Pakistan

Militants attack army post near military academy in Afghan capital

Militants attack army post near military academy in Afghan capital

Published 29/01/2018

An ambulance carries victims near the site of an attack at the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad IsmailKABUL (Reuters) [more…]

Polish team rescues French climber from Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

Polish team rescues French climber from Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

Published 29/01/2018

Russian climber Denis Urubko, French climber Elisabeth Revol, and Polish climber Adam Bielecki pose for a picture at the base of the Diamir Face of [more…]

‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threa

‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threa

Published 25/01/2018

Hilary Howes packs up the 'Doomsday Clock' after it was announced by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that the hands have been moved to [more…]

Pakistan army chief says nation felt ‘betrayed’ at U.S. criticism

Pakistan army chief says nation felt ‘betrayed’ at U.S. criticism

Published 12/01/2018

Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal [more…]

Pakistan closes 27 NGOs in what activists see as widening crackdown

Pakistan closes 27 NGOs in what activists see as widening crackdown

Published 22/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold placards calling for the release of Raza Mehmood Khan, a member of Aghaz-i-Dosti (Start of Friendship), a group that works on [more…]

Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

Published 15/12/2017

Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, gestures as he addresses members of the media, after Pakistan's Supreme Court dismissed a petition [more…]

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

Published 04/12/2017

U.S. Secretary for Defense, Jim Mattis, sits opposite Britain's Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, before a meeting at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) [more…]

Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

Islamic State seizes new Afghan foothold after luring Taliban defectors

Published 01/12/2017

Afghan National Army (ANA) troops keep watch at a check point in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province, Afghanistan November 27, 2017. Picture taken November 27, [more…]

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

Published 24/11/2017

Rescue personnel inspect a vehicle damaged by a suicide bomber which killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work in Peshawar, Pakistan [more…]