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Pakistani Opposition Leader Ends 126-Day Protests, Calls For Unity Amid Peshawar School Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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...

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...