Pakistan

Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

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QUETTA Pakistan - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said.

Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.

World, United Nations 22 Oct 2014

Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.

World, United Nations 22 Oct 2014

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.

21 Oct 2014

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.

21 Oct 2014

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