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Stories with place: Peshawar
  • new storyPakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:24 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army chief has signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers.

  • Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.

  • Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 2:03 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world's poorest nations.

  • Pakistani authorities raise death toll from earthquake to 5 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 1:43 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan has raised the death toll from the quake that rattled the country the day before, saying five people were killed.