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…

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…

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…

Afghan soldiers die as Taliban attack checkpoint in Kunar – BBC News

BBC NewsTaliban fighters have killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. At least one of the…

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…

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: Militants kill 9 anti-Taliban militiamen – Houston Chronicle

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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

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Six police officers killed in Pakistan protecting Spaniard on cycling trip – Irish Times

Irish TimesPakistani Shiite Muslims in Quetta, Pakistan, yesterday refuse to bury the bodies of the victims of suicide bomb attack until the arrest of the people behind the attack. Photograph:…

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…

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 – 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

Attack on aide of Pakistani prime minister kills 5 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says a bomb targeting an aide of the country’s prime minister has killed five people in a northern area. Deputy Inspector…

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…