Activists reach Pakistan capital after long march – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of Baluch activists are finishing a nearly 3,000-kilometer (1,900-mile) protest march across Pakistan over their claims of abuses by the country’s security forces. Right…

Pakistan militants using social media for propaganda – Economic Times

Economic TimesISLAMABAD: Terrorist organisations in Pakistan like the Taliban are increasingly using social media networks Twitter and Facebook to spread their propaganda and as a means of intimidation. A number…

11 killed in suicide attack on police bus in Karachi – Xinhua

XinhuaISLAMABAD, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — At least 11 policemen were killed and 36 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police bus in Pakistan’s southern…

Pakistan and the Taliban Making Peace? Don’t Hold Your Breath – TIME

TIMEMembers of a committee from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), set up to hold talks with the government of Pakistan, speak with media representatives in Islamabad on Feb. 4. Email

TTP reposes confidence in three representatives – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday cleared the confusion over its next step after the withdrawal of two members of the five-member Pakistani politicians’ negotiation team announced…

Pakistani Side Fails to Show Up at Taliban Peace Talks – New York Times

New York TimesMembers of a group chosen by the Taliban to represent them in talks with Pakistan. The talks were postponed on Tuesday. T. Mughal/European Pressphoto Agency. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan —…

Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIntermediaries from the Pakistan Taliban are due to meet government negotiators in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday to sketch out a strategy for peace talks. Last week Nawaz Sharif, the…

Court Rejects Musharraf’s Request to Leave Pakistan for Treatment – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A special court on Friday rejected a request by the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan for medical treatment and instead issued arrest…

Ex-leader seeks to leave Pakistan – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf wants to undergo medical treatment for a heart condition abroad, defense lawyers in his high treason trial said Friday. The military hospital…

AFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its image – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The VVIP accused of the most heinous crime in the book of country’s statutes — high treason — is seeking the exceptional luxury of getting a basic…

Scientists detect water on dwarf planet Ceres – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage ISLAMABAD: The dwarf planet Ceres, which is the biggest object in the asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter, is spewing water vapor into space from its ice-covered…

Second Taliban bomb attack kills 10 near Pakistan army HQ – Reuters

ReutersISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters on Monday, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near…

Blast in Pakistani city next to capital kills 4 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says a bomb blast in the city of Rawalpindi has killed four people. Omar Sohail said the blast also wounded 15 people.…

Blast in Pakistani city next to capital kills 4 – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says a bomb blast in the city of Rawalpindi has killed four people. Omar Sohail said the blast also wounded 15 people.…

Taliban’s Kabul Attack Heightens Concerns – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaISLAMABAD — The death toll from a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to 21. A suicide bomber who blew himself up and Taliban…

Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer for Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf who is on trial for high treason said Thursday his client needs to go to the U.S. for…

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister announced Friday that a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber who wanted to attack his school should be…

Pakistan’s Musharraf taken to hospital, not court – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf was rushed to the hospital on Thursday with a “heart problem” he experienced while on his way to a court hearing…

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations – Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business LineIndia and Pakistan on Wednesday exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the…

Musharraf’s Treason Trial Begins Without his Presence – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf went on trial for treason Wednesday but defense lawyers told the court security threats prevented him from attending the proceedings.…

Pak-India exchange nuclear installations, prisoners lists – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged lists of nuclear installations and prisoners. Under a 1998 bilateral agreement, both countries are bound to exchange these lists on January…

Former Pakistan ruler defies court order – Washington Post

Washington PostISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Former president Pervez Musharraf, charged with high treason by the current government, failed to appear in court Wednesday to face a formal indictment for the second…

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Musharraf goes on trial for treason – Reuters

ReutersISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf went on trial for treason on Wednesday, a case that could test the relationship between an increasingly assertive civilian government and…

Foreign Office condemns drone strike again – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: Condemning Wednesday’s drone strike that hit an area near Miranshah in North Waziristan, Pakistan said the US has a method which is fundamentally flawed and illegal even…

US Captive of Al Qaeda Makes a Plea to Obama – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom…

American Held by Al Qaeda in Pakistan Asks Obama to Negotiate Release – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom…

American abducted by al-Qaeda makes video plea – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday…

Bomb scare delays Musharraf high treason hearing – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb scare delayed the first hearing in a high treason case against former Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, police and legal officials said. The…

Bomb keeps Musharraf from treason case hearing – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani security official says a bomb was found along the route the country’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf was to take to attend the first hearing…

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel visits Pakistan – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Pakistan on Monday for talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It is the first visit by a US defence…