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Pakistan army launches inquiry into political worker's death


KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's army chief on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the death of a political activist in custody of the paramilitary Rangers force, the first known inquiry since 2013 when Rangers launched a major crime crackdown in the city of Karachi.


Trump candidacy - Where some fear to tread others see a path to victory 19 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON He’s a successful businessman making his first foray into politics. He wants to secure the southern border with Mexico and dump global trade deals. And like Donald Trump, he wants to be the Republican establishment's worst nightmare. | Video


Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest 16 Apr 2016

CASPER, Wyo. Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party's nomination.


Air forces of China, Pakistan launch joint training exercise 09 Apr 2016

SHANGHAI China's air force on Saturday began joint training exercises with that of Pakistan, China's defence ministry said, as the two nations' militaries strengthen operational ties.

Pakistan PM forms commission to probe 'Panama Papers' allegations 05 Apr 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation by television on Tuesday to defend his family's business practices, denying any wrongdoing and calling corruption claims "old accusations repeated over and over again".

British man jailed after keeping wife as a slave in landmark case 01 Apr 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British man who treated his Pakistani wife as a slave was sentenced to two years on Friday following what is believed to be the first conviction in the UK for domestic servitude involving a husband and wife.


Taliban faction taunts Pakistan PM after Easter Day bombing 29 Mar 2016

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani militants who bombed a Lahore park on Easter Sunday, killing 70 people, taunted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, declaring their war had come to his doorstep.

Linked to Taliban and IS, Pakistani group seizes notoriety with bomb in park 28 Mar 2016

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD The Taliban faction that killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in a park in Lahore on Easter Sunday has been quickly gaining attention in militant circles.

Pakistan says captured Indian spy in Baluchistan province 25 Mar 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan made an official protest to India on Friday after detaining a man it says is an Indian spy who illegally entered the country and was captured on Thursday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan.

Breakaway Taliban group denies its leader detained in Pakistan 22 Mar 2016

ISLAMABAD The leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban is leading his fighters in Afghanistan, his deputy said on Tuesday, contradicting three senior members of the Islamist group and denying a newspaper report that he had been detained.