Pakistan

Three killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan where security forces are fighting the Islamist militants, officials said.

Pakistani official says Haqqani militants weakened, despite US concern

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's foreign policy chief responded to U.S. concerns that the country remains a haven for the feared Haqqani network, saying on Monday that the militants have been weakened by an army offensive and now operate mostly out of Afghanistan.

31 Aug 2015

US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks

ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.

Politics, World, Afghanistan 30 Aug 2015

Gunmen attack remote Pakistan airport, kill two engineers

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a remote airport in troubled southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Sunday, killing two engineers and destroying the facility's radar system, authorities said.

30 Aug 2015

Border firing kills nine on India-Pakistan war anniversary

SRINAGAR, India/LAHORE, Pakistan - Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations.

28 Aug 2015

Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani prime minister

KARACHI - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in a case alleging millions of dollars of graft in a trade development scheme, a security official said.

27 Aug 2015

India, Pakistan border chiefs to meet after peace talks collapsed

ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan border security force chiefs will meet in New Delhi next month, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday, days after the first high-level peace talks in years between the arch rivals collapsed.

26 Aug 2015

Pakistan suspends execution ordered by military court after legal challenge

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The execution of a civilian sentenced to death on terrorism charges by a military court in Pakistan was suspended on Tuesday, in a first challenge after the Supreme Court's approval of such hearings.

25 Aug 2015

Pakistan militants strike checkpoints in tribal area, at least 11 dead

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - At least five soldiers and six Taliban militants have been killed after raids on Pakistan army checkpoints in the restive tribal area of Waziristan, security officials say, as the military presses on with an offensive in the Shawal Valley.

25 Aug 2015

Pakistan says militants firing from Afghanistan killed four soldiers

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said militants firing from Afghan territory killed four of its soldiers along the border on Sunday, as tensions continued to rise between the neighbors.

World, Afghanistan 23 Aug 2015