Pakistan

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid

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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.

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

Air strikes in Pakistan kill at least 50, security officials say

PESHAWAR Pakistan - The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants on Wednesday as part of an anti-Taliban offensive hours after another explosion nearby, which officials initially said was a U.S. drone strike, killed up to 20 people.

16 Jul 2014

Pakistan jets, U.S. drones attack militants, at least 50 said killed

PESHAWAR Pakistan - The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants on Wednesday as part of an anti-Taliban offensive hours after U.S. drones attacked another area nearby and killed up to 20 people.

16 Jul 2014

Pakistan military captures Taliban commander

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan - The Pakistani military has captured a Taliban commander who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf, security officials said on Tuesday.

15 Jul 2014

Nigerian leader tells Malala missing girls to be home soon

ABUJA - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him.

World, Africa 14 Jul 2014