More Pakistan Articles

  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move...

  • Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan killed eight people, including five policemen, on Tuesday, officials said. In one of the attacks, gunmen ambushed a police patrol on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, killing five policemen and a civilian, said...

  • UN: 2 UNICEF staff abducted in Pakistan are free

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says two staff members of the U.N. children's agency UNICEF who were abducted in Pakistan have been freed. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday the two Pakistani nationals were abducted in the port city of Karachi on Thursday evening. Local...

  • 'Unbelievable': Pakistani politico responds to library named after Osama bin Laden

    A prominent Pakistani female politician went on Twitter on Friday to condemn the news that a religious women's school in the country's capital of Islamabad is renaming its library after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack mastermind Osama bin Laden.

  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." Cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, a radical preacher who runs the Jamia Hafsa...

  • 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.



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