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  • 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.


  • Guilty plea in $10 million Ohio fraud case

    A former Ohio resident accused of buying $30,000 watches and cars costing more than $100,000 as part of a money laundering scheme that robbed a man of $10 million pleaded guilty Thursday to federal fraud charges.


  • Hospital of last resort in Pakistan faces closure

    Mohammed Aqeel spent weeks at home in Pakistan waiting for death after suffering a debilitating spinal cord injury in a car crash before friends suggested he come to St. Joseph's Hospice on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad.


  • Members of the Honor Guard stand at attention near the caskets of victims of Afghan national army soldiers during a funeral ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked the checkpoint on Sunday, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Slain Afghan soldiers memorialized in Kabul

    Afghan officials on Monday mourned the loss of 21 soldiers killed by the Taliban in the single deadliest incident for the Afghan army in at least a year, as new details emerged about the attack which threatened to further strain relations with neighboring Pakistan.


  • Consul brings relief to Pakistani family in Minn.

    A diplomat who visited the family of a Pakistani student who's been hospitalized for three months said Thursday they were relieved by details of a deal that resolves his visa and insurance issues to ensure he can stay in the U.S. and get the long-term care he needs.


  • Brother: Pakistani can stay in US for medical care

    Diplomats have worked out arrangements to let a Pakistani exchange student who's been hospitalized in a coma since a crash in November stay in the U.S. for continued medical care, his brother said Wednesday.


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