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Suicide bomber kills 2 security guards near Iranian consulate

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Two Pakistani security guards died in a suicide bomb attack near the Iranian consulate in Peshawar but no consular personnel were injured, authorities said.

Pakistan, Taliban negotiators meet for peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Pakistani government and Taliban negotiators held their first peace talks Thursday, promising to keep the process moving despite the ongoing insurgency.

Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pakistan's government and the Taliban seemed ready to start their peace talks Wednesday after failing to do so the previous day over procedural questions.

Pakistani PM optimistic about peace talks with the Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has offered to hold peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, said he will personally supervise the dialogue.

Reports: Pakistani Taliban name Imran Kahn on team for peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says the Pakistani Taliban should pick their own representatives for the peace talks with the government.

Pakistani PM says talks with Taliban will be pursued

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government, keen to give peace another chance, will pursue talks with the Taliban despite its wave of violence.

Attack on convoy was revenge for Taliban leader killings

BANNU, Pakistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday said an attack on a convoy that left 22 soldiers dead was revenge for the killing of Taliban leaders after peace talks.

Social media offer Pakistani young a new forum for debate

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 13 (UPI Next) --Pakistani youth comment via social media on issues ranging from the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud to support for Imran Khan's PTI party.
Filza Khurram
U.S. drone strikes put Pakistan-Taliban talks at risk

U.S. drone strikes put Pakistan-Taliban talks at risk

Dec. 3, LAHORE, Pakistan (UPI Next)Last month’s killing of TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud by a U.S. drone strike, and ongoing drone strikes in Pakistan put prospective Pakistani peace talks with the Taliban group at risk.
Sumeera Riaz

Pakistanis fear cut in U.S.-funded radio could aid militants

Dec. 2, FATA, Pakistan (UPI NEXT) -- The closure last May of three U.S.-funded community radio stations in Pakistan's militancy-hit tribal areas may strengthen militants' voices, residents fear.
Inam Ullah Khan
Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Members of a Pakistani political party said they staged sit-in protests Sunday along roads used to haul NATO supplies into Afghanistan.
U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, November 26, (UPI Next) --The U.S. killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has spurred debate in Pakistan amid protests from the government and some political parties.
Ihsan Qadir

Report: Drone strike targets seminary in Pakistan, at least six killed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike Thursday targeting an Islamic seminary in northwest Pakistan killed at least six people, sources told Geo News.
Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Pakistan Taliban said they will exact revenge from the nation's government after their leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.

Man linked to shooting of teen schoolgirl named to head Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Maulana Fazlullah, who has been linked to the attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, has been named the leader of Pakistan's Taliban, a spokesman says.
Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Pakistani opposition party says it will block NATO supply routes to neighboring Afghanistan if the United States doesn't end its drone strikes.

Pakistan to carry forward peace dialogue with the Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Cabinet announced it will pursue peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban, whose leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pakistan is unlikely to take any drastic step as it reviews its U.S. ties over the killing of the Pakistan Taliban's leader, a source told the Express Tribune.

Reports: Pakistan Taliban appoint interim head after Mehsud's death

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Asmatullah Shaheen, among the most wanted militants in Pakistan, was voted interim head of the Pakistan Taliban, replacing Hakimullah Mehsud, the group said.

Taliban, Pakistani government angry at U.S. drone strike

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An element of Pakistan's Taliban insurgency vowed to avenge the death of its leader with a new wave of suicide bombings.

Pakistan leader: Drone strike that killed Mehsud 'attack' on peace

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's interior minister Saturday called a U.S. drone strike that killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban "an attack on the peace process."
Leader of Pakistani Taliban reported dead in U.S. drone strike

Leader of Pakistani Taliban reported dead in U.S. drone strike

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Hakimullah Mehsud, head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, one of the group's leaders says.

Pakistani Taliban's No. 2 in command captured

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Latif Mehsud, the second-in-command of the Pakistani Taliban, has been captured by U.S. forces, the State Department confirmed Friday.

Incoming Pakistan PM Sharif condemns drone attack

ISLAMABAD, June 3 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif condemned the U.S. drone attack that killed a senior Taliban leader as a violation of the county's sovereignty.

Pakistani Taliban call off peace talks after commander killed by drone

ISLAMABAD, May 30 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country's incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
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