Jan 22, 2015

Pakistan arrests Islamic State militant in Lahore: officials

Pakistani security forces have arrested a member of the Islamic State jihadi group and two accomplices in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said Wednesday. “A Pakistani Syrian man named Yousaf Al-Salafi and two of his accomplices have been arrested two days ago,” a ...

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, now face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told reporters. Disenchanted extremists from the Taliban and other organizations, impressed by ...

Jan 16, 2015

The worldwide reality of religious persecution

by Doug Bandow

While good judgment tells us not to express every thought we have, as moral agents responsible for our actions, we must be free to assess the world and express ourselves in vibrant public debate. Attacks on this freedom is spreading from Third World dictatorships ...

Jan 12, 2015

Pakistan jihadists switch from Taliban for Islamic State

An online video purportedly shows dozens of former jihadists of the Pakistani Taliban pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group. It also shows militants beheading a man they identify as a Pakistani soldier. The video raises concern over whether IS is tapping support within ...

Jan 5, 2015

Pakistan airstrikes kill 31 militants; apparent U.S. drone kills seven

Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as local troops pressed an ongoing offensive in the country’s tribal regions along the Afghan border that have been longtime insurgent havens. The airstrikes late Saturday in ...

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 ...