More than two dozen people were killed and 70 injured today in two bombings that targeted politicians campaigning in northwest Pakistan for the May 11 general election.
A 9-year-old girl says she was kidnapped in Pakistan by Taliban with the intent of forcing her to be a suicide bomber. She escaped, but her experience raises concerns about the use of children by militants.
One day after three US soldiers were killed in the north, the widely anticipated backlash at US troops operating on Pakistani soil has yet to erupt.
The US military deaths in Pakistan represent a significant victory for Taliban militants after months of increasing drone attacks.
A man holds a portrait of slain Afghan translator Sultan Munadi during a prayer ceremony at his grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan journalists blamed international troops Thurdsday for the death of their kidnapped colleague during a rescue operation and said that British commandos showed a 'double standard' while leaving his body retrieving a foreign New York Times writer.
Some say they don't mind being uprooted for now – if the Taliban are ousted for good. The Army says it should clear militants from major towns within days, though rooting them out from rural areas may take months.
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.