Pakistan

Gunmen kidnap seven Pakistani police in Punjab attack

LAHORE/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Dozens of gunmen from criminal gangs kidnapped seven Pakistani police from a checkpoint in the normally peaceful province of Punjab on Sunday, officials said.

Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Indian Kashmir violate U.N. resolutions 30 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - An Indian plan to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in new townships in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir is a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, a Pakistani government spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala 30 Apr 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for 25 years each on Thursday for involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny girls education.

India jilts Pakistan on push for better ties - Pakistani PM 29 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - India has failed to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, in rare rebuke of a neighbour with which he has promised to mend ties.

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Indian, Afghan leaders pledge to fight militants, build trade 28 Apr 2015

NEW DELHI - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Tuesday for regional cooperation to defeat violent extremist groups, saying after meeting the Indian prime minister that he wants to "make Afghanistan a graveyard of terror" but needs help from India, Pakistan and other neighbours.

Pakistan hunts clues to activist's murder as free-speech fears grow 28 Apr 2015

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani investigators have found no match for casings of bullets that killed a prominent human rights activist, dashing hopes for quick answers to a murder that has raised fears for the safety of dissenting voices.

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Insight - Pakistan military's move on Karachi seen part of 'creeping coup' 27 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years.

Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder 26 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday. | Video

Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder 25 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.

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Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot 25 Apr 2015

ROME - Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican. | Video