Grenade attack kills 13 moviegoers in Pakistan

Feb 12, 2014

Grenade attack kills 13 moviegoers in Pakistan

Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 13 people, officials said, in an attack that shows the challenges as negotiators face off in talks between the Taliban and the government. One of the grenades blew up the ...

Feb 12, 2014

Grenade attack kills 13 moviegoers in Pakistan

Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 13 people, officials said, in an attack that shows the challenges as negotiators face off in talks between the Taliban and the government. One of the grenades blew up the ...

Indian Kashmir under curfew amid strike by separatists

Feb 9, 2014

Indian Kashmir under curfew amid strike by separatists

Thousands of Indian troops fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, detaining about 200 separatist activists to prevent protests during a three-day strike to mark the execution anniversaries of two separatists in New Delhi, officials said. Many parts of the Himalayan region were under ...

Pakistan holds landmark talks with Taliban

Feb 7, 2014

Pakistan holds landmark talks with Taliban

Negotiators for Pakistan’s government and the Taliban called Thursday for a cease-fire after holding the first round of talks aimed at ending the militants’ bloody seven-year insurgency. The two sides gathered in Islamabad for a preliminary meeting that lasted more than three hours to ...

Sneak Peek: Inside Pakistan's anti-bomb school

Feb 3, 2014

Sneak Peek: Inside Pakistan's anti-bomb school

Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs. They’ve been strapped to children’s bicycles, hidden inside water jugs and even hung in tree branches. But the most shocking place that Brig. Basim Saeed has heard of such a device being planted ...

Pakistani ruins endangered by gala

Feb 2, 2014

Pakistani ruins endangered by gala

Hundreds of people swarmed the ancient ruined city of Moenjodaro to attend an inaugural festival commemorating Pakistan’s cultural heritage Saturday, days after experts warned that the event endangered the UNESCO site. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, opened the ...

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

Jan 25, 2014

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

by Jeff Kingston

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now in New Delhi to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Republic. His presence speaks volumes about closer diplomatic, security and economic ties and, at least from Tokyo’s perspective, a common agenda on responding to ...

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Jan 22, 2014

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his previously stated goal of eradicating polio by 2018. In 2013, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination ...

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing

Jan 11, 2014

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing

Pakistan’s prime minister announced Friday that a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber who wanted to attack his school should be honored with the nation’s highest civil award of bravery. Aitzaz Hasan, 17, died Monday in a remote village ...

Bomb kills top Pakistani police officer who hunted Taliban

Jan 10, 2014

Bomb kills top Pakistani police officer who hunted Taliban

A senior police investigator known for arresting dozens of Pakistani Taliban was killed Thursday in a car bombing, a sharp blow to efforts to crack down on militant groups seeking to gain a foothold in the sprawling southern city of Karachi that’s vital to ...