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Pakistan Launches Offensive Against Militants Near Afghan Border

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan ...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 5 Pakistani Taliban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

A US drone fired two missiles into a Taliban base in Pakistan on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five militants, local officia...

Drones: What's the Fuss About?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?

Drone Strikes Kill Top Militant In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — An American drone strike in Pakistan has killed a top Taliban commander who sent money and fighters to battle the U.S. in Afghanista...

Citizen Diplomacy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: "You Are Welcome!"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

For the last week in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then in the nation's tribal areas, our delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

Drone Attacks Kill 16 In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Missile-firing U.S. drone aircraft killed at least 16 people on Friday in an attack in northwest Paki...

Suspected U.S. Drone Kills Powerful Pakistani Commander

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two American drone strikes hours apart destroyed a hideout in Taliban strongholds in Pakistan's rugged tribal regio...

Pakistani Taliban Say They Are Holding Swiss Tourists

AP | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD / AP SHAWAL, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban have custody of two kidnapped Swiss tourists and will free them if the U.S. releas...

Pakistan Army Says Afghan Border Shelling Kills 4 Troops

AP | By NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Mortar shells and artillery fired from Afghanistan killed four Pakistani paramilitary troops in a tribal region Tuesday, the Pakistani ar...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Drones Use Smaller Bombs But Still Raise Big Concerns for Civilians

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Efforts to minimize civilian casualties by any warring party are welcome. But we must not make the mistake of thinking technology is a substitute for transparency and accountability.

Working Backwards: A New Strategy to Hunt Osama bin Laden

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Osama bin Laden is either dead or alive, and I'm proposing a strategy to both remove him from the world stage while hunting him down in the process. The tactic is simple: declare his demise.

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

I Want to Live with My Family

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Many Pakistanis, including some Pakistani military officials, feel astounded by the U.S. government suggestion that Pakistan should do more to dislodge militants from strongholds in FATA and in other parts of Pakistan.

Environmental Cost of the Taliban Insurgency

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Saad Khan

While Afghanistan has seen an environmental catastrophe ever since the October 2001 invasion, Pakistani tribal areas have become a hell zone for the flora and fauna only just recently.

Suspected US Drones Kill 6 Militants In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban refused Tuesday to provide proof their leader survived a U.S. missile attack, just one day after promi...

Pakistan: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Near Peshawar Press Club

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bombing that killed three people and wounded 17 outside a press club in the northwestern city of Peshawar has und...

Blast At Spy Agency In NW Pakistan Kills Seven

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide car bomb devastated Pakistan's main spy agency building in the northwest Friday, killing at least 7 people and st...

Was Hillary's Image-Boosting Exercise in Pakistan a Success?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

If the United States wants to win some hearts in Pakistan, its aid should go to organizations directly working for public health and education. It's time to engage with the common Pakistani.

Islamabad University Attacked, 4 Killed, As Army Presses Ahead With South Waziristan Offensive

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Suicide bombers attacked an Islamic university popular with foreigners in Pakistan's capital Tuesday, killing four student...

Peshawar Bomber Kills 49 Near Crowded Market, Pakistan's Deadliest Attack In 6 Months

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — (AP) A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle near a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 49 people and p...

Officials: US Missiles Allegedly Kill 10 In Pakistan

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The leader of the Pakistani Taliban was apparently targeted in a U.S. missile strike on a meeting of militant commanders close to th...

Pakistan Courthouse Bombing Kills 16 In Peshawar

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A blast early Friday killed two police offers a day after a suicide bomber killed 19 people outside a courthouse in northwe...

Pakistan Suicide Bomb Kills 12: Mayor Targeted In Attack On Peshwar Suburb

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in a market in northwest Pakistan crowded with shoppers ahead of a Muslim holiday, ...

The Rotten Fruits of War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Whether it is in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, or even in the U.S., war takes it heaviest toll on the poorest. It is a profound mistake to believe that military force is a solid foundation for peace.