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Islamabad (Pakistan)

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  • Pakistan cuts term for doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Pakistani tribal court on Saturday reduced the prison sentence for the doctor identified as helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden from 33 years to 23 years. Shakil Afridi, convicted in 2012 of links to a banned militant...
  • 'Homeland' Showrunner Alex Gansa on Emmy Race: 'May the Best Show Win'

    "Homeland's" season three finale left both audiences and characters reeling from Brody's (Damian Lewis) death. But with season four beginning production in South Africa next month, showrunner Alex Gansa talked to Variety about what's next for Carrie...
  • Pakistan's former leader Musharraf indicted on treason charges

    Pakistan's former leader Musharraf indicted on treason charges
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on treason chargesĀ  on Monday in a bold assertion of authority by Pakistan’s civilian government, which has historically been marginalized by the nation's powerful military....
  • Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf escapes bombing

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf escapes bombing
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf escaped a bombing early Thursday morning as he was being transferred by convoy from a hospital to his farmhouse in the Islamabad suburbs, police officials said. The bomb went off at about 2...
  • Attack on Pakistan courthouse kills 11 despite cease-fire

    Attack on Pakistan courthouse kills 11 despite cease-fire
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – In a rare assault on the heart of the Pakistani capital, militants stormed a district court complex in Islamabad on Monday, unleashing gunfire and explosives that killed at least 11 people, including a judge, and wounded 25...
  • Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence

    Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- As government mediators tentatively restarted peace talks with Pakistani Taliban representatives Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck a convoy of paramilitary forces in the country’s tribal region, killing six security personnel...
  • Pakistan bombings kill at least 19 in Peshawar and Quetta

    Pakistan bombings kill at least 19 in Peshawar and Quetta
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Bombs exploded in bustling sections of two troubled Pakistani cities Friday, leaving at least 19 people dead in the latest round of violence to mar government efforts to initiate peace talks with insurgents. In Peshawar,...
  • Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt...
  • Deadly explosion rips through crowded Pakistan market

    Deadly explosion rips through crowded Pakistan market
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market Wednesday, police said. A witness said the explosion happened at about 8:10 a.m....
  • Pakistan separatists claim responsibility for deadly market bombing

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A separatist group from the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan has claimed responsibility for a powerful explosion that ripped through a crowded fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing at least 23...
  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....
  • 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...