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  • Pakistani journalists protest for their colleague Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by gunmen in Karachi on Saturday, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Police in Pakistan said gunmen shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country. Police say Hamid Mir, a host on the private television broadcaster Geo, was wounded in the attack Saturday, April 19, 2014, near Karachi's airport. Placard on right reads "we salute Hamid Mir for his courage." (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.

  • Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

  • 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr': Pakistan names seminary for girls after dead terrorist

    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."

  • Afghan Election Soldiers Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    CHELLANEY: Lingering too long in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan's presidential election will mark the first peaceful transition of power in the history of that unfortunate country.

  • Pakistani peace activists rally to highlight the importance of tolerance in a peaceful society and demand concrete measures to deal the ongoing extremism and terrorism, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

    Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Friday.

  • Pence renews talks over Posey Co. fertilizer plant

    Indiana economic development officials have renewed talks with developers who want to build a fertilizer plant in southwestern Indiana, one year after the state withdrew its support for the project over national security concerns.

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation, Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Indiana Career Council Meeting at the Indiana State Library. Indiana is the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Rob Goebel)

    Indiana assured that Pakistani firm working to thwart bomb makers

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday the state is reopening talks with a Pakistani fertilizer producer after U.S. defense officials attested that the company has taken steps to ensure its product will not help Taliban bombmakers in Afghanistan kill Americans.

  • Pakistani court indicts Musharraf in treason case

    A special Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty and delivers a sharp blow to the country's powerful military.

  • FILE-In this file picture taken Nov. 2, 2013 photo Afghan scrap collectors transport a load of U.S. destroyed equipment from the departing U.S. military inKandahar, southern Afghanistan. As the United States military packs up to leave Afghanistan, ending 13 years of war, it is looking to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including its sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles, but finding a buyer is complicated in a region where relations between neighboring countries are mired in suspicion and outright hostility. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, file)

    US seeking buyers for old military equipment

    The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani police officers scuffle with lawyers who try to enter the diplomatic enclave during a demonstration, near the area that houses the U.S. Embassy and other foreign missions, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    U.S. embassies in Pakistan lack resources to carry out emergency plan in case of attack

    The two U.S. embassies in Pakistan don't have the resources they need to survive emergency situations, a new report found, putting lives at risk 18 months after the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during his final address to parliament during its opening session at the parliament house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Karzai said the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Karzai: Afghanistan doesn't need U.S. troops

    In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.

  • Ben Emmerson, UN  Special Rapporteur  on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights  speaks during a press conference about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations,   at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.. The expert will also refer to his reports on his 2013 missions to Burkina Faso and Chile.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

    UN: Drone use down in Pakistan, up in Afghanistan

    The number of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan plunged last year amid growing care to avoid civilian deaths, but the death toll in neighboring Afghanistan continues to rise, the United Nations' special investigator on counterterrorism said Wednesday.

  • Three among the dozens of Kashmiri students expelled from their university from left, Gulzar Ahmed, Muteebul Majid, and Aijaz Bhat, speak to journalists in Srinagar, India, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Dozens of Kashmiri students were expelled from their university and threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a televised match against India, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    66 students expelled for cheering Pakistan cricket

    Dozens of Muslim students from the disputed Indian territory of Kashmir were expelled from their university and briefly threatened with sedition charges because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a televised match against archrival India, police said Thursday, while the Indian state's elected leader called for leniency.

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, center, flanked by his bodyguards, talks to reporters at an undisclosed location in Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan along Afghanistan border. The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process. Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement emailed to reporters that the top leadership of the militant group has instructed all of its units to comply with the cease-fire. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud, File)

    Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

    The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process.

  • Pakistan political party ends NATO supply blockade

    The ruling political party of Pakistan's northwest said Thursday it ended a more than three-month blockade of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan over contentious U.S. drone strikes in the country.

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