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21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.
In the Media by Kashif Farooqi (AFP)

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Quetta - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.
In the Media by Maaz Khan (AFP)

Corporations focus on water profits, World Bank supports them

Nestle and other companies are making significant profits by gathering water from small towns and rural areas. Waves of public outcry have begun but privatization of water is the direction the world is going in.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Pakistani jet fighters pound hideouts in Shawal Valley killing 20 Special

Pakistani fighter jets pounded and destroyed four terrorist hideouts, killing at least 20 terrorist in an early morning attack in the Shawal Valley (Shawal Tehsil) in North Waziristan during day 39 of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

Pakistani civilian killed in Indian Border Security Force attack Special

Military troops from India reportedly fired upon civilian villages Sunday, killing one civilian and sending four others to the hospital.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

Pakistani police raid 'militant hideout' near PM's house

Lahore - Pakistani security forces Thursday raided a suspected militant hideout just a few kilometres from the family home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

US drone strike kills at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan

Bannu - A US drone strike on Wednesday killed at least 13 people in a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, as the country's military wages a major offensive against insurgent hideouts.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Lahore - A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Pakistani jets, artillery kill 18 in anti-militant offensive

Bannu - Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: ISIS 'frequent fighters' and oil money fueling combat successes

Baghdad - ISIS is getting some of its ‘frequent fighters’ from the Taliban and other jihadi groups. It’s also getting big money, quite enough to manage the loyalties of Sunni tribes, from captured oil to fund its war.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan kills at least six people

Miranshah - A U.S. drone strike in the tribal area of North Waziristan killed at least six people. A Pakistani military offensive against the Taliban(TTP) is ongoing in the area.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Outsourcing America: $3 an hour

Pittsburgh - Remember your old office job? The one you got laid off from? The good news is you can get it back. The bad news? No overtime, no benefits- and you'll have to underbid $3.00 an hour contractors from Pakistan.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 10 comments

Over 800,000 flee Pakistan anti-militant offensive

Peshawar - More than 800,000 people have fled a major military offensive against the Taliban in a Pakistani tribal area, officials said Wednesday.Tens of thousands of families have left the North Waziristan tribal area for the nearby town of Bannu.
In the Media by AFP

Air strikes kill Uzbek militants in Pakistan offensive

Bannu - Pakistani jets bombed militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district Saturday, killing scores of Uzbek and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, the military said.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan army begins ground offensive against Taliban

Bannu - Pakistan's military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, after nearly half a million civilians fled the fighting.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

Couple in Pakistan hacked to death, girl burned alive

Islamabad - In Pakistan, a 17-year old girl and her husband were killed by the girl's family because the couple married without their consent while another young lady was burned alive for refusing a man's marriage proposal.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Chinese-American 'was target' of Pakistan mountain massacre

- The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
In the Media by Gohar Abbas (AFP)

Mass arrests in Pakistan after gunmen shoot at plane

Peshawar - Pakistani police Wednesday arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, as fighter jets hit militant targets in the latest round of an anti-Taliban offensive.
In the Media by Saad Khan (AFP)

Clashes as prominent Pakistan cleric returns to lead 'revolution'

Lahore - A populist Canada-based cleric returned to Pakistan on Monday to try to start what he has called a "peaceful revolution" against the government, as his supporters engaged in violent clashes with police.
In the Media by Waqar Hussain (AFP)
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