in eastern Pakistan, killing his driver before escaping, police said Saturday. Senior police officer Chaudhry Mohammed Shafiq said that journalist Raza Rumi escaped unhurt in late...

  • Iran demands Pakistan free abducted guards

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president phoned the Pakistani prime minister Wednesday to demand "serious action" to free border guards abducted by al-Qaida-affiliated militants that operate in the lawless frontier area, the official news agency reported. The agency says Hassan Rouhani told...

  • Pakistani Taliban to hold direct talks with government

    A cleric representing the Pakistani Taliban says leaders from the militant will soon be holding direct talks with the government to find a way to end violence that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years.

  • AP PHOTOS: Victims of a terror attack in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Zebunissa Abdul Rashid flips through an album of images of her late husband, stopping to share a sweet or funny story about the 72-year-old man who was killed by militants who stormed the court complex where the lawyer worked. Rao Abdul Rashid was a loving father and husband...



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