Pakistan

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills five suspected militants

PARICHINAR, Pakistan - A U.S. drone killed five suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, a militant and a government official said, as the intensity of air strikes grew as part of an anti-Taliban offensive by the Pakistani military.

India-Pakistan friction threatens South Asia trade at Himalayan summit

KATHMANDU - Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union.

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Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Islamabad - Gunmen killed three Pakistani women polio workers and their driver on Wednesday, police said, in the most deadly attack on the health workers in two years.

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China commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday. The Chinese companies will be able to operate the projects as profit-making entities, according to the deal signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to China earlier this month.

World, China 21 Nov 2014

U.S. drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan: officials

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.

World, Afghanistan 21 Nov 2014

Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honor killing' outside court

LAHORE Pakistan - Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan's top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defense lawyer said.

19 Nov 2014

Thanks but no thanks: Pakistan PM shuns Indian limo for Nepal summit

KATHMANDU - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will bring his own car to a regional meeting in Nepal next week, an official said on Tuesday, turning down an offer to borrow a bulletproof limousine lent by Pakistan's arch rival, India.

18 Nov 2014

Pakistani army: 1,200 militants killed during five-month offensive

MIR ALI Pakistan - The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group's ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone. | Video

17 Nov 2014

Pakistani army: 1,200 militants killed during five-month offensive

MIR ALI Pakistan - The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group's ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone.

16 Nov 2014

Four Pakistani soldiers dead, eight missing after checkpoint attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA Pakistan - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and at least eight were missing after insurgents using rockets and grenades stormed a checkpoint overnight in the remote border region of North Waziristan, security sources said on Sunday.

16 Nov 2014