Pakistan

Pakistan says hasn't promised to join Saudi coalition in Yemen

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has made no decision on whether to give military support to a Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday, while pledging to defend Saudi Arabia against any threat to its solidarity.

Pakistan militant spokesman phones to deny death

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A spokesman for Pakistani militant group called journalists on Thursday to assure them he was alive after Pakistani intelligence officials claimed he was among 30 fighters killed in air strikes in the northwestern Khyber region.

26 Mar 2015

Worries grow as new courts hand Pakistan army more power

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Weeks after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 pupils at an army-run school, Pakistani lawmakers significantly expanded the power of military courts by allowing them to try civilians accused of terrorism.

25 Mar 2015

Air strikes kill 30 militants allied with Pakistani Taliban: sources

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Pakistani jet fighters killed 30 militants allied to the Pakistani Taliban in a missile attack in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on Wednesday, including the group's spokesman, intelligence officials said.

U.S. drone strike kills nine Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed at least nine Pakistani militants in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province early Tuesday, intelligence officials said, part of an intensifying drone campaign against Pakistani militants in Afghanistan.

World, Afghanistan 24 Mar 2015

Given new powers, Pakistanis take on illegal loggers

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For decades, illegal loggers have been hacking away at the forests of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan while facing few penalties.

23 Mar 2015

Pakistan military holds first Republic Day parade in seven years

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan held its first Republic Day parade in seven years on Monday, full of flag-waving pomp and aerial military expertise, a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban months after a militant attack on a school killed 132 children.

23 Mar 2015

Pakistan says 80 militants killed in heavy Khyber clashes

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani troops killed 80 militants in heavy clashes in the lawless northwest, near the mountainous border with Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Sunday, while the Pakistani Taliban said at least six soldiers had been killed.

World, Afghanistan 22 Mar 2015

Pakistan bomb targets mosque in rare attack on Muslim minority

ISLAMABAD - A bomb exploded outside a Bohra mosque after Friday prayers in the Pakistani financial hub of Karachi, wounding at least a dozen people, television said, the latest in a series of attacks on Muslim minorities.

20 Mar 2015

U.S. drone strike kills Taliban commander on Afghan-Pakistan border

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed a Pakistani Taliban leader and two others on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Taliban said on Thursday, in the latest attack by an unmanned aircraft targeting the Afghan bases of Pakistani Taliban leaders.

World, Afghanistan 19 Mar 2015