Pakistan

Haqqani ban still under consideration: Pakistan's U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children's polio vaccinations

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.

World, Health 03 Mar 2015

Top Indian, Pakistani diplomats meet to mend ties

ISLAMABAD - India's top diplomat pledged to improve relations with Pakistan on Tuesday after the first meeting with his counterpart since India called off talks aimed at easing the rivals' many disputes last year.

03 Mar 2015

Top Indian, Pakistani diplomats to meet in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD - India's top diplomat visits Pakistan on Tuesday for the first meeting with his counterpart since New Delhi called off talks last year aimed at easing the rivals' many disputes.

02 Mar 2015

Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot: U.S.

NEW YORK - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.

02 Mar 2015

Pakistanis on trial in massacre of 10 foreign climbers escape jail

ISLAMABAD - Two Pakistani militant suspects facing trial for the massacre of 10 foreign climbers two years ago escaped from jail on Friday, an official said.

27 Feb 2015

Pakistani man denies al Qaeda ties at U.S. terror trial

NEW YORK - A Pakistani-born man accused by U.S. authorities of participating in an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the United States took the stand in his defense Wednesday, denying any affiliation with the militant group.

World, U.S. 25 Feb 2015

Saudi court jails al Qaeda recruiters, bin Laden associate -newspaper

DUBAI - A Saudi court has jailed at least 13 men on counts including the recruitment of al Qaeda militants for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and sheltering Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Saudi newspapers said on Tuesday.

World, Osama bin Laden 24 Feb 2015

Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina dies in Pakistan aged 34

LONDON - Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan who was widely loved and admired for her courage, compassion and professionalism, died in Islamabad on Monday.

Afghans arrested Chinese Uighurs to aid Taliban talks bid: officials

KABUL - Afghanistan arrested and handed over several Muslim Uighur militants from China's west in an effort to persuade China to use its influence with Pakistan to help start negotiations with the Taliban, Afghan security officials said on Friday.

World, China, Afghanistan 20 Feb 2015