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  • Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19 
    Updated: May-29-15 6:04 pm

    QUETTA, Pakistan - Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages Friday, a Pakistani official said.

  • Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations 
    Updated: May-27-15 9:01 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of blank degrees stacked in his firm's offices.

  • Pakistan vintage car collectors preserve a part of history 
    Updated: May-27-15 2:45 am

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like travelling back in time - and money seems to be no obstacle when the prize is a Lincoln convertible that belonged to an Afghan king or a Rolls-Royce once used by India's last viceroy.

  • Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold 
    Updated: May-26-15 2:25 am

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concerns over their ability to defend the country without U.S. and foreign combat troops.

  • Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan 
    Updated: May-23-15 12:23 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.

  • Home fans rejoice in Lahore as Pakistan beats Zimbabwe story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 2:12 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets in the country's first international match against a major team in six years on Friday in a stadium encircled by police and filled to capacity.

  • The frustrations of allied warfare - al-Qaida-style 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:45 am

    WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama or his predecessor thought fighting a war with coalition partners was hard, they might consider Osama bin Laden's frustrations.

  • Zimbabwe squad arrives in Pakistan for tour 
    Updated: May-19-15 2:47 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan - Zimbabwe players arrived in Pakistan amid heavy security on Tuesday saying they were focused solely on playing cricket, despite fresh warnings about their safety on tour.

  • Pakistani officials say US drone strike kills 3 militants 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:56 am

    DERA ISLAMIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a compound in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan sign accord to share intelligence 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:10 am

    ISLAMABAD - The spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out "coordinated intelligence operations" against militants operating along their porous border, in the latest sign of improved relations following years of mistrust that undermined the fight against the Taliban.

  • India's Modi meets Xi on China visit amid warming ties story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 7:04 am

    XI'AN, China - President Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powers and rivals, which included a rare touch of personal diplomacy for a Chinese leader.

  • China, India have many rivalries, some areas of cooperation 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:25 am

    BEIJING - India's prime minister is visiting China this week to build friendship between the two Asian giants despite a long history of disputes and rivalries, along with some areas of cooperation, especially in the economic sphere.

  • Obama administration urges approval of US-China nuclear pact 
    Updated: May-12-15 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday urged senators to support a new 30-year agreement with China on civilian nuclear cooperation but faced a barrage of concern from both parties that Chinese companies are exporting sensitive technology to Iran and North Korea.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to fight terrorism together 
    Updated: May-12-15 10:25 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif renewed their nations' vows on Tuesday to jointly combat the mutual threat of militant groups operating along the two countries' shared border.

  • Video: Taliban downed Pakistan helicopter carrying diplomats story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 3:10 am

    ISLAMABAD - A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down a Pakistani helicopter carrying diplomats.

  • New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 10:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan - and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world - have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.  

  • Man guilty in '02 Florida terror plot deported to Pakistan 
    Updated: May-07-15 3:04 am

    MIAMI - A man who pleaded guilty in 2002 to a Florida terror plot involving plans to blow up electric power stations and a National Guard armory has been deported to Pakistan.

  • Family of US captive killed by drone backs hostage czar 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on Americans 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans support using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups overseas, and a large majority think it's acceptable to target American citizens if they are members of terrorist organizations, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 6:51 am

    ISLAMABAD - People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington.

  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Pakistan court jails 10 for involvement in attack on Malala story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:36 pm

    MINGORA, Pakistan - A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, a public prosecutor said.

  • Pakistan drops case against ex-CIA chief, agency's lawyer 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:55 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people in a tribal region, police said Thursday.