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pakistan approves landmark reforms for tribal areas


five-year plan merges restive tribal areas with key province, extending basic rights to citizens for first time ever.






official: suicide attack kills 5 in northwestern pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern pakistan on wednesday, killing three policemen and two passers-by, officials said. the explosion went off at the main gate of the tribal headquarters in ghalanai in the mohmand tribal region, just as the workday was about to start, […]






official: suicide attack kills 2 in northwestern pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a local pakistani government official says a suicide bomber has targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in the country’s northwest, killing two policemen. hameedullah khan says wednesday’s bombing struck at the main gate of the tribal headquarters in ghalanai, in the mohmand tribal region. no one immediately claimed responsibility […]






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — islamic militants attacked three pakistani military border posts in a tribal region along the afghan border, killing five soldiers, the army said monday. pakistani troops repulsed the attackers, who had crossed overnight from afghanistan into the mohmand tribal region, the military statement said. it added that 10 of the attackers were […]






official: suicide attack kills 5 in northwestern pakistan


a suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern pakistan on wednesday, killing three policemen and two passers-by, officials said.






minister says terror coming from tribal regions not punjab


lahore, pakistan (ap) — police say about 1,300 suspected militants have been arrested in a sweep of hideouts in pakistan’s largest province of punjab. the sweep comes despite the provincial law minister’s defense of some groups designated as terrorist organizations and banned by pakistan but resurrected under new names. rana sanaullah also embraced some sectarian […]






roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary soldiers in nw pakistan


dera ismail khan, pakistan (ap) — pakistan’s military says a roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in the south waziristan tribal region near the afghan border. a military statement monday said the three men were wounded during a search and cordon operation in the zarmilan area late sunday night and later died at […]






taliban suicide bombing kills 5 in northwestern pakistan


a taliban suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern pakistan on wednesday, killing three policemen and two passers-by, according to officials.






roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary soldiers in nw pakistan


pakistan's military says a roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in the south waziristan tribal region near the afghan border.






pakistan launches military crackdown as death toll in shrine bombing rises to 80


the pakistani army on friday arrested or killed dozens of suspected militants and launched artillery rounds at targets in neighboring afghanistan a day after a suicide bombing at a sufi shrine killed at least 80 people. residents in pakistan’s khyber tribal district said security forces fired barrages...






pakistan launches military crackdown as death toll in shrine bombing rises to 88


the pakistani army on friday arrested or killed dozens of suspected militants and launched artillery rounds at targets in neighboring afghanistan a day after a suicide bombing at a sufi shrine killed at least 88 people. residents in pakistan’s khyber tribal district said security forces fired barrages...






gunmen kill leading lawyer in nw pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed a prominent attorney in an apparent targeted shooting in a northwestern town near a tribal region bordering afghanistan. khalid khan, a police officer in shabqadar, says two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fired on mohammed jan gigyani when he was driving his car saturday. […]






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — the pakistani army says militants killed five soldiers when they attacked three military posts in a tribal region along the afghan border. an army statement monday says that the troops repulsed the attackers, who had crossed overnight from afghanistan. it says 10 of the attackers were believed to have been killed. […]






pakistan's cabinet green-lights tribal region reform


a 10-year development plan introduced in the restive northwest, including a merger with khyber pakhtunkhwa province.






pakistan: airstrikes target militants on afghan border


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — the pakistani military says the air force has killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes in a tribal region along the afghan border. the monday statement from the military says the attacks targeted militant hideouts in the wucha bibi area of north waziristan. the military’s claims could not be […]






minister says terror coming from tribal regions not punjab


police say about 1,300 suspected militants have been arrested in a sweep of hideouts in pakistan's largest province of punjab.






pakistan says attacks by militant kills 6 soldiers


islamic militants attacked several pakistani military posts in tribal regions along the afghan border, killing six soldiers, the army said monday.






gunmen kill leading lawyer in nw pakistan


pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed a prominent attorney in an apparent targeted shooting in a northwestern town near a tribal region bordering afghanistan.






romania: parliament approves anti-corruption referendum


politicians back a vote on anti-corruption reforms after weeks of angry protests at attempts to sideline graft laws.






pro-government tribal leader among dead in us raid in yemen


the main figure killed in last month's u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen's shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives.






pro-government tribal leader among dead in us raid in yemen


cairo (ap) — the main figure killed in last month’s u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country’s u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen’s shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives. the government connections of tribal chief sheikh abdel-raouf […]






oklahoma tribe sues oil companies in tribal court over quake


an oklahoma-based native american tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state's largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings.






turkey's erdogan approves voting on powerful presidency


turkish president recep tayyip erdogan has approved holding a national referendum on constitutional reforms that would usher in a powerful presidency.






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


islamic militants attacked three pakistani military border posts in a tribal region along the afghan border, killing five soldiers, the army said monday.






turkey's erdogan approves voting on powerful presidency


turkish president recep tayyip erdogan on friday approved holding a national referendum on constitutional reforms that would usher in a powerful presidency, a change he has strongly advocated.






tribal leader who supported u.s.-backed government among dead in yemen raid


the main figure killed in last month's u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen's shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives. the government connections...






tribal radio stations may go dark under donald trump


president trump's proposal for privatising the cpb could have significant, negative effects on tribal media.






bahrain parliament approves military trials for civilians


bahrain on sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom's latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 arab spring protests that likely will stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.






pakistan: airstrikes target militants on afghan border


the pakistani air force killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes on monday in a tribal region along the afghan border, the military said.






pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants


pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on monday in a tribal region along the afghan border, the military said.






trump thumbs his nose at tribal sovereignty


when an indian community’s way of life is threatened by a massive oil pipeline, the federal government cannot easily put corporate interests above tribal concerns.






bahrain parliament approves military trials for civilians


bahrain's parliament on sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom's latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 arab spring protests that likely will stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.






turkey's erdogan approves voting on powerful presidency


turkish president recep tayyip erdogan on friday approved holding a national referendum on constitutional reforms that would usher in a powerful presidency, a change he has strongly advocated.  erdogan signed off on the bill, paving the way for the country's electoral board to set a date for the...






isil expands in afghan-pakistan areas, widening attacks


isil expansion poses new challenge for us president donald trump, as he vowed to "totally destroy" the rebel group.






islamic state claims responsibility for blast that kills more than 70 at sufi sh


a massive suicide bomb ripped through a revered sufi shrine in southern pakistan on thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding more than 250 in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in pakistan in years, police officials said. the blast occurred as devotees gathered for a dhamal, a dancing...