Pakistan

Canada arrests Pakistani gun owner, alleges security threat

OTTAWA - Police have jailed a Pakistani gun collector living in Ontario, alleging he is a terrorist threat to Canada, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after attacks in which two Canadian soldiers were killed.

Pakistan province rewrites text books to satisfy Islamic conservatives

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said on Thursday.

30 Oct 2014

Pakistan civilians flee as military steps up Khyber offensive on Taliban

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Twenty-nine people were killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee Pakistan's northwestern region of Khyber, the military said on Thursday, as it stepped up a two-week-old offensive against Taliban militants in the area.

30 Oct 2014

U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan

WANA Pakistan - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.

World, Afghanistan 30 Oct 2014

Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

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.

23 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

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