India-Pakistan tensions muddy US efforts in Afghanistan, where Pakistan's cooperation is needed. One key issue: Islamabad is wary of India's broadening regional role.
Wednesday's earthquake in southwest Pakistan is of a magnitude similar to a deadly 2005 temblor in northwest Pakistan. The earthquake was also felt in neighboring countries.
Iran has repeatedly declared victory over Jundallah, the Sunni and Baluch group that claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 39 Shiite worshipers today.
Ongoing confrontation between Pakistan's President Zardari and the high court has raised concerns about political instability, but some analysts say the lack of appetite for change means the government is likely to finish its term.
NATO claims the helicopter strike was on the Afghanistan side of the border, but Pakistani officials say three Pakistani troops were killed in Kurram tribal agency.
On a spacewalk, astronaut Owen K. Garriott, science pilot, retrieves an imagery experiment from the Apollo Telescope Mount attached to the Skylab in Earth orbit in 1973.
The flood-damaged countryside in Ghazi, Pakistan, is seen on Aug. 5. The United States announced an additional $20 million to help Pakistani flood victims amid growing concern over the political, economic, and security ramifications of the disaster. The new aid brought to $55 million the amount of funds committed by Washington so far to flood relief efforts in Pakistan, along with US military helicopters that have been airlifting survivors trapped by the worst floods in 80 years.
Sunni militant group Jundallah claimed responsibility for the Iran mosque bombing that killed at least 27 people Thursday. Tehran blames the US and UK for a hand in the deadly suicide attacks.
A reporter explores Pakistan’s border region and argues that it holds the key to a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan.