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Pakistani journalists protest on January 18, 2014 against the shootings one day earlier of three television station employees, which were claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. (AFP Photo/Arif Ali)


Becoming Bad News

Becoming Bad News

Karachi, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears are growing among Pakistan’s journalists following a recent spate of killings and death threats against media workers in the country that have been linked to the Pakistani Taliban. In response, some journalists have hired bodyguards to...
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Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, a senior figure from the Pakistani Taliban looks on as Special Assistant to Pakistan’s prime minister Irfan Siddiqui, left, speaks during a joint press conference following their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, on February 6, 2014. (AFP Photo/Aamir Qureshi)


Pakistan, Taliban start peace talks in Islamabad

Pakistan, Taliban start peace talks in Islamabad

Islamabad, Reuters—A long-awaited first round of peace talks between Pakistani Taliban insurgents and the government began in Islamabad on Thursday after persistent delays and growing doubt over the chance of their success. The insurgents have been battling to topple...

Senior Pakistan Taliban captured in Afghanistan

Kabul, AP—The US confirmed on Friday that American troops are holding a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, a blow to the Pakistani Taliban who have waged a decade-long insurgency against Islamabad and were responsible for the failed 2010 attempt to detonate a bomb in...