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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...

Newly Elected PM Calls For U.S. To End Drone Attacks In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — As he stepped into the prime minister's job for the third time Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif vowed to improve Pakistan's limping economy a...

Pakistani Taliban Slams Door On Peace Talks

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban withdrew their offer of peace talks Thursday, following the death of the group's deputy leader in an ...

Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Pakistani intelligence offi...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

(Adds White House comment) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 ...

No Hopes For Minority Ahmadis In Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Malik Siraj Akbar

By excluding the Ahmadis from the elections, Pakistan's democracy is indeed missing something very important on the election day.

Pakistan's Unfair Elections

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mere elections will not put Pakistan on the path to democracy and the rule of law. Elections that do not provide equal space to all parties to contest will have no legitimacy and credibility.

Explosion At Pakistani Campaign Rally Kills At Least 16

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A bomb blast tore through a political rally held by an Islamist party in northwest Pakistan Monday, in an attack claimed ...

Suicide Bombing Kills 6 In Northwest Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber targeting police killed at least 10 people in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, including the son and nephe...

Pakistani Election Candidate Shot Dead

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

A Pakistani grocer standing in next month's historic polls was shot dead Thursday in a drive-by killing in the southern city of Hyderabad, the first c...

3 Key Issues In Pakistan's Elections

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

The Pakistan People's Party, which led the government for the past five years, faces a difficult challenge in the upcoming national election expected ...


AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.04.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- An elderly Muslim cleric was convicted Monday of funneling thousands of dollars to support the Pakistani Taliban terror organization, which i...

The Jury's Out!

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — A federal jury in Miami is returning for a second day of deliberations in the trial of a Muslim cleric accused of sending money to the P...

Miami Imam: 'We Hate' Pakistani Taliban

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.21.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — An elderly Muslim cleric on trial for allegedly funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban terrorist organization v...

Mysterious Outage Stops Florida Terrorism Trial

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 02.13.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A mysterious outage in transmission of live testimony from Pakistan has temporarily halted the South Florida trial of an elderly Muslim cleri...

From Islamabad With Oaths

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.13.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — Testifying via video from Pakistan, a man accused by the U.S. of conspiring with an elderly Miami-based Muslim cleric to funnel thousand...

Miami Imam: 'I Have.. Pakistani Rupees For The Taliban'

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are laying out their case in court against two South Florida imams accus...

Terror Trial Begins For Two SoFla Imams

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.04.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Jury selection began Wednesday for the trial of an elderly Muslim cleric and his son on charges they funneled tens of thousands of dollars to...

Terror Trial Begins For Two SoFla Imams

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 03.03.2013 | Miami

When the high-profile trial of two South Florida religious leaders accused of sending cash to help the Pakistani Taliban begins Wednesday, their defen...