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Pakistan Terrorism

Frustarted By Taliban Talks, Afghanistan Leaders Turn To Unlikely Ally

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government urged neighboring Pakistan on Sunday to take concrete steps to help end the Taliban insurgency and us...

GOP Senator Weighs Military Action Against Pakistan

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday that the U.S. should consider military action agains...

Trick Trike Bomb Causes Deadly Blast In Busy Market

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb planted in a child's tricycle exploded outside a shop in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 11 peop...

Consensus, Not Conflict

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Politicians negotiating positions, impassioned youth taking to the streets, public debate about important issues -- these are the signs that the people of Pakistan have embraced democracy, not that they are turning it away.

Gunmen Ambush Minibus With Shiites In Quetta, 11 Killed

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying minority Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 11 people in w...

U.S. And Pakistan Officials Dispute Killing Of Senior Militant

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. and Pakistani officials disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent mis...

Is Terrorist's Testimony Credible? Government Witness In Mumbai Terror Trial Questioned

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An admitted American terrorist who is the government's top witness in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mu...

Terrorist Names Other Spots He 'Liked' For Future Attacks During Chicago Trial

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Defense attorneys on Wednesday scrutinized the relationship between an admitted American terrorist and the Chicago businessman accused...

Did Pakistan's Intelligence Agency Know About Mumbai Terror Plot?

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The government's key witness in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping coordinate the 2008 Mumbai attacks described on ...

Potential Juror In Terrorism Trial Wants Out, Has Oprah Tickets

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

Jury selection began Monday in the case against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, who is accused of helping a former boarding school friend serve as...

Chicago Trial Raises Questions About Pakistan's Terrorism Ties‎

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.15.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The allegations against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana are fairly straightforward: He helped a former boarding school friend serve ...

NATO Pakistan Convoy Attack Leaves 4 Dead

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants in Pakistan attacked tankers bringing fuel to NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Friday, killing four people ...

Pakistan Suicide Bombers Kill 50 People

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two militants wearing vests studded with explosives and bullets blew themselves up outside a government-backed meeting of a...


Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Adm. Mullen may be right in saying that the Pakistani military "knows what it has to do" to rout the Taliban and al Qaeda from their Pakistani sanctuaries, but does the U.S. military know what it has to do? The answer is increasingly apparent.

Pakistan in 2010: Blood, Flood and Drones

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Many Pakistanis do not expect their fortunes to rise in 2011. All they want is peace and a little financial stability. Here's hoping that they will see some light at the end of the tunnel.

WikiLeaks: Pakistan's Complicated Role As U.S. Ally

Posted 05.26.2011 | World

This article is being updated. The New York Times is reporting that leaked cables concerning Pakistan reveal fear of the country's nuclear program a...

Muslims Against Muslims: The Struggle Between God's Worshippers And God's Warriors

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Islam is a life-affirming religion and a religion of love that has no space for those of "God's warriors" who are committed to death. Still, within the last 24 hours, at least six were killed in an explosion at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.

Shrine Bombing in Pakistan Kills 5

AP | KHALID TANVEER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PAKPATTAN, Pakistan — A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded at the gate of a famous Sufi shrine in central Pakistan during morning prayers Mon...

Pakistan: Dozens Of Europeans In Terror Training

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Dozens of Muslim militants with European citizenship are believed to be hiding out in the lawless tribal area of northwestern Pakist...

Pakistani Universities Facing Closures

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Perhaps the poor of Pakistan need to bid adieu to their dreams of higher education. Extremists are ready to embrace them with open arms.

Pakistan Wants U.S. To Release Convicted Terrorist

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The country's leaders were quick to show their outrage at the sentence handed down to a Pakistani woman convicted of attac...

Ignoring Floods in Pakistan Can Lead to Terrorism

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cameron Sinclair

Not all natural disasters are created equally. It is the most random hooks that spark international response. And lack of international response in regionally sensitive areas are a breeding ground for terrorism.

Pakistan Convicts Five Americans On Terrorism Charges

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SARGODHA, Pakistan — Five young American Muslims were convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail Thursday in a ca...

Pakistanis Turn a Controversial Cricketer into a National Hero

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There are many unsung heroes in Pakistan fighting poverty and extremism. We need to revere and idolize them, not a controversial sports personality.

Saving States From Terrorists (or, Stand with Westphalia)

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

As we enter a shiny new decade, we should embrace a cozy and decidedly pre-modern tradition: the system of sovereign states that has served us well since the 17th century.