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Tiger by the tail: Pakistan's militant challenge in Kashmir

Muzaffarabad - Pressure is mounting on Pakistan to contain militants itching for a fight with arch-nemesis India amid growing calls for action in its escalating dispute with New Delhi over Kashmir.

Pakistan extends military chief's tenure amid Kashmir row

Islamabad - Pakistan extended its military chief's tenure Monday, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country's most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.

Taliban chief's brother killed in Pakistan blast: militant sources

Quetta - The Afghan Taliban leader's brother was among four people killed in a blast at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan Friday, insurgent sources and a Pakistani official told AFP.

At least six killed and more than 100 wounded in Kashmir protests

Srinagar - Reports from Kashmir suggest the area is near an almost total lockdown ever since the Indian government revoked its autonomy and began a crackdown on pro-independence groups.

Pakistan downgrades ties with India in deepening Kashmir row

Islamabad - Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties with nuclear-armed rival India Wednesday, announcing that it will expel the Indian envoy and suspend trade in a deepening row over New Delhi's clampdown on disputed Kashmir.

Pakistan premier vows to challenge India over Kashmir move

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed Tuesday to challenge at the UN security council India's decision to strip Kashmir of its special autonomy, a move he warned could provoke conflict in the region.

Pakistan military 'firmly stands' by Kashmiris, says army chief

Islamabad - Pakistan's military "firmly stands" by Kashmiris, the powerful army chief said Tuesday, a day after India stripped the disputed region of its special autonomy in a move set to deepen animosity between the nuclear arch-rivals.

High steaks: Cows go from roofs to plates in Pakistan for Eid

Karachi - Syed Ejaz Hassan's annual ritual in Pakistan’s megacity of Karachi has kicked off, which will see his cows transported from a roof to plates over the coming days ahead of next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.

12 killed as flooding paralyses Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - At least 12 people were killed as monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's port city of Karachi, officials and charity groups confirmed Wednesday, while flooding also triggered power outages and overwhelmed the metropolis's fragile infrastructure.

18 killed as Pakistan army plane crashes into residential area

Rawalpindi - Eighteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early Tuesday, officials told AFP.

15 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

Rawalpindi - Fifteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed early Tuesday into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP."A small plane crashed into a residential area.

Soaring prices, rising anger in Imran Khan's Pakistan

Karachi - Nearly one year after the election that brought Imran Khan to power in Pakistan, the cricket-hero-turned-prime-minister faces growing anger as he chases an elusive target: how to right the South Asian nation's teetering economy.

Pakistan ex-PM Abbasi arrested by anti-corruption officials

Lahore - Former Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested and will appear before an anti-corruption court, officials said Thursday, the latest in a string of opposition figures to be targeted under the government of his successor Imran Kha...

Trump mocked for tweet on arrest of Mumbai attacks suspect

Islamabad - Pakistanis Thursday mocked US President Donald Trump's claim that the alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind had been arrested "after a ten-year search" while he was actually in the public eye for much of the decade.

Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind again

Lahore - Pakistani authorities Wednesday detained the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a security official said, as the country faces increased pressure to crack down on militants operating on its soil.

Pakistan PM Khan's party says critical media coverage may be 'treason'

Islamabad - The ruling party of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched another blistering attack on the press, linking critical coverage to potential "treason" in the latest broadside against the beleaguered media.

Pakistan hopes to 'refresh' US ties with PM Khan's visit

Islamabad - Pakistan expressed hopes Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the US seeks its help in ending the war in Afghanistan.

Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions

Karachi - Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals brought them to the brink of war.

Pakistan train collision kills 11, injures 78

Islamabad - At least 11 people were killed and nearly 80 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to meet Trump in US July 22: Pakistan formin

Islamabad - Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Thursday, a rare visit between leaders of the sometimes prickly allies.
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