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Tag Archives: pakistan

US kills Taleban leader – Potential successor likely hostile to negotiation

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 22, (Agencies): Taleban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told AFP Sunday, …

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Forces rescue son of Pakistan ex-PM

ISLAMABAD, May 10, (AFP): Afghan and international forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a raid on an al-Qaeda cell …

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‘Terror’ trial for 13 in teen girl killing

 ISLAMABAD, May 8, (AP): Thirteen members of a Pakistani tribal council who allegedly strangled a girl to death and set her body on fire as …

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Rights group slams woman’s brutal murder – Tribal councils in spotlight

MAKOL, Pakistan, May 7, (Agencies): Shock across Pakistan at the murder of a 16-year-old girl accused of helping a young couple run away and elope …

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Pak doctors treating ‘solar kids’ brothers

ISLAMABAD, May 6, (AP): The two brothers have come to be known as the “solar kids” and their case has mystified Pakistani doctors. Aged nine …

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Buddha ‘footprints’ returned to Pakistan

NEW YORK, April 28, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell …

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Pakistan holds 6 in Sikh assassination

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 25, (RTRS): Police in northwestern Pakistan on Monday arrested six people accused of gunning down a Sikh political figure, attributing the killing …

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Afghan leader urges Pakistan to wipe out Taleban

KABUL, April 25, (Agencies): President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taleban “slaves” in Pakistan in a sombre speech to parliament …

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7 Pakistani police guarding polio team shot down

 KARACHI, April 20, (AFP): Gunmen on motorcycles gunned down seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, officials …

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Skepticism remains over Pakistan’s ability to end militant violence – Tackling ‘terror’ is political minefield

ISLAMABAD, April 6, (AP): Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists …

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