Pakistan

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

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.

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Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal 18 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system is unjust.

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New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack 17 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group.

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Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital 17 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad.

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Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India 16 Sep 2014

MULTAN Pakistan - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives.

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Tense stand-off in Pakistani capital as political crisis deepens 13 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leaders ordered thousands of their supporters on Saturday to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation.

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Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home 12 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organisers will not let him.

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Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir 10 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

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Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir 10 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarised and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

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Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years 10 Sep 2014

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video