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 ...

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

May 28, 2014

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on Tuesday and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent terrorism against India arising there and to speed up investigations into the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. They also ...

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

May 25, 2014

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

Pakistan’s prime minister will attend the inauguration of India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday. Pakistan and India have a history of uneasy relations. They have fought three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since ...