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For displaced Pakistanis to return home: Fight the Taliban

Peshawar - Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis displaced by anti-Taliban military operations in tribal areas wish only to return home -- but first they have to agree to fight the extremists themselves.

German spy agency 'helped US find bin Laden': Report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to a German news report published Sunday.

Karachi at standstill after Shiite massacre claimed by IS

Karachi - Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi was brought to a standstill Thursday following the massacre of 44 minority Shiite Ismaili Muslims in the first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in the country.

IS claims deadly attack on Karachi Shiites, first in Pakistan

Karachi - Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority Wednesday, killing at least 43 in the first attack in the country officially claimed by the Islamic State group.

Squalor, misery await Afghan returnees forced out of Pakistan

Tarin Kowt - Like thousands of Afghan returnees, Neik Mohammad became unwanted in Pakistan after a Taliban massacre at a Peshawar school, forcing him to return home to a life of misery and fear in a squalid refugee settlement.

Dozens of Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Karachi

Karachi - Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Wednesday stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority, killing at least 43 in the second deadliest militant attack in the country this year.

Foreign envoys killed as Taliban claim helicopter downing in Pakistan

Gilgit - A Pakistani military helicopter crashed Friday, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, with the Taliban claiming they downed it as part of a plot to kill Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

At least 4 killed including foreigners in Pakistan helicopter crash: army

- At least four people were killed Friday, including two pilots and two or three foreigners, when a helicopter crashed on a school in northern Pakistan, officials said, warning that casualties could rise.

Texas shooter was 'heartthrob' in Pakistan: Schoolmates

Islamabad - Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was a charismatic "ladies' man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday.

Afghan runaways fight heroin addiction on Pakistan streets

Peshawar - After his brother beat him with chains, Abdullah decided enough was enough and fled his home in Kabul to Pakistan, where he lived rough, sleeping where he could and battling drug addiction.

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala

Peshawar - A court in Pakistan Thursday sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large.

From Bogota with love: Karachi gets advice from Colombia

Karachi - As mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa transformed Colombia's crime-ridden, traffic-clogged capital and now he is helping Pakistan's sprawling metropolis Karachi as it seeks to shed its violent, chaotic image.

Pakistan 'mini-cyclone' death toll rises to 44: Officials

Peshawar - A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.

Pakistani progressives see dark future after activist's murder

Islamabad - The killing of a prominent Pakistani rights campaigner Friday has sent shockwaves through the country's progressives, as those who speak out against alleged abuses by the state say they are under increasing threat.

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Karachi - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.

Bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested in Italy

Rome - Italian police said Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan's deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican.

Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

Islamabad - Pakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two foreign hostages showed the risks of the controversial tactic, as details came to light apparently pinpointing the fatal strike.

Obama takes blame for strike that killed hostages

Washington - President Barack Obama said he took "full responsibility" on Thursday for the accidental killing of an American and Italian hostage during an apparent drone strike on an Al-Qaeda compound in Pakistan.

Mauritania jails senior Al-Qaeda figure

Nouakchott - A senior Al-Qaeda leader accused of planning attacks on the United States, Europe and Australia has been jailed for 20 years in Mauritania for "terrorist activities", a judicial source said on Tuesday.

China's Xi launches $46 bn investment plan in Pakistan

Islamabad - Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated a $46 billion investment plan in Pakistan on Monday that aims to create direct links between China and the Arabian Sea and boost the sluggish Pakistani economy.

China's Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46 bn investment plan

Islamabad - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad Monday to unveil a $46 billion investment plan that Pakistan hopes will end a chronic energy crisis and transform it into a regional economic hub.

Spate of attacks shake Pakistan's dwindling Sikh community

Chichawatni - Pilgrims descended from all over the world on a small town in Pakistan that is home to one of Sikhism's holiest sites this week, dipping into holy spring water and solemnly offering prayers.

China gets 40-year rights to Pakistan port, access to Arabian Sea

Gwadar - China is investing over $1.62 billion on Pakistan's Gwadar Port facility and the added infrastructure, including an expressway, international airport, breakwater and cargo terminal. In return, Beijing will have the right to operate the port for 40 years.

'U.S. national' shot, wounded in Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - A woman identified by police as a U.S. national was shot and wounded in Karachi Thursday, officials said, with leaflets found at the scene claiming the attack on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Bangladesh tightens security after hanging of Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh tightened security nationwide Sunday after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters but celebrations elsewhere.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for 1971 war massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities hanged a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, with hundreds of people in the capital Dhaka celebrating the death of a "war butcher".

Bangladesh to hang top Islamist for 1971 massacre

Dhaka - Bangladesh is set to hang a top Islamist leader Saturday for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war, officials said, after he refused to seek clemency from the president.

Gunmen kill 20 labourers in SW Pakistan: officials

Quetta - Gunmen have killed 20 construction workers in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, shooting them at point blank range after identifying they were not local, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks 'mastermind,' angering India

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities have freed the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks on bail, officials said Friday, in a move that swiftly drew furious condemnation from India.

Pakistan parliament rejects Saudi call to join Yemen coalition

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament on Friday urged the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels.
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