Pakistan

Tense stand-off in Pakistani capital as political crisis deepens

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leaders ordered thousands of their supporters on Saturday to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation.

Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home

ISLAMABAD - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organizers will not let him.

12 Sep 2014

Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

World, Environment 10 Sep 2014

Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video

World, Environment 09 Sep 2014

Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job

MULTAN Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani militant Asim Umar has been handed a very tough job.

09 Sep 2014

Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video

World, Environment 09 Sep 2014

India and Pakistan leaders lower cudgels as floods ravage Kashmir

SRINAGAR/MUZAFFARABAD - The prime ministers of India and Pakistan have offered to help each other in efforts to alleviate flood havoc in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, lowering tension between the rival nations after weeks of army clashes and heated rhetoric. | Video

08 Sep 2014

Pakistan opposition says making progress in government talks to end protests

ISLAMABAD - Leaders of Pakistani protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation are making progress in talks with the government, officials said on Monday, trying to find a solution to a crisis that has destabilized the coup-prone nation.

08 Sep 2014

Gunmen kill senior Pakistani military official from Shi'ite minority

MULTAN Pakistan - Gunmen have killed three people, including a senior military official, at a mosque frequented by minority Shi'ite worshippers in the Pakistani city of Sargodha, police said on Monday.

08 Sep 2014

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan - Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

07 Sep 2014