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Sunday 23 August 2009
The commander named by members of the Pakistani Taliban as its new leader is said to be as ruthless as his predecessor, taking credit for several attacks, and could order more in the coming weeks to prove the terror network is still in business.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Tuesday 11 August 2009
The US resumed missile strikes in Pakistan's northwest today — nearly a week after one reportedly killed the country's Taliban chief — hitting a hide-out believed to be frequented by his supporters and killing at least eight suspected militants, intelligence officials said.
Saturday 20 June 2009
Pakistani troops backed by jet fighters and artillery killed about 50 militants in a volatile north-western tribal region near Afghanistan where the country's top Taliban leader is believed to be entrenched with thousands of his fighters, officials said today.
Thursday 11 June 2009
Thursday 11 June 2009
With its crowded bazaars and old-quarter alleyways, Peshawar is no stranger to militancy. In the mid-1980s, Osama bin Laden moved his family here from Saudi Arabia and built his reputation as a supporter of jihad. Everyone from Alexander the Great to Howard Marks has been drawn to this city. And now, with seven deadly attacks over the last month, it is Pakistan's militants who seek to draw a tightening noose around Peshawar, located on the edge of Pakistan's lawless tribal areas.
Wednesday 10 June 2009
A British aid worker injured in last night's explosion in Pakistan was moved to a hospital in the capital Islamabad under tight security today.
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Suicide attackers detonated a truck bomb tonight outside a luxury hotel in Peshawar that U.S. officials were in negotiations to make into an American consulate, officials said. The attack killed at least five people and wounded dozens more.
Saturday 23 May 2009
The death toll in a car bombing near a Pakistani movie theater climbed overnight to seven, police said today, as the military surrounded Taliban strongholds elsewhere in the northwest region bordering Afghanistan.
Monday 11 May 2009
A suicide car-bomber killed 10 people at a security checkpost in northwest Pakistan today as the army battled Taliban militants in the Swat valley.
Sunday 10 May 2009
Saturday 25 April 2009
The "existential threat" that Pakistan now faces, according to Hillary Clinton, is overstated. There is a functioning political, civil and military structure in Pakistan that will prevent any total collapse of the state. The impulse for democracy is deep and goes back to the creation of the state in 1947. Pakistan's founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had a vision of a modern Muslim nation with a strong emphasis on womens' rights and civil liberties for minorities, but this vision is under greater threat than ever. Successive Pakistani leaders have, over the decades, failed to translate Jinnah's spirit into reality, while the structures he put in place have been weakened and corrupted. The emergence of the Taliban is one consequence of this.
Thursday 05 March 2009
A bomb exploded at the mausoleum of a 17th century Sufi poet in northwestern Pakistan today, showing the gulf between hard-line Muslims and many in the region who follow a traditional, mystical brand of Islam.
Thursday 22 January 2009
British officials are investigating reports that one of seven suspected al-Qa'ida operatives captured in a joint US-Pakistan operation was involved in the July 2005 attack on London.
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