- Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader Updated: Feb-05-16 11:53 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.
- Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day' Updated: Feb-05-16 9:49 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Prime Minister on Friday called for resolving the lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own decisions.
- Pakistani gets 20 years in US prison for $100M drugs scam Updated: Feb-05-16 8:40 am
SHERMAN, Texas - Prosecutors in Texas say a man from Pakistan must serve 20 years in a U.S. prison for his role in an online $100 million counterfeit prescription drugs ring.
- Union: 2 Pakistan airline workers killed by police at rally Updated: Feb-02-16 8:01 am
ISLAMABAD - A union leader of Pakistan's national airline says security forces opened fire on an anti-privatization rally in the port city of Karachi, killing two employees.
- Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am
NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
- Work might start this year on delayed $2.7B fertilizer plant Updated: Feb-01-16 8:18 am
MOUNT VERNON, Indiana - A Pakistani-backed company expects construction to start this year on a $2.7 billion fertilizer plant in southwestern Indiana more than three years after plans for the project were announced.
- Envoys from 4 countries to discuss Afghan peace talks Feb. 6 Updated: Jan-28-16 5:34 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will meet in the Pakistani capital Islamabad next month to discuss how to resume the stalled peace process between Kabul and the Taliban.
- Pakistan closes schools in province amid Taliban threats Updated: Jan-26-16 7:56 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities on Tuesday closed all the schools in the country's largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks, according to a government notice.
- Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 3 border policemen Updated: Jan-25-16 7:18 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says three border policemen have been killed and three others were wounded in a suicide attack near an important border crossing in southern Afghanistan.
- US urges Afghanistan-Pakistan on Afghan peace process Updated: Jan-21-16 9:22 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - The United States on Thursday urged the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to support a credible peace process with the Afghan Taliban.
- IS radio beams propaganda, threats across rural Afghanistan Updated: Jan-21-16 1:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan reporters recognized the voice threatening them with death on the Islamic State group's local radio station. It was a former colleague, who knows their names and where they work.
- Pakistan university latest target of militant attacks Updated: Jan-20-16 2:48 pm
ISLAMABAD - The attack on the Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, which killed 20 people and was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction, is the latest in a series of attacks spanning more than a decade.
- Pakistan school hit by militants was named for Gandhi ally Updated: Jan-20-16 1:47 pm
ISLAMABAD - The co-ed Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, attacked by Islamic militants on Wednesday, was named for a prominent secular activist and ally of Mahatma Gandhi, and embodied much of what the extremists revile.
- The Latest: Taliban spokesman disowns university attack Updated: Jan-20-16 7:29 am
CHARSADDA, Pakistan - The latest developments in a Taliban attack on university in northwestern Pakistan that killed 20 and triggered an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the assault ended. All times local.
- Pakistan offers to host Saudi-Iran reconciliation talks Updated: Jan-19-16 2:38 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's prime minister offered Tuesday to host talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia aimed at resolving disputes between the Middle Eastern rivals.
- Pakistan lifts 3-year ban on YouTube, allows local version Updated: Jan-18-16 1:25 pm
ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani official says the government has allowed access to a localized version of the video sharing website YouTube after assurances from the company that it would insert country-specific filters to remove objectionable content.
- Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf acquitted in murder case Updated: Jan-18-16 7:52 am
QUETTA, Pakistan - A court acquitted former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf Monday in a murder case involving the killing of a separatist leader, Akbar Bugti, who had died in a 2006 military operation in Baluchistan province, lawyers said.
- Pakistani top militant in gov't custody over attack in India Updated: Jan-15-16 9:05 am
ISLAMABAD - The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into "protective custody" amid a probe as to whether he is linked to a deadly attack earlier this month on an Indian air base, two security officials and a provincial minister said Friday.
- India, Pakistan reschedule high-level peace talks Updated: Jan-14-16 7:48 am
NEW DELHI - India rescheduled high-level peace talks with Pakistan on Thursday while it evaluated actions taken by Islamabad against Pakistan-based insurgents it blames for an attack on an Indian air force base earlier this month.
- Afghan official warns Taliban on staying out of peace talks Updated: Jan-12-16 8:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Afghan official on Tuesday warned the Taliban against staying out of the peace process with the government in Kabul, saying that insurgents who opt for war will face serious consequences.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, US seek roadmap to peace Updated: Jan-11-16 3:46 pm
ISLAMABAD - Four countries __ Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States __ were cloistered away late into the night Monday trying to lay a foundation they hope will eventually lead to peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban fighters. But in the end, the biggest decision that appeared to be reached was to meet again.
- Pakistan says it will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia Updated: Jan-10-16 11:58 am
ISLAMABAD - Any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity will evoke a strong response from Islamabad, Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif said Sunday.
- Top elected pro-India Kashmiri leader dies at age 79 Updated: Jan-07-16 8:23 am
NEW DELHI - A top elected pro-India leader of Kashmir, who tried to win over insurgent groups in the troubled region, died Thursday in a New Delhi hospital of pneumonia, his party leader said. He was 79.
- Pakistan asks Bangladesh to withdraw senior diplomat Updated: Jan-07-16 4:33 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan asked Bangladesh to withdraw its senior diplomat, Moushumi Rahman, in an apparent tit-for-tat move after Dhaka asked Islamabad to withdraw a Pakistani diplomat last month, officials from the two nations said Thursday.
- American charged in bombing attack on US base in Afghanistan Updated: Jan-06-16 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. citizen already accused of going to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida was charged Wednesday with helping build explosives for a 2009 suicide attack on an American military base in Afghanistan.