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Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine. "Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar says of the two men who
When a mine blew off Pakistani police Inspector Inayat Ullah's right foot and most of his left hand in January, hundreds of people crowded into the hospital, desperate to give blood to their city's hero. Now Inspector Ullah, nicknamed Tiger, is back
Iraqis inspect the wreckage of the grave of the Nebi Yunus, or prophet Jonah, in Mosul, northern Iraq, on July, 24, 2014. (EPA/STR) News emerged this week that among their various outrages, Islamic State militants had destroyed the Tomb of Jonah in
A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country's northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. The incident occurred on Thursday evening near the border with
Pakistan security officials said yesterday they had arrested a top militant near the Afghan border but not a Pakistani Taliban leader who colleagues had identified last week as a man who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf.
An al-Qaida publication indicates the militant group does not intend to relinquish its power to Iraq's newly-formed "Islamic State" caliphate. A statement renewing its allegiance to Mullah Mohammad Omar , spiritual leader of the Taliban, was
Joseph Dunford, said he has reservations about the overall effectiveness of the army operations in North Waziristan. Dunford said Pakistani forces have had some success against the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in
38 A US drone strike targeting a Pakistani Taliban compound has killed eleven fighters in the country's restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, officials said. The attack came in North Waziristan, where for the past month
Kabul and in Islamabad Pakistani troops in Miran Shah, North Waziristan amid a government operation to clear the area in north-western Pakistan of extremists. Photograph: Rebecca Santana/AP Afghan officials have accused Pakistan of letting Afghan
The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants today as part of an anti-Taliban offensive hours after another explosion nearby, which officials initially said was a US drone strike, killed up to 20 people.