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Nawaz Sharif

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  • 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...
  • Suicide bombings in Pakistan raise questions about peace talks

    Suicide bombings in Pakistan raise questions about peace talks
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – As the Pakistani government attempts to hold peace talks with banned Islamist militants, a suicide bomber blew himself up on the outskirts of Peshawar on Monday, killing four women and wounding four others, officials said....
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Pakistan, Taliban talks gain momentum

    Pakistan, Taliban talks gain momentum
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Pakistani government’s efforts to open peace talks with Islamist insurgents gathered steam Saturday when Taliban leaders nominated a five-member committee to represent them at the negotiating table. One of the five,...
  • 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...
  • Suicide attack kills 13 near Pakistan army headquarters

    Suicide attack kills 13 near Pakistan army headquarters
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber struck near Pakistani army headquarters Monday, killing at least 13 people, including six soldiers, in the second major attack on Pakistan’s security forces in as many days. Eighteen others were wounded 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...
  • Pakistan's new army chief: What it means for the U.S.

     Pakistan's new army chief: What it means for the U.S.
    Pakistan's retiring army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, last week passed the baton of his nation's most powerful institution to Gen. Raheel Sharif. A fresh face at the helm of the Pakistani military undoubtedly raises American hopes for a less frustrating...
  • 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...
  • Drone attack kills 6 at Pakistan seminary

    Drone attack kills 6 at Pakistan seminary
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses. Residents of...
  • 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...