Dec 10, 2013

India-Pakistan nuke war would prove apocalyptic

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill 2 billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere ...

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Dec 9, 2013

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday as Washington sought to defuse tensions over controversial U.S. drone strikes and Islamabad’s role in Afghanistan. In the first visit by a U.S. defence secretary in nearly four years, Hagel ...

Pakistan has a new, little-known military commander

Nov 28, 2013

Pakistan has a new, little-known military commander

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named a new military chief Wednesday, bypassing seniority to install a low-profile army general in the powerful position. Sharif’s selection of a new army chief of staff after months of deliberations comes as Pakistan is struggling to contain violence by ...

Pakistani protesters search for NATO supply trucks to harass

Nov 24, 2013

Pakistani protesters search for NATO supply trucks to harass

Demonstrators protesting U.S. drone strikes roughed up drivers Sunday as they sought to stop trucks carrying NATO troop supplies and equipment from passing through northwest Pakistan. The rally came a day after a party led by politician and cricket star Imran Khan said it ...

Nov 23, 2013

Bin Laden doctor faces murder rap

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder over a 2006 surgery he performed, his lawyer said Friday, raising new doubts whether the physician will regain his freedom. Shakil Afridi is already being held in prison ...

U.S., Pakistan tussle over drone strike's target

Nov 22, 2013

U.S., Pakistan tussle over drone strike's target

American and Pakistani officials disagreed sharply Thursday about whether an Islamic school was struck by a U.S. drone, in an unusual attack that inflamed tensions over the CIA drone campaign. According to Pakistani officials, three missiles were fired into a compound in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

U.S. drone strike kills senior Haqqani leader in Pakistan

Nov 21, 2013

U.S. drone strike kills senior Haqqani leader in Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan killed six people, including a senior leader of the ruthless Haqqani network, officials said, in only the second such strike outside the country’s lawless tribal districts. The missile attack hit a religious seminary that militants and security ...