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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan to free former Afghan Taliban No 2

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar comes amid growing pressure to boost peace efforts Pakistan will soon release former Afghan Taliban ... to free senior Taliban figures, particularly Baradar, to boost reconciliation efforts, as most Nato combat troops prepare to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of next year and anxiety grows over ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese tourist abducted by Taliban in northwest Pakistan

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in Pakistan

    ... Reuters in Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban are holding a Chinese tourist they have kidnapped for ransom according to police sources and senior Taliban commander Abdullah Bahar The Pakistani Taliban have kidnapped a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, police and Taliban sources said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of abductions aimed at raising money for rival Taliban ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bomb kills 14 at Pakistan election rally

    Posted May 06th 2013, 08:07pm by AFP

    ... Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), a religious party in the outgoing government coalition. It exploded in Kurram, part of Pakistan’s Taliban-infested tribal belt on the Afghan border. “At least 14 people have been ... security have failed to stop a wave of attacks, most of them claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest blast. The tribal belt is a stronghold ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Taliban get a haircut and run from Pakistani assault Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before ... forces' operation," he said while cutting hair in a shop in Bannu, the town where most civilians fled to. For years he cut Taliban commanders' hair to match the flowing locks of former ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Pakistan’s military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, ... Washington has long urged Islamabad to tackle militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan, a haven for Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked insurgents. Security officials in Miranshah told reporters ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Islamabad Nawaz Sharif says operation against militants in North Waziristan will go on until peace returns Pakistani PM vows to keep up Taliban offensive Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to continue a military operation against Taliban insurgents in their stronghold of North Waziristan until peace returns to the country. "I am confident ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban warns foreign companies to leave Pakistan, amid army offensive

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miranshah As militants pledge retaliatory action against government following military strikes in tribal area, major cities step up security amid threats TALIBAN WARNS FOREIGN FIRMS TO QUIT PAKISTAN The Pakistani Taliban has warned foreign firms to leave the country and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after tanks, ground troops and jets ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban attack that leaves 28 dead in Karachi shatters prospects of peace

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Airport attack shatters hopes for peace talks Watch: Dozens killed after Taliban attack Pakistan's main airport The Pakistani Taliban yesterday threatened more ... people. The night attack- in which all 10 militants were also killed- shattered prospects for a resumption of peace talks that officials had hoped could bring an end to the Pakistan Taliban ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban fighters who stormed Karachi airport were prepared for a drawn-out siege

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Militants who stormed Karachi airport, killing 18 people, had plenty of ammunition and food and may have aimed to hijack an airliner Crack Taliban squad was ready for a long siege Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters clearly expected that their attack on Pakistan's biggest airport could become ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan gunmen in fresh attack at checkpoint near Karachi airport

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... after a siege by the Taliban left 37 dead. The attack raises further questions about authorities’ ability to secure key facilities in the face of a seemingly resurgent enemy, as a nascent peace process with the Pakistani Taliban lies in tatters. “Gunmen are exchanging fire with Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel at a checkpost guarding the airport,” an ASF spokesman said. He ...




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