Pakistan

Pakistan hangs two militants after Taliban school massacre

LAHORE - Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school.

U.N. urges Pakistan to refrain from resuming executions

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office appealed to Pakistan on Friday to refrain from resuming executions after the massacre of 141 people in a Peshawar school, saying this would not stop terrorism and might even feed a "cycle of revenge".

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Pakistan's most hated man: volleyball player, child killer

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim". | Video

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Pakistani military says it kills 32 militants in ambush

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since this week's Taliban massacre of children at a school.

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Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attack 'mastermind'

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani prosecutors are to appeal against a court decision to grant bail to a man accused of plotting a 2008 militant assault in India's financial capital that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

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Some Pakistan militants denounce school attack, amid national outrage

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As Pakistanis unite in grief over the killings of 132 schoolchildren by the Pakistani Taliban, several other militant groups have been quick to condemn the carnage too. | Video

18 Dec 2014

Pakistan military signs death warrants for six

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani military said on Thursday its Chief of Army Staff had signed death warrants for six "hard core terrorists" following a deadly Taliban attack on a school that killed 132 children earlier this week.

18 Dec 2014

Pakistan court bails man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.

18 Dec 2014

Pakistan court bails man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.

18 Dec 2014

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. | Video

World, Afghanistan 18 Dec 2014