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Beirut/Amman/WASHINGTON: CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major militant attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President ...
... then went silent from the other side, they said. A search was conducted early morning during which the BSF party recovered the body of the militant along with an AK-47 rifle, six loaded magazines and a monocular night vision device from the ...
Peshawar, Pakistan - A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. ... Pakistan has been at war with ...
FILE - A Pakistani non-governmental humanitarian organization volunteer (front) adjusts a cooking fire as locals line up to receive meals in Nowshera, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Sept. 10, 2010. Foreign-funded local ...
Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people, is a religious preacher with apparent political ambitions in Pakistan. The Nation report doesn't elaborate on Khawaja Asif's statement but there is a debate in Pakistani ...
Pakistan will seek the help of the Rangers, a paramilitary border-security force, to crack down on militants in Punjab Province, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's power base, after attacks that killed more than 100 people last week, a government spokesman ...
The militant outfit is the brainchild of Omar Khalid Khorasani - an ambitious Taliban commander and a former member of the Pakistani Taliban's Shura - who parted ways with the Taliban after they pursued peace talks with the government. From August ...
Afghanistan's ambassador in Islamabad on Monday handed Pakistan a list of 32 terrorist training camps that it believes are operating from Pakistani soil. Kabul asked that the Pakistani government take "solid action" against the training camps.
Kabul on Monday asked Islamabad to take action against 85 militants and 32 terror training camps on Pakistani soil, widening a row between the two countries over action against cross-border terrorism.
Pakistani police said Sunday that counter-terrorism forces are still conducting operations aimed at cracking down on militants following a bombing at a famous shrine that killed 88 people. The latest raid overnight ... Also on Monday, the Afghan ...
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella group of Pakistani militant groups, and ISIL and its affiliates have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan Representational Image. At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar (JuA) were killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Punjab ...
As many as 11 militants were killed by security officials in Kurram Agency on Sunday after they allegedly tried to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan. According to security officials, exchange of fire took place after the militants, who had tried to enter ...
An imminent attack on a shrine in Multan in Pakistan's Punjab Province was thwarted with the killing of five militants, police said on Sunday, days after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh claimed 88 lives. The militants belonged to Jamaat-ul ...
The Afghan government summoned Pakistan's ambassador on Saturday, hours after Islamabad reportedly launched "strikes" on militant bases in the neighbouring country's eastern provinces, increasing tension between the two sides. Afghanistan's foreign ...
Pakistani police say that counter-terrorism forces killed five militants in an overnight raid and seized weapons and explosives from their hideout.
Pakistan has taken one more step to tighten noose around Mumbai terror attack mastermind and most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead.
Sources said leaders of at least five militant organizations met in Afghanistan's Ghazni province last year in November.
(AP Photo/Pervez Masih). Pakistani para-military soldiers stand alert after a deadly suicide attack at the shrine of famous Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted worshippers ...
Pakistan - Pakistani forces kill and arrest dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group at a famed Sufi shrine the previous day rose to 80.
The military's media wing on Friday evening claimed to have killed more than 100 suspected militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab, in the past 24 hours.
Karachi: paramilitary Rangers on Friday morning killed 18 alleged militants, who belonged to Daesh and other proscribed outfits, in a crackdown after the deadly suicide attack on a shrine of a sufi saint that left 88 dead and more than 340 injured.
(AP Photo/Pervez Masih). Pakistani para-military soldiers stand alert after a deadly suicide attack at the shrine of famous Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted worshippers ...
Karachi, Pakistan (AP) - An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted worshippers at a famous shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 39 people and wounding over 100 others, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks the country has ...
The move comes days after Saeed and several other JuD leaders were put under house arrest in a bid to fend off potential steps against Pakistan, including inclusion on President Donald Trump's list of countries whose nationals were temporarily banned ...
A militant faction associated with the Pakistani Taliban has put Pakistani authorities, already under pressure from the United States and an Asian money laundering watchdog, at a crossroads in their hitherto half-hearted efforts to crack down on ...
Pakistan has sharply reacted to recent criticism and assertions by U.S. congressmen, the U.S. military and Washington-based, influential Think Tanks blaming the country for the worsening security situation in Afghanistan and calling for President ...
Execution Leaflets Bring New ISIS terrorism Fear to Pakistan. by Mushtaq ... The sheets feature the black flag of ISIS, alongside pictures of an execution and armed militants waving automatic rifles as they parade through streets, thought to be in Iraq ...
Pressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan as well as in Pakistan itself. The pressure comes from a chorus of voices that include the US military, members of ...
ISIS Execution Leaflets Raise Fear of Militant Attacks in Pakistan. by Mushtaq Yusufzai ... The sheets feature the black flag of ISIS alongside pictures of an execution and armed militants waving automatic rifles as they parade through streets, thought ...
The question remains the same, albeit the people at the helm who will be answering it have changed: How to deal with 'an errant boy' in the comity of nations called Pakistan? The country because of its ... Paradoxically, though not surprisingly, the ...
"ISIL (also known as ISIS) continues to be able to recruit from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region, and the increasing refugee population in Afghanistan may provide a fertile recruitment group.
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) - Dozens of Pakistani and Afghan cyclists embarked on a 350-kilometer race on Friday through Pakistan's scenic but troubled northwest area to promote international tourism and cross-border peace. The 87 spandex-clad ...
Pakistan is committed to countering "all militant groups" operating within its territory. This was the assurance given by army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to United States Defence Secretary James Mattis during their first telephonic conversation.
They are singing for strength and patience in difficult times. Unlike Sinhala or Tamil, the languages spoken on this island nation, they're singing in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan. There are Christians who fled Pakistan to seek asylum in Sri ...
The top US commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday that there was a need for a "holistic review" of the relationship with Pakistan, echoing longstanding Washington concerns that the Haqqani network, a militant group, enjoys sanctuary in areas along ...
Sindh police on Thursday conducted an operation in Gadap Town, killing six people belonging to 'banned militant organisations', Malir Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Rao Anwar Ahmed said.
Pressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan itself. The pressure comes from a chorus of voices that include the US military, members of Congress ...
Pakistan is committed to counter all militant groups operating in its territory, the country's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis during a telephonic conversation.
From a top militant in Pakistan to becoming the lawmaker in J&K, Bandipore MLA Usman Majeed wore hats. The gun-wielding counter-insurgent once was the leading light of Awami League, the political party that Kukka Parray floated. Now a Congressman ...
Yemen: Yemeni forces gained control of Al-Mokha city and grabbed it from the hands of Houthi rebels with the coalition of Saudi forces on Tuesday, says Arab media.
militant group Islamic State has threatened to target Shi'ites living in certain Northern Areas of Pakistan. Hundreds of pamphlets containing threats have allegedly been distributed by IS in the Kurram Agency on the Pakistani side of the Durand Line ...
Tensions across the long-disputed de facto Himalayan border reached dangerous levels in September last year, when India blamed Pakistan-based militants for a raid on army base in Uri that killed 19 soldiers. There have since been repeated outbreaks of ...
Six Red Cross staff were killed and two are believed to have been taken hostage by suspected Islamic State group militants in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on the international aid group by Afghan Islamist groups ...
Landi Kotal: Pakistan handed over four suspected members of the militant Islamic State (IS) group's Afghanistan chapter to Kabul as 'a gesture of goodwill' on ...
China, at the behest of Pakistan, has prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist.
... the insignia of the IS and pictures showing brutal actions of the group in Iraq and Syria have been found in Shalozan and other villages.
Islamabad: Banned terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad has launched a massive recruitment and fund raising drive in Pakistan to intensify its jihadi activities.


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