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Mounting Tensions Between Pakistan Media and Military

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

With the accusations about the I.S.I's involvement in another plot against a journalist, the failed assassination attempt has transformed into a major national debate in Pakistan about the army's hostile relationship with the media and desperate attempts to strangulate dissenting voices.

Increasing Difficulties for U.S. In Afghan War

Athar Mohiudin | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Athar Mohiudin

Complexities start multiplying for the United States ahead of withdrawal from Afghanistan, as on one side the situation is far from favorable for Washington in Kabul while on the other relatively safe NATO supply routes from Pakistan may face a closure.

Gunmen Dressed In Police Uniforms Kill 13 Bus Passengers

AP | ADIL JAWAD and ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A bomb blast that appeared to be targeting a provincial government minister killed 11 people before dawn Wednesday at a socc...

Car Bomb Kills 12 In Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police vehicle passed in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killi...

Rickshaw Bomb Kills 9 People In Southwest Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb hidden in a rickshaw exploded outside a bus terminal near a busy bazar in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing a...

Journalists' Choice: Face Death Or Jail

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan -- The telephone call to local journalists generally comes in the late evening. The voice on the other end is harsh. He has a stateme...

Gunmen Open Fire At Roadside Restaurant, Killing 18 People

AP | ABDUL SATTAR and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan -- Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at a roadside restaurant in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 18 people, officials said. ...

Bombing At Seminary Kills 14, Injures Dozens

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded outside a seminary in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, po...

Suspected Separatist Militants Kill 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

(Adds background) QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Suspected Baluch separatist militants ambushed a convoy of paramilitary troops ...

Surgeon Killed After Receiving Threats For Role In Investigation

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed a police surgeon who had received threats for his role in investigating th...

Pakistan Holds Preliminary Talks With Taliban

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Government intermediaries have held talks with the Pakistani Taliban in recent months, exploring ways to jump-start...

Life Is a Painful Wait Until the Next Attack for One Minority Group in Pakistan

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Ahmad Shuja

While sectarian violence by its very nature is discriminatory, the attackers in Quetta have gone the extra step: Buses are stopped and the Shia of Hazara ethnicity are identified, lined up and shot in cold blood.

It's the Leadership, Stupid

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Pakistan is not only facing serious terrorism threats, but also a grave crisis of political leadership. The insurgent threat cannot be defeated with military force alone. Pakistan's political leaders have to demonstrate strong will and vision.

U.S. Enables Pakistan's Oppression of Balochistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Pakistani state has misused billions in U.S. military aid and has used U.S. military hardware to oppress the Baloch people on a daily basis.

Iran Hangs 11 Sunnis Convicted Of Terror Bombing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran hanged 11 men authorities said were members of an armed Sunni militant group convicted of bombings, the official IRNA news a...

CIA And Pakistan Locked In Aggressive Spy Battles

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Publicly, the U.S. credits Pakistan with helping kill and capture many al-Qaida and Taliban leaders. Privately, the relationship is...

Trapped in the Other Gulf Oil Slick -- Saudi Women Tell Mr. President: Set Us Free!

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

It's time that Saudi Arabia antes up and empowers its women to show the world they fear not the choice of powerful women.

Iran Blames US, Britain For Suicide Bombing

The Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge after blaming Britain and the US for a suicide bombing that killed six of its commanders and 3...

View from Pakistan: Today's Blast

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Pakistani children may be enjoying the break, but most of them know exactly why they can't go to school. I sit stiff as one boy looks up from his video game to tell me the school buses might not be safe right now.

Analysis: Why Iran Bombing Could Be Bad For Obama

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunday's suicide terrorism attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islami...

Google Earth Reveals History Of US Base In Pakistan

The Times | Jeremy Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to a...