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American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — An American citizen was one of 11 people killed in an attack in northern Pakistan on Sunday.Authorities say Islamist militants wearing police uniforms opened fire on a base camp at Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest p…

Two Health Workers Giving Polio Vaccinations Killed in Pakistan

Two Health Workers Giving Polio Vaccinations Killed in Pakistan

George Doyle/Thinkstock(PEBANI, Pakistan) — Two health workers trying to eradicate polio were killed in a targeted attack in a remote Pakistani village Sudnay.
The two health workers, both Pakistani, were giving polio vaccinations to young children wh…

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Gunmen took control of parts of a hospital in Quetta, in Southwest Pakistan on Saturday.Pakistan’s interior minister said that security forces stormed up to the building and killed four attackers. A fifth att…

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has enough on his mind without having to worry about a fresh round of death threats.Musharraf is currently under house arrest on charges stemming fr…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

High Turnout for Historic Election in Pakistan Despite Violence

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan will make history on Saturday when up to millions of Pakistanis showed up at the polls to mark the first democratic transition in the nation’s history.Pakistan, technically a democracy, has been led by Presid…

Former Pakistani Leader Poised to Rise from the Ashes

Former Pakistani Leader Poised to Rise from the Ashes

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) –  As Pakistanis take to the polls for a historic election, the man poised to become Pakistan’s new leader isn’t really a new leader at all. He’s an old one.
Mian Nawaz Sharif,…

Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political Comeback

Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political Comeback

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(KARACHI, Pakistan) — After four years in exile, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Karachi on Sunday to mount a political comeback despite persistent death threats from the Taliban.Musharraf, onc…

Four Dead After Bombing at Pakistani Court Complex

Four Dead After Bombing at Pakistani Court Complex

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Four people were killed and 27 others were injured after a pair of suicide bombers tried to enter a courtroom in northern Pakistan on Monday, a senior police official said.One of the attackers blew himself up at the…

Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills 30, Injures 50

Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills 30, Injures 50

George Doyle/Thinkstock(KARACHI, Pakistan) — Pakistan’s largest city was the site of a deadly suicide bomb blast on Sunday morning.The explosion is the latest attack on Pakistan’s Shiite minority. The bomber reportedly struck directly outside a Shiite…

Another Senior Pakistani Journalist Killed

Another Senior Pakistani Journalist Killed

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another senior Pakistani journalist has been killed, again in Pakistan’s northwest, ABC News confirms. Mehmood Jan Afridi, President of the Qalat Press Club, was in a shop when gunmen opened fire and killed him.
Two da…

Pakistanis Wants Afghans to Return Taliban Commander

Pakistanis Wants Afghans to Return Taliban Commander

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan wants Afghanistan to hand over a senior Taliban commander its forces apprehended earlier in this week.The capture of Maulvi Faqir Mohammad along with some bodyguards in southeastern Afghanistan is consider…

Explosion Kills Dozens in Pakistan

Explosion Kills Dozens in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(QUETTA, Pakistan) — An explosion outside a fruit market in Quetta, Pakistan has killed more than 40 people and wounded scores of others, including women and children, according to the Deputy Police Chief of Quetta. However, a re…

Pakistan Tests Short Range Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan Tests Short Range Nuclear-Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan says it has once again successfully tested a nuclear-capable missile.In a statement, the country’s military said it test fired the Hatf II (Abdali) ballistic missile on Friday “as part of the process of val…

Pakistani Town that Hosted Osama Bin Laden Plans Amusement Park

Pakistani Town that Hosted Osama Bin Laden Plans Amusement Park

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Now that Abbottabad, Pakistan is lacking its most famous, though perhaps least known attraction — a compound that hid terror mastermind Osama bin Laden — the city is hoping to boost tourism with an amusemen…

Afghanistan and Pakistan Nearing Peace Accord

Afghanistan and Pakistan Nearing Peace Accord

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images | Chris Hondros/Getty Images(LONDON) — After a meeting in London hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, agreed on Monday to a pea…

Cleric Gets Concessions from Pakistani Government as Protest Ends

Cleric Gets Concessions from Pakistani Government as Protest Ends

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A moderate Muslim cleric has called off a mass demonstration in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad after apparently getting concessions he demanded from the government.The four-day sit-down involving thousands of Tahir…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Prime Minister

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Prime Minister

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, along with 16 others, within 24 hours, amid widespread accusations of corruption in his government.Tuesday’s announc…

Bombings Cause Massive Casualties in Pakistan

Bombings Cause Massive Casualties in Pakistan

BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Scores of people were killed and wounded Thursday when bombs were detonated in two separate explosions at a snooker hall in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.Authorities put the casualty count at 86 d…

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