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  • U.S. cites specific threat for decision to close consulate in Lahore

    U.S. cites specific threat for decision to close consulate in Lahore
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The decision to close the American consulate in Pakistan’s cultural capital of Lahore was made in response to a specific threat, a U.S. spokeswoman said Friday, without disclosing any details. A statement Thursday...
  • At least 10 killed, dozens injured in attack outside Pakistan mosque

    At least 10 killed, dozens injured in attack outside Pakistan mosque
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Gunmen on Friday killed at least 10 people and wounded 30 outside a mosque in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's western Baluchistan province, in the second attack in that city in two days, local media reported. The violence is...
  • U.S., Pakistan agree to revive high-level talks

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The U.S. and Pakistan will revive high-level talks on a host of issues including counterterrorism cooperation and preventing militancy along the Afghan-Pakistani border, and economic revitalization in the nuclear-armed South...
  • Pakistan Taliban names man who ordered attack on schoolgirl as leader

    Pakistan Taliban names man who ordered attack on schoolgirl as leader
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Pakistan Taliban on Thursday named Mullah Fazlullah, the militant commander who oversaw the assassination attempt against schoolgirl activist Malala Yusufzai, as its new chief, dampening hopes for a peace agreement between...
  • Pakistan's leader extends an olive branch to India - or maybe not

    Pakistan's leader extends an olive branch to India - or maybe not
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – With charges, counter-charges and distrust wafting across the disputed Pakistan-India border like acrid smoke, news spread quickly across South Asia on Tuesday that Pakistan's new leader had urged both countries to come...
  • Pakistan suicide bombing at police funeral leaves 30 dead

    Pakistan suicide bombing at police funeral leaves 30 dead
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – At least 30 people were killed, including 21 police officers, and 40 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a policeman’s funeral in the western Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday. Mourners were gathering at police...
  • Pakistan names career infantry officer as new military chief

    Pakistan names career infantry officer as new military chief
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan named a new army chief Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation over who would fill what has been seen as the most powerful position in the nuclear-armed nation. Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif, 57, a career infantry officer...
  • U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests

    U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Demonstrators at a protest camp cheered and chanted Wednesday as word spread that the Pentagon was suspending all truck shipments to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan following the activists' weeklong efforts to disrupt the...
  • Pakistan's controversial chief justice steps down

    Pakistan's controversial chief justice steps down
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s controversial chief┬ájustice, who helped oust President Pervez Musharraf and broaden human rights even as critics accused him of overstepping his mandate, retired Wednesday. The assertive Chief Justice...
  • Nearly two dozen reported killed in Pakistan after suicide attack

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Nearly two dozen militants were killed early Thursday in a firefight with security forces in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan Agency, the army said. There were unverified accounts, however, that civilian bystanders were...
  • Pakistani Taliban's choice of leader signals an ominous turn

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
  • Key figure in Haqqani militant group is shot to death in Pakistan

    Key figure in Haqqani militant group is shot to death in Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A financier and senior leader of the feared Haqqani network, a group credited with attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul and numerous strikes on NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shot to death on the outskirts of the Pakistani...