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  • Pakistan: Reported executions threaten government's talks with Taliban

    Pakistan: Reported executions threaten government's talks with Taliban
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani government’s improbable bid to negotiate a truce with Islamist insurgents verged on collapse Monday after reports that militants had executed 23 paramilitary soldiers held captive since 2010. Prime Minister...
  • Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan

    Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is...
  • Pakistan launches airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts

    Pakistan launches airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- After two days of deadly attacks against security forces, Pakistani air force jets bombarded suspected insurgent hideouts in the country’s tribal belt early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. Residents...
  • Pakistan's former leader Musharraf fails to attend court session

    Pakistan's former leader Musharraf fails to attend court session
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf failed to appear in a Pakistani court Wednesday on treason charges after explosives were found along the route from his home to the hearing. It was the second time in recent days that...
  • Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf misses treason trial for third time

    Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf misses treason trial for third time
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf missed another court appearance Thursday, the third time he has failed to show up at his closely watched treason trial. Jan Muhammad, a senior police official in...
  • Former strongman Pervez Musharraf may be leaving Pakistan

    Former strongman Pervez Musharraf may be leaving Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — He returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile last March amid a media circus, death threats and boasts of reclaiming the presidency he once seized in a bloodless coup. But Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s days in Pakistan...
  • Nearly two dozen reported killed in Pakistan after suicide attack

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Nearly two dozen militants were killed early Thursday in a firefight with security forces in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan Agency, the army said. There were unverified accounts, however, that civilian bystanders were...
  • U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say

    U.S.-Pakistan relationship has nowhere to go but up, analysts say
    When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree. The relationship...
  • Obama, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif meet at White House

    Obama, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif meet at White House
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought to strengthen their countries' fragile relationship with a two-hour Oval Office meeting Wednesday that touched on sensitive subjects, including U.S. drone strikes,...
  • Pakistan names career infantry officer as new military chief

    Pakistan names career infantry officer as new military chief
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan named a new army chief Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation over who would fill what has been seen as the most powerful position in the nuclear-armed nation. Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif, 57, a career infantry officer...
  • U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests

    U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Demonstrators at a protest camp cheered and chanted Wednesday as word spread that the Pentagon was suspending all truck shipments to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan following the activists' weeklong efforts to disrupt the...