Pakistan

Pakistan: Short-range nuclear missiles needed to deter India

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:02AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top adviser to the government of Pakistan says it needs short-range “tactical” nuclear weapons to deter archrival India, although critics fear it could increase the risk of a nuclear war.

Pakistan mourns victims of deadly Taliban church attacks

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 3:23PM UTC

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and minority Christians have blocked roads in protest over the attacks.

Death toll in Pakistan church blasts rises to 15

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 10:12AM UTC

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani hospital official says the death toll in twin blasts outside a church in the eastern city of Lahore has risen to ten.

Obama nominates career diplomat David Hale as ambassador to Pakistan

By Wed, Mar 11, 2015 10:08AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon to become the new envoy to Pakistan. Obama nominated David Hale, a career diplomat and longtime Middle East expert, to the Islamabad post Tuesday. The nomination requires Senate confirmation. He would replace Richard Olson, who has held

Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ polio vaccine

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:15AM UTC

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say hundreds of parents have been arrested in recent days because they refused to allow vaccinators to give their children the polio vaccine.