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Pakistani Court Indicts Musharraf in Treason Case

A supporter of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf holds a photo of him outside the special court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Associated Press | Mar 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD  — A special Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty and comes as a sharp blow to the country's powerful military. The development is the first time that an acting or former army chief has been indicted for treason in ... more

Officials: Pakistan Helicopters Kill 9 Militants

Associated Press | Feb 22, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani helicopter gunships targeted a militant training facility in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing nine insurgents in the latest violence to disrupt troubled peace negotiations, according to police and security officials. The strikes came as a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban rejected a government demand... more

Police: US Consulate Employee Killed in Pakistan

Associated Press | Feb 10, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the U.S. consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police official Arif Khan says attackers riding on a motorbike struck when Faisal Saeed was walking home Monday in the Gulbahar area of the provincial capital. Khan said the identity card in Saeed's... more

Pakistan Offers New Peace Initiative Amid Violence

Deutsche Presse-Agentur | Jan 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan offered a new peace initiative to end more than a decade of conflict Wednesday, as two soldiers and a private security guard were killed in the southern port city of Karachi. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif set up a four-member committee to negotiate peace with insurgents after a similar peace bid failed last year when rebel c... more

Pakistan: Thousands Flee Border after Airstrikes

Associated Press | Jan 25, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Officials and village elders say thousands have fled Pakistan's border region with Afghanistan after airstrikes this week pounded militant hideouts, killing dozens of people. Pakistan's air force launched the airstrikes in the North Waziristan region after the Taliban claimed responsibility for deadly attacks against securi... more

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