Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy


WASHINGTON - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda.


Pakistan TV channel under pressure from military after shooting 23 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Defence Ministry has demanded that a prominent news channel be suspended after it reported that the country's powerful spy agency was behind the shooting of one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, a media regulator said on Wednesday.


Nine killed in attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest 22 Apr 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government.

Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi 19 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday.

Pakistani police arrest 6 suspected militant assassins 18 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police said on Friday they have arrested six men suspected of being behind a string of high-profile killings and assassination attempts linked to a banned sectarian group.

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on 16 Apr 2014

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.


Rising wages squeeze Bangladesh garment makers as factories await upgrades 13 Apr 2014

DHAKA - Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.

Most Pakistani villagers abducted from 'hashish festival' freed 13 Apr 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen on Sunday freed most of the Pakistani villagers they had kidnapped from a hashish festival in the remote mountainous northwest, a government official said.

Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers in northwest, government says 12 Apr 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a village gathering in north-western Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said.


Pakistani Taliban plot with seminaries to assault capital - police 11 Apr 2014

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban will coordinate with Islamist activists at major seminaries in or near the capital, Islamabad, to launch attacks if peace talks with the government fail, police said in a report obtained by Reuters.