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  • 13 people die in a road crash in Pakistan

    January 8, 2017 12:42 PM

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police say 13 people have been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a passenger van in the eastern province of Punjab. Police official Naveed Ahmed said Sunday that the car's driver moved into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle and... more »
  • Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter clash

    December 25, 2016 1:21 PM

    JERUSALEM - A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, which is widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own. In an apparent response to a story claiming Israel's former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if... more »
  • Memoir of slain soldier's father Khizr Khan to be published

    November 23, 2016 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. The company said Wednesday in... more »
  • Pakistani officials say 33 police trainees killed in attack

    October 24, 2016 8:33 PM

    QUETTA, Pakistan - A government official says 33 police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan's restive southwestern Baluchistan province. Baluchistan's top health official, Noor Haq Baloch, said at least 106 people were wounded - mostly police trainees and some paramilitary troops.... more »
  • Wife's role in California attack raises fear of jihad brides

    December 12, 2015 2:56 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Pakistani woman's role as shooter in the San Bernardino massacre is raising fears that foreign-born brides could marry Americans as part of extremist missions. Experts in jihad, immigration lawyers and former U.S. diplomats say there's no sign other foreign brides have sought Western marriages to launch... more »
  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

    January 19, 2015 1:56 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Officials in Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four militants near the country's northwestern border with Afghanistan. The officials say the strike Monday targeted a suspected militant hideout in the Shawal area of Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region. The two officials spoke on condition... more »
  • 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 »

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