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Pakistan Sentences 7 Militants To Death Over School Attack

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military courts have sentenced seven Islamic militants to death over a series of attacks, including an assault on an...

Sabotage Suspected As Train Carrying Troops Plunges Into Pakistan Canal

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari and Mehreen Zahra-Malik LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, July 2 (Reuters) - A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel...

Why Pakistan Will Fight Saudi's Wars but Not Its Own

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

By getting involved in the Yemen conflict, Pakistan risks sectarian conflict at home in addition to being drawn into a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

The Often Frustrating Partner America Needs In Afghanistan | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together i...

In Pakistan, We're Not So Different From You

Amineh Hoti | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Amineh Hoti

LAHORE, Pakistan -- I write from a country where people like you and I live with our families -- loving grandparents, self-sacrificing parents with babies, innocent children and know-it-all teenagers. Where we search for tools of peace-building to heal our fractured but shared world.

Deadly Twin Bombings Hit Churches In Pakistan During Sunday Services

AP | K.M. CHAUDHRY and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippe...

Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Peshawar

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

(Adds Taliban comment, details) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 13 (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed o...

Pakistan's Anti-Terrorist Enthusiasm Wanes. . . Again

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

When terrorists killed 160 teachers and children at a Peshawar school last December, a burst of commentary suggested that Pakistan would now change its ambivalence about Islamist extremism. Two months later, it seems that Pakistan's government and military are back to business as usual.

Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the jihadis on December 27, 2007 after addressing a rally where she repeated her warnings about the Taliban and other extremist groups. Today, events such as the recent massacre of school children in Peshawar, reflect what Bhutto was warning against. Extremist Islamist ideologues opposed her because as a western-educated Muslim woman leader she symbolized all that the jihadis hate.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pakistani Opposition Leader Ends 126-Day Protests, Calls For Unity Amid Peshawar School Attack | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- With Pakistan reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 141 people, mostly children, opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday declare...

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Dozens Of School Children Killed In Taliban Attack

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were...

Qanta Ahmed's Message and Mission

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

Until My Life is Written By God: One Man's Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

Peshawar, in the North-Western Khyber region on the edge of the country's tribal areas, has been dubbed the "terror capital" of Pakistan for good reason.

The Taliban Revival

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Believing that they are actually winning the battle against the United States and regional governments, the Taliban want to be recognized as a legitimate political entity.

Taliban at the Airport: After Karachi Attack, Mobilizing Pakistan with a Lesson from Sri Lanka

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

SriLankan Airlines Flight UL 183 was cancelled Sunday. On June 9, the destination that SriLankan's passengers wanted to reach was recovering from a siege by the Pakistani Taliban.

Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill Dozens Of Militants

AP | By ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, while a sho...

Pakistani Taliban Vow Revenge For Leader's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Saud Mehsud and Hafiz Wazir DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA, Pakistan, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their lea...

Why Pakistanis Are Talking About Salman Rushdie Again

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

While Rushdie may not even know what he has actually done this time to outrage that country's conservative commentators, Malala Yousafzai has indeed landed in hot water for even mentioning The Satanic Verses only once in her recently released autobiography.

Death Toll From Pakistan Church Bombing Climbs

AP | By RIAZ KHAN | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Christians rallied Monday to denounce the deadliest attack ever in this country against the religious minority a...

Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 75 People

AP | RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on ...

Pakistani Militants Behead Anti-Taliban Militiamen

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Militants beheaded three members of an anti-Taliban militia in northwestern Pakistan and kidnapped three others, a government of...

Peace Talks Cause Rift Among Pakistani Taliban

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban sidelined a senior commander Saturday for welcoming the government's offer to hold peace talks, the g...

'Dear Malala, From The Taliban'

Channel 4 News | Fatima Manji | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

Channel 4 News sees a copy of a letter sent to Malala Yousufzai from a senior Taliban commander berating her "smear campaign" against them - but expre...