Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorist suspects

Dec 25, 2014

Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorist suspects

Pakistan’s prime minister announced Thursday the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers to prosecute terrorism cases in the wake of the Taliban school massacre. Nawaz Sharif spoke in a nationally televised address after a marathon meeting with ...

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school massacre

Dec 22, 2014

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school massacre

Authorities made several arrests Sunday in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the other have been taken into custody,” Interior Minister ...

Dec 2, 2014

Aid group closes Afghan office after deadly Taliban attack

The foreign aid group Partnership in Academics and Development said Monday it has closed its Kabul office after an attack by Taliban fighters killed the office’s director, his two teenage children and two Afghan citizens. Several other people were injured, the group’s international field ...

Afghan forces ill-equipped to fight

Dec 1, 2014

Afghan forces ill-equipped to fight

Afghan district police chief Ahmadullah Anwari only has enough grenades to hand out three to each checkpoint in an area of Helmand province swarming with Taliban insurgents who launch almost daily attacks on security forces. “Sometimes up to 200 Taliban attack our checkpoints and ...

Nov 24, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed 45 people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least ...