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When Sole Military Action Is Not Enough!

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

Once the dust settles on the military response, we need to collectively learn as citizens of this 21st century that people different from us are not a binary 0 to our 1 or an off to our on switch

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

Frank Fredericks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While we can't grasp the motivations of all these murderous mad men, we can deduce from their actions. These heinous criminals fear the pen more than the sword. Education, from basic literacy to professional training, gives young people a real chance to live a better life than their parents.

Value of Dignity in Refugee Camps

Runa Khan | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Runa Khan

In 2012 when the refugees from nearby Azad Kashmir entered Malakand, a city South of Peshawar in the northwest of Pakistan, the sight was totally hear...

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.

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 ...

In Harsh Times, Pakistanis Seek Comfort On Facebook

Pia Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pia Sawhney

While the nation's news media has been prohibited from reporting extensively on military exercises in Swat and Buner districts, on Facebook, questions and concerns crop up swiftly.

Bomb kills 100 at Peshawar market amid Clinton's 1st visit to Pakistan as secretary of state

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A car bomb struck a busy market in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 100 people — mostly women and chi...

Deaths in Pakistan restaurant blast

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least three people killed in bombing in Peshawar, local media reports....

Deaths in Peshawar suicide blast

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least four people killed in Pakistan when bomber detonates near security checkpoint....

Today: Pakistan car bombing, settler aids gay Palestinian

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stories compiled by Mohammad al-Kassim, Channtal Fleischfresser, Connie Kargbo, Ivette Feliciano, Christine Kiernan and Gizem Yarbil and edited by Reb...

13 Killed In Latest Pakistan Bomb

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani military is setting its sights on the Taliban's remote sanctuary after nearly two weeks of big bombings across the cou...

Suicide bomber kills 19 in Peshawar bomb blast

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a courthouse in Pakistan yesterday, killing 19 people in the latest attack by Islamist militants retaliating ...

Deaths in Peshawar press club blast

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two people killed in suicide attack in northwestern Pakistani city....

AP sources: al-Qaida's Afghan head contacted Zazi

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and BRETT BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The airport shuttle driver accused of plotting a bombing in New York had contacts with al-Qaida that went nearly all the way to the top, to an Osama bin Laden confidant believed to be the terrorist group's leader in Afghanistan, U.S. intelligence officials told The Associated Press.

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, an Egyptian reputed to be one of the founders of the terrorist network, used a middleman to contact Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi as the 24-year-old man hatched a plot to use homemade backpack bombs, perhaps on the city's mass transit system, the two intelligence officials said.

Intelligence officials declined to discuss the nature of the contact or whether al-Yazid contacted Zazi to offer simple encouragement or help with the bombing plot prosecutors say Zazi was pursuing.

Al-Yazid's contact with Zazi indicates that al-Qaida leadership took an intense interest in what U.S. officials have called one of the most serious terrorism threats crafted on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks.

"Zazi working with the al-Qaida core is exceptionally alarming," said Daniel Bynam of the Brookings Institution's Saban Center. "The al-Qaida core is capable of far more effective terrorist attacks than jihadist terrorists acting on their own, and coordination with the core also enables bin Laden to choose the timing to maximize the benefit to his organization."

Sufi Muhammad, Pro-Taliban Cleric Who Brokered Swat Deal, Arrested By Pakistan

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Police arrested an influential pro-Taliban cleric on Sunday who had brokered a failed peace deal in northern Pakistan's troubled Swa...

Pakistan rocked as 11 die and dozens are wounded in bombing

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The wave of militant violence tearing through Pakistan's cities continued last night as men armed with guns and a huge bomb attacked a five-star hote...

Bomb at luxury hotel in Pakistan kills at least 5

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Suicide attackers detonated a truck bomb tonight outside a luxury hotel in Peshawar that U.S. officials were in negotiations to make into an American ...

Video: Back-to-back bomb blasts

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Back-to-back bomb blasts in Peshawar, Pakistan, explode near where government forces have been battling Taliban fighters. ...

Buner Pakistan: Taliban Militants Move To Expand Control Outside Swat Valley

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Taliban militants have extended their grip in northwestern Pakistan, pushing out from a valley where the government has agreed to im...

Pakistan Taliban Exploit Class Rifts To Gain Power

New York Times | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Taliban have advanced deeper into Pakistan by engineering a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small gro...

Pakistan Closes US Supply Route

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan suspended truck shipments of U.S. military supplies through the famed Khyber Pass on Tuesday after launching an of...

Pakistan frees pro-Taliban leader, makes peace with group

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan freed a pro-Taliban cleric and quickly signed an accord with his hard-line group Monday, the first major step by t...