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Pakistani Taliban cancels ceasefire

Pakistani Taliban cancels ceasefire

ISLAMABAD, April 16 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban announced Wednesday that it was cancelling the month-long ceasefire that was agreed to on March 1 and extended to April 10.
JC Finley
Pakistani court demands government produce 35 missing persons

Pakistani court demands government produce 35 missing persons

ISLAMABAD, March 18 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court gave the government one more day to produce 35 missing persons, warning the prime minister will be summoned if they are not produced.

Five militants killed in response to attack on polio team in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, March 2 (UPI) -- Security forces in Pakistan carried out a massive anti-militant operation Sunday in response to a deadly attack on a polio vaccination team.

Pakistani official: Major military operation possible 'any day'

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A senior Pakistani official said a major military campaign in North Waziristan could happen "any day."

Reports say key Pakistani Taliban commander killed

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Gunmen shot and killed Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a top Pakistani Taliban commander, and three others Monday, security sources told Dawn.

Pakistan air force attacks Taliban in Khyber region

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani warplanes Sunday struck suspected Taliban positions in the Khyber tribal region near Afghanistan, security officials said.

15 militants killed in airstrikes by Pakistan's military

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Pakistani military said airstrikes in North Waziristan Thursday killed 15 militants as peace talks with the Taliban were halted over rising militant violence.

Pakistan government-Taliban peace talks remain suspended

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani government negotiators say their peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban can progress only if the banned group stops its violence immediately.
Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Commentary: Pakistan showdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Far more dangerous than the Syrian civil war to the West is the upheaval in nuclear-armed Pakistan and its effect on the Afghan war.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Pakistani PM condemns reported terrorist killing of security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan's prime minister warned the executions of 23 paramilitary soldiers claimed by a militant group could impact the current peace talks with the Taliban.

TTP faction says it killed 23 kidnapped security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Pakistani Taliban faction says it killed 23 security forces it had abducted earlier even as the main militant group holds peace talks with the government.

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.
Pakistan delays Taliban peace talks

Pakistan delays Taliban peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Peace talks between the Pakistani government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have been delayed, the government revealed Tuesday.
JC Finley

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.
Pervez Musharraf ordered to appear to answer treason charges

Pervez Musharraf ordered to appear to answer treason charges

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A Pakistani court issued a warrant Friday ordering former President Pervez Musharraf to appear to answer treason charges, his spokesman said.

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.

Commentary: New dawn in Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan’s new army chief has decided to go after homegrown Taliban terrorists irrespective of their links with members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Pakistani war planes strike militant hideouts

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistani jets bombed the hideouts of militants Tuesday, killing several in retaliation for recent deadly attacks on security forces, sources told NBC News.
Pakistani military air strikes kill 40 militants

Pakistani military air strikes kill 40 militants

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military announced on Tuesday that it had killed 40 militants in overnight airstrikes that targeted a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border.
JC Finley

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia hold defense cooperation talks

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia began bilateral defense cooperation talks with sources telling Dawn Riyadh may be interested in acquiring Pakistani military hardware.
Musharraf fails to appear in special court for his treason trial

Musharraf fails to appear in special court for his treason trial

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A special Pakistani court, hearing the treason trial of Pervez Musharraf, adjourned Thursday as the former military ruler failed to appear.
Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Pakistan to transfer nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia for cash and cheap oil while the army edges to center stage to head off the Talibanization of its political life.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Attack on Pakistani prime minister's adviser leaves six dead

MARTONG, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Six people died Sunday when two improvised explosive devices detonated near the car of the adviser to the prime minister of Pakistan, officials said.
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