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Drone Strike Kills Three Suspected Militants in Pakistan

Drone Strike Kills Three Suspected Militants in Pakistan

Erik Simonsen/Getty(ISLAMABAD) — A drone attack in northwestern Pakistan killed three alleged militants on Thursday.The strike consisted of two missiles that were fired at a compound in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.The attack comes a week afte…

NGO Head: CIA Shares Blame for Murdered Health Workers

NGO Head: CIA Shares Blame for Murdered Health Workers

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two days after gunmen killed seven of his employees, the head of a Pakistani aid organization blamed their deaths not only on the militants who pulled the trigger, but also on America’s Central Intelligence Age…

Drone Strike Kills Top Taliban Commander in Pakistan

Drone Strike Kills Top Taliban Commander in Pakistan

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — A top Taliban commander who targeted U.S. troops in Afghanistan was killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan along with nine of his comrades, intelligence and local sources confirm to ABC News. The Taliba…

Malala Yousufzai and Family to Remain in Britain

Malala Yousufzai and Family to Remain in Britain

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(LONDON) — Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in October for arguing that girls should receive an education, and her family will stay in the United Kingdom and will not return to Paki…

Seven Health Workers Gunned Down in Pakistan

Seven Health Workers Gunned Down in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — The onslaught against charity workers in Pakistan attempting to deliver polio shots to residents continued Monday when six women and one male were gunned down on a road linking Peshawar to the eastern city of Lahore…

Seven Health Workers Gunned Down in Pakistan

Seven Health Workers Gunned Down in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — The onslaught against charity workers in Pakistan attempting to deliver polio shots to residents continued Monday when six women and one male were gunned down on a road linking Peshawar to the eastern city of Lahore…

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Hemera/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Monday confirmed the release of eight taliban prisoners in order to “facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” As part of the ongoing peace process, the Pakistani and Afghan governments h…

Bomb Attack in Southwest Pakistan Leaves 19 Shia Pilgrims Dead

Bomb Attack in Southwest Pakistan Leaves 19 Shia Pilgrims Dead

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A bomb attack on a bus convoy in southwest Pakistan killed at least 19 Shia Muslim pilgrims on Sunday, the BBC reports. Over 20 people were injured in the attack that took place in the Mastung district of Baluchistan p…

Drone Strike Kills Four Suspected Militants in Pakistan

Drone Strike Kills Four Suspected Militants in Pakistan

Erik Simonsen/Getty(ISLAMABAD) — A drone attack in northwestern Pakistan killed four alleged militants on Friday.The strike consisted of two missiles that were fired at a compound in the Shawal area of North Waziristan.The identities of those killed w…

Senior Pakistani Official Calls for Action Against Taliban Sanctuaries

Senior Pakistani Official Calls for Action Against Taliban Sanctuaries

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A senior Pakistani politician on Saturday demanded that Pakistan go after Taliban militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan. This is the first time an important ally of President Asif Ali Zardari has echoed publicly…

Militants Kill Health Workers in Pakistan

Militants Kill Health Workers in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Taliban murdered six people in Pakistan over a 24-hour period because they were part of a nationwide effort to vaccinate people against polio.Four women were gunned down in …

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Two South Florida men were charged Friday with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, federal officials said.The suspects are brot…

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s military says it has successfully fired a ballistic missile with a range of over 800 miles.The test launch of the nuclear-capable Hatf V missile, reported Wednesday, was conducted at an undisclosed …

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s military says it has successfully fired a ballistic missile with a range of over 800 miles.The test launch of the nuclear-capable Hatf V missile, reported Wednesday, was conducted at an undisclosed …

Pakistan Hands Over Taliban Prisoners to Afghanistan

Pakistan Hands Over Taliban Prisoners to Afghanistan

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — In a move described by a Pakistani military official as “a step aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan,” Pakistani intelligence sources confirmed to ABC News that “Pakistan has releas…

Sister of Malala Yousufzai’s Alleged Gunman Apologizes

Sister of Malala Yousufzai’s Alleged Gunman Apologizes

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The sister of the man accused of trying to kill a 15-year-old Pakistani school girl is speaking out.Rehana Haleem, who lives in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, told CNN her brother has brought shame to their fam…

Pakistani Parents Attack Daughter with Acid for Talking to Boy

Pakistani Parents Attack Daughter with Acid for Talking to Boy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani parents in a remote village allegedly killed their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid all over her face and body after they caught her talking to an unknown boy, according to local police and hospital of…

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The U.S. has turned down an offer of post-Hurricane Sandy assistance from one of the world’s most wanted men, a Pakistani terrorist leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist …

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The U.S. has turned down an offer of post-Hurricane Sandy assistance from one of the world’s most wanted men, a Pakistani terrorist leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist …

Malala Yousufzai Is Speaking, Shows No Sign of Brain Damage

Malala Yousufzai Is Speaking, Shows No Sign of Brain Damage

ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, England) — The 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was nearly killed by the Taliban for being an outspoken advocate for girls’ education is talking and shows no sign of brain damage, according to Pakistani officials who have been…

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