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  • Pakistan restricts screening of films from India

    Pakistan restricts screening of films from India
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films. Responding to a petition filed by controversial...
  • Pakistan says it will put former ruler Musharraf on trial for treason

    Pakistan says it will put former ruler Musharraf on trial for treason
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan will try former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, which carries life imprisonment or the death penalty, for enacting emergency rule in 2007, the interior minister said Sunday. The government on...
  • Key figure in Haqqani militant group is shot to death in Pakistan

    Key figure in Haqqani militant group is shot to death in Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A financier and senior leader of the feared Haqqani network, a group credited with attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul and numerous strikes on NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shot to death on the outskirts of the Pakistani...
  • Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn

    Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
  • Pakistan Taliban names militant who ordered attack on schoolgirl as leader

    Pakistan Taliban names militant who ordered attack on schoolgirl as leader
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Pakistan Taliban on Thursday named Mullah Fazlullah, the militant commander who oversaw the assassination attempt against schoolgirl activist Malala Yusufzai, as its new chief, damping hope for a peace agreement between...
  • Revenge a concern after drone killing of Pakistani Taliban leader

    Revenge a concern after drone killing of Pakistani Taliban leader
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani security forces were on high alert Saturday amid concerns of revenge attacks after the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone missile strike. Mehsud has been reported killed in the...
  • Pakistan's new low numbers on drone civilian deaths stir debate

    Pakistan's new low numbers on drone civilian deaths stir debate
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A claim by the Pakistani government this week that 67 civilians died in drone strikes over the last five years, a surprisingly low number given previous casualty estimates, has sparked controversy, skepticism and speculation that...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Passenger train bombed in Pakistan, at least seven dead

    Passenger train bombed in Pakistan, at least seven dead
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomb struck a passenger train in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 10, according to police, in the latest attack to hit the violence-besieged nation. The device reportedly detonated as...
  • Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf rearrested after court grants bail

    Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf rearrested after court grants bail
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Just when former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque...