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The Nation

Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets kill 15 militants

13 hours ago
  Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months. The operation came despite efforts by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to engage the Taliban in talks to end years of fighting...
The Nation

New panel formed to push peace talks

1 day ago
ISLAMABAD - With consensus on extension of ceasefire from both sides, government and Taliban nominated peace panels have constituted a sub-committee to look into the complaints of the two sides against each other and remove hiccups in the peace process. Both peace panels met here at Punjab House Wednesday evening under the chair of Federal Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali...
Al Jazhera

Pakistani jets attack Taliban bases

5 hours ago
Scores killed in a Pakistani military operation targeting "terrorist hideouts" in remote Khyber tribal area.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Taliban signal they’ll free U.S. soldier but don’t know who could OK any deal

12 hours ago
An ever-shrinking U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has refocused attention on efforts to bring home Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009
Times of India

Pak jets target Taliban hideouts, kill 12

13 hours ago
Pakistan fighter jets on Thursday attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless northwestern tribal belt and killed at least 12 suspected militants, officials said.
ElPais

Un policía mata a tres médicos de EE UU en un hospital de Kabul

11 hours ago
El pistolero fue herido y detenido por otro agente a la entrada del centro, a cargo de una organización benéfica estadounidense
FOX

BREAKING NEWS3 American doctors killed in Afghan hospital attack

10 hours ago
Taliban reportedly signals willingness to free American POW Top Al Qaeda commander relocates to Syria
Al Jazhera

Pakistan jets attack rebel border bases

12 hours ago
Operation near Afghanistan border comes as government attempts to re-engage Pakistani Taliban in peace talks.
AP

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

13 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication...
Reuters

Pakistan fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border

16 hours ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months.
Los Angeles Times

Marine receives Navy Cross for bravery during firefight in Afghanistan

1 day ago
SAN DIEGO -- A Marine now stationed at Twentynine Palms has been awarded the Navy Cross for "courageous leadership, composure under fire and tactical expertise" during a five-hour firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Nation

Nawaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar discuss attack on Hamid Mir

1 day ago
ISLAMABAD- Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar today held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and discussed several issues including the peace talks with the Taliban. The prevailing situation following the attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was also conversed. Chaudhry Nisar briefed Nawaz Sharif that the peace talks with the Taliban were going according...
The Nation

Nawaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar discuss attack on Hamid Mir

1 day ago
ISLAMABAD- Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar today held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and discussed several issues including the peace talks with the Taliban. The prevailing situation following the attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was also conversed. Chaudhry Nisar briefed Nawaz Sharif that the peace talks with the Taliban were going according...
The Nation

Peshawar: Nine killed and dozens wounded in two attacks

1 day ago
  Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took power last year promising to end years of fighting with Taliban insurgents through peace negotiations....
The Nation

Nisar lends TTP talks a lease of life

2 days ago
ISLAMABAD - Amid serious reservations and concerns coming from both sides, which have virtually pushed the peace process in a dead alley, Federal Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan has called the meeting of both the government- and Taliban-nominated peace committees on Wednesday (today). In the light of the chat with some members of peace panels and the information given...
Al Jazhera

Pakistan attacks target two police patrols

2 days ago
At least eight killed in two attacks targeting police in northwest, just days after Taliban refused to extend ceasefire.
The Nation

Continuity of policies must for progress: PM

3 days ago
BAHAWALPUR/Karachi/GUDDU  - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday stressed continuity of policies for development to have a real impact, while also reaffirming the government’s commitment to resolve the issues with the Taliban through talks. The PM made these remarks in two cities, in Guddu and later in Karachi. He inaugurated commissioning of additional power units...
The Nation

Continuity of policies must for progress: PM

3 days ago
BAHAWALPUR/Karachi/GUDDU  - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday stressed continuity of policies for development to have a real impact, while also reaffirming the government’s commitment to resolve the issues with the Taliban through talks. The PM made these remarks in two cities, in Guddu and later in Karachi. He inaugurated commissioning of additional power units...
The Nation

Afghan spies penetrate TTP

3 days ago
NEW YORK - While divisions among the Taliban factions cast doubts about their ability to deliver a deal in stalled talks with Pakistani government, Afghan intelligence has penetrated the militant group “most successfully” at the eastern end of the border with Pakistan, where Mauala Fazlullah is hiding, according to a dispatch in a leading American newspaper. The Afghan...
The Nation

Afghan spies penetrate TTP

3 days ago
NEW YORK - While divisions among the Taliban factions cast doubts about their ability to deliver a deal in stalled talks with Pakistani government, Afghan intelligence has penetrated the militant group “most successfully” at the eastern end of the border with Pakistan, where Mauala Fazlullah is hiding, according to a dispatch in a leading American newspaper. The Afghan...
The Nation

Special units to respond if Taliban restart bombings

4 days ago
LAHORE - Special units of the security services will take out the militants in the tribal belt through targeted operations if outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) restarts any aggressive armed campaign against the state, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told this correspondent on Sunday that that government was pursuing back-channel efforts to reach a negotiated...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
New York Times

Fractured State of Pakistani Taliban Calls Peace Deal Into Question

4 days ago
Infighting between commanders appears to be impeding talks with government negotiators, and recent bombings raise the possibility that the very idea of making peace has divided the Taliban.
The Nation

15 Afghan Taliban killed in 24 hours

4 days ago
  Kabul- Afghan police backed by the Army have killed over a dozen Taliban militants across the country over the past 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry said today. "Units of police, together with the national army have carried out series of cleanup operations in Logar, Kandahar, Kunduz, Farah and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours during which 15 Taliban rebels...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
The Nation

Nisar-Sami meeting deferred

5 days ago
ISLAMABAD - The government and Taliban nominated peace committees could not meet here on Saturday, as agreed by the Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and Samiul Haq on Thursday last. There is no record in the schedule of interior ministry of the meeting, which was reportedly fixed by Ch Nisar and chief of Taliban named mediators Samiul Haq for Saturday at Punjab House...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
The Nation

Army officer dies as militants ambush convoy

6 days ago
PESHAWAR - Two days after the end of a ceasefire between the government and Taliban, an army officer was killed and two others sustained critical wounds when a convoy of security forces was attacked in Bara Shekhan area of Peshawar on Friday. The convoy of security forces was travelling on Frontier Road Peshawar when it came under attack by militants near border area...
The Nation

Four Taliban prisoners escape Afghan jail

6 days ago
MAZAR-I-SHARIF : Four Taliban prisoners escaped from a northern Afghanistan jail and killed two guards using weapons that had been smuggled inside, officials said Friday. The incident occurred in the relatively peaceful Faryab province on Thursday night, provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Deedar told AFP. The inmates used smuggled tools to break through their cell wall,...
The Nation

Govt negotiators foresee peace talks deadlocked

6 days ago
ISLAMABAD - Since the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has so far refused to extend ceasefire, the government peace dialogue players are foreseeing a deadlock in peace dialogue, stating trust deficit and delay in meeting with TTP Shura as major factors behind it. The deadlock in peace talks still could be avoided only by holding an immediate meeting with TTP Shura, as extraordinary...
The Nation

TTP threatens attacks on govt installations

6 days ago
PESHAWAR - After denying extension in ceasefire, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has said that Taliban may carry out attacks on government installations in defence but it will not attack public places. “Certain elements can attack public places after the end of ceasefire by the TTP, but the militants group as per its policy will not attack...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
AP

Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month....
The Nation

Taliban can agree on ceasefire if government releases their captives: Prof. Ibrahim

6 days ago
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The Nation

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE

1 week ago
KABUL - A leading Taliban peace negotiator has been placed under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to jump-start a nascent Afghan peace process before leaving office. Agha Jan Mutassim, a finance minister during Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, has been missing for over a week, according...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
The Nation

TTP will be urged to extend ceasefire: Prof Ibrahim

1 week ago
PESHAWAR- Taliban negotiator Professor Ibhrahim today said that dialogue committee would appeal the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to extend ceasefire. He said date for meeting between government and Taliban committees is still undecided, however, both sides intend to continue the dialogue process. Professor Ibrahim said that government’s team would be apprised about...
The Nation

Pakistan publishes list of tax offenders, to embarrass them into paying up

1 week ago
    The cash-strapped authorities find it almost impossible to chase down the large number of defaulters, many of them powerful politicians, through the country's moribund courts. Only around one in 200 citizens files income tax returns. The state is left begging foreign donors to help fund crumbling public schools and hospitals. Anger over poor public services...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Times of India

'Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE'

1 week ago
A leading Taliban peace negotiator has been placed under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates, officials said today, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai's efforts to jump-start a nascent Afghan peace process before leaving office.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
The Nation

Taliban resume terror war

1 week ago
PESHAWAR  - Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has formally announced on Wednesday that they have decided not to extend ceasefire. However, they said they will continue with the dialogue process with complete sincerity and seriousness. The Taliban had declared a month-long ceasefire on March 1 and later extended it for 10 days and the extension expired on April 10. Since...
The Nation

TTP using ceasefire issue ‘to blackmail govt’

1 week ago
LAHORE - In the jigsaw of Taliban and government peace talks, the former on Wednesday used the ‘ceasefire’ as a pressure tactic to get some of its unacceptable demands approved from the government, security sources close to the developments on this count informed The Nation. Close circles of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) told this correspondent that the infighting...
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Times of India

Taliban refused to extend ceasefire

1 week ago
Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday renounced extension of its unilateral ceasefire prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to summon a high-level meeting on national security on Thursday.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
New York Times

Pakistani Taliban End Cease-Fire With Government

1 week ago
The group said they would continue to pursue peace talks after accusing the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the cease-fire.
Al Jazhera

Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

1 week ago
Armed group blames arrests and killings of people associated with it for its decision but is still open to talks.
The Nation

PM summons meeting to discuss national security

1 week ago
ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned a high-level meeting to discuss national security on thursday. The meeting will review the dialogue process with the Taliban and the situation arising in neighbouring Afghanistan following the presidential election. Sources add that relations with Iran will also be on the agenda. The country’s top military and civilian...
The Nation

Bilawal asked to put anti-Taliban rhetoric on hold

1 week ago
ISLAMABAD- Taliban negotiator Professor Ibrahim Khan today asked Pakistan People's Party (PPP) patron in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to refrain from making harsh statements about the peace talks and Taliban. "On one hand, Bilawal Bhutto demands the release of Shehbaz Taseer and Haider Gilani, while on the other hand, he uses harsh language against the Taliban," Ibrahim...
The Nation

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on

1 week ago
  DERA ISMAIL KHAN- Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said today. Government negotiators were not immediately available to confirm if talks would continue. Shahidullah Shahid said the insurgents were not extending the ceasefire, which began on March 1, 2014 because the government had...
The Nation

Sajna may become TTP SWA chief

1 week ago
LAHORE - Khan Said Sajna Mehsud is likely to become the undisputed head of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), South Waziristan Agency chapter, in the changing scenario of SWA and his (Sajna’s) sway over his rival Shehryar Mehsud, The Nation has learnt. Tribesmen close to the TTP leaders in SWA told this correspondent on Tuesday that the results of the first fierce infighting...
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Kevin Ogilvie paralysed by Taliban bomb is walking thanks to 'Robocop' legs

1 week ago
Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie, 24, from Suffolk, was told he would never walk again after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in 2012.
Times of India

Pak Taliban end ceasefire but say talks still on

1 week ago
The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said today.
New York Times

Taliban Say They Killed 7 Afghan Policemen

1 week ago
The authorities in Wardak Province said they had reports that a dozen officers had been kidnapped by insurgents while traveling to Kabul in order to collect their salaries.
CNN

Pakistan Taliban say cease-fire with government is over

1 week ago
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
Daily Mail

Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan

1 week ago
Complacency by senior officers meant security was inadequate, allowing heavily-armed insurgents to storm the supposedly impregnable UK base in 2012.
politico

Remainders: Strong

1 week ago
The Boston Globe celebrates a painful Pulitzer. Ellen and Maddow top Out Magazine's power list. Afghan journalists attempt a Taliban boycott. Lawrence O'Donnell is injured in a car crash. Jill Abramson reveals she has four tattoos. And reporter ranks among the worst jobs, again.
The Nation

Maulana Tahir Ashrafi resolved to give a message of peace and harmony

1 week ago
KARACHI- Announcing an Ulema and Mushaiqh convention today for bringing peace and harmony in Karachi, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi has resolved to relay the message of peace and harmony all around. The head of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), Tahir Ashrafi has also stressed on all political parties to dismantle their armed wings, and while reacting to Taliban threat to attack...
The Nation

Maulana Tahir Ashrafi resolved to give a message of peace and harmony

1 week ago
KARACHI- Announcing an Ulema and Mushaiqh convention today for bringing peace and harmony in Karachi, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi has resolved to relay the message of peace and harmony all around. The head of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), Tahir Ashrafi has also stressed on all political parties to dismantle their armed wings, and while reacting to Taliban threat to attack...
The Nation

Afghan Taliban deny Omar's link to pamphlet on TTP rift

1 week ago
PESHAWAR- Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid today denied that any pamphlets had been distributed by the group in the name of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, that had called for seeking guidance from the Holy Quran to resolve differences between two rival factions of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. In an email, Mujahid said there was no truth in...
The Nation

Security checkposts to serve as polio points

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - Officials said Monday they would begin administering polio vaccines to children at security checkpoints in the country's lawless tribal belt to protect against Taliban attacks. The announcement was made at a ceremony to mark the launch of a three-day anti-polio campaign in the northwestern city of Peshawar, and is aimed at children from North Waziristan and...
The Nation

TTP decides to extend ceasefire |

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - Amid continued fight between two warring groups of the Taliban, the TTP Shura has reportedly decided to extend the ceasefire to take forward the peace talks with the government, though it stopped short of making any announcement on this count. Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, to whom Pakistani Taliban swear a nominal allegiance, has purportedly...
The Nation

Taliban factions agree on ceasefire extension

1 week ago
PESHAWAR- The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an umbrella group of various militant factions, agreed to extend its ceasefire period that expired on April 10. A private TV channel reported that the decision was taken by the Taliban’s consultative body (Shura) at a meeting in North Waziristan today. Taliban factions have given consent to extend the ceasefire. A...
The Nation

TTP groups facing a dispute over South Waziristan leadership

1 week ago
ISLAMABAD- Differences between two groups of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have come to the forefront. According to a private TV channel reports, Spokesman of the TTP Hakimullah Mehsud group Haji Daud said today, that Khan Saeed Sajna wanted to seize control of South Waziristan. Daud added that he opposed Sajna’s steps. He further said, he had complete confidence...
The Nation

Government slanting the dialogue process: Khurshid Shah

1 week ago
ISLAMABAD- Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurhsid Shah said the government is twisting the dialogue process with the Taliban. Speaking to journalists in Islamabad, he said the government is portraying wrong image of the opposition regarding peace talks. He stated that according to TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shaid the names of sons of Syed Yousaf...
DailyTech

A-10 Warthog May Live to Fight Another Day with Support from Lawmakers

1 week ago
"The Taliban hates the A-10. That’s good enough for me." -- Senator Lindsey Graham
The Nation

Top militant among 5 dead in KP clash

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - At least five militants including a key commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a clash with security forces in Frontier Region Peshawar on Sunday. Sources said security forces launched an operation in a semi-tribal area of Peshawar and killed Jangraiz Khan, a key commander along with four accomplices affiliated with banned outfit of...
The Nation

Top militant among 5 dead in KP clash

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - At least five militants including a key commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a clash with security forces in Frontier Region Peshawar on Sunday. Sources said security forces launched an operation in a semi-tribal area of Peshawar and killed Jangraiz Khan, a key commander along with four accomplices affiliated with banned outfit of...
The Nation

Top militant among 5 dead in KP clash

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - At least five militants including a key commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a clash with security forces in Frontier Region Peshawar on Sunday. Sources said security forces launched an operation in a semi-tribal area of Peshawar and killed Jangraiz Khan, a key commander along with four accomplices affiliated with banned outfit of...
The Nation

Government-Taliban ceasefire to continue: Maulana Yousuf Shah

1 week ago
PESHAWAR- The coordinator of Taliban negotiating team Maulana Yousuf Shah, has dismissed any impression of deadlock in government-Taliban peace talks and hoped for headway in the ongoing dialogue process. Talking to a private TV Channel today Shah said soon there would be key developments in negotiations between Taliban and government committees, saying that the release...
The Nation

Taliban free most men abducted from the Hashish festival, seven still held

1 week ago
  Gunmen on Sunday freed most of the Pakistani villagers they had kidnapped from a hashish festival in the remote mountainous northwest, a government official said. The gunmen, suspected to be Taliban, raided the festival on Saturday and seized around 100 men. Around 40 were released that day, and most of the rest on Sunday, the official said.The official asked for...
The Nation

No deadlock in Taliban talks: Nisar

1 week ago
ISLAMABAD - Admitting some uneasiness in civil military relations following some provocative statements, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday denied any rift between the government and the military leadership. Addressing a press conference – focusing Taliban talks and Islamabad fruit market blast – he said the government and armed forces are on the same...
The Nation

Taliban infighting rages on

1 week ago
LAHORE - Mediators have failed to bring peace between two warring Taliban groups in South Waziristan as the fighting has spread to other areas of the agency. Khan Said Sajna Mehsud and Shehryar Mehsud groups of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are engaged in fierce fighting for more than a week now. Some local tribesmen told The Nation on Sunday that some central leaders...
The Nation

Top militant among 5 dead in KP clash

1 week ago
PESHAWAR - At least five militants including a key commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a clash with security forces in Frontier Region Peshawar on Sunday. Sources said security forces launched an operation in a semi-tribal area of Peshawar and killed Jangraiz Khan, a key commander along with four accomplices affiliated with banned outfit of...
The Nation

The men behind TTP infighting

1 week ago
Tahir Ali ISLAMABAD - A weeklong infighting that claimed dozens of lives from two warring factions of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) finally came to an end over the weekend after the intervention of TTP central leadership. The infighting remained indecisive as neither Commander Khan Saeed, famously known as Commander Sajna, nor Commander Shehryar’s men triumphed in...
The Nation

Five suspected militants killed in Darra Adam Khel

1 week ago
PESHAWAR- At least five suspected militants, including a key commander, were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Darra Adam Khel area today. According to reports, five militant were killed in Darra Adam Khels border area with Frontier Region of Peshawar. The Taliban commander killed was identified as Jangraiz, according to the reports. The other militants killed in the fire...
The Nation

Government likely to release more Taliban prisoners to make dialogue process successful

1 week ago
Islamabad- The government has reportedly signaled release of more non-combatants as part of confidence-building measures to prepare for the second round of direct peace talks with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, local media quoting officials said today. Some reports said that the government would release some low-profile militants. Taliban had demanded release...
Times of India

Pakistan to release 12 Taliban militants

1 week ago
Pakistan will release 12 "low profile suspected militants" from detention as part of confidence-building measures to prepare for the second round of direct peace talks with the banned Taliban.
The Nation

Rustam Shah hopes the peace talks will resume soon

1 week ago
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Peshawar- Government negotiation committee member Rustam Shah Mohmand said today that the process of peace talks with Taliban would restart soon. While talking...
The Nation

100 Pakistani villagers kidnapped in FATA

1 week ago
  Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government. Three local government officials told Reuters that the gunmen had initially taken around 100 villagers from...

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1 United States 45.235
2 India 15.540
3 Germany 7.490
4 United Kingdom 6.192
5 Turkey 3.880
6 Pakistan 3.080
7 Switzerland 2.040
8 Australia 1.945
9 France 1.920
10 Indonesia 1.880
11 Canada 1.510
12 Austria 1.375
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14 China 0.840
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19 Spain 0.300
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2 CNN 10.000
3 foxnews 3.600
4 Bild 3.200
5 Times of India 3.150
6 IBN live 2.500
7 New York Times 2.200
8 Times Now 2.000
9 WALL STREET JOURNAL USA 2.000
10 Aaj TV 1.950
11 newsoftheworld 1.750
12 Tara Newz 1.600
13 San Francisco Chronicle 1.200
14 milliyet.com.tr 1.200
15 Deccan chronicle 1.200
16 ntv msnbc 1.200
17 TIME 1.000
18 CNN turk 1.000
19 NZZ 1.000
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1 English 74.782
2 German 10.905
3 Turkish 3.880
4 French 1.920
5 Indonesian 1.880
6 Dutch 1.255
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8 Chinese 0.620
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10 Gujarati 0.600
11 Spanish 0.300
12 Romanian 0.260
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15 Danish 0.055
16 Finnish 0.000
17 Italian 0.000
18 Korean 0.000
19 Arabic 0.000
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