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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:20pm by AFP

    ... government yesterday appealed to the country's Supreme Court to overturn a decision allowing Pervez Musharraf to leave the country, his lawyer said, prolonging the ex-military ruler's legal ... back to his 1999-2008 rule. "The federal government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court," said Ahmad Raza Kasuri, a member of Musharraf's legal team. Musharraf has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532521/pakistan-appeal-ruling-allowing-ex-president-musharraf-leave-country
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

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

    ... Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed by a US drone last November, but in May a change in style was called for. "The same leaders came asking for trimming their beards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese-American 'was target of Pakistan mountain massacre'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... in the early evening, wearing the uniforms of the Gilgit Scouts, a paramilitary police unit. "The two commanders had taken off their burqas and were in military uniforms like the rest of us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543217/chinese-american-was-target-pakistan-mountain-massacre
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... long demanded action against militant hideouts in North Waziristan, which has served as a rear base for insurgents battling US-led forces in Afghanistan, but Pakistan resisted. The area, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

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

    ... militants in North Waziristan, a tribal region near the Afghan border the US has called the "epicentre" of terrorism. The operation, long sought by the US, comes a week after militants ... to US interests. The Taliban wants to impose its version of Islamic law in Pakistan, which includes a ban on music and stricter rules for women. "At stake is the future of Pakistan," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan launches military campaign in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 10:09am by AP

    ... to overthrow the Uzbek government and install an Islamic caliphate there but later expanded that goal to include all of Central Asia. The organisation has attacked US and Nato targets in Afghanistan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533191/airstrikes-kill-about-100-militants-pakistan
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... into the mountains towards the Afghan border.” Senior security official On Wednesday night two US drone strikes hit the region killing at least 16 in the first such attack this year, fuelling suspicion ... of the dreaded Haqqani network, an al-Qaeda affiliate known for its audacious attacks against US forces in Afghanistan. Rumours of a ground offensive in North Waziristan, one of seven tribal regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531483/foreign-islamist-fighters-exit-tribal-zone-pakistans-northwest
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ex-spy Hamid Gul says Abdullah is the key to peace in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Mohaqeq, a Hazara seen as closer to Iran. "Ashraf Ghani is not a jihadi," he said about the ex-World Bank economist who spent the 1980s living in the US. "And for a jihadi to open ... 10,000 US troops to remain in the country in non-combat roles until 2016. "If the Americans pull out then a deal is possible through intra-Afghan dialogue, that means with the opposition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530347/ex-spy-hamid-gul-says-abdullah-key-peace-afghanistan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... of one of the country’s top courts, his spokesman said on Thursday. Farzana Iqbal, 25, was attacked on Tuesday, police said, because she had married the man she loved. Her husband said that police did nothing during the 15 minutes the violence lasted outside Lahore High Court. “I begged them to help us but they said, this is not our duty,” Muhammed Iqbal told Reuters. “I took off my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... bloody campaign to overthrow Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's US-allied government. The Taliban said the assault on the Jinnah International Airport was in response to air strikes on its strongholds near the Afghan border and as revenge for the death of their leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike in November. Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528954/pakistani-taliban-attack-leaves-28-dead-karachi-shatters-prospects-peace

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