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Fear and despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

- India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.

Pakistan's ex-spymaster Hamid Gul dies aged 79

Islamabad - Pakistan's former spymaster Hamid Gul, who trained Afghan resistance fighters against the Soviets and helped create the Taliban, has died at the age of 79.

Pakistan provincial minister among 11 killed in suicide attack

Liaquatpur - A suicide attacker on Sunday killed a Pakistani provincial minister who had campaigned against militants along with at least 10 other people, after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending.

Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack

Islamabad - Pakistan's army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly students, in the country's deadliest terror attack.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Pakistan police under fire over child abuse scandal

Lahore - Pakistani police Monday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits and activists said the case was just the tip of the iceberg.

Pakistan defies rights protests to hang 'teen' convict

Karachi - Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country

Quetta - Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday.

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

Karachi - Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a police station.

Violence erupts as head of Pakistan sectarian group buried

Lahore - Angry protests flared into violence at the funeral for the head of a Pakistani sectarian militant group, officials said Thursday, as at least two people were killed in an apparent reprisal attack on a police checkpost.

Pakistan says second round of Afghan-Taliban talks postponed

Islamabad - A second round of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been postponed, Pakistan's foreign office said Thursday, following the reported death of the insurgents' leader Mullah Omar.

Pakistan police kill leader of anti-Shiite militant group

Lahore - The leader of an anti-Shiite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday, authorities said.

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after one month break: Officials

Multan - Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended last week.

Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan: official

Islamabad - Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan have left 36 dead and affected more than 250,000 people, disaster management officials said Saturday, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages.

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

Karachi - For years Karachi's walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction.

Afghans, Taliban 'to meet again' following Pakistan talks

Islamabad - Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark through-the-night talks aimed at ending the militants' 13-year insurgency, Pakistan said Wednesday.

Pakistan 'Sweet Homes' children suffer food-borne illness

Islamabad - More than 180 children at a home for orphans in Pakistan were rushed to three different hospitals Sunday after becoming ill right after reportedly eating "substandard" food for breakfast.

Four Pakistani soldiers, 12 militants die in clash: officials

Peshawar - At least four soldiers and 12 militants were killed in a clash on Sunday in Pakistan's troubled tribal belt where the army is fighting a major offensive against Taliban insurgents.

Eight killed in Pakistan as train falls into canal

Lahore - At least 8 people including a senior army officer were killed on Thursday when a train carrying soldiers and military hardware fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge, officials said.

Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants: Officials

Lahore - Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house near the eastern city of Lahore early Monday and killed four Taliban militants, officials said.
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