Pakistan

India Air Base Attack Threatens Pakistan Talks

By Mukesh Gupta and Rupam Jain Nair PATHANKOT, India/NEW DELHI, Jan 4 – A rapprochement effort between India and Pakistan appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday, as Indian security forces battled for the third day to clear out militants who attacked one of its air bases and killed seven soldiers. The foreign secretaries of

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India’s Home Ministry Says Sixth Militant Killed at Base

PATHANKOT, India, Jan 3 – Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. “The decision to blow up the one of the administrative units was taken to neutralize

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Gunmen Attack Indian Air Force Base Near Pakistan Border

By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Jan 2 – Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues,

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Blast at Government Office in Pakistan Kills 21

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 29 – A suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70, officials said. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack on a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), which issues government ID

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How Pakistan’s Military Helped Revive Talks with India

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Dec 27 – The quiet involvement of Pakistan’s powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials said, a thaw leading to the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise

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Malala Calls For End to Syrian War, Welcomes Syrian Campaigner to U.K.

By Andy Bruce NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, Dec 23 – Nearly two years after they met in a refugee camp in Jordan, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday welcomed the Syrian schoolgirl activist Muzoon Almellehan to her new home in northern England. Malala, who moved to Britain in 2012 after being shot in the head

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Pakistan’s Girl Friday

Mahira Khan’s big-screen portrayals cross the Indo-Pak divide   BY Zahir Janmohamed with additional reporting by Sonal Shah   At a Halloween party last October, Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan posed for a photo with Pakistani director Asim Raza. Khan pointed to a sign held by Raza, which read “Mahira Ko Bahar Nikalo” (Mahira, get out).

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Pakistan Taliban Reject Daesh Leader’s Claim To Be ‘Caliph’

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Dec 19 – Pakistan’s Taliban have rejected Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi’s claim to be the global leader of all Muslims, the movement said in a statement seen by Reuters on Saturday. The Pakistani Taliban’s statement comes after a similar rejection by the Afghan Taliban following pledges of allegiance

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Pakistan Has Arrested 100,000 People in a Year Following School Massacre

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Pakistan has arrested nearly 100,000 people under a counter-terrorism programme enacted after a massacre of school children a year ago, though only about 2,000 of them were militants, a senior Interior Ministry official told Reuters. The rare figures on results of the National Action Plan (NAP) could

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