Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.

Pakistan tests nuclear-ready missile

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Pakistani government announced it successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload.

Former Pakistani PM wants Taliban talks

LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for Islamabad to open direct talks with the Taliban.

Commentary: Pakistan's heavyweights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A.Q. Khan, Pakistan's hero who sold nuclear weapons secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has his own political party to promote his presidential ambitions.

Swiss family in nuke ring spared prison

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Swiss engineer and his two sons are free after pleading guilty to their roles in a nuclear smuggling operation, officials said.

Commentary: Pakistani nuclear hero villain

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan’s nuclear black marketer Abdul Qadeer Khan, a self-declared enemy of the U.S., is back in business – or at least center stage basking in the limelight.

3 face Swiss prosecution for atomic crimes

BERN, Switzerland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Three Swiss engineers, a father and two sons, may be tried for helping Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan peddle nuclear weapons, a magistrate said Thursday.

Court clears Khan to move freely

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Lahore High Court restored the security protocol of Abdul Qadeer Khan after he filed a petition against the government, sources told the Pak Tribune.

Khan travel limits eased

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan will have more freedom of movement but may not do interviews on nuclear issues, a court said.

Pakistan's nuclear hero free, but censored

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 29 (UPI) -- A high court in Lahore, Pakistan, said Monday that nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is free, though he is prohibited from talking about nuclear work.

Scientist says China gave Pakistan uranium

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan alleges China provided his country with enough uranium in 1982 to make two atomic bombs.

Restrictions lifted on Pakistani scientist

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan lifted remaining restrictions Friday on movements of a rogue scientist who had confessed to selling nuclear technology to several countries.

Pakistani nuke program used Japanese parts

TOKYO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Abdul Qadeer Khan, the scientist behind Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, bought some of his key equipment in Japan, Kyodo News Service reported Tuesday.

Pakistani nuclear expert freed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Pakistani nuclear scientist accused of sharing nuclear secrets with other countries criticized Western countries Friday as he was freed from house arrest.
Khan's wife says Musharraf lied

Khan's wife says Musharraf lied

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The wife of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan said President Pervez Musharraf lied about her husband's role in the country's nuclear program.

A.Q. Khan freed from Pakistan house arrest

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 21 (UPI) -- A Pakistani court has ordered nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan freed from house arrest in Islamabad.

Khan: Musharraf approved nuclear sale

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 5 (UPI) -- The Pakistani scientist accused of operating a nuclear proliferation ring says President Pervez Musharraf approved a sale of weapons to North Korea.

U.N. ex-inspector: Iran has nuke blueprint

TEHRAN, June 16 (UPI) -- Iran has blueprints and technology to make nuclear warheads that could fit could fit onto Shehab-3 missiles, a former U.N. weapons inspector claims.

Pakistan nuke smuggling ring accused again

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. and U.N. investigators say a busted Pakistani nuclear smuggling ring trafficked in much more advanced bomb designs than previously thought.

Experts fear nuke secrets on market

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 31 (UPI) -- Experts say they fear nuclear bomb blueprints may be on sale on the world black market following disclosure of a Swiss smuggling investigation.

Pakistani scientist regrets confession

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan says he regrets his 2004 confession to transferring nuclear technology and centrifuges to other countries.

A.Q. Khan leaves Pakistan hospital

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 10 (UPI) -- Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, who passed nuclear secrets to North Korea, Libya and Iran, has been discharged from a hospital where he was taken last week.

Germany concerned about Pakistani nukes

BERLIN, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Germany's foreign minister has expressed concern about Pakistan's nuclear weapons following the turmoil in the wake of Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
Syrian leader refused 2001 nuclear offer

Syrian leader refused 2001 nuclear offer

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed Wednesday he was offered black market nuclear missiles from Pakistan in 2001, but decided against it.

Pakistan's cruise missile

MOSCOW, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pakistan has announced that it successfully tested a cruise missile with a range of 435 miles on Tuesday. Presumably the Hatf-VII, or Babur, missile can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator
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