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21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.
In the Media by Kashif Farooqi (AFP)

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Quetta - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.
In the Media by Maaz Khan (AFP)

Pakistani jet fighters pound hideouts in Shawal Valley killing 20 Special

Pakistani fighter jets pounded and destroyed four terrorist hideouts, killing at least 20 terrorist in an early morning attack in the Shawal Valley (Shawal Tehsil) in North Waziristan during day 39 of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

Pakistani civilian killed in Indian Border Security Force attack Special

Military troops from India reportedly fired upon civilian villages Sunday, killing one civilian and sending four others to the hospital.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn

Pakistani police raid 'militant hideout' near PM's house

Lahore - Pakistani security forces Thursday raided a suspected militant hideout just a few kilometres from the family home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

US drone strike kills at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan

Bannu - A US drone strike on Wednesday killed at least 13 people in a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, as the country's military wages a major offensive against insurgent hideouts.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Lahore - A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Pakistani jets, artillery kill 18 in anti-militant offensive

Bannu - Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Why should Muslim Americans approve of Obama?

Washington D.c. - A recent Gallup poll showed an astonishing 72% of Muslims support the policies and presidency of Barack Obama. Although Muslim-American academics explained the reason he is supported, they ignore reasons Muslims should condemn Obama's policies.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 6 comments

Over 800,000 flee Pakistan anti-militant offensive

Peshawar - More than 800,000 people have fled a major military offensive against the Taliban in a Pakistani tribal area, officials said Wednesday.Tens of thousands of families have left the North Waziristan tribal area for the nearby town of Bannu.
In the Media by AFP

Air strikes kill Uzbek militants in Pakistan offensive

Bannu - Pakistani jets bombed militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district Saturday, killing scores of Uzbek and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, the military said.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan army begins ground offensive against Taliban

Bannu - Pakistan's military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, after nearly half a million civilians fled the fighting.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

Couple in Pakistan hacked to death, girl burned alive

Islamabad - In Pakistan, a 17-year old girl and her husband were killed by the girl's family because the couple married without their consent while another young lady was burned alive for refusing a man's marriage proposal.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Chinese-American 'was target' of Pakistan mountain massacre

- The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
In the Media by Gohar Abbas (AFP)

Mass arrests in Pakistan after gunmen shoot at plane

Peshawar - Pakistani police Wednesday arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, as fighter jets hit militant targets in the latest round of an anti-Taliban offensive.
In the Media by Saad Khan (AFP)

Clashes as prominent Pakistan cleric returns to lead 'revolution'

Lahore - A populist Canada-based cleric returned to Pakistan on Monday to try to start what he has called a "peaceful revolution" against the government, as his supporters engaged in violent clashes with police.
In the Media by Waqar Hussain (AFP)

Pakistan woman raped and hanged from tree

Lahore - A 21-year-old woman was raped and hanged from a tree in Pakistan, police said, in a case bearing a chilling resemblance to a spate of recent sex crimes that sparked outrage in neighbouring India.
In the Media by Waqar Hussain (AFP) - 4 comments

Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 200,000 civilians flee

Bannu - Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country's northwest Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 200,000.
In the Media by Saad Khan (AFP)

Taliban attackers set NATO vehicles ablaze on Afghan border

Jalalabad - Taliban militants set NATO military vehicles ablaze in Afghanistan on Thursday, with local officials saying 37 were affected, though the coalition confirmed only that "several" were damaged.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan eases curfew as bigger offensive looms

Bannu - Pakistan eased a curfew in a tribal area Wednesday to allow civilians to flee a major offensive against the Taliban, signalling a likely escalation in the campaign as the US hit the militants with drone strikes.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

Two U.S. drone strikes kill at least five militants in Pakistan

Bannu - At least five militants were killed in two separate U.S. drone strikes early Wednesday in a northwest tribal district where Pakistan has this week launched a major military offensive.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan leader urges Afghan's Karzai to stop militant exodus

Bannu - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged Afghanistan's leader to help stop insurgents escaping a major military offensive near their border, as residents who fled the area anxiously awaited news Tuesday of those left behind.
In the Media by Saad Khan (AFP)

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Bannu - Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

Dozens killed as Pakistan jets bomb militant hideouts: officials

Bannu - Pakistani fighter jets launched airstrikes early Sunday against militant hideouts in the country's troubled northwest, killing dozens of insurgents, local security officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan to appeal ruling allowing Musharraf to leave country

Islamabad - Pakistan's government on Saturday appealed to the country's Supreme Court to overturn a decision allowing Pervez Musharraf to leave the country, his lawyer said, prolonging the ex-military ruler's legal woes.
In the Media by Sajjad Tarakzai (AFP)

Islamabad condemns U.S. drone strike

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday condemned the first U.S. drone strikes on its soil this year despite suspicions the two countries coordinated over the attack in the aftermath of a Taliban siege of Karachi airport.
In the Media by Khurram Shahzad (AFP)

Pakistan court lifts Musharraf travel ban

Karachi - Pakistan's government was Thursday ordered to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a court decision that could draw a line under a raft of legal troubles.
In the Media by Ashraf KHAN (AFP)

First U.S. drone strikes this year kill 16 militants in Pakistan

Bannu - The first two U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan this year killed at least 16 militants, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taliban attack on Karachi airport earlier this week.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

After Karachi attack, first US drone strike in Pakistan this year kills 6

Bannu - The first US drone strike in Pakistan this year on Wednesday killed at least six militants, officials said, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taliban attack on Karachi airport earlier this week.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)
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Video seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals.
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Video seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals.
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Drone strikes in Pakistan
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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Iftikhar Chaudhry - Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court
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Iftikhar Chaudhry - Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court
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FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 ex...
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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Artillery targeting terrorists hideouts in Miranshah
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Artillery targeting terrorists hideouts in Miranshah
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An angry mob drives a Christian community from their homes in Lahore  Pakistan
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An angry mob drives a Christian community from their homes in Lahore, Pakistan
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In one video   seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Se...
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In one video , seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals last week, the world's most wanted terrorist is seen watching television.
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Muafia Bibi s family  seen here in the back of a police van  turned themselves in to police after mu...
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Muafia Bibi's family, seen here in the back of a police van, turned themselves in to police after murdering the newlywed and her husband.
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Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
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Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
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Pervez Musharraf. Screen-capture from ZemTV on YouTube.
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Pervez Musharraf. Screen-capture from ZemTV on YouTube.
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Rimsha Masih  Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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The Hazara people are urging for the halt to  systemic genocides of Hazaras.
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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Mountain climbers Abel Alonso from Pontevedra  Álvaro Paredes of Valladolid and Xevi Gómez from Gi...
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Mountain climbers Abel Alonso from Pontevedra, Álvaro Paredes of Valladolid and Xevi Gómez from Girona missing on Gasherbrum I in Pakistan on July 24, 2013.
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