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Wife Pleads for Release of Md. Man Held by Al Qaeda

Wife Pleads for Release of Md. Man Held by Al Qaeda

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On the first anniversary of his kidnapping, the wife of a 71-year-old Maryland man abducted in Pakistan and held by al Qaeda is pleading for his release, saying he is “not in good health” and needs immediate attent…

Afghanistan, Pakistan Feuding Again over Cross-Border Attacks

Afghanistan, Pakistan Feuding Again over Cross-Border Attacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Just a few days ago, Afghanistan and Pakistan were renewing talks to pledge more cooperation with each other as the international community begins winding down its involvement in the 10-year-long war.But by…

Drone Attack in Pakistan Kills at Least Eight Suspected Militants

Drone Attack in Pakistan Kills at Least Eight Suspected Militants

File photo. Erik Simonsen/Getty(ISLAMABAD) — A drone strike in the Shawal area of North Waziristan killed at least eight alleged militants on Monday, according to initial reports.The six-missile offensive targeted a compound used by militants near Pa…

Afghanistan and Pakistan Reboot Talks to Strengthen Cooperation

Afghanistan and Pakistan Reboot Talks to Strengthen Cooperation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what could be a major breakthrough to help end the war in Afghanistan by improving cooperation, an agreement was reached Thursday to restart talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan, neighbors who have usu…

Clinton Says ‘Sorry’ to Pakistan, Afghan Supply Lines to Re-Open

Clinton Says ‘Sorry’ to Pakistan, Afghan Supply Lines to Re-Open

State Department photo by Eric Bridiers(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement today that the U.S. is sorry for the losses the Pakistan military suffered during the Nov. 26 incident last year in which 24 Pakistani soldiers…

India Says It Has Proof of Pakistani Involvement in Mumbai Attacks

India Says It Has Proof of Pakistani Involvement in Mumbai Attacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) — India pointed the finger at the Pakistani government on Wednesday as having some role in the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that left more than 160 people dead.Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram allege…

No Stowaways Found in Suspect Containers on Cargo Ship

No Stowaways Found in Suspect Containers on Cargo Ship

ABC News(NEWARK, N.J.) — More than nine hours after New Jersey port officials thought they heard faint “knocking” coming from a container on a cargo ship that had been at sea for weeks, no stowaways have been found, officials at the port said. Authori…

Pakistan Claims Soldiers Were Beheaded by Militants from Afghanistan

Pakistan Claims Soldiers Were Beheaded by Militants from Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani authorities alleged on Monday that 13 of its soldiers were killed by militants who crossed over the northwestern border from Afghanistan.The heads of seven soldiers among the dead were later found without …

Pakistani Troops Killed by Militants Near Afghan Border

Pakistani Troops Killed by Militants Near Afghan Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Six Pakistani troops were killed on Sunday by militants near the country’s northwest border with Afghanistan, according to a Pakistan military official.The soldiers were patrolling the border in the Upper Dir distri…

Taliban Won’t Allow Polio Vaccinations in Northern Pakistan

Taliban Won’t Allow Polio Vaccinations in Northern Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A Taliban commander in Pakistan has warned the U.S. that until CIA drone strikes end in North Waziristan, he will not allow UNICEF to give children polio vaccinations.In announcing the ban, Hafiz Gul Bahadur claimed…

Pakistani’s Prime Minister Disqualified by Top Court

Pakistani’s Prime Minister Disqualified by Top Court

TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — In a huge blow to the country’s ruling party, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified the country’s prime minister from holding office on Tuesday after finding him in contempt of court earlier in the year.”Yousuf…

Afghanistan War: Closed Pakistan Routes Costing US $100 Million a Month

Afghanistan War: Closed Pakistan Routes Costing US $100 Million a Month

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that Pakistan’s closure of NATO’s ground supply routes into Afghanistan is costing the U.S. $100 million a month as supplies have been rerouted elsewher…

Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills at Least Three Suspected Militants

Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills at Least Three Suspected Militants

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — A drone attack in northwestern Pakistan killed three alleged militants, according to initial reports out of the region Wednesday.The strike targeted a vehicle traveling along a main highway east of Miranshah,…

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Thursday but his mind was clearly on neighboring Pakistan.Tensions between Washington and Islamabad have risen dramatically since t…

$23M in US Gear to Combat IEDs Wasted in Pakistan

$23M in US Gear to Combat IEDs Wasted in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Millions of dollars of U.S. gear meant to combat the threat of roadside bombs is being wasted in Pakistan, which refuses to let the equipment leave its customs warehouses. The U.S. procured 110 IED jammers for the …

Sesame Workshop ‘Dismayed’ By Pakistan Corruption Allegations

Sesame Workshop ‘Dismayed’ By Pakistan Corruption Allegations

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The Sesame Workshop was “dismayed” to find out Tuesday that a $20 million U.S. program to beam Elmo and his pals in Pakistan has been halted because of allegations of fraud and abuse. The project was a co-pro…

Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Missile with 700 Km Range

Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Missile with 700 Km Range

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — In an effort to stay ahead in the nuclear arms race against its arch rival India, Pakistan tested a cruise missile on Tuesday, less than one week after it conducted a similar launch, according the country’s military…

Top Al Qaeda Leader, Militants Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Top Al Qaeda Leader, Militants Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A top al Qaeda leader and longtime Osama Bin Laden confidant with a $1 million price tag on his head was targeted in a U.S. drone strike Monday morning in Pakistan, according to a senior U.S. official. Pakistan offi…

Osama Bin Laden Doctor in Danger Inside, Outside Prison

Osama Bin Laden Doctor in Danger Inside, Outside Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The recently-jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden is not only in danger inside prison, according to officials there, but now faces threats from the Taliban and another terrorist organ…

Pakistan Launches Another Nuclear Capable Missile

Pakistan Launches Another Nuclear Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan tested yet another nuclear capable missile on Thursday, this time with a range of over 350 kilometers.The latest launch comes a month after Pakistan tested an intermediate range ballistic missile just days …

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