Pakistan

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.

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

Chinese cyclist kidnapped in Pakistan freed after a year: official

ISLAMABAD - A Chinese tourist who was kidnapped in Pakistan by the Taliban more than a year ago has been freed, Pakistan's interior minister said on Sunday.

23 Aug 2015

India-Pakistan peace talks collapse, deadlock sours relations

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - The collapse of planned peace talks between India and Pakistan hours before they were to start on Sunday has raised questions about the arch-rivals' willingness to overcome mutual mistrust, built since their separation almost seven decades ago.

23 Aug 2015

India-Pakistan peace talks collapse hours before start

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 - Peace talks between India and Pakistan collapsed on Saturday hours before they were scheduled to start, as the nuclear-armed rivals were unable to overcome deep-rooted mutual mistrust.

22 Aug 2015

Ground battles flare as Pakistan pushes new offensive against militants

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Pakistani troops pushed deeper into militant-held areas in the North Waziristan region on Friday, launching a ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban and other Islamist fighters in their last strongholds near the Afghan border.

21 Aug 2015