Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to break ...

Jul 4, 2016

McCain assures Pakistan as senators visit past al-Qaida stronghold

A U.S. Senate delegation paid a rare visit Sunday to a tribal region along the Afghanistan border that has long been considered a stronghold of al-Qaida, the Taliban and other insurgents.The delegation led by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and chairman of the Armed Services ...

May 23, 2016

Taliban No. 2 Haqqani may be even more deadly foe than Mansour

Afghan guerrilla commander Sirajuddin Haqqani, a possible successor to Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, would likely prove an even more implacable foe of beleaguered Afghan government forces and their U.S. allies.The United States killed Mansour in an airstrike in a remote border area just ...