ROME: Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Show More Summary
Sunday night, Alesha, a 23-year-old transgender District Coordinator for TransAction in northern Pakistan, was attacked and shot eight times, according to a Facebook post from the organization. Her friends rushed her to the hospital, but doctors wouldn’t treat her and she died Wednesday morning....
When a drone strike killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last week in Pakistan, analysts expected the Taliban to be plunged into a period of infighting as it sought to select a new leader. Mansour, after all, had only recently been named the Taliban's leader, years after his predecessor had died....
A proposal for a new fund to pay Pakistan for its assistance in the war on terror has received approval from the U.S. Senate Armed Services...
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Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, who had been left out of the teams's training camp on disciplinary grounds at the start of May, was omitted from 22-man preliminary squad for the England tour in July-August as well
It is one thing for the US officials to describe Pakistan as the 'ally from hell' and its policies as 'duplicitous' and quite another to actually remove any doubt about it by taking out Mullah Akhtar Mansour right on Pakistani soil. Mullah...Show More Summary
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new "emir".
When a 23-year-old transgender activist was shot six times by a gang on Sunday night in northern Pakistan, other members of her community frantically rushed her to a hospital. Violent attacks on transgender people aren't rare in Pakistan, or across South Asia and beyond for that matter, and the group young Alesha coordinated for, Trans Action, had long campaigned […]
Families were still at home when the bulldozers came. Children were returning from school exams. The residents of nearly 80 apartments were given hours to vacate Postal Colony — housing allotted to low-level postal workers — to make way for a new metro train station. In a chaotic evacuation before...
A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says the country’s army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad’s serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader. Wednesday’s military statement says army chief Gen. Show More Summary
Alisha, a 23-year-old transgender activist, died at a northern Pakistani hospital Wednesday after a shooting incident and delays in medical care that exposed the discrimination faced by sexual minorities in the South Asian country. Shot six times in an altercation on Sunday, Alisha was brought...
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We live in worlds of displacement. Some of those new geographies are chosen, are freeing. This is the age of cheap airfares, of migratory artists crossing oceans, of global communication and spontaneous international collaborations. Then, there’s the inescapable darker side: forced migration, refugees. Show More Summary
Chinese Foreign Minister said that Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can be put on the organization’s agenda once India and Pakistan work through the mechanism of accession.
Islamabad will ramp up security in Balochistan, possibly providing cover to the remaining elements of the Taliban still present in the province, attempting to shield them from further US drone strikes, according to the US-based intelligence analysis company Stratfor.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, says authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour. Khan said Tuesday that Pakistan is still unable to officially confirm […]
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, saying that the body recovered from near the Afghan border was charred beyond recognition.