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No U.S. soldiers to face charges for Pakistan strike: report

The US military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, according to The New York Times. A Pentagon investigation found late last year that both US and Pakistani troops were responsible for the exchange of fire.…

Pakistan panel demands U.S. apology on air attack

A Pakistan parliamentary committee on Tuesday demanded an unconditional apology from the United States for a November air attack on its border post that killed 24 soldiers. Parliament opened a debate on recommendations by the parliamentary committee on national security, which called the attack a “blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial…

Indian guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar wants the Taliban to de-stress

An Indian Hindu guru may be the last emissary the Taliban expect, but Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would love to teach inner peace to the world’s most notorious Islamist insurgents. Visiting Pakistan for the first time in eight years, he basks in the diplomatic rapprochement that made the trip possible…

Britain’s Hague to be sued over Pakistan drone attacks

A British law firm said it was to sue Foreign Secretary William Hague on behalf of a Pakistani man over claims that British intelligence was used to assist US drone attacks. London-based Leigh Day and Co confirmed they would issue formal proceedings at Britain’s High Court on behalf of Noor…

Pakistan makes domestic violence a criminal offense

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Senate on Monday passed a bill that makes violence against women and children an offence carrying jail terms and fines, state media said. The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill was introduced by Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar and passed unanimously by the upper house of the federal parliament,…

Pakistanis shout ‘death to America’ in Islamabad

Several thousand Pakistanis poured onto the streets of Islamabad Monday, chanting “death to America” and demanding holy war at a rally whipped up by right-wing, religious and banned organisations. It was the latest show of support for Defence of Pakistan, a coalition of around 40 parties chaired by a cleric dubbed…

Pakistan suicide attack kills seven: official

A suicide attack ripped through a Pakistani market on Friday, killing at least seven people and wounding 45 others near a mosque in the country’s tribal badlands, officials said. The bomb exploded near a Sunni Muslim mosque as the main Friday prayers were taking place in Parachinar, in the past…

Millions of flood victims still at risk in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A feeble international response to Pakistan’s second major flooding crisis in two years has left millions of people at serious risk of malnutrition and disease, aid groups warned Thursday. The Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), a network of the 41 largest international charities in the country, called on the…

Pakistani at Guantanamo charged in terror attacks

A Pakistani held at Guantanamo Bay since 2006 has been charged with assisting with a number of Al-Qaeda terror plots under the supervision of September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Majid Shoukat Khan, who lived in the United States from 1996 to 2002 before returning to his native Pakistan, stands accused of helping to plan attacks…

Pakistan ‘Al-Qaeda chief’ killed by US drone

US missiles on Thursday killed Al-Qaeda’s chief in Pakistan, one of the Americans’ main targets in the volatile country and wanted for attacks that killed scores of people, officials said. Badar Mansoor, who reputedly sent fighters to Afghanistan and ran a training camp in North Waziristan, was killed in a…

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