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Pakistan assures support for Afghan peace process

By Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:54AM UTC File photo of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pledged his support to the Afghan President in his attempt to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Police: Road accident in south Pakistan kills 50

By Tue, Nov 11, 2014 6:00PM UTC Police: Road accident in south Pakistan kills 50

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck on a highway in the country’s south has killed at least 50 people. Police official Ghulam Jhokhio says the accident happened on Tuesday morning near Khairpur district in Sindh province. He says the

Pakistan official says 17 bodies found after clash

By Sat, Nov 08, 2014 4:51PM UTC Pakistan flag. Pic: AP.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A government administrator in Pakistan says soldiers have found 17 bodies dumped in the country’s tribal region, saying the dead were all insurgents killed in overnight fighting.

Axe-wielding Pakistani officer kills man suspected of blasphemy

By Fri, Nov 07, 2014 1:07PM UTC Pakistan flag. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say an axe-wielding officer killed a Shiite man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting companions of the Prophet Muhammad. Officer Mukhtar Ahmed says the incident took place at a police station in the city of Gujrat in eastern Punjab province early

Pakistan arrests 45 in killing of Christian couple

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 11:10AM UTC Pakistan flag. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan say they have arrested as many as 45 Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Quran. Local police officer Mohammad Iqbal says the arrests were made before dawn Wednesday in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in

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