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Pakistan Taliban announce month truce – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Pakistani Taliban have announced a month-long ceasefire aimed at reviving stalled peace talks with government. Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said all Taliban fighters had been urged to “refrain from any activity during this period”. The talks broke …Pakistani Taliban Announces Cease-Fire to Revive Peace TalksVoice of AmericaPakistani Taliban announce monthlong ceasefireTimes of IndiaPakistani Taliban […]

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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 activist Maryam Kunwar said the protesters arrived Friday in …Imran Khan’s PTI ends blockade of Nato supplies to AfghanistanBusiness Standard all 119 news articles …read […]

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At least 21 Afghan soldiers killed, seven kidnapped by Taliban – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 21 soldiers have been killed and seven kidnapped by Taliban in a raid on a border outpost, prompting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to blame Pakistan for failing to eliminate “terror nests”. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single …Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in predawn attackSydney Morning HeraldTaliban […]

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UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic (CAR) in an effort to stop violence between Christians and Muslims …Ban Ki-moon: 3000 more troops needed in Central African RepubliceuronewsUN chief sees CAR crisis […]

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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 by it. “The TTP reposed confidence in the …Pak-Taliban talks fail to take offHindustan TimesPakistani Side Fails to Show Up at Taliban Peace TalksNew York […]

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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 — Pakistani government representatives failed to appear on Tuesday …Pak govt, Taliban negotiators fail to meetTimes of IndiaIn first attempt, Taliban dialogue fails to take offDaily […]

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Pakistan Talks With Taliban Team Delayed – ABC News

ABC NewsPeace talks between Pakistani officials and a three-member team representing the Taliban have apparently been delayed after government negotiators failed to show up for the first round. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been pushing for …Pakistan-Taliban peace talks falterTimes of IndiaReady to meet Taliban’s committee: Irfan SiddiquiThe News InternationalPakistani Govt Talks with Taliban […]

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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 country’s prime minister, announced one last attempt at a negotiated …Pakistan peace talks with Taliban set to openBBC NewsPreliminary Peace Talks With Pakistani Taliban Due […]

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Ukraine opposition activist says he was tortured – BBC News

BBC NewsA prominent Ukrainian opposition activist who disappeared more than a week ago says he was abducted and tortured. Dmytro Bulatov is the leader of opposition movement Automaidan that organises protest convoys. He says he was kidnapped, repeatedly …Ukraine repeals tough laws, army calls for ‘urgent steps’Pakistan Daily TimesUkraine’s President Signs Protest Amnesty Bill; Military […]

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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 warrants in the treason case against him, according to lawyers in the case.Court rejects plea by Musharraf for treatment abroadArab NewsNo treatment abroad for MusharrafOman […]

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Pakistani University Cancels Event Promoting Teenager’s Memoir – New York Times

New York TimesPESHAWAR, Pakistan — Malala Yousafzai may be a global celebrity, but in her home province, she remains a focus of controversy. On Tuesday, officials at Peshawar University said that ministers in the provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had …I am Malala, not at homeThe HinduPak’s Imran unhappy with KP govt for halting Malala book […]

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I am Malala, not at home – The Hindu

The HinduA controversy erupted on Tuesday over teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s bestselling book I am Malala. when the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government stopped the University of Peshawar from holding a programme on it. Ms. Yousafzai, who was shot …Pak university cancels Malala’s book launch over security concernsTimes of IndiaMalala book launch at halted in PakistanThe […]

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Ex-French first lady heads to India after split – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAu revoir, France! France’s former first lady left the country a day after her official separation from French President Francois Hollande was announced. Valerie Trierweiler boarded an Air France flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris to Mumbai, …France’s former first lady en route to India after splitCNNTrierweiler on India trip […]

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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 treating Musharraf submitted a second report Friday …Musharraf wants treatment in country of his choiceBusiness StandardAFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its imageThe News InternationalHigh […]

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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 diagnostic test, angiography, from abroad, apparently to escape from the most critical trial in …AFIC report adds to Musharraf’s strategyBusiness RecorderMusharraf wants to leave Pakistan […]

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Pakistan’s Musharraf Wants Heart Treatment Abroad – ABC News

ABC NewsFormer Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf wants to leave the country to undergo medical treatment for a heart condition abroad, defense lawyers in his high treason trial said Friday. The military hospital treating Musharraf submitted a second report Friday …Musharraf not happy with medical facilities in PakistanThe HinduMusharraf wants to undergo treatment abroad: ReportPress Trust […]

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Pakistani Shiites rally against deadly attack for 3rd day; protesters refuse to bury … – Fox News

Fox NewsQUETTA, Pakistan – A Pakistani police officer says relatives of Shiites killed in a suicide bombing this week are rallying for the third straight day, refusing to bury their kin and demanding a crackdown on militants in southwestern Baluchistan province.Mastung tragedy: Protests erupt in parts of PakistanThe Express TribuneMastung carnage: MWM sit-in continues in […]

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Pakistan guards die escorting Spain cyclist Javier Colorado – BBC News

BBC NewsGunmen have shot dead at least six guards who were escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province. They were about 50km (31 miles) west of the provincial capital Quetta, in the district of Mastung, when they were ambushed.Spanish Cyclist’s Convoy Attacked in Western PakistanVoice of AmericaMastung massacre: Families refuse to bury dead; […]

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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 the largely lawless, tribal region of North Waziristan, police said.Blast near Pakistani army headquarters kills 9USA TODAYSuicide Bombing Kills 9 in PakistanVoice of AmericaTaliban bomb […]

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Bomb kills paramilitary troops in Pakistan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a vehicle carrying security forces inside a Pakistani army compound in the country’s volatile northwestern region Sunday, killing at least 18 people, most of them paramilitary troops, security officials said.UPDATE 2-Twenty Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on army convoyReuters20 Pakistani Soldiers Killed in BlastVoice of America22 […]

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Military sticks to sidelines in Thai crisis, protests continue – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s military chief urged both sides in the country’s prolonged political crisis to settle their differences, with signs that opposition protests against the government could be running out of steam. Anti-government firebrand Suthep …Gun Attack on Thai Anti-Gov’t Protesters Wounds 1ABC NewsGunman opens fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok, seriously …The ProvinceDeadly […]

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Vote Validates Egypt’s Constitution and Military Takeover – New York Times

New York TimesCAIRO — Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Committee said Saturday that 98.1 percent of the voters had approved a revised constitution validating last summer’s military takeover and paving the way for Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the country’s top military leader, …Egyptians Back New ConstitutionVoice of AmericaOutcome of constitutional referendum: New hope for Egypt?Jerusalem PostVoters overwhelmingly back […]

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More than 200000 Syrians live in besieged areas, UN official says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIRUT – More than 200,000 Syrians are living in areas besieged by pro-government or rebel forces and lacking regular supplies of food and other essentials, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief said Wednesday at an aid conference in Kuwait. “Siege has …Western, Arab donors pledge 2.4 bln USD to SyriaXinhuaWorld nations promise $2.4 billion […]

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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 honored with the nation’s highest civil award of bravery. Aitzaz Hasan, 17, died …Malala praises teenage Pakistani bomb heroBusiness StandardKilled Pakistan teenager gets top honourThe […]