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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.

Nigeria beating polio, Africa closer to eradicating disease

Nigeria hit a major milestone — one year with no new polio cases. The country that had the greatest number of cases in the world is poised to eliminate the disease, which paralyzes children, from its borders.

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.

Islamic group fundraiser faces U.S. terror charges

Washington - An alleged fundraiser for a violent extremist group that supports the so-called Islamic State faced terrorism charges in US court Monday.Irfan Demirtas, also known as Nasrullah, was arrested in January and extradited from Germany on Friday.

Afghanistan-Pakistan IS chief killed in drone strike

Kabul - The head of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Saturday.

India's Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

Ufa - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation Friday from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to pay his first visit to Pakistan, signalling a new thaw in ties between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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.

Pakistan's anti-terror fight enters new phase despite rights fears

Islamabad - Pakistan's army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight against militants, but there are concerns that rights are being rolled back in the name of defeating terror.

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

Rome - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

Pakistan heatwave death toll passes 1,000

Karachi - The death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave rose past 1,000 on Thursday, with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.

Pakistan privacy activists slam 'unethical' British hacking claims

Islamabad - Pakistani rights campaigners have urged Islamabad to take action to protect the privacy of its citizens after leaked top-secret documents appeared to show British intelligence had gained access to almost all the country's Internet users.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

Karachi - The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Death toll from Pakistan heatwave tops 500

Karachi - More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

Over 200 dead in Pakistan heatwave: officials

Karachi - More than 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir as killings heighten tensions

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory.

Pakistan claims arrest of suspects in politician's London murder

Quetta - Pakistani officials said Friday they have arrested two suspects in connection with the 2010 murder of a politician in London, including one wanted by Scotland Yard.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killings

Srinagar - Shops and schools shut down in parts of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against a string of apparently targeted killings that has triggered fear in the restive region.

Pakistan's struggle to rein in rogue seminaries

Islamabad - Pakistan pledged to crack down on religious seminaries suspected of fostering extremism following a Taliban school massacre in December that left more than 130 children dead, but the move faces stiff resistance from conservatives.

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence of top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top Islamist leader for war crimes during the country's battle for independence, prompting his opposition party to call a general strike in protest.

Pakistan imposes one-month moratorium on executions

Islamabad - Pakistan has imposed a one-month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, giving a temporary reprieve to a death row prisoner whose lawyers say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.
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The video seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals last week.
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Pakistani politician blames earthquakes on women wearing jeans.
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Imran Khan, legendary Cricket player, now takes part in a Pakistani political party and is attempting to aid the Zindagi Trust with government school reform throughout the country.
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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