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Award-winning Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

Islamabad - A Pakistani journalist known for criticising the powerful military said he had escaped an abduction attempt after being assaulted by armed men in Islamabad Wednesday, in the latest case involving forced disappearances in the turbulent country.

As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears -- for now

Islamabad - Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of aid to the economy, observers say -- but there could be trouble if the US calls in its debts....

Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

Islamabad - Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.

Pakistan says US military aid suspension 'counterproductive'

Islamabad - Pakistan denounced Washington's decision to suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance as "counterproductive" Friday, in a carefully-worded response to the frustrated Trump administration's public rebuke over militant safe havens.

Why it's so difficult for the US to crack down on Pakistan

Islamabad - Washington accuses Pakistan of playing a dangerous double game, taking billions in US aid while supporting militants attacking its forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban.

Pakistan hits back at 'incomprehensible' Trump tweet

Islamabad - Pakistan angrily dismissed threats by US President Donald Trump to cut off aid as "completely incomprehensible" Tuesday, in the latest diplomatic row to rock the shaky alliance between Washington and Islamabad over militancy.The "recent statements...

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Islamabad - Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

Palestinians recall envoy over appearance with attacks suspect

Islamabad - The Palestinians have recalled their ambassador to Pakistan following a Indian protest over his appearance at a rally also attended by a radical preacher linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan's girl cadets dream of taking power

Mardan - At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity.

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Karachi - Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Wednesday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face justice.

Grieving Pakistani Christians mark Christmas days after IS attack

Quetta - Pakistan deployed commandos inside and around a church in the southwestern city of Quetta Monday as its grieving but defiant congregation marked Christmas days after they were targeted in a deadly Islamic State-claimed attack.

Pakistan allows Indian 'spy' on death row to meet family

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities allowed an Indian national sentenced to death for spying to see his family for the first time since his arrest, a rare and highly-anticipated meeting arranged amid tight security in Islamabad.

High and dry: Pakistan's penchant for hash

Peshawar - Niaz Ali is a deeply religious man: He prays five times a day and visits the mosque as frequently as possible. But he also loves to smoke hashish -- lots of it.

IS claims pre-Christmas suicide bombing of Pakistan church, eight dead

Quetta - A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas.

At least eight killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church

Quetta - At least eight people were killed and 30 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said.

At least five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church: officials

Quetta - At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said.

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Muzaffarabad - Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.

Benazir Bhutto's untested son takes up his Pakistani destiny

Karachi - A decade after Pakistan's first female leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her son Bilawal is striving to reclaim his mother's mantle, the latest act in a Shakespearean saga of tragedy and power.

US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray

Islamabad - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Pakistan Monday as Washington pressures its wayward ally to eliminate militant safe havens, days after Pakistani authorities freed an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

Peshawar - Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.
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