Pakistan

Arrested Indian accused of passing secrets to Pakistan's ISI

BHUBANESWAR, India - Indian police arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday in the eastern state of Odisha, accusing him of passing military secrets to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

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Insight - Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy 21 Jan 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.

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Pakistan pushes climate change back up political agenda 21 Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.

Pakistan arrests local Islamic State commander - sources 21 Jan 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday.

Facing public anger, Pakistan promises to solve fuel crisis soon 19 Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government, facing public anger over severe petrol shortages, promised on Monday the crisis that has led to long queues outside petrol stations would be solved within a week.

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Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000 18 Jan 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan - Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products.

Pakistan bans Haqqani network after security talks with Kerry 16 Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, officials said on Friday, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests.

U.S. welcomes reports of Pakistani plan to ban Haqqanis 15 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Thursday it welcomed reports that Pakistan was planning to outlaw the Haqqani network and other militant groups linked to violent extremism.

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Kerry urges Pakistan to fight terror groups threatening whole region 13 Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan must fight militant groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday as he offered sympathy for the victims of last month's massacre of children at a Pakistani school. | Video

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Kerry holds security talks in Pakistan after school massacre 12 Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Pakistan on Monday during a visit intended to press the government to do more to crack down on militant groups after last month's massacre of 134 children by Taliban gunmen.