A suspected U.S. drone strike killed an alleged militant in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks.
A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike Thursday in northwest Pakistan outside the country's remote tribal region, killing five people, including three senior Afghan militants, Pakistani police and intelligence officials said.
Pakistan's government plans to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution while in power, the interior minister said Sunday.
A senior leader of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, one of the most feared militant groups fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, was shot dead on the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani Taliban commander and an intelligence official said Monday.
The Pakistani government said Wednesday that three per cent of the people killed in U.S. drone strikes in the country since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure given past official calculations and estimates from independent organizations.
A bomb exploded next to a van carrying Pakistani security guards tasked with protecting workers involved in an anti-polio drive in the country's northwest on Monday, killing two people, according to officials.
A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said.
Two rockets fired by militants in Pakistan's quake-struck region narrowly missed a government helicopter on Thursday as survivors complained that aid was not reaching far-flung areas and the harrowing death toll climbed to 355.