Pakistan Court Dismisses Appeals Against New Military Court Convictions

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29  – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military. A five-member bench ruled that the appellants had not proved the

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Taliban Kill 9 Paramilitary Personnel in Northwest Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 18 – Pakistani Taliban militants on Thursday shot and killed at least nine security forces personnel in two separate attacks in a volatile northwestern region, security and government officials said. Since 2007, the Pakistani Taliban have been waging an insurgency in the area around Mohmand, about 177 km (110

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