Political debut for scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty


ISLAMABAD - The only son of Pakistan's assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto told hundreds of thousands of supporters on Saturday that he would fight for his party's revival, in an appearance intended to mark the official launch of his political career.

At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive 17 Oct 2014

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.

Pakistani Christian loses appeal against death sentence for blasphemy 16 Oct 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - A Pakistani court upheld the death penalty on Thursday against a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that drew global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help her were assassinated.

Pakistan air strikes kill at least 21, army says 16 Oct 2014

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected hideouts of Islamist militants in the country's north-west on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said.


Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to U.N. 12 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry.

Senior police officers among seven dead in Iran plane crash - IRNA 12 Oct 2014

DUBAI - An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency IRNA reported.


Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting 12 Oct 2014

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare.

Indian general says fewer militants entering Kashmir 12 Oct 2014

JAMMU India - Far fewer militants are attempting to cross into Indian Kashmir this year from Pakistan, an Indian army general said, contrary to expectations that a drawdown of foreign forces in Afghanistan would result in fighters flooding there.

Drone strike kills two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan 11 Oct 2014

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, Pakistani intelligence officials said, part of a flurry of strikes this week after a long pause earlier this year.


India, Pakistan in new gunfire in Kashmir 11 Oct 2014

JAMMU India - India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier on Saturday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians in the two countries in the worst skirmishes in a decade.