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  • new storyTop Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 8:25 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.

  • new storyPakistan's ex-cricket captain says he escaped gun attack 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 8:24 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped a gun attack in the southern port city of Karachi.

  • Pakistan official hopes Kabul-Taliban talks to resume soon 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:31 am

    ISLAMABAD - A close aide of Pakistan's prime minster says he is optimistic the stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban will resume soon in the interest of peace in Afghanistan.

  • Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:10 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.

  • Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:10 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence, officials said.

  • Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.