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Pakistan-India Talks Could Lead to Renewal of Relations

Pakistan-India Talks Could Lead to Renewal of Relations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) — While their meeting in New Delhi Sunday lasted only 30 minutes, the conversation between Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was nonetheless significant.It marked the first…

Suspected Pakistani Terrorist Scoffs at $10 Million US Bounty on Him

Suspected Pakistani Terrorist Scoffs at $10 Million US Bounty on Him

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The terrorist suspect who allegedly masterminded the 2008 militant attacks on Mumbai, India, that killed 166 people including six Americans fired back at the U.S. Tuesday after learning a $10 million bounty…

Iran and Pakistan Strengthen Ties

Iran and Pakistan Strengthen Ties

ABC News(BEIJING, China) — In what has to be regarded as a setback for the Obama administration, Pakistan and Iran are seeking to improve diplomatic relations through the purchase of energy.Attending the Boao Forum for Asia 2012 in China over the week…

Pakistani Beauty Queen Charged in Alleged Mortgage Scam

Pakistani Beauty Queen Charged in Alleged Mortgage Scam

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Pakistani beauty queen has been charged with scamming dozens of San Jose, Calif., families in what prosecutors say was a phony mortgage refinancing scheme. Saman Hasnain, who won the 2008 Mrs. Pakistan World beauty p…

US, Pakistani Military Leaders Talking Again After ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident

US, Pakistani Military Leaders Talking Again After ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident

Photos [dot] com/George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Five months after U.S. war jets killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan border, top military commanders from both sides are finally talking again in what could be a big step forward in repairing…

Obama, Pakistani PM Concede Strained Ties, Vow to Rebuild Alliance

Obama, Pakistani PM Concede Strained Ties, Vow to Rebuild Alliance

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Acknowledging their strained relationship, President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gillani vowed on Tuesday to rebuild their frayed alliance, following a period of increased tension be…

Obama to Meet With Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Obama to Meet With Pakistan’s Prime Minister

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House has announced that President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Yusef Raza Gilani will meet privately on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit next Tuesday in South Korea.Deteriorating rel…

Obama to Meet With Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Obama to Meet With Pakistan’s Prime Minister

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House has announced that President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Yusef Raza Gilani will meet privately on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit next Tuesday in South Korea.Deteriorating rel…

Pakistan Demands End to Drone Attacks and an Apology from US

Pakistan Demands End to Drone Attacks and an Apology from US

Photos [dot] com/George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — The Pakistani parliament made two major demands of the U.S. on Tuesday that the Obama administration will likely ignore.First, lawmakers want an end to unmanned drone attacks in their country that …

15 Alleged Militants Killed in US Drone Attacks in Pakistan

15 Alleged Militants Killed in US Drone Attacks in Pakistan

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — At least 15 alleged militants were killed in two separate drone attacks in northwestern Pakistan Tuesday.In the first attack, a pair of missiles targeted a vehicle in the Birmal district of South Waziristan.&…

US Soldier Accused of Killing 16 Afghans, Both Women and Children

US Soldier Accused of Killing 16 Afghans, Both Women and Children

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — In an untimely blow to U.S.-Afghan relations, a U.S. soldier left his base in Kandahar in the middle of the night, walked to a nearby residential area and opened fire, allegedly killing up to 16 Afghan…

Terrorist Pleads Guilty at Gitmo, Sentenced to 19 Years

Terrorist Pleads Guilty at Gitmo, Sentenced to 19 Years

John Moore/Getty Images(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) — Majid Khan went from working for a Virginia electronics firm to becoming a terrorist assigned to conduct a wave of 9/11-style attacks on the U.S.But before he could carry out his mission, Khan was caught…

Pakistan Razes Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad Compound

Pakistan Razes Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad Compound

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan) — The walls came tumbling down in Abbottabad, Pakistan over the weekend at the place Osama bin Laden and his family called home for several years.Determined to erase the memory of the compound invad…

Despite Public Animosity, US and Pakistan Cooperate Behind the Scenes

Despite Public Animosity, US and Pakistan Cooperate Behind the Scenes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — When Charles Arthur Williams, a 41-year-old from Mississippi, showed up for a flight in Peshawar, Pakistan, with 9mm bullets in his bag, he could have quickly become a poster child for Americans who behave badly in Pak…

Pakistan to Afghans: We Want to Help

Pakistan to Afghans: We Want to Help

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — When U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal was the head of all international forces in Afghanistan, he used to joke that Afghans would blame the rain on Pakistan, so widespread was the belief that Pakistan and its feared in…

Pakistan: Two Drone Attacks Kill at Least 13

Pakistan: Two Drone Attacks Kill at Least 13

Michael Skoglund/Workbook Stock/Stocktrek Images(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — A pair of drone attacks in northwest Pakistan killed at least 13 people on Thursday, including a number of suspected militants, and left at least seven others injured, according to…

Karzai in Pakistan for Peace Talks; Admits Secret Talks with Taliban

Karzai in Pakistan for Peace Talks; Admits Secret Talks with Taliban

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Thursday to hold talks, believed to be aimed at making peace with the Taliban, with Pakistani officials.The day before, Karzai admitted to the Wall Street Jour…

American Detained in Pakistan After Trying to Board Plane with Bullets

American Detained in Pakistan After Trying to Board Plane with Bullets

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — An American was briefly detained in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday after trying to board a plane with a magazine and 17 bullets for a 9mm pistol, according to Pakistani police and U.S. officials. …

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Charged with Contempt of Court

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Charged with Contempt of Court

TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) –  Pakistan’s longest serving prime minister was charged with contempt of court on Monday, triggering proceedings that could paralyze an already weak government and lead to his removal from office….

Giant Whale Shark Reeled In By Pakistani Fisherman

Giant Whale Shark Reeled In By Pakistani Fisherman

ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Big catch is an understatement!A 40-foot long whale shark was found dead near Karachi, Pakistan, the Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper reports. Mehmood Khan, the owner of the Charai Fishery, said the whal…

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