Blast at Pakistan Shi'ite mosque kills 20; more than 50 hurt

ISLAMABAD - At least 20 people were killed on Friday when an explosion ripped through a crowded Shi'ite mosque in the Pakistani city of Shikarpur and left more than 50 injured, officials said.

Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.

World, Afghanistan 21 Jan 2015

Pakistan pushes climate change back up political agenda

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.

21 Jan 2015

Pakistan arrests local Islamic State commander: sources

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday.

World, Syria 21 Jan 2015

U.S. drone strike kills four suspected militants in northwest Pakistan: officials

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed at least four suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Monday, four intelligence officials said, the fourth such strike this year.

19 Jan 2015

Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000

LAHORE, Pakistan - Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products.

18 Jan 2015

Protesters clash with Pakistan police near French consulate

KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan police fired tear gas and water cannon at about 200 protesters outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday when a demonstration against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent. | Video

16 Jan 2015

Pakistan bans Haqqani network after security talks with Kerry

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, officials said on Friday, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests.

16 Jan 2015

U.S. welcomes reports of Pakistani plan to ban Haqqanis

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Thursday it welcomed reports that Pakistan was planning to outlaw the Haqqani network and other militant groups linked to violent extremism.

15 Jan 2015

Kerry urges Pakistan to fight terror groups threatening whole region

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan must fight militant groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday as he offered sympathy for the victims of last month's massacre of children at a Pakistani school. | Video

World, Afghanistan 13 Jan 2015