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The Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on police academy in Pakistan

Islamic State Claims Attack On Pakistan Police Academy

Islamic State on Tuesday said fighters loyal to their movement attacked a police training college in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100.

October 25, 2016
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The Forgotten War In Kashmir Is Turning Nasty

Ever since they entered into a cease-fire agreement in the disputed Kashmir, relations between Pakistan and India never seemed to be unraveling.

August 30, 2016
First responders and volunteers transport an injured man away from the scene of a bomb blast outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 70 At Pakistan Hospital

The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded, told Reuters.

August 8, 2016

Pakistan: Anger After Honor Killing Of Qandeel Baloch

“I’m very shaken up today. Activists in Pakistan have been screaming hoarse about honour killings; it is an epidemic, it takes place not only in towns, but in major cities as well.

July 17, 2016

Pakistan Can’t Confirm Taliban Leader Is Dead, Criticizes U.S. Drone Strike

Pakistan’s interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington’s justification for the attack as “against international law”.

May 25, 2016

New Amnesty Report: Increase In Executions Worldwide, Decrease In Countries With Death Penalty

The report singled out United States for being the only country in the Americas to continue to use the death penalty over the past seven years.

April 6, 2016
Rescue workers move a body from the site of a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 52, Mostly Women, Kids In Pakistan Park

The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few feet away from children’s swings. Around 150 people were injured in the explosion, officials said.

March 27, 2016
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Who Was Bacha Khan?

In the aftermath of today’s attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, it is important to remember the ideals of the man for whom that institution was named. His life continues to serve as a model for communal coexistence, recalling the pluralistic society that existed before British rule.

January 20, 2016
At least 21 killed in Pakistani university attack

At Least 21 Killed In Pakistani University Attack; Taliban Claims Responsibility

Gunmen broke into a university campus in northwestern Pakistan, fatally shooting students in their dorm rooms in an assault that left at least 21 people dead, police and hospital officials said.

January 20, 2016

India Faces Questions Over Its Handling Of A Militant Attack

As Indian forces worked for a fourth day to secure an air force base raided by Pakistan-based militants, the government faced growing questions Tuesday about its response to the attack, which left at least seven troops dead and 20 wounded.

January 6, 2016
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About 1,250 Perished In Pakistani Heatwave, Officials Say

Pakistan government said on Wednesday that about 1,250 people died in a severe heatwave that last month gripped the country’s southern province of Sindh.

July 1, 2015
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Pakistan Heatwave Toll Crosses 1,000

More than 950 people have died in Karachi, Pakistan, and over 50 in the rest of the province due to a recent heatwave.

June 25, 2015

White House: Two Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed In U.S. Operation

The White House said Thursday that a U.S. operation in January against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

April 23, 2015
A Pakistani soldier stands guard as parents leave with their children near the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar, on December 16, 2014

Children Among 130 Dead In Taliban Attack On Pakistan School

Get the latest on the horrifying school attack in Pakistan.

December 16, 2014

Former Navy SEAL Comes Forward As Bin Laden Shooter

Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden comes under fire for going public.

November 7, 2014

Indian, Pakistani Military Leaders Discuss Deadly Border Clashes

India and Pakistan military officials held discussions about the violence in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

October 14, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Kailash Satyarthi And Malala Yousafzai

Yousafzai is the youngest winner in the history of the prestigious prize.

October 10, 2014

Disease Fears Hit Pakistan, India Flood Survivors

dpa ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the central province of Punjab, as the death toll in the wake of two weeks of flooding crossed 300. Authorities dispatched medical aid including teams of doctors and paramedics to several towns of the flood-hit area, the National Disaster Management […]

September 16, 2014

Malala Yousafzai’s Assailants Arrested In Pakistan, Army Says

By Aoun Abbas Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Military officials said Friday that they had apprehended 10 men who in 2012 attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist, and two other Pakistani schoolgirls. A Pakistani military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, said a joint operation involving the army, […]

September 12, 2014

Pakistan Struggles To Protect Historic City From Floods

By Zia Khan and Sunrita Sen, dpa ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI — Pakistani authorities were struggling to protect the historic city of Multan from raging flood waters Friday, while in India-administered Kashmir, the focus turned from rescue to getting essential supplies to the thousands stranded or homeless. Troops and rescue workers were evacuating people from Multan, Pakistan’s […]

September 12, 2014

Thousands In Pakistan Anti-Government Protests As Coup Fears Loom

By Zia Khan and Sajjad Malik, dpa ISLAMABAD –Thousands of anti-government protesters in Pakistan began a march on Islamabad on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged confrontation might lead to a military coup a year after the country’s first democratic transfer of power. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Pakistani-Canadian cleric Tahirul Qadri were leading the separate […]

August 14, 2014

India’s New Leader Accuses Pakistan Of Terrorism

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI — India’s new leader slammed Pakistan on Tuesday, accusing it of terrorism and saying its U.S.-backed military is too weak to fight a conventional war. The comments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir were his harshest yet […]

August 12, 2014

Pakistan Says No Insurgent Groups Will Be Spared In Its North Waziristan Offensive

By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD — A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Obama administration officials say. But proof of the operation’s success, they say, will be […]

July 31, 2014

Pakistan Moves For Major Ground Assault On Taliban After Evacuations

By Zia Khan ISLAMABAD — Pakistani forces were preparing for a major ground offensive against Islamist militants in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan, officials said Monday after nearly all civilians had fled the north-western region along the Afghan border. Nearly half a million people have evacuated the battleground tribal district since a military offensive […]

June 23, 2014

U.S. Drone Strike Reported In Pakistan, Ending Five Month Pause

By Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone aircraft struck suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas Wednesday, breaking a five-month pause in the attacks, Pakistani security officials said. Officials said the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles, hitting a car and a house in the North Waziristan tribal area Wednesday […]

June 11, 2014