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  • Pakistan military prepares for a possible Indian attack

    Military officials are calling it a routine exercise, but the thunderous spectacle of Pakistani fighter jets touching down on a major highway Wednesday and Thursday, with commercial flights suspended and …


  • Gunmen kill anti-polio physician in northwestern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police said Monday that Dr. Zaka …


  • Suicide attack targets lawyers at Pakistan hospital, 70 dead

    QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed at least 64 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run …


  • Pakistani model’s brother says he killed her for ‘honor’

    The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook.


  • Dick Meyer: Media, politics exaggerate terrorism threat

    The way our attention is focused by media coverage and political debate has the effect of further exaggerating the real threat of terrorism to Americans.


  • U.S.: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks

    The White House said Friday that as many as 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took …


  • Photo: Family grieves loss of mother

    Mohammed Tofeeq holds his 10-month-old daughter, Gulshan Tofeeq, while he prays Saturday at the grave of his wife, Muqadas Tofeeq, who local police say was killed by her mother, in …


  • US-Afghan raid rescues abducted son of former Pakistan prime minister

    U.S. and Afghan forces conducting a raid Tuesday against Islamic militants unexpectedly found and rescued the son of a former Pakistani prime minister who had been abducted three years ago, …


  • CIA should not have ‘live-tweeted’ bin Laden raid, critics say

    Twitter users reacted with criticism and confusion after the CIA “live-tweeted” the Osama bin Laden raid that ended with his death five years ago. The “live-tweets,” posted Sunday as if …


  • Gunmen kill 7 policemen during polio campaign in Karachi

    Gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed seven Pakistani police officers involved in a polio vaccination campaign in two separate attacks Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, police said.


  • Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter

    Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.


  • Roof collapse at Pakistan religious school kills 5 students

    A Pakistani official says a roof that was under construction at a religious school collapsed, killing five students.


  • Pakistani police kill 5 and arrest nearly 80 after suicide bombing in Lahore

    Pakistani counterterrorism police killed at least five people Wednesday and arrested scores more in what it described as an intensified crackdown following a deadly suicide bombing at a public park …


  • Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing

    A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.


  • AP: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

    American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a …


  • Pakistan vows to increase fight against Taliban after 141 killed at school

    In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government …


  • Attack on Pakistani polio workers kills two

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani …


  • Pakistani journalists visit WSU

    As he and his cameraman fled a Pakistani militant firefight in 2008, Pervez Khan could think of only one thing to do to save both of their lives: wave the …


  • Officials: U.S. missiles kill 16 in Pakistan

    The United States fired missiles at three suspected militant targets near the Afghan border Monday, killing 16 people and keeping the pressure on insurgents days after a strike was believed …


  • More rains drench Pakistan

    SUKKUR, Pakistan – Authorities evacuated thousands of Pakistanis living along expanding rivers on Saturday as forecasts predicted even more heavy rain could deepen the country’s flood crisis. As the prime …


  • Flooding puts many out of aid’s reach

    CAMP KOROONA, Pakistan – Relief efforts in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest picked up pace Monday, but survivors complained about government inaction – a worrying sign for authorities seeking public support for …


  • Pakistan floods wreak ‘massive’ destruction

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 Sunday as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the …


  • Two Americans among plane’s dead

    ISLAMABAD – Two Americans were among the 152 passengers and crew members who died Wednesday when an Airbus A321 operated by a private Pakistani carrier crashed amid heavy rain into …


  • Leaks give detailed accounts of war

    WASHINGTON – Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings …


  • Bomb blasts kill 35 in Pakistan

    LAHORE, Pakistan – Two suicide bombers struck a popular Muslim shrine in Pakistan’s second largest city, killing 35 people and wounding 175 others in the second major attack in Lahore …


  • Report says Pakistan arms, trains Taliban

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s main spy agency continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the group’s leadership council despite U.S. pressure to sever ties and …


  • U.S. shows Pakistan evidence on Faisal Shahzad

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. officials used an urgent meeting with Pakistan’s president to present a dossier on accused terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, including a detailed chart describing his contacts with …


  • Muslim anger prompts Pakistan to block Facebook

    Pakistan’s government ordered Internet service providers to block Facebook on Wednesday amid anger over a page that encourages users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.


  • Pakistan arrest a good sign

    There’s been a flood of news coverage of a major U.S offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. But a less-heralded operation that’s just been made known could be more …


  • Pakistanis protest conviction

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan– Pakistanis shouted anti-American slogans and burned the Stars and Stripes on Thursday in protest of a New York jury’s conviction of a Pakistani woman accused of trying to …


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