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Taliban accepts Russian invitation to talks; Afghan government declines

Aug 22 2018

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it would send senior members to Russia for peace talks on Afghanistan, hours after the Afghan government declined the offer to attend.

Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast

Jul 11 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

Feb 12 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place.

Pakistan court convicts 31 over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy

Feb 07 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentenced one of them to death, a defense lawyer said.

Border crossing closed as body of Pakistani diplomat shot in Afghanistan returned

Nov 07 2017

ISLAMABAD The Khyber Pass border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed to all traffic on Tuesday for the return of a Pakistani diplomat who was shot dead in Afghanistan by unknown gunmen.

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country's tribal region

Sep 13 2017

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.

Suicide bomber kills four Pakistani soldiers in troubled northwest

Aug 09 2017

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani soldiers in an attack in the troubled northwest near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday, at least the second major attack since Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to power a week ago.

Pakistan hate speech investigation against clerics after student killed for alleged blasphemy

Apr 18 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Pakistani police opened a hate speech investigation involving two Muslim clerics on Sunday after the killing of a university student over allegations he committed blasphemy.

Dorm debate led to death in Pakistan 'blasphemy killing': witnesses

Apr 14 2017

MARDAN, Pakistan The ransacked university hostel room of slain Pakistani student Mashal Khan has posters of Karl Marx and Che Guevara still hanging on the walls, along with scribbled quotes including one that reads: "Be curious, crazy and mad."

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

Apr 13 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.

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