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Stories with place: Pakistan
  • Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:19 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.

  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:16 pm

    NEW DELHI - At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.

  • Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 pm

    Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.

  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:19 pm

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.

  • Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:13 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital - an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace process.

  • Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:08 am

    MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan - One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday.

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:58 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:04 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.

  • 10 killed in India as militants attack police station, bus story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:43 am

    NEW DELHI - Indian forces fought an extended gunbattle Monday with militants who attacked a moving bus and stormed into a police station in a northern town bordering Pakistan, with 10 people killed in the violence, officials said.

  • Police say gunmen kill local US Embassy employee in Pakistan 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:01 am

    ISLAMABAD - Police say gunmen have killed a local employee of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, though a motive for the attack is still unclear.

  • Magnitude-5.1 earthquake jolts Pakistan, killing 3 people 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:47 am

    MANSEHRA, Pakistan - Authorities in Pakistan say an earthquake that jolted the country early this morning has killed three people.

  • Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:25 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed 12 more people across the country, bringing the overall death toll since early last week to 15, as rescuers struggle to move those stranded to safer places.

  • US kills senior Khorasan Group leader 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. airstrike in Syria has killed a key figure in a dangerous al-Qaida offshoot, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 10:07 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups.

  • Pakistan, India again exchange fire over disputed Kashmir 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:53 am

    MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan and India again exchanged fire Saturday over the disputed region of Kashmir after violence earlier this week killed at least five people on both sides of the border. There were no casualties immediately reported, officials said.

  • Top Pakistani model accused of carrying cash freed from jail 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 9:07 am

    ISLAMABAD - A top Pakistani model Ayaan Ali was freed from a high-security jail near the capital Thursday, four months after she was caught trying to fly to Dubai with half a million dollars in cash stashed in her luggage, a defense lawyer said.

  • India, Pakistan trade blame as border exchanges kill 5 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:46 am

    ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan traded blame on Thursday for a series of firefights and shelling over the past two days along their border in the disputed Kashmir region that killed five civilians and wounded nine people.

  • Afghan president thanks Pakistan for hosting Taliban talks 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:06 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president has thanked Pakistan's prime minister for hosting the first official face-to-face talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban.

  • India, Pakistan to join security group led by Russia, China story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 8:22 am

    UFA, Russia - President Vladimir Putin announced Friday that India and Pakistan will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a group dominated by Russia and China and also including former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

  • Pakistan terms Afghan-Taliban peace talks a 'breakthrough' 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:52 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's foreign ministry says this week's landmark peace talks between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban were a "breakthrough" and that the two sides will meet again at a mutually agreed place after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

  • Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:04 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to seventeen. Divers were searching for more bodies.