Washington is seeking to build the Pakistani state and its economy as a way to wean the country from Islamic extremism.
Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
Christians meet underground in a country where official churches do not exist.
Speaking from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, where thousands of Marines are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, the president's message was clear: We have a new priority.
The Pentagon should have included more laws in its assessment of conditions, some experts argue.
A tenuous cease-fire has halted Taliban-Army fighting, as negotiations for a permanent deal continue.
The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.