Pakistan

In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan's military, militants

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KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

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In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur 01 Oct 2014

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence 30 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, internet rights group Bytes for All said.

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Australia paceman Johnson still remembers English taunts 30 Sep 2014

MELBOURNE - Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has test series against Pakistan and India ahead but is already looking beyond them to next year's Ashes tour and the prospect of renewing hostilities with England while silencing the Barmy Army.

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Pakistani opposition keeps up pressure on prime minister to resign 28 Sep 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday took the campaign to unseat Nawaz Sharif to the prime minister's home base of Lahore, where tens of thousands of people roared their support for change.

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India's Modi jabs at Pakistan, encourages yoga in U.N. address 28 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday he wants to hold bilateral talks with neighboring Pakistan "without a shadow of terrorism," a day after Pakistan's prime minister expressed frustration with stalled talks over Kashmir.

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Pakistan's Sharif criticizes India over collapse of Kashmir talks 26 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized India in his address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Friday for withdrawing from planned peace talks last month over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Drone strike kills suspected militants in Pakistan, officials say 24 Sep 2014

BANNU Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed at least five suspected militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, intelligence officials said, amid a rise in such attacks since after the military announced an anti-Taliban offensive.

Pakistan appoints ally of army chief to head intelligence agency 22 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan appointed a close ally of the army chief to head the country's most powerful and controversial intelligence agency on Monday, cementing the military's dominance following weeks of anti-government protests.

14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison - lawyers 20 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Fourteen Pakistani detainees were released from U.S. custody in Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and repatriated to Pakistan on Saturday, a Pakistani legal firm representing some of the prisoners said.