Pakistan

Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

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Top Indian, Pakistani diplomats meet to mend ties 03 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD - India's top diplomat pledged to improve relations with Pakistan on Tuesday after the first meeting with his counterpart since India called off talks aimed at easing the rivals' many disputes last year.

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children's polio vaccinations 03 Mar 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.

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Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S. 03 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.

Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S. 02 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.

Pakistan wastes $3.7 million worth of donated vaccine, official says 02 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has wasted $3.7 million (2.4 million pounds) worth of vaccines donated to protect children from deadly diseases because officials failed to store them properly, a senior health official told Reuters on Monday.

Pakistanis on trial in massacre of 10 foreign climbers escape jail 27 Feb 2015

ISLAMABAD - Two Pakistani militant suspects facing trial for the massacre of 10 foreign climbers two years ago escaped from jail on Friday, an official said.

Saudi court jails al Qaeda recruiters, bin Laden associate -newspaper 24 Feb 2015

DUBAI - A Saudi court has jailed at least 13 men on counts including the recruitment of al Qaeda militants for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and sheltering Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Saudi newspapers said on Tuesday.

India's ruling BJP party has role in governing Kashmir for first time 24 Feb 2015

SRINAGAR - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party will for the first time have a role in governing the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, at the heart of nearly seven decades of hostility with Pakistan, officials said.

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Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina dies in Pakistan aged 34 23 Feb 2015

LONDON - Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan who was widely loved and admired for her courage, compassion and professionalism, died in Islamabad on Monday.