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Islamabad (Pakistan)

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  • Cricket star Khan overplays hand in Pakistan power game

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Cricket hero Imran Khan rode a wave of discontent to finally break through as a serious player in Pakistani politics at last year's election. Now he is aiming even higher, leading thousands on a march to the capital in a bid to...
  • Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government

    Decrying what they say were rigged elections last year, tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered in their nation’s capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government. The protests – two rallies...
  • Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country's "corrupt" prime minister to step down this week. "After two...
  • Dos marchas contra el Gobierno de Pakistán llegan a la capital

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Dos grandes marchas contra el Gobierno entraron el viernes a la capital de Pakistán, en el mayor desafío que ha enfrentado el nuevo Gobierno civil desde que asumió hace 15 meses. El ex jugador de cricket Imran Khan, quien encabeza...
  • Thousands in Pakistan anti-government protests as coup fears loom

    ISLAMABAD Thousands of anti-government protesters in Pakistan began a march on Islamabad on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged confrontation might lead to a military coup a year after the country's first democratic transfer of power. Cricketer-turned-...
  • Pakistani cleric will be allowed to march on capital: police

    MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - A fiery Pakistani cleric will be allowed to lead his supporters on an anti-government protest march to the capital, a senior policeman said on Thursday, reversing an earlier government decision. Tahir ul-Qadri has spent the...
  • Pakistan police register murder case against controversial cleric

    ISLAMABAD (dpa) An anti-government cleric who had been planning a rally to commemorate followers killed in police clashes has been charged in connection with the murder of a Lahore constable following several days of violence, according to Pakistani...
  • Pakistan cleric says seven activists killed ahead of planned protest

    ISLAMABAD (dpa) A maverick Pakistani cleric agitating against the government said Saturday that seven of his supporters had been killed in clashes with police across the country. Tahirul Qadri, a Canada-based preacher who returned in June with the...
  • Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad

    Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad
    In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
  • Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents

    Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents
    Pakistani armed forces began “a comprehensive operation” against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday as fighter jets and ground forces pummeled insurgent hideouts, killing 80 people, officials said. The Pakistani...
  • Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

    Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
    The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...