Pakistan

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

U.S. tells Pakistan: Do not let Haqqani fighters resettle 26 Jul 2014

ASPEN Colorado - The U.S. government urged Pakistan on Friday to prevent displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border.

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows - police 25 Jul 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families.

Pakistani elders forbid fleeing women from collecting food aid 21 Jul 2014

BANNU Pakistan - Some tribal elders in a city in northwest Pakistan have decreed that families fleeing a military offensive should not allow women to collect food aid, an elder said on Monday after Reuters saw him attacking women.

Maire Tecnimont to build $1.6 billion U.S. fertilizer plant 21 Jul 2014

MILAN - Italy's Maire Tecnimont said on Monday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan's Fatima Group Principals and Midwest Fertilizer Corporation to build a nitrogen fertilizer complex in the United States.

Pakistan military says 28 militants killed in airstrikes 20 Jul 2014

BANNU Pakistan - The Pakistani military said it killed 28 local and foreign militants in air strikes in the volatile northwest of the country on Sunday, as evidence emerged that civilians had died in previous strikes.

Drone strike kills 11 militants in northwest Pakistan 19 Jul 2014

BANNU Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike in volatile northwestern Pakistan killed 11 militants on Saturday, a Taliban commander and security officials said, as Pakistani security forces press ahead with an offensive in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.

Militants kill eight Pakistani paramilitary members 18 Jul 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force in a midnight attack on a security checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest, security officials said Friday.

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Shootout in Pakistan's Lahore, northwestern bus blast kill nine 17 Jul 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - Two Pakistani policemen and a militant were killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore on Thursday a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police said.

Air strikes in Pakistan kill at least 50, security officials say 16 Jul 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants on Wednesday as part of an anti-Taliban offensive hours after another explosion nearby, which officials initially said was a U.S. drone strike, killed up to 20 people.