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  • Taliban attack leaves more than 80 children dead

    December 16, 2014 3:47 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
  • Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

    October 10, 2014 12:30 PM

    OSLO, Norway - News of today's Nobel Peace Prize winners has set off celebrations on the streets of Mingora, the main town in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is honoring 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India "for their struggle against the suppression of... more »
  • Suicide attacker kills 3 in southwestern Pakistan

    October 4, 2014 12:15 PM

    QUETTA, Pakistan - A police officer says a suicide attacker has blown himself up in a Shiite neighborhood in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 3 people and wounding 17. Police chief Abdur Razzak Cheema says the bomber struck on Saturday in the Hazara Town neighborhood in the city of Quetta.... more »
  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    October 1, 2014 2:34 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria. It's also operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen. The U.S. military says... more »
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 4 in NW Pakistan

    June 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakitstan - Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed four men in a militant hideout in the northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border. Two officials say the missiles hit a vehicle and a compound in the town of Dandey Darpakhel in North Waziristan on Wednesday.... more »
  • Pakistan condemns first US drone strikes this year

    June 12, 2014 5:04 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani government has condemned two strikes by American drones that have killed 13 suspected militants and marked the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday that the strikes are a violation of... more »
  • 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Pakistan

    May 9, 2014 2:10 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An earthquake in southern Pakistan has brought down walls and shaken towns, causing some injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, struck some 7.5 miles north of Nawabshah on Friday. The USGS says the quake had a depth of 9.7... more »
  • Heavy rains lead to 14 deaths in Pakistan

    August 3, 2013 10:22 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani officials say heavy rains have led to the deaths of at least 14 people in different parts of the country. Latifur Rehman, a disaster management official in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Saturday that heavy rain caused about 120 houses to collapse in the province and... more »
  • Taliban warn not to sell Viagra

    February 11, 2013 7:29 PM

    The Taliban warned shopkeepers in northwestern Pakistan not to sell sex-related drugs, like Viagra, or pornographic movies. One member of a trade association for a large market says he got a text message warning from the Taliban, so he issued a pamphlet to thousands of shopkeepers asking them to comply... more »
  • Hospital: Visitors probably curious, not a threat

    October 16, 2012 2:34 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, England - An official at the British hospital treating a Pakistani teen activist says the people who showed up asking about the girl were probably just "over-curious," not a threat to her safety. Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, says several people turned... more »
  • Muslim world expecting more violent protests

    September 21, 2012 8:52 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Muslim countries are expecting more violent protests today against the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. Pakistani police have opened fire on rioters who were torching a move theater. One man reportedly was killed. The theater was one of two in Peshawar that rioters ransacked and... more »
  • US government apparently trying to distance itself from anti-Islam video

    September 20, 2012 12:52 PM

    ISLAMABAD - The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan appears to be trying to undercut the anger being aimed against the United States as a result of an anti-Islam video. Advertisements condemning that video have appeared today on Pakistani TV, and they carry the U.S. Embassy seal. In the ads, President Barack... more »
  • Plane crash, 127 on board no survivors

    April 20, 2012 4:14 PM

    ISLAMABAD - An airline official in Pakistan says the plane that crashed today near the airport in Islamabad was brought down by "heavy winds." There were 127 people on board, and no survivors have been found. The plane crashed into a muddy wheat field while trying to land in a... more »
  • Residents upset over violent video portraying life in Gardere Play Video

    March 26, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Another video featuring the street life in Baton Rouge surfaced on the internet over the weekend. It claims to portray life in "Gardere." "This is a Glock," a man in the video said. "I got 30 in this (expletive). I ain't playing." The video shows several... more »
  • Linchpin in hunt for bin Laden back with al-Qaida

    June 15, 2011 4:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- Former and current U.S. intelligence officials say the terrorist described as the linchpin in the hunt for Osama bin Laden has rejoined al-Qaida. The Bush administration had released him from a secret CIA secret prison under pressure from Pakistan. The CIA returned al-Qaida operative Hassan Ghul to his native... more »
  • Pentagon: U.S. has questioned bin Laden widows

    May 13, 2011 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the U.S. government has questioned three of Osama bin Laden's widows in Pakistan. They survived a Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden and were taken into Pakistani custody. The White House has said it was important that the U.S. be allowed to... more »
  • Obama will not release photos of bin Laden

    May 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body. Obama made the remarks during an interview Wednesday with CBS' "60 Minutes." The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that... more »
  • Top lawmakers says risk of photo release too high

    May 4, 2011 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Republican who has seen the death photo of Osama bin Laden says releasing the picture publicly could endanger U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says the picture could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments around the world and hamper... more »
  • Fabeled SEAL Team 6 ends hunt for bin Laden

    May 2, 2011 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Navy SEALs are being told to keep the details to themselves after the famous military special operations group killed Osama bin Laden in an overnight raid in Pakistan early Monday. The Navy officer in charge of the elite unit told his troops Monday that they should be... more »
  • First look at compound where bin Laden was killed (with video)

    May 2, 2011 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has released detailed pictures and schematics of the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by special forces. The schematics show walls as high as 18 feet in some places, which officials said was unusual for structures in that area of Pakistan. The compound also... more »
  • White House: Afghan review will support July drawdown

    December 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a yearlong review of the Afghanistan war will show that the U.S. can begin withdrawing troops in July. President Barack Obama and his top national security officials met for nearly two hours Tuesday to review the report. The president will speak about... more »
  • U. S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    December 13, 2010 7:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - An administration official says Richard Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died. He was 69. The official spoke on condition... more »
  • Va man charged in fake bomb plot against DC subway

    October 27, 2010 1:24 PM

    A Virginia man has been arrested and indicted on charges he tried to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations in and around the nation's capital. The FBI says the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man's... more »
  • Officials think bin Ladin involved in Europe plot

    October 1, 2010 12:50 PM

    U.S. counterterrorism officials say they believe that senior al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are involved in the latest terror plot against European cities. The multi-pronged scope of the emerging plan - which was to launch coordinated shooting sprees or attacks in Britain, France and Germany - is an... more »
  • Navy Captain Fired

    August 16, 2010 7:52 PM

    The Navy fired the captain of the U.S.S. Peleliu, a helicopter assault ship, for inappropriate behavior considered "unduly familiar" toward crew members. The Navy would not elaborate on the allegation against Capt. David Schnell who was in command as helicopters shuttled supplies to flood-ravaged Pakistan. Also, the Navy would not... more »
  • Obama: Nothing new in leaked documents

    July 27, 2010 12:12 PM

    President Obama spoke this morning, for the first time, on the massive leak of sensitive documents about the Afghanistan war. He said the disclosure of classified information from the battlefield "could potentially jeopardize individuals or operations," but he said the papers don't bring any new information to the table.... more »
  • Hillary Clinton in Pakistan

    July 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is trying to convince Pakistanis that American interest in their country expands beyond the fight against Islamist militants. Clinton announced new U.S. pledged aid and projects, worth $500 million. The projects include new dams for electricity and aid for hospitals. While speaking at... more »
  • Bin Laden hunter arrives back in Colorado

    June 24, 2010 8:50 AM

    An American who traveled to Pakistan to track down Osama Bin Laden but wound up getting detained by authorities is back home in Colorado. Gary Faulkner arrived at the Denver airport and told reporters that he was feeling good but was looking forward to taking a nap. Faulkner had been... more »
  • Times Square car bomb suspect pleads guilty in NYC

    June 21, 2010 4:43 PM

    A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty to trying to bomb Times Square and says he is "part of the answer to the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people." Faisal Shahzad defiantly made the statement in federal court Monday as he pleaded guilty to a 10-count indictment... more »
  • Times Square bomber trained at Pakistan terror camp

    May 4, 2010 2:57 PM

    The man arrested for trying to blow up an SUV in Times Square, attended a terror training camp in Pakistan, that's according to authorities. Faisal Shahzad told the FBI about his training. Officials say Shahzad was providing valuable information about the nearly catastrophic attack. The Pakistani Taliban... more »
  • Taliban leader capture confirmed by White House

    February 17, 2010 1:38 PM

    The White House confirms the capture of Afghan's Taliban leader in Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation by CIA and Pakistani security. He is being interrogated, but the results of the questioning are not being released. White House press secretary, Robert... more »

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