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Pakistan ex-president Zardari arrested over graft charges

Islamabad - Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested Monday after his bail application was rejected in connection with a high-profile money laundering case that saw millions allegedly siphoned out of the country.

'In a zoo': Pakistan's Kalash battle tourism deluge

In a remote valley in Pakistan dozens of Kalash minority women dance to celebrate spring's arrival -- but as a gaggle of men scramble to catch them on camera, the community warns an influx of domestic tourists is threatening their unique traditions.

British Airways resumes Pakistan flights after a 10-year absence

Islamabad - British Airways landed back in Pakistan Monday, in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline after suspending operations due to security fears over a decade ago.

US heads to new talks with Taliban

Washington - The US envoy negotiating with the Taliban will hold new talks this month with the insurgents in Qatar, the State Department said Saturday, as momentum builds for a deal to end America's longest war.

Pakistan man murders HIV positive wife in epidemic-hit south

Karachi - A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country’s dismal public health standards.

Pakistan MP accuses officials of lying about clash between activists, military

Peshawar - A Pakistani parliamentarian and civil rights leader on Wednesday accused authorities of lying about a violent clash between Pashtun activists and security forces over the weekend as tensions soar between the military and rights group.

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Islamabad - Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.

Pakistani who taught 'American Taliban' hails his release

Islamabad - A Pakistani religious teacher who spent six months with "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh has hailed his release, describing him as a "good person" who became upset over the situation in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Palestine.

India's Modi and Pakistan PM highlight need for 'peace,' after vote

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani rival Imran Khan sent messages highlighting the need for "peace" Thursday after Modi's hawkish party won a new term in power.

HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan

Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe.

Pakistan orders release of cleric who led Asia Bibi protests

Lahore - A Pakistani court has ordered the release on bail of a hardline cleric who last year paralysed the country by orchestrating violent protests against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian accused of blasphemy, his organisation said Tuesday.

Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

Islamabad - An attack on a luxury hotel in the southwestern city of Gwadar was a bid to "sabotage prosperity", Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said Sunday, as police confirmed all the attackers had been killed.

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan port city of Gwadar

Islamabad - At least one person has been killed after three gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project, the military said Saturday.

Pakistan turns to science, infuriating moonsighting mullahs

Islamabad - Imran Khan's government has drawn the ire of conservative mullahs with calls for a science-based lunar calendar to calculate the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Pakistan, which faces an annual controversy over the date.

Pakistan's muted response as Asia Bibi flees to Canada

Islamabad - After 10 years of political turmoil, assassinations and violent demonstrations, Asia Bibi's exit from Pakistan was met largely with silence, as the country appeared to seek a quiet close to a turbulent chapter.

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi flees to Canada after blasphemy saga

Ottawa - Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who escaped a death sentence for blasphemy, began a new life in Canada Wednesday following a decade-long saga that sparked violent unrest and spotlighted religious extremism in her home country.

Suicide blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least 10

Lahore - A suicide blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore kills at least three, wounds 15: state media

Lahore - A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least three people and wounded 15 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, state media reported, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.

UN adds Pakistani militant chief Masood Azhar to terror list

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday added Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group, to its list of global terrorists after China lifted its objections to the move.

China frees 'lost' Uighur wives but at a price, families say

Islamabad - Their Uighur wives vanished in 2017, swept up in a Chinese dragnet tackling Islamic extremism, now they've been released -- but the Pakistani husbands left behind say freedom has come at a price: The women must prove their "adaptability to Chinese soci...

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China's Belt and Road

Khorgos - Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear a blunt warning -- no veils or long beards allowed.

Polio vaccine fears spread panic in Pakistan

Peshawar - More than 25,000 children were rushed to hospitals in northwest Pakistan after rumours spread that some had suffered reactions to a polio vaccine, officials said Tuesday.

Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks

Tehran - Iran and Pakistan will set up a joint border "reaction force" following deadly attacks on their frontier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Monday after talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced Thursday, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

Quetta - Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's Balochistan, officials said Thursday, in the latest attack claimed by separatists in the restive southwestern province.

Gunmen kill at least 14 bus passengers in Pakistan: official

Quetta - Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials said Thursday.

Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

Quetta - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday that killed 20 people and left 48 more injured.

Suicide blast rips through Pakistani fruit market, killing 20

Quetta - At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan's Quetta city, officials said.
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A Pakistani Security Force soldier shows a manual on building IEDs at one of the IED factories they ...
A Pakistani Security Force soldier shows a manual on building IEDs at one of the IED factories they captured.
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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A Pakistani guard refusing photos.
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An angry mob drives a Christian community from their homes in Lahore, Pakistan
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OCHA/UN Map showing the areas of Offensive against the Taliban in Pakistan tribal region of North Waziristan. Map also shows the areas where citizens from the Northern Waziristan Area have been displaced.
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Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
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Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri gesture and cheer as party songs play during an anti-government march in Islamabad on August 17, 2014
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COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
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NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Phet on June 4 at 2:40 a.m. EDT showed the lack of an eye, indicating that the storm had weakened after making landfall in Oman
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The blue dot in the center shows the area where Pakistan and China performed their joint military operations. Bannu, to the west, has been the most recent site of Pakistan's attacks on terrorist. The white line also to the left is the border with Afghanistan, and Kabul can be seen even west and north of it. The capitol of Pakistan, Islamabad is to the right of the area.
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A Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopter arrives for a search and recovery mission over Clifton beach in Karachi on July 31, 2014
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Muslim mobs burned Bibles and Christian literature
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