A spokesperson for Jundullah , a splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban, confirmed on Monday the group’s support to Islamic State (Isis). “They (Islamic State) are our brothers, whatever plan they have we will support them,” Jundullah spokesperson Fahad Marwat told Reuters. The allegiance was announced after Jundallah met a three-man IS delegation led by al […]
Pakistani Shi’ites called on the military on Sunday to take control of the city of Quetta after a bombing by Sunni militants killed 85 people, and threatened to stage a long march to the capital if their demands were not met.
Pakistan’s supreme court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case on Tuesday afternoon, dramatically raising the stakes in a tense standoff between the government and its opponents.
President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today that most U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan would end this spring, signaling a quickening troop drawdown that will bring the decade-long war to a close at the end of 2014. “Our troops will continue to fight alongside Afghans when needed, but let me say it as […]
The European Union on Tuesday donated its 2012 Nobel peace prize cash, plus a one million-euro top-up, to thousands of children impacted by war in Syria, Colombia, Congo and Pakistan. “In situations of conflict, children are often the most vulnerable,
Senior Al Qaeda leader and a formerly probable successor to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, died in a US drone attack in Pakistan on Friday, DawnNews reported on Saturday.
A Pakistan government minister has personally offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who kills the man who made the anti-Islam movie that is drawing ire throughout the Muslim world. Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced the bounty at a news conference
Over 300 people were killed when fires engulfed two factories in two major cities, renewing concerns about lax building safety measures and dismal working conditions for factory workers in Pakistan. The fires broke out Tuesday evening and swept through a shoe factory in the eastern city of Lahore and a garment factory in the southern […]
A Pakistani official says gunmen forced 20 Shiites off buses in northern Pakistan and killed them. The police official said the incident happened Thursday in the Naran Valley. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was worried about retribution. The Deputy Inspector General of police in Gilgit, Ali Sher, said the victims were […]
Iran said an abrupt end to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad would have catastrophic consequences for his country, as Tehran pushed ahead with a diplomatic meeting of allies it says is the best way of resolving the intensifying conflict in Syria. Nations with “a correct and realistic position” would attend a meeting on Thursday […]