Pakistan

Border firing kills nine on India-Pakistan war anniversary

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SRINAGAR, India/LAHORE, Pakistan - Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations.

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Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani prime minister 27 Aug 2015

KARACHI - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in a case alleging millions of dollars of graft in a trade development scheme, a security official said.

Pakistan arrests opposition politician close to ex-president 26 Aug 2015

KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistani authorities arrested a prominent opposition politician close to the former president, his party said on Wednesday, the first detention of a major Pakistan People's Party figure in an ongoing military-driven crackdown in the port city of Karachi.

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India, Pakistan border chiefs to meet after peace talks collapsed 26 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan border security force chiefs will meet in New Delhi next month, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday, days after the first high-level peace talks in years between the arch rivals collapsed.

Pakistan suspends execution ordered by military court after legal challenge 25 Aug 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The execution of a civilian sentenced to death on terrorism charges by a military court in Pakistan was suspended on Tuesday, in a first challenge after the Supreme Court's approval of such hearings.

Pakistan militants strike checkpoints in tribal area, at least 11 dead 25 Aug 2015

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - At least five soldiers and six Taliban militants have been killed after raids on Pakistan army checkpoints in the restive tribal area of Waziristan, security officials say, as the military presses on with an offensive in the Shawal Valley.

Pakistan says militants firing from Afghanistan killed four soldiers 23 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said militants firing from Afghan territory killed four of its soldiers along the border on Sunday, as tensions continued to rise between the neighbours.

Chinese cyclist kidnapped in Pakistan freed after a year - official 23 Aug 2015

ISLAMABAD - A Chinese tourist who was kidnapped in Pakistan by the Taliban more than a year ago has been freed, Pakistan's interior minister said on Sunday.

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India-Pakistan peace talks collapse, deadlock sours relations 23 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - The collapse of planned peace talks between India and Pakistan hours before they were to start on Sunday has raised questions about the arch-rivals' willingness to overcome mutual mistrust, built since their separation almost seven decades ago.

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India warns Pakistan against meeting separatists, talks on brink 22 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan blamed each other on Saturday for putting at risk a planned peace meeting, with New Delhi warning that talks would be called off if its bitter rival decided to meet separatist leaders of the disputed region of Kashmir.