Pakistan

Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

ISLAMABAD - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday.

Pakistani police arrest 6 suspected militant assassins

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police said on Friday they have arrested six men suspected of being behind a string of high-profile killings and assassination attempts linked to a banned sectarian group.

18 Apr 2014

Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

ISLAMABAD - Desperate Pakistani tax authorities are publicly shaming defaulters by publishing taxpayers' details in a directory for the first time, officials said on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2014

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2014

Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

ISLAMABAD - Desperate Pakistani tax authorities are publicly shaming defaulters by publishing their tax details in a directory for the first time, officials said on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2014

Rising wages squeeze Bangladesh garment makers as factories await upgrades

DHAKA - Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.

13 Apr 2014

Most Pakistani villagers abducted from 'hashish festival' freed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen on Sunday freed most of the Pakistani villagers they had kidnapped from a hashish festival in the remote mountainous northwest, a government official said.

13 Apr 2014

Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers in northwest, government says

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said.

Afghanistan, World 12 Apr 2014

Pakistani Taliban plot with seminaries to assault capital: police

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban will coordinate with Islamist activists at major seminaries in or near the capital, Islamabad, to launch attacks if peace talks with the government fail, police said in a report obtained by Reuters.

11 Apr 2014

Rivalry between Pakistani Taliban factions erupts in violence

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A struggle for power between Pakistani Taliban commanders divided over whether to talk to the government has erupted in violence with dozens of fighters killed along the Afghan border over recent weeks, Pakistani security officials said.

11 Apr 2014