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Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Islamabad - Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

Seven dead as Pakistan hits militant hideouts

Peshawar - Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani security forces hit militant hideouts in the restive northwest Saturday morning, officials said.

Pakistan cleric says anti-Taliban fight 'un-Islamic'

Islamabad - The head of a hardline Islamabad mosque Friday called an army offensive against the Taliban "un-Islamic" and said the militants' massacre of 133 children was in retaliation for air strikes against them.

Two convicted militants executed as Pakistan strikes back after school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan hung two convicted militants in the first executions in six years and security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as the country's leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people d...

Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from India.

Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

Peshawar - Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.

Pakistan court grants bail to alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, lawyers told AFP, prompting India to demand an appeal.

Silent classes, bloody notebooks: after the Pakistan school massacre

Peshawar - An eerie silence hung over the shattered, blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday -- the silence of 132 dead Pakistani children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen.

Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan on Wednesday mourned 148 people -- mostly children -- killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

Leader of the 'Pakistani Taliban' was released by U.S. in 2005

As the world reels from the brutal attack upon schoolchildren in Pakistan by the group known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, unclassified CIA documents show that a key former leader of the group was in U.S. custody and released from Guantanamo in 2004.

Taliban attack on Pakistan school draws global revulsion

Washington - World leaders Tuesday condemned the Taliban massacre of Pakistani schoolchildren as "heinous" and "an act of horror" in an outpouring of global revulsion at the attack which killed 141 people.

Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school slayings

London - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was "heartbroken" by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing of scores of children by Taliban militants Tuesday in Pakistan.

'I saw death so close': student recalls Pakistan school carnage

Peshawar - A teenage survivor of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 130

Peshawar - Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday in one of the country's bloodiest attacks in recent years.

Pakistan police arrest five Al-Qaeda suspects

Karachi - Pakistan police have arrested five suspected members of Al-Qaeda's newly formed South Asia chapter in the southern city of Karachi, officials said Friday.

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform

Oslo - Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her.

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai hopes to be Pakistani PM

Slated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize today alongside Kailash Satyarathi, Malala Yousafzai told the BBC in an interview that she would like to enter politics and one day become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

U.S. hands over senior militant to Pakistan

Islamabad - U.S. troops in Afghanistan said Sunday they had handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, while a security source said one of them was a senior Pakistani Taliban commander.

Pakistan kills senior Al-Qaeda leader, says military

Islamabad - Pakistan's military said Saturday it had killed a senior Al-Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway system.

Militants launch deadly raid on Kashmir army camp

Militants hurling grenades stormed an army camp in Indian Kashmir on Friday, killing 11 troops and police in a day of violence in the Muslim-majority state where local elections are being held.

10 Pakistani children get HIV from blood transfusions

Islamabad - Ten Pakistani children have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said Thursday, in a "shocking" case highlighting the abysmal state of blood screening in the country.

Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal Thursday to try to salvage some agreement from a summit paralysed by India and Pakistan's bitter rivalry.

India seeks to reinvigorate regional ties at South Asia summit

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders met in Kathmandu Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in the face of growing Chinese influence in its backyard, hampered by its bitter rivalry with Pakistan.

Indian Kashmir votes with Modi eyeing power

Ganderbal - Indian Kashmir headed to the polls Tuesday under tight security, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the tense and disputed Muslim-majority state.

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

Global 'terror' deaths up by 61 percent: study

London - The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace said Tuesday.

Ghani arrives on Pakistan visit with eye on Taliban talks

Islamabad - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made his first official trip to neighbouring Pakistan on Friday, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.

Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills 57 people: Officials

Khairpur - At least 57 people, including 18 children, were killed Tuesday when a bus collided with a goods truck loaded with coal in southern Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistani policeman kills blasphemy suspect with axe

Lahore - A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a man arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian couple accused of the same crime, officials said Thursday.

Christian 'blasphemy' couple detained by boss before murder

- A Pakistani Christian bonded labourer and his pregnant wife killed for alleged blasphemy were locked inside a brick-making factory before their murder to prevent them from fleeing their debts, relatives said Wednesday.
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An angry mob drives a Christian community from their homes in Lahore, Pakistan
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After the brutal attack on their neighborhood, Christians peacefully protested in Lahore, Pakistan
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Mechanized troops patrolling outside the cordoned area in North Wazirastan Agency
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