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Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday. | Video

Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.

25 Apr 2015

Hostage locations difficult to track - and may be getting harder

WASHINGTON - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington gathers less on-the-ground human intelligence.

World, U.S. 24 Apr 2015

Pakistani human rights activist shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI - Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said.

24 Apr 2015

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

ROME - Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican. | Video

World, Italy, Afghanistan 24 Apr 2015

Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

ISLAMABAD - The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda's media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State.

24 Apr 2015

Pakistan's MQM wins by-election, dismisses talk of troubles

KARACHI - The Pakistani party that has long dominated politics in the commercial hub of Karachi won a seat in a closely watched by-election, poll officials said on Friday, and dismissed talk its fortunes are flagging.

24 Apr 2015

U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes

WASHINGTON - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video

India to host Afghan leader, seeks to regain ground lost to China, Pakistan

NEW DELHI - When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales.

World, China, Afghanistan 23 Apr 2015

U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes

WASHINGTON - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video