Pakistani Taliban sack influential spokesman as divisions grow

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement's influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions within the deeply fractured group.

India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fighting

NEW DELHI - India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more "pain" if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

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At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine insurgents, military officials said.

World, Afghanistan 17 Oct 2014

Pakistani Christian loses appeal against death sentence for blasphemy

LAHORE Pakistan - A Pakistani court upheld the death penalty on Thursday against a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that drew global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help her were assassinated.

16 Oct 2014

Bomber in Pakistan kills seven in attack on pro-government militia

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A suicide bomber killed seven people in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack on a government-backed militia near the Afghan border, security officials and residents said.

15 Oct 2014

Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to U.N.

ISLAMABAD - Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry.

World, United Nations 12 Oct 2014

Senior police officers among seven dead in Iran plane crash: IRNA

DUBAI - An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency IRNA reported.

World, Afghanistan 12 Oct 2014

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare.

World, Twitter 12 Oct 2014

Indian general says fewer militants entering Kashmir

JAMMU India - Far fewer militants are attempting to cross into Indian Kashmir this year from Pakistan, an Indian army general said, contrary to expectations that a drawdown of foreign forces in Afghanistan would result in fighters flooding there.

World, Afghanistan 12 Oct 2014

Drone strike kills two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, Pakistani intelligence officials said, part of a flurry of strikes this week after a long pause earlier this year.

11 Oct 2014