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29 Attacks such as Monday's suicide bombing in Peshawar have bred scepticism about the peace talks AFP] Two days of talks between the Pakistani Taliban and their intermediaries in the mountanious tribal areas of Waziristan have concluded.
Intermediaries representing Pakistan's government and Taliban insurgents will meet later this week, supposedly to explore avenues for a peaceful solution to the country's six-year militant uprising. But their conversations aren't expected to yield
The closure last May of three U.S.-funded community radio stations in Pakistan's insurgency-hit tribal areas may strengthen militants' voices, residents fear. The stations were among four set up from 2004 to 2006 in the four largest towns in the
After casting his vote at 7.05 am, ZNP president Lalduhoma, whose party has in the past few days suddenly found itself at the receiving end over allegations of working with militants, said it is unfortunate that even overground Hmar leaders are
They came to Peshawar in their thousands from regions across Pakistan, united by a shared opposition to CIA drone strikes that are claimed to have killed innocent men, women and children. And yesterday, led by the cricketer turned politician Imran
While the Pakistani government routinely denounces US drone strikes, locals say that a sizeable number of people in the country's tribal areas support them but the threat of Taliban reprisals makes them too terrified to speak out. Pakistan's lawless
The northern districts of Koria, Surguja, Jashpur, Raigarh and Korba, which have 23 seats (including new districts), are dominated by various tribal communities and voters from Scheduled Castes (SC). Some 55 seats are in central areas largely
TTP terrorists have continued principally to attack unarmed civilians across the District, though some attacks have also targeted the Security Forces (SFs). On September 29, 2013, a car bomb killed at least 42 people and injured another 100 in Kissa
Gunmen have kidnapped a journalist from one of Pakistan's tribal areas on the Afghan border, where Taliban militants are active, relatives said Friday. Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the South Waziristan town of Azam Warsak was