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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Suicide attack in Peshawar hotel kills nine – The News International

The News InternationalPESHAWAR/KARACHI: At least nine persons were killed and 50 others, including nine women and five children, were wounded in a suicide bombing in a hotel in the narrow … Read More

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 … Read More

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 — … Read More

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 … Read More

Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif seeks Taliban talks despite attacks – BBC News

BBC NewsPakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he still wants to hold peace talks with the Taliban, despite a wave of deadly attacks in recent months. Mr Sharif named … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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’ … Read More