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Father of Pakistan rights activist who fled to U.S. bailed

26 Nov 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The father of a prominent Pakistani activist who fled to the United States was released on bail on Tuesday, his family and lawyers said, a month after he was arrested for allegedly spreading hate of the state on social media.

Taliban frees two Western prisoners, U.S. sees hope for wider Afghan peace

20 Nov 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years, officials of the three nations said, completing a delayed prisoner swap and raising hopes for a revival of peace talks. | Video

Father of Pakistani activist who fled to U.S. arrested

25 Oct 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani security agency said on Friday it had arrested the father of a prominent political activist for spreading hate of the state on social media.

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse

14 Sep 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said.

Pakistan's former tribal regions vote in first provincial election

20 Jul 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Voters in the turbulent former tribal zones of northwestern Pakistan went to the polls on Saturday in the first provincial elections since the region lost the semi-autonomous status it had held since the British colonial era.

Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

15 Jul 2019

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease.

Pakistan army says lawmakers critical of military involved in attack on checkpoint

26 May 2019

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's army on Sunday accused two lawmakers critical of the military of playing a key role in a clash with troops at a security checkpost in which three people were killed, setting up a potential confrontation with a vast rights movement the two lawmakers helped to found.

Pakistan PM suspends police amid outrage over child's murder

23 May 2019

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister said on Thursday.

New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with U.S. envoys

21 Feb 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban leaders said on Thursday that their new political chief will not be attending peace talks with U.S. envoys due to take place in Qatar next week.

Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan - sources

16 Feb 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17-year-old civil war.

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