US slams Pakistan court for overturning death sentence of convict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it 'affront' to victims of terror
The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for overturning the death sentence of British-born top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of prime accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh, acquits three others
Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country's powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda. Sheikh was arrested from Lahore in February 2002 and sentenced to death five months later by an anti-terrorism court.
Key Pakistan Taliban commander Qari Saifullah Mehsud killed in Afghanistan, says report; Haqqani Network allegedly responsible
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Qari Saifullah Mehsud has been shot dead by gunmen in Afghanistan, the group confirmed on Sunday
Daniel Pearl killing: Two Pakistan Taliban militants arrested by counter-terrorism officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pearl, who was the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India, reveals UN report
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in the region, according to a UN report.
Two top Taliban commanders killed by Pakistani security forces in raid near Pakistan's Afghanistan border
Two top commanders of the Taliban were killed by Pakistani security forces during a raid in the country's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistan: Taliban suicide bomber attacks paramilitary forces convoy in Peshawar; two killed, ten injured
A suicide bomber from the Pakistani Taliban militant group on Monday hit a vehicle carrying paramilitary force members, killing two and injuring ten others.
The UN Security Council has sanctioned a splinter group of the Pakistan Taliban, subjecting it to assets freeze and an arms embargo.
Pakistan bombings: 42 killed, 121 injured in triple blasts in Parachinar, Quetta; Balochistan govt blames India
Twin blasts tore through a market crowded with Eid shoppers in the minority Shia-dominated Parachinar tribal area and a suicide attacker blew up his explosives-laden car in Quetta
Terror in South Asia and Mother of all Bombs: The birth and rebirth of the Islamic State of Khorasan
The dropping of the never-before-used "Mother of all Bombs" in Afghanistan by US forces is likely to lead to another shuffling of the jihadi pack that operates under the banner of the Islamic State in the country
The Urdu media in Pakistan, in contrast to the English-language press, seeks to spread an untenable narrative of denial and conspirac
Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed the death sentence to 13 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism
United Jihad Council claims Pathankot attack: Here's why this confession is actually an exercise in subterfuge
United Jihad Council's claim of responsibility for the Pathankot attack has left security establishments in India surprised because the core members of the confederation have never carried out any attack beyond the borders of Jammu and Kashmir
Asserting that Pakistan has neither cut ties with terrorists nor renounced their use as an instrument of state policy, two top American lawmakers have urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to consider travel restrictions, suspending portions of assistance and sanction officials who maintain relationships with designated terrorist groups.
The focus of the probe is a vehicle which reportedly dropped the militants near the gate of the old terminal of the Jinnah International airport.
Peace talks cannot succeed without a permanent ceasefire and the Pakistani Taliban's negotiating team will soon meet the banned group's shura to convince them on the issue, a Taliban negotiating committee member said on Thursday.
The government's team was accompanied by the nominated negotiators from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
"In Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah is leading us and he has all the qualities to lead the Pakistani nation," said Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday demanded the inclusion of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and hardline cleric Samiul Haq in the committee formed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for holding talks with the banned group.
Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is expected to lead the group's operations despite Mullah Fazlullah's appointment as the new chief of the banned organisation, a media report said on Thursday.