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Pakistani Taliban

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...

How the Taliban Turned Against Pakistan's Right-Wing Journalists

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan has announced a reward of 50 million rupees (approximately $520,000) for anyone with information about people involved in a failed plot to assassinate a renowned television journalist last week in Islamabad, the nation's capital.

The Naivety of Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Condemning the Taliban for their human rights abuses will not democratize Pakistan or Afghanistan. There is an urgent need to understand where the Taliban mindset emanates from and who else is responsible for mushrooming this scary world of intolerance and violence.

Pakistan's Other Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

There are scores of reasons why we should fear the rapid rise of the LeJ and Pakistani government's inaction against it.

Militants Attack Pakistan Army Post, Killing 9

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban militants ambushed a Pakistani army post near the Afghan border before dawn Wednesday, killing eight soldiers, in a reminde...

Accused Terror Imam To Undergo Exam

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A mental competency examination has been ordered in the case of a Muslim imam in South Florida accused of raising money for the Pakistani Tal...

New 'Bona Fide Doubt' In Terror Case Against Cleric

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A once high-profile federal prosecution of an elderly Muslim cleric and one of his sons on terrorism finance charges has become bogged down i...

Truck Bomb Kills 11 In Pakistani Market

AP | ANWARULLAH KHAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

KHAR, Pakistan -- A truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people, as security conc...

Gunmen Kill 9 Police Cadets In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 12 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen stormed a house and killed nine police cadets in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, ...

Terrorism Support Charges Dropped Against Florida Man

AP | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Charges have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of raising tens of thousands of dollars with his father and brother for the Pak...

Bomb Targeting Security Forces Kills 20 In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An American drone fired a volley of missiles into a house close to the Afghan border on Saturday, killing eight suspected m...

Dragons of Freedom: In the Most Dangerous Place for Journalists

Kiran Nazish | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Kiran Nazish

2011 was one of the worst years for journalists everywhere, and Pakistan was called the most dangerous place. Growing militancy, political and military instability, a deteriorating economy -- journalism is the first to suffer directly from these ailments.

Clashes In Northwest Pakistan Kill 33

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

(Adds Orakzai assault in 4th graph) By Ibrahim Shinwari BARA, Pakistan, March 2 (Reuters) - Militants attacked a hillto...

British Red Cross Worker Kidnapped In Pakistan

AP | By ABDUL SATTAR and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan -- Armed men kidnapped a British Red Cross worker from the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday, police and the Red Cros...

Pakistan Holds Preliminary Talks With Taliban

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Government intermediaries have held talks with the Pakistani Taliban in recent months, exploring ways to jump-start...

De-radicalizing The Pakistani Taliban

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Shehzad H. Qazi

Putting captured militants through systemized de-radicalization and rehabilitation programs is a necessary tactic in the counterinsurgency in Pakistan.

Pakistan General Rules Out Waziristan Offensive

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

MAMAD GAT, Pakistan — A top Pakistani commander said Wednesday the army intends to start operations against militants in a strategic tribal regi...

Pakistan Car Bomb Strikes Police Building, Kills At Least 4

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden pickup truck leveled a police building in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing ...

Pakistani Taliban Detonate Car Bomb Next To U.S. Consulate Vehicles

AP | RIAZ KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Taliban car bomb struck an armored vehicle taking American government employees to the U.S consulate in northwest Pakista...

Fault Lines: What We Say (and Don't Say) About Islam

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

At some point we have to stop treading lightly around Muslims as a default position and truly do what we now only claim to do: treat them the same as everybody else. No better and certainly no worse.

Florida Imam, Sons Charged With Supporting Taliban (VIDEO)

Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics


Analysts: Afghan Taliban, Al Qaeda May Rethink Ties

AP | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, some analysts are speculating that al-Qaeda and its Afghan Taliban allies could go their separ...