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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 2, 2014 photo, a Pakistani health worker vaccinates a child against polio, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan's beleaguered battle to eradicate polio is threatening a global, multi-billion dollar campaign to wipe out the disease worldwide. Because of Pakistan, the virus is spreading to countries that were previously polio-free, U.N. officials say. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight.


  • Pakistani children, hold candles during a vigil to condemn the attacks on their ethnic Hazara community, in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Bomb derails train in southwest Pakistan, kills 8

    A bomb placed by an ethnic separatist group derailed a train in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing eight people, police and the militants said.


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