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Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Jul 25, – The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province brought the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 42 nationwide. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the […]

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Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

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Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Oct 24, – President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the sources of the long-standing tensions did briefly bubble to the surface. Speaking alongside Obama in the Oval Office, Sharif said he raised the issue of American […]

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Pakistani Taliban reject ANP peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban reject ANP peace talks offer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The news is a blow to the incoming government of Nawaz Sharif, elected partly on promises to bring about peace after years of deadly attacks by militants against civilians and security forces. Ahsanullah Ahsan confirmed to The Associated Press in a telephone call from an undisclosed location Thursday that the group’s […]

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Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

May 25, WASHINGTON (AP) — National security experts say it’s imperative to leave some room in the guidelines, given the evolving fight against terrorism. But civil rights advocates argue too little has been revealed about the program to ensure its legality, even as the president takes steps to remove some of the secrecy. President Barack […]

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Taliban rickshaw bomb kills 11 policemen in Pakistan

Taliban rickshaw bomb kills 11 policemen in Pakistan

May 23, QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The bombing on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, came the same day as fighting in the restive northwest left 4 soldiers dead. Police claimed 20 militants also died in those clashes. A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police […]

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Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

May 18, AP – The blasts at the two Sunni Muslim mosques also wounded 70 people, said tribal police officer Mohammad Jamil Khan. Both of the mosques were badly damaged, and the roof of one of them collapsed. The mosques were located in Baz Darrah village in the Malakand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said […]

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Cautious optimism in India over Nawaz Sharif’s historic win

Cautious optimism in India over Nawaz Sharif’s historic win

May 14, AP – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his historic victory in the parliamentary elections. Sharif, who was twice prime minister of Pakistan in the 1990s, is poised to begin a new term soon. The Indian political establishment has responded to the victory of former Pakistani […]

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