Pakistan

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. | Video

U.S. tells Pakistan: Do not let Haqqani fighters resettle

ASPEN Colorado - The U.S. government urged Pakistan on Friday to prevent displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border.

World, Afghanistan 25 Jul 2014

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows: police

LAHORE Pakistan - Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families.

25 Jul 2014

Pakistan officials say al Qaeda trainer, not Taliban militant, arrested

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan security officials said on Thursday they had arrested a top militant near the Afghan border but not a Pakistani Taliban leader who colleagues had identified last week as a man who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf.

World, Afghanistan 24 Jul 2014

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid

BANNU Pakistan - Some tribal elders in a city in northwest Pakistan have decreed that families fleeing a military offensive should not allow women to collect food aid, an elder said on Monday after Reuters saw him attacking women.

21 Jul 2014

Maire Tecnimont to build $1.6 billion U.S. fertilizer plant

MILAN - Italy's Maire Tecnimont said on Monday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan's Fatima Group Principals and Midwest Fertilizer Corporation to build a nitrogen fertilizer complex in the United States.

Deals, Italy 21 Jul 2014

Pakistan military says 28 militants killed in airstrikes

BANNU Pakistan - The Pakistani military said it killed 28 local and foreign militants in air strikes in the volatile northwest of the country on Sunday, as evidence emerged that civilians had died in previous strikes.

20 Jul 2014

Drone strike kills 11 militants in northwest Pakistan

BANNU Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike in volatile northwestern Pakistan killed 11 militants on Saturday, a Taliban commander and security officials said, as Pakistani security forces press ahead with an offensive in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.

19 Jul 2014

Militants kill eight Pakistani paramilitary members

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force in a midnight attack on a security checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest, security officials said Friday.

18 Jul 2014

Shootout in Pakistan's Lahore, northwestern bus blast kill nine

LAHORE Pakistan - Two Pakistani policemen and a militant were killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore on Thursday a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police said.

17 Jul 2014