Pakistani gunmen kill three in attack blamed on Islamist groups


QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen riding motorcycles on Monday opened fire outside a passport office in southwestern Pakistan, killing three people, including a police officer, in an attack police blamed on radical Islamist groups.

Rivals Pakistan, India to start process of joining China security bloc

BEIJING - Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, the first time the grouping has expanded since it was set up in 2001.

World, China, Russia 8:43am EDT

Seven Pakistani troops killed as army pushes to finish anti-Taliban offensive

DERA ISMAIL KHAN - Taliban ambushes and bombings killed at least seven Pakistani soldiers in the northwest as the military made a new push into the militants' last major stronghold near the border with Afghanistan, intelligence officers said Sunday.

World, Afghanistan 05 Jul 2015

Pakistan police arrest cleric who led mob attacking Christians

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani police said on Friday they had arrested a Muslim cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Koran.

03 Jul 2015

Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal, killing 12

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said. | Video

02 Jul 2015

Fighting between Afghan, Pakistani forces on border kills one

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces broke out on Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least one person and potentially undermining efforts by both sides to improve relations.

World, Afghanistan 01 Jul 2015

Pakistan police kill four suspected Taliban militants in Punjab: officials

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani police and intelligence officials shot and killed three suspected Islamist militants in a raid on their hideout in eastern Pakistan early on Monday and a fourth blew himself up, police and intelligence officials said.

29 Jun 2015

British PM calls for dealing with Islamic State threat at 'source': The Telegraph

- British Prime Minister David Cameron said that Friday's attack at a Tunisian hotel demonstrated the "level of evil" Britain is dealing with and drew parallels with previous attacks at magazine offices in Paris and in schools in Pakistan.

World, Tunisia 28 Jun 2015

Air strikes in northwest Pakistan kill 20 militants: officials

BANNU, Pakistan - Air strikes killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Sunday, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region.

28 Jun 2015

Challenge to U.S. warrantless surveillance on tap after guilty plea

NEW YORK - A U.S. appeals court in New York is expected to consider a rare challenge to the government's controversial warrantless wiretapping program, after an Albanian man on Friday pleaded guilty in Brooklyn to U.S. terrorism charges of aiding a Pakistani militant group.

26 Jun 2015