Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offense. Farman Ali and his brother, Mohammad Arif, were ...

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Jun 9, 2014

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. A separate suicide bombing in the country’s southwest ...

CIA winds down drone strike program in Pakistan

May 30, 2014

CIA winds down drone strike program in Pakistan

The CIA’s targeted killing program in Pakistan, once the mainstay of President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism effort, is winding down. Because of stricter rules, diplomatic sensitivities and the changing nature of the al-Qaida threat, there hasn’t been a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas ...

Key faction splits from Pakistani Taliban

May 29, 2014

Key faction splits from Pakistani Taliban

A leading faction within the Pakistani Taliban split from the umbrella militant organization on Wednesday, a top commander said, underscoring the difficulty the U.S.-allied government will have in negotiating an end to a decade of violence with increasingly fragmented militant groups. The split came ...